As the summer fades away and fall quickly brings more winter-like weather, you may be wondering if your home owning responsibilities extend to doing something for your AC unit's winter survival. Having depended on it all summer for cooling air, it seems a little ungrateful to just ignore it all winter, right? But you're not sure what to do. Try these three steps for helping keep your AC unit safe and comfortable during the winter.
Having excavation work done to your property can be an intimidating task, and this is especially true for those that are first-time homeowners. If you find yourself needing this type of work, you will likely benefit from having some questions concerning excavation work answered to help you better anticipate what you should expect from having this type of work done. Why Should You Have The Ground Tested Before Planning For The Excavation Work?
Do you have a berry garden? If so, you might find yourself faced with two problems: overly dry weather and mildew on your plants. If you're having a hard time keeping your berry garden going strong, consider installing a drip irrigation system instead. Here's how it can help you save your plants (and money). What's Drip Irrigation? Drip irrigation is a way of bringing water to plants with minimal evaporation loss.
If your kitchen currently has an old vinyl floor, then you can easily install inexpensive vinyl tiles right over the top of it for a fairly simple kitchen remodeling. Self-adhesive vinyl tiles are very simple to cut and install, and will immediately update the look of your home's kitchen. Follow these tips to install your new kitchen flooring in just a few hours, even if you do not have any previous DIY experience:
Landscaping that includes trees is very desirable for many homeowners. There are many benefits to having trees near a home. They can decrease the amount of energy required to heat or cool a home. Trees near a home have been shown to decrease air conditioning needs by 30% and can reduce the energy needed for heating by 20-50%. Trees can also increase the curb appeal and value of a home. While there are many benefits to having trees near a home, there are also a few potential drawbacks that homeowners should be aware of.