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  • 4 Reasons To Have Your Furnace Inspected Before The Holidays

    During the hustle and bustle of gift shopping, holiday cooking and baking, entertaining and more, furnace repair is probably one of the last things on your mind. However, it's a good idea to have your furnace inspected by a professional before the holidays roll around. If you've never thought about it, think about these four solid reasons why. 1. Lower Your Utility Bills One reason why you might not be interested in having your furnace inspected is because you could be worried about the cost.
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  • 3 Easy Ways To Fix Your Clogged Shower Drain

    Shower drains clog quickly, especially when there are a few long-haired people living in your house. These clogs are easy to fix if you act quickly, but if you let more hair accumulate, the clog will become more than you can handle by yourself. Here are three ways to fix your clogged shower drain by yourself. Baking soda and vinegar Baking soda and vinegar react when they're combined, and this reaction is useful for more than just school science projects.
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  • Unique Landscaping Materials: Paving Options

    When it comes to your landscaping project, you want your design and materials to be as unique and full of personality as you are. However, you may not know where to start in pursing this unique style aesthetic. One place that you can start is with the paving aspect of your project. Whether it be a new driveway, sidewalk, walking path, patio, or garden border, there are a variety of opportunities for you to customize the paving in your landscaping project.
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  • Building A Cabin? Building Packages And Important Upgrades

    Building a cabin or cottage with prepackaged designs makes picking the perfect layout easy, and there are a few different appliances you can choose that will help you save money over time. If you want to have another property but you are worried about the cost of maintaining a second home, make sure that you talk with a builder like Tech Home Ltd about getting a ductless air conditioning unit, a tankless water heater and an energy efficient furnace with a programmable thermostat.
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  • Four Fast-Growing Trees To Plant Along Your Property Line

    Planting trees along your property line is a great way to separate your property from that of your neighbors. However, it's important to choose the right tree variety. The best trees to plant along property lines grow quickly and have compact, dense branches. Here's a look at a few excellent varieties to consider. Leyland Cypress A hardy coniferous tree variety, the leyland cypress can reach a height of up to 49 feet in just 16 years.
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  • Tips For Making The Outside Of Your Home Handicap-Accessible

    Making a home handicap-accessible requires more than a few changes indoors. The outside of the home is just as important for both safety and quality of life. Don't overlook the following when you are upgrading your home. Check Your Driveway If your vehicle is equipped for an assistance device, such as a power chair or wheel chair, your current driveway configuration may not work well. Modified vehicles, such as vans with attached lifts, may require a wider driveway or a neighboring "
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  • How To Paint A Door

    Doors take a lot of use and abuse, as they are moving parts of a building. Over time, they can become damaged and chipped, and their finish may wear away. If you want to improve how your doors look, you can paint a door to give it a brand new look. You do not have to remove the door from its hinges to paint it, though you can if you want to.
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  • 5 Important Fixes For Older Homes

    Your home is probably the most substantial purchase you'll make in your lifetime. Buying an older home can save you money in the short term, but if it falls victim to structural issues, it could gradually bleed you financially dry. If your home is decades old, you can still enjoy it for years to come by keeping up with these key areas: 1. Leaks, Rot and Mold These three things often appear together, as leaks can cause wood rot as well as the growth of mold in your home.
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  • How To Ensure That Your Ductwork Is In Tip-Top Shape

    it's important for your ductwork to be in good shape; otherwise, it can be difficult for your heating and air conditioning to properly heat and cool your home, causing your system to use a lot more electricity and the quality of your indoor air to suffer. Luckily, following these two steps can help you ensure that your ductwork is in tip-top shape. Make Sure It's Not Bent or Broken Over time, your ductwork can become bent, broken, and otherwise damaged if you aren't careful.
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  • Getting The Most Out Of Your Heating System Without Spending Too Much

    Have you ever wondered how much you spend each year on heating your home or business? According to the Survey of Household Spending, in 2006, "Canadian households spent an average of $1,895 on electricity, natural gas, and other fuel for heating and cooking" which was slightly more than the cost of maintaining the home itself. In order to decrease this amount of spending, citizens need reliable methods to help lower the cost of electricity while combating the bitterly cold winters.
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