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Fall is Ragweed Season

Ragweed is a flowering plant that comes from the sunflower family. Unfortunately, once this plant takes root in a given area, it is very difficult to completely rid the area of ragweed. While many people regard spring as prime pollen season, one type of pollen wreaks havoc in the late summer and fall. Ragweed [...]

By |August 17th, 2017|Categories: Friday Feed, Healthy Home||0 Comments

Your Duct Work is a Problem.

Many duct systems are excessively leaky, poorly insulated and undersized. Here are some government, utility company quotes on the importance of evaluating your ducts for possible improvement. Replacing your old heating and cooling system with a new high-efficiency system? It is essential that you evaluate the duct system, and if necessary make improvements, to [...]

By |August 11th, 2017|Categories: Friday Feed|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Don’t forget your best friend on this 4th of July!

Even the most patriotic dogs hate fireworks. The noise from fireworks can cause pups to panic, break leashes, jump fences and act irrational. As much as you want your dog to be by your side during the holiday it just isn’t a great idea. The smells, noise, and flashes are foreign to dogs and [...]

By |June 30th, 2017|Categories: Friday Feed||0 Comments

Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

People tend to think of allergens and asthma as something happening outside our home - that is not the case.

Many things inside your home can trigger allergies and asthma...smoke, household dust, chemical odors, mold and pet dander are just a few items that can trigger an attack. What can you do to make your [...]

By |May 12th, 2017|Categories: Friday Feed||0 Comments

Big Green Trees = Big Green Pockets

Tired of cranking up the thermostat to conquer those drafty winter nights?
 

It seems crazy to think that those harsh winter winds are punishing your siding, roof, and bank account, but they are.  The more open your home is to the north by northwest winds, the more likely it is your winter utility bills are [...]

By |May 5th, 2017|Categories: Friday Feed||0 Comments

April Showers Bring May Flowers…and Allergies

General good housekeeping, and maintenance of heating and air conditioning equipment, are very important to improving your indoor air quality. Adequate ventilation and good air distribution also help. Learn more about the allergens that can impact your health.
 

Pollen: Pollen is common outdoors but can also make its way inside the home. During spring months [...]

By |April 28th, 2017|Categories: Friday Feed, Healthy Home||0 Comments

Celebrate Earth Day

Earth is home to more than six billion humans and countless animals and plants.

 

Earth Day is an annual event held across the world to raise awareness of environmental changes and inform every person what they can do to help the cause. Here are a few things you can do to make a difference and [...]

By |April 21st, 2017|Categories: Friday Feed||0 Comments

Spring has Sprung: Time for a Few Chores!

It's official - even though it may not feel like it outside, spring has arrived. Now is the time to tackle some of the "projects" that old winter may have left behind.

Clean the Gutters - Check to make sure your gutters are still attached properly and are hole free. Gutters are an integral piece [...]

By |April 7th, 2017|Categories: Friday Feed, Healthy Home||1 Comment

Seeing Green this St. Patrick’s Day?

Spring is in bloom! Green grass, green trees, maybe even a green beverage on St Patrick’s Day! But what are you doing to keep more green in your pocket? Americans are missing out on millions of dollars simply by NOT doing some routine maintenance or upgrades to their homes and home appliances.
 
What can homeowners [...]

By |March 17th, 2017|Categories: Friday Feed||1 Comment

All Light Bulbs are Not Created Equal

Have you gone light bulb shopping lately? Fluorescent, incandescent, halogen and tungsten - oh my!

 

Remember when all you needed to know was 60 watt or 100 watt? Every type of light bulb has its own pros and cons and optimal usage spot.

 

Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (CFL): CFLs use roughly 1/4 as much energy as incandescent [...]

By |March 3rd, 2017|Categories: Friday Feed||0 Comments