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By Anita Ginsburg You probably recognize the typical low, blowing sounds your HVAC system makes. However, sometimes, it can make irregular sounds. When it makes a sound you haven't heard before or that doesn't seem quite right, you may choose to ignore it, perhaps thinking it will eventually go away. But this could be a big mistake. There are at least five kinds...

By Brentnie Daggett Moving usually brings up a whole mix of emotions–from excitement and stress to fatigue and fear. Once the moving process is over and you’re officially in your new home, the more optimistic feelings should start to take precedence over the negative ones, but your job isn’t done just yet. Here are a few essential steps you should take in your...

By Anita Ginsburg If summer's heat is getting to you, you may have finally decided it's time to install a pool. That's the easy part. Now you must make preparations for your pool. You can make the process go more smoothly by planning carefully and keeping the following tips in mind: Choose a Site There is more to choosing a pool site than simply scanning your yard...

By Anica Oaks When you and your family are inside your home, it is important that the air you're breathing be as high-quality as possible. Unfortunately, this isn't always the case, which leads to you and others dealing with various kinds of allergies and other physical ailments. If you're experiencing poor air quality in your home, it can come from many different...

By Kara Masterson It's not very often that a remodeling project goes completely as planned and stays totally on schedule. Most home remodeling projects will encounter speed bumps and hiccups along the way, so it’s wise for homeowners to be aware of this fact when they begin the project. Problems with a home’s electrical wiring are one of the most common issues...

By Meghan Belnap If you're thinking about replacing your roof, you may be surprised to learn that you have more options at your disposal than just the traditional shingle-style roof. One of the most popular options includes metal roofing. Although much more costly compared to shingles, metal roofs provide homeowners a more durable and longer-lasting roof. Related:...

By Anita Ginsburg Your home is your castle. This means that you and your family should feel safe there. Although you may not have a moat or drawbridge, you can make you home safe and secure with various home security strategies. Related: Why Home Security is Crucially Important for Your Rental Property Many of these strategies are inexpensive and easy for anyone...

By Meghan Belnap Garages have evolved in recent years to do more than just serve as storage for your vehicles. Many homeowners are converting garages into workshops and even office spaces where they can work from home or on DIY projects. Related: How Garage Storage Solutions Can Increase the Value of Your Home Garages today serve various purposes, so it's best to...

By Anita Ginsburg Pets are a wonderful addition to any home, but if you aren’t careful, they can also be the source of some expensive plumbing repairs. Keep these tips in mind to prevent your cat or dog from damaging your home’s pipes: Keep Pet Hair Out of the Drains Your furry friend will need a bath from time to time. However, it’s best to do this outside...

By Anita Ginsburg If hot weather is just around the corner in your area, you need to be sure that your home is ready for the summer heat. With these simple upgrades and repairs, you'll have peace of mind knowing that your home will remain cool and comfortable no matter what the weather is like outside: Roof When it comes to your home’s efficiency, few things are...