Did I Wait Too Long

Did I Wait Too Long?

There is an unfortunate myth surrounding radon that can turn out to be dangerous. Some people believe that if they have a long history in a home and find out years down the road that there is a high radon level it’s too late to do anything about it. Don’t buy that! Long term exposure…

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Update Your Home With New Light Fixtures

Update Your Home With New Light Fixtures

If you’re on the lookout for small DIY home improvement ideas that offer big results, you only need to look up! Swapping out your existing light fixtures is a wonderful way to update any space with minimal effort. In fact, your light fixtures can truly set the tone for the overall style and design of…

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Update Your Cabinets for a Fresh Look

Replacing your cabinets can be a costly venture. Fortunately, these DIY home improvement ideas can help you give your kitchen and bathroom a fresh, updated look with minimal effort and cost. If you’re happy with the color of your cabinets, give them a good cleaning and replace the hardware with something more current. You’ll be…

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Stylish and Pet-Friendly Home Upgrades

If you share your home with a furry friend, there are plenty of DIY home improvement ideas that can help you create a stylish space to make your dog or cat feel happy and relaxed. First, choose a location where you know your pet will be comfortable. It’s a good idea to pick a spot…

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How to Save Energy With Your Thermostat

One of the highest energy costs in your home comes from running your HVAC system. One myth about saving energy with your heat or AC is that setting it to an extremely high or low temperature will help the system work more efficiently. However, this is one of the worst things you can do in…

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Don’t Change the Thermostat to Reduce Energy

Everyone loves the feeling of seeing the energy bill go down. While there are ways to reduce your electrical bill, you never have to be uncomfortable. One myth about saving energy is that you should always turn the thermostat down at night or when you are not home. You may not have to go through…

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Improve Your Outdoor Area With New Outlets

Refresh your outdoor living area with new outlets. As one of the most convenient electrical updates, outlets can improve the safety of your yard and offer convenient plug-in points for your lawn care equipment and outdoor entertainment. Enjoy an updated yard with the help of a professional electrician and new outlets placed in safe and…

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Oops! I left a Window Open During Radon Testing

It’s easy for little things to slip your mind when you’re having fun with your family. Maybe you scheduled a family outing or a romantic date while your home is getting checked for radon. Then you remember that someone accidentally left a window open. Do you have to repeat the test? Getting Reliable Results Well…yes.…

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Make the Most of Unused Space With Simple Shelving

If you’re looking for an easy way to create extra space in your home, some simple DIY home improvement ideas can help you make the most of what you already have. Corners are often neglected, because most furniture is typically centered on your walls. However, you can utilize these areas while giving any room a…

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Does Hand-Washing Your Dishes Save Energy?

Dishwashers make life much easier by removing most of the time and effort from an everyday chore. However, these appliances do require electricity and can run for hours; are they really the best choice? One myth about saving energy is that it’s better for the environment and your energy bills if you hand-wash your dishes…

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Energy Saving Myths: Turning Off Your Appliances

If saving money on your energy bill is the goal, then it’s important to dispel all of the energy-saving myths. One big myth about saving energy is that turning a device off will save on electricity costs. Here is what you need to know about turning your appliances off. Vampire Electricity Use A lot of…

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Hide Unsightly Cords for a Polished Look

If you have a lot of electronic devices in your home, the tangle of cords could take away from the finished look of a room. Fortunately, these DIY home improvement ideas can help you disguise any cord for a clean and polished look you’re sure to love. For televisions and entertainment centers, a simple cord…

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Update Your Lighting With Dimmer Switches

Electrical updates offer you an affordable, personalized home. Find out how a professional electrician can use dimmer switches to tailor lighting to your specific needs and reduce your monthly energy bills. Reduced Energy Usage A dimmer switch allows you to adjust the level of lighting from compatible light fixtures and bulbs. This allows you to…

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Closing Vents May Not Save Energy

Like most homeowners, you want to save money. One of the best ways to reduce your monthly bills is to reduce your monthly energy expenditure. If you want to ensure that you minimize your energy usage, do not buy into energy-saving myths. One myth about saving energy is to close the vents in the rooms…

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The Benefits of Extra Outlets

Having access to electricity around your home is more important than ever. The more outlets you have, the easier it is to charge high-tech devices such as your smartphone, tablet or laptop. With smart outlet placement, you also have greater flexibility in your home décor. In the living room, for example, you can move the…

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The Basics of a Sewer Camera Inspection

If you have overflowing appliances, a clog in your drain or any other plumbing problem, your first course of action should be to call a plumber. While you may not be able to see into your sewer line, plumbers have tools that allow them to see in the pipes to diagnose your problem. This is…

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When Is the Best Time for Outdoor Electrical Upgrades?

There’s no question that outdoor electrical updates can offer benefits for your patio. After all, with the right lighting, you can create the ideal ambience for large family gatherings or more intimate and sophisticated entertainment. Include outdoor electrical outlets as you design complete exterior spaces, from open-air dining rooms to backyard movie theaters. When is…

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Guidelines for the Placement of Light Switches

Guidelines for the Placement of Light Switches

Visualize Where To Place Each Switch When deciding where you should place light switches for your home electrical and lighting plan, visualize yourself walking through each space in your house. Doing this will help you pinpoint the most favorable areas in which to install your light switches. For instance, you could imagine yourself strolling down…

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Where To Place Your Bedside Sockets

Where To Place Your Bedside Sockets

Place Sockets Where You Can Reach Them For your home electrical and lighting plan, it is vital that you position your bedside sockets between your bed and nightstand, since this area is easier to reach than behind your bed or nightstand. By placing your bedside sockets in this spot, you will be able to make…

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