Eliminating Drafts

 heating, weatherproofing,  ,
no Comment.    Jan 18, 2016 | 11:03 am


How to Keep Your House Warm in These Cold Winter Months Many homeowners associate winter with shoveling snow several times a day, dealing with broken tree branches after a severe storm, and other outdoor problems. However, what about the indoor problems associated with winter? One major indoor problem that you may encounter is a drafty house: You and your family never seem to feel warm enough no matter how high you set your thermostat, yet your energy bills are steadily climbing throughout the winter months. Do not replace your HVAC system yet! Instead, try locating and eliminating drafts around your home using the following tips that we find useful. Eliminating Drafts: Windows are the most common source of drafts, particularly in older homes. Move your hand along the window frame to check for a cold breeze that could be coming through virtually invisible gaps. If found, consider applying weather strips…

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Heating Your Home: The Pros and Cons of Different Fireplaces

 decorating, fireplaces, heating, renovation,  , , ,
no Comment.    Nov 17, 2015 | 10:58 pm


In the distant past, a fireplace was a permanent fixture in every room in the house as the primary source of heat throughout the cold months of the year. Today, fireplace use has migrated mainly to the living room area and its primary purpose is adding elegance and a feeling of antiquity to your home - while also having the secondary purpose of heating your space. If you are a homeowner thinking of installing a fireplace in your new or existing home, it is important to become well-educated about the three common types of fireplaces available today – wood-burning, gas, and electric. To help take the stress out of your selection process, we have compiled a short and simple list of everything you need to know about fireplaces! Wood-Burning Fireplaces [row] [column lg="6" md="12" sm="12" xs="12" ] Pros: A wood-burning fireplace most closely resembles traditional fireplaces, complete with the flickering…

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