Consider An Add-On Wood Furnace To Cut Your Heating Costs

You've been thinking of getting a wood stove to cut down on heating bills, but recently you heard about an appliance you never knew about before -- an add-on wood furnace that is set up with your gas furnace. These appliances require a certain amount of work, just as wood stoves do, but the savings on natural gas or propane bills is well worth it.  About Add-On Wood Furnaces An add-on wood furnace can be connected to the furnace you already have, or a technician can install one when you buy a new gas furnace. Read More 

Storm Doors: High Quality Vs. Low Quality

Storm doors have several different quality levels. The most basic door protects your exit door, but will not last for more than a couple of years. The most advanced screen door is guaranteed to last indefinitely, and often comes with a lengthy warranty. Here is why you would want to pay more for your storm door than the usual $100–$300. Low Quality Storm Doors Sure, they are cheap and you are working on a tight budget. Read More 

Looking At The Benefits Of Protecting Your Driveway From The Sun

Increasing the life of your paved driveway can help you save money and can also help maintain its aesthetic appeal. By keeping up with regular maintenance on your paved drive, you can avoid the high cost of replacing and repaving your entire driveway. Find out how you can provide the maintenance your driveway needs to stay in good condition. Common Problems You May See With Your Asphalt Driveway Most homeowners prefer their driveway to remain looking as though it was just put down. Read More 

Do You Know What’s In Your Water? What You Should Know About Testing Well Water

As a homeowner with well water, you should have your water supply tested on a regular basis to ensure that it is safe and free of contaminants. Bacteria and chemicals can seep into your drinking water without altering its color, flavor or odor. These threats can occur due to runoff from de-icing, sewage disposal and even animal waste or pesticide treatments. Here's a look at the bacterial concerns with drinking water and what you can do about it. Read More 

Ugh That Smell! Following Your Nose To Water Damage In The Home

Whether it comes from flood water, plumbing problems, or any other moisture in the home, water damage can be a big deal. While most homeowners have an idea that water damage would be easy to spot visually, it is not always as easy to spy as you think. In fact, there is a much better sense that can help you pinpoint a water damage problem in your home. The odor that can radiate from hidden water can be highly indicative of damage and lead you to the source of a problem even when the issue is far out of sight: Read More