When temperatures drop below about 20 °F, homeowners start to experience frozen pipes, particularly in less insulated areas of the home like the attic, crawlspace, and garage. While losing water to one or more of your taps is certainly an inconvenience, the damage that frozen pipes can cause if they ultimately burst can be extensive and costly. Here are five ways you can prevent the pipes in your home from freezing in the winter:
If you're thinking about remodeling your master bedroom, but you're not sure if it's the right time, ask yourself why you want to take on this project. Is it to add value to your home before you sell it? Do you want to create the space you’ve always dreamed of to enjoy for years to come? Do you simply need a change? Regardless of your motivation, consider the following while planning for a master bedroom remodel.
Do you need a new furnace, air conditioner, heat pump, or other heating or cooling system for your home? Consider a Daikin heating and cooling system. Daikin provides superior customer service and indoor comfort for families. They're different from many other heating and cooling companies for several reasons. Keep reading to learn who they are and what sets them apart.
How’s your indoor air quality during the winter? In many homes, the air gets too dry, increasing the risk of various problems. Did you know poor indoor air quality can have serious effects on your home as well as your health? By controlling your home humidity, you can live more comfortably and keep your home in better shape.
Topics: ames heating and cooling
If holiday entertaining has left you with a long wish list of projects to make your home more comfortable, accommodating, functional, or efficient, you may be feeling overwhelmed by all there is to do. Remodeling magazine has come out with its 2017 Cost vs. Value Report, highlighting the home improvement projects likely to give you the biggest return on your investment in the new year.
Have you been juggling trying to keep your home comfortable for the whole family while simultaneously attempting to lower your high heating bills? Many homeowners face this struggle during the winter. Here are some great home heating tricks that can effectively increase your comfort and cut costs at the same time!
To create ravishing, new color palette options for their handcrafted cabinetry, Dura Supreme looked to nature for inspiration. It may be unpleasant to spend time outdoors during the winter, but the snow, frost, crackling fireplaces, and leafless trees covered in snow contain a distinct sort of beauty. When brought into our homes, winter tones can create dazzling color combinations. Here are several cool kitchen and bathroom color schemes from Dura Supreme for you to consider for your next home improvement project.
If you’re thinking about updating your home in 2017, take a look at these current trends to get the ideas flowing. By staying abreast of trends, you increase your opportunities to take advantage of the latest innovations and enhance your home’s value in the current and future marketplace.
Topics: home remodel
With all the extra decorations, lights, heat, and flames that come with the holidays, it's important to keep a watchful eye out for any hazards that may be lurking. Keep these home heating and lighting tips in mind throughout the holidays and the rest of the winter season to keep your home and family safe and warm.
Topics: Ames heating
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, water heating accounts for approximately 18% of energy consumption in the home, which can equate to hundreds of dollars in bills over the course of a year. We know that winter brings skyrocketing utility bills for many families. One way to help lower costs is to lower the water heating portion of your bill. Provided your water heater is in good shape and running properly, follow these simple tips this fall and winter to save yourself some money!