2 Fire Hazards You Should Avoid During An Electrical Outage
20 April 2015
Electricity may have not always been a necessity, but in the modern home an electrical issue that causes an outage can make you feel like you are living in little more than a tent. While you are waiting on the residential electrician to arrive for repairs, you may be tempted to do a lot of things just to make your home feel more functional. While using a flashlight and firing up the grill out back is fine, there are definitely some things you could do that can put you and your family in danger.
What To Know About Your Home's Oil Heating System
8 April 2015
If you have recently purchased a home that uses oil for its heating system, you may have some questions about how it works or what it will cost you. As the majority of new homes built use electricity or natural gas, you may be unfamiliar with how oil functions.
How Oil Heats Your Home
In an oil heating system, the oil is kept in a tank, where it is saved until your thermostat detects that the house is at a lower temperature than desired.
What To Do When Carpenter Bees Are Eating Your Log Home
26 March 2015
Log Home's are beautiful and strong. They are a great example of a house that can withstand years of weather and still look gorgeous. There is one problem: carpenter bees. These bees can wreck havoc on a log home and make it look like Swiss cheese.
It's not just a cosmetic problem; it's a structural one. These bees will turn solid logs into hollowed out timber. It won't happen overnight, but if left alone, the bees will destroy the house.
Frozen Roads And Nowhere To Go: How To Handle A Heating Emergency
13 March 2015
With more than one city in the United States seeing snowfall amounts far beyond normal, it is not inconceivable that you could get trapped in your home with a furnace that is over-stressed and in need of repair. If you happen to get stuck in a home with no heat and cannot get out because of the weather, it can get a bit scary for sure. However, with a little critical thinking and some ingenuity, you can keep your family warm in spite of the fact that your furnace has stopped heating your home.