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3 Ideas To Help With The Integration Of Solar Thermal Energy For Your Home

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If you want to have a more energy efficient home, solar is a great choice that gives you many different choices for your renewable energy solutions. Thermal energy is an affordable option that you may want to consider for the mechanical systems in your home. Solar collectors can be added to give you hot water and help improve the energy efficiency of conventional heating systems. Here are some ideas to help you with the integration of solar energy into your mechanical systems:  

3 June 2016

Learn How To Turn A Spare Bedroom Into A Large Walk-In Closet

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If you have a deep love of clothing and shoes, organizing them can be difficult in many traditional closets. The space in most closets is very limited and organizing shoes, accessories, and clothing in a neat and tidy way can often be nearly impossible. Fortunately, you can properly store all of your clothing and shoes in an organized way by transforming a spare bedroom into an amazing walk-in closet. The following guide walks you through a few things to take into consideration when creating the perfect closet to support your needs.

11 April 2016

Repair A Leaky Window With New Weather Stripping

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A leaky window can be annoying and result in a home that does not retain heat. Of course, the ultimate result is that you end up spending more money on your utility bills. Luckily, there are a few simple way to increase the efficiency of your windows. Perhaps the best way to make your windows more air tight is to change the weather stripping. This article explains how to remove felt weather stripping and apply new adhesive stripping.

11 April 2016

3 Additional Costs Associated With Installing A New Boiler

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Many people rely on boiler systems to keep their homes at a comfortable temperature. If you are thinking of replacing your existing boiler with a newer unit, it's important that you take the time to consider the costs associated with the boiler installation process. In addition to the cost of the new boiler itself, there may be some extra costs that you should be prepared to pay as well. Here are three costs you should expect when installing a new boiler.

1 March 2016

How To Avoid Sensor Issues With Your Retail Automatic Doors

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Your retail store's automatic sliding doors are quite handy for letting customers in and out easily and making your store more welcoming. However, if you start having sensor issues, you have to worry about them not working properly. Then, not only can they stop opening when they are supposed to, but they can actually close at the wrong time and put your customers at risk of injury. Luckily, following a few steps can help you avoid sensor issues with your retail automatic sliding doors.

1 March 2016

How To Protect Your Construction Site From Thieves

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When you are in charge of construction sites, whether renovating someone's home or building a new commercial office building in your town, security should be top-priority. There are a lot of items on a construction site that make it a target for thieves, such as copper piping, expensive tools and equipment, and various other building materials. Here are some ways to effectively protect the construction site. Secure All Tools and Equipment

8 February 2016

How Potholes Affect Your Life

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Potholes are everywhere in the US, and they cause a lot of damage, costing motorists time, money, and, in some instances, their health. Here are three ways that potholes can affect your life, and why you should always support road repair efforts in your community: Vehicle Damage Each year, US drivers incur $6.4 billion in vehicle damage from potholes. You have probably experienced some of this expense yourself, including repair costs for struts, shocks, or wheel damage.

15 January 2016

Hard Water In A House: Helpful Things To Know

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Did you start experiencing dry skin after each shower in the house that you recently purchased? The reason your skin is suddenly getting dry is possibly due to your new home having hard water, but the problem can be fixed if you get a water treatment system installed. Discover below the important things you should know about hard water and getting it treated. Why Is it Ideal to Get Hard Water Treated?

28 December 2015

Three Tips For Designing A Wheelchair-Accessible Kitchen

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If someone who lives in your home utilizes a wheelchair, it is important to design a kitchen that is easily accessible. This way, your loved one can maintain some independence when it comes to preparing food. While you will need to work with a contractor to come up with a design that's right for you particular needs as well as your unique kitchen setup, there are a few basic tips that can help you design a more accessible kitchen.

20 November 2015

Clay Tiles Can Help To Keep Your Home Cool

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Your choice of roofing material should depend on more than just its cost. Because of how much space a roof takes up, it can dominate the view of your house from any angle where the roof is visible. A roof is also exposed to the full force of the sun's onslaught. With these factors in mind, you should consider buying a roof that will reduce your cooling costs even as it enhances the aesthetic appeal of your home.

4 November 2015