2015

  • How To Prevent Premature Air Conditioning Failure Using The Power Of Time Travel (Forethought)


    Prevention is like a kind of time travel. You can reach into the future from where you are in the present and change an outcome that would've turned out differently otherwise. Here are a few ways you can copy the effects of having a time machine by maintaining your current system using a few tricks and services. Swap Out the Filter You can get a professional to do this if desired, but it's recommended that the air filter be swapped out every few months, especially for central air systems.
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  • Three Steps To Do-It-Yourself Water Heater Maintenance


    Although it's important to keep the contact information of a reliable repairman handy, you can save time and money if you know how to perform basic upkeep on appliances yourself. Your water heater is one appliance that can use occasional maintenance and care. Here are three steps to keeping up with your water heater's needs. 1. Flush the tank annually If you don't flush out your water heater's tank on a regular basis, the sediment that builds up inside can knock around the inside of the chamber and wear away at the walls.
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  • Beating The Heat While You Wait For Your AC Repair Appointment


    Dealing with summer heat without a working air conditioner can be brutal, but so can the bill for an emergency appointment. If your budget can't absorb the premium price associated with next day repairs, waiting for a regular appointment may be your only option. To make sure your home remains bearable during the intervening period, it's a good idea to have a few tricks already standing by. Cheap But Effective
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  • Keep Your Shop's New Parking Lot Looking Great With These Three Tips


    When you finally get a chance to pave your shop's new parking lot, you might be pleased with the way it looks. You might think there is nothing you can do to keep it looking as good as it does the day it's paved. However, the truth is that there are steps you can take to ensure your lot always looks clean and smooth. Use the following suggestions to care for your shop's new lot.
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  • 3 Kinds Of Sprinkler Systems You Can Use To Protect Your Business


    No matter how safe you keep your business, there is still a chance of a fire hazard. If a fire does start, you want to know that it will be put out quickly. Firefighters may not be able to get to your business as quickly as you would like, but sprinkler systems can help to keep the fire small or even put it out before the firefighters get there. But what kind of sprinkler system is right for your business?
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  • Limited Or No Heat? 4 Foods That Can Keep Your Body Warm In The Winter


    When it comes to staying warm in the winter, you rely heavily on your home's heating system. However, what would you do if the heating element went out or the unit malfunctioned and stopped working? Sure, you could pile on some thick socks, layer your clothes, and bundle up in a huge blanket, but sometimes all of this just isn't enough. In the event that you need to stay warm with or without heat, consider eating these four body-warming foods:
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  • What Can A Structural Engineer Do For My Residential Project?


    In many states, a structural engineer is not a requirement for building a custom residential structure. However, there are several benefits to involving an engineer in your building plans. Here are some of the main things a structural engineer, like the ones at J J K Group Inc, can add to your building project. Evaluate Your Building Plans One of the most useful things an engineer can do for your project is to evaluate the building plans.
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  • Ponder over This: 4 New Ways to Landscape with a Pond


    Want to add something unique that will make your yard retreat pop? Why not build a small yard pond? There are as many ways to incorporate a pond in your landscaping as there are homeowners. Here are a few ideas to get you started. Welcome Visitors A pond near the entrance to your home makes a great first impression. The sound of moving water is warm and inviting in a way that hardscaping the entry area can't be.
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  • Keeping A Healthy Well: Homeowner Options For Regularly Testing Water Quality


    The U.S. government recommends all home wells be tested at the local health department at least once a year, in the spring, to make sure they aren't contaminated with any dangerous substances or bacteria. If you want to keep your family and plumbing in good shape, it doesn't hurt to run private tests more frequently. Different areas are subject to a variety of pollution risks, and your home's risk can change based on environmental factors, so it's good to know exactly what you're drinking at all times.
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  • Is The Sealed Insulation In Your Windows Failing?


    Sometimes it's easy to see that your windows are in need of repair or replacement. If your latest newspaper delivery sailed straight through your front window with a big crash, there's no doubt at all that it's time for a new window (and maybe a different newspaper subscription). But if you've got double-glazed or triple-glazed windows, you also have to know how to tell that the seal around the glass is failing.
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