Category Archives: Homeowners

How to childproof your new home

You’ve found your new home and are thrilled with the anticipation of moving in. You’ve got ideas about decorating, landscaping, and furnishing your new home to your exact specifications, but what about childproofing?

The Centers for Disease Control reports that each year about 9.2 million children sustain an accidental injury resulting in a trip to the emergency room, with an additional 7,300 dying from preventable injury. Taking steps to childproof your home will ensure that the whole family can enjoy it safely.

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Smart home tech for pet owners

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Approximately 85 million households own a domestic pet. Pet ownership has steadily increased over the years, with more and more homeowners bringing a pet into the home. Pet ownership requires responsibility and constant care of your four legged loved one. The daily tasks of pet ownership can be made easier with these home tech products. Combine these resources of technology and your pet’s needs and you have solutions to some of the most common pet owner problems. Continue reading

How to secure your new home

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Congratulations, you have just closed on your new home! Before you rent that moving truck and begin moving your family and all of your belongings into your new home, make sure your new house is completely safe and secure. Securing your new home should be the very first step you take after leaving the closing table. Not only do you want to protect your investment, but you also want to protect your family in your new home. Continue reading

Common house problems and how to solve them (Infographic)

Common house problems and solutions

For first-time homebuyers, there can be nothing as scary as the prospect of home repairs. Whether it’s a leaky faucet, a drafty door or a crack in the basement wall, any sign that a house needs repairs can cause new homeowners’ hearts to sink. Although there are many home repairs that are easily within the DIY capabilities of even the most inexperienced homeowner, there are many others that should be handled by a professional.

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Getting your AC ready for summer

Summer is starting to heat up, and that means your energy bills may soon pay the price. About six percent of a household’s annual expenses come from cooling costs, resulting in a net $29 billion in utility spending each year across the country. That’s a lot of green!

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5 Tips for buying an AC unit online

The lifespan of an air conditioner is 15 to 20 years, depending on how often it’s used. But chances are you’re going to need to replace your AC unit at one point or another, and when you do you’ll probably have some questions. For example, is buying an air conditioner online safe? Or is it safe to buy a second-hand or refurbished AC unit? We asked a 25-year veteran of the HVAC industry all of the important AC questions so you don’t have to.

We spoke to Erik Bryan, a licensed HVAC contractor and owner of NewACUnit.com, and asked what you need to know about buying an air conditioner online.

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