Home Improvement

Improving Indoor Air Quality Is a Growing Concern

As homes become more and more tightly sealed in the quest for better energy efficiency, there is also a growing need for better ventilation systems. Older homes allow more outside air to circulate through the house, increasing the load on the HVAC system but keeping air relatively "fresh" (of course, this depends entirely on the outside air quality); in contrast, newer homes have vastly improved their energy efficiency by sealing exterior air leaks at the cost of recirculating "stale" air. Luckily, there are already good solutions available to homeowners to help solve these ventilation issues. With COVID-19 air circulation has become a very important piece when it comes to controlling how we return to what we used to know as "normal". 

Should I Be Concerned About My Home's Hard Water?

You probably don't think about it much unless something goes wrong, but water is one of the most fundamental needs in any home. Cooking, cleaning, hygiene, gardening... All of these tasks invariably require a steady supply H2O. If, for some reason, your home was to lose access to water, you would be immediately concerned; however, have you ever considered the quality of your water? When it comes to quality, one of the simplest and most important characteristics of your home's water is its hardness, which describes the concentrations of minerals within the water itself. Keep reading to learn about this common issue and why you should care about it in your home.

Want a Fence? Go Green!

No matter how nice your neighbors are, everyone wants privacy. If your backyard borders another property, installing a fence has probably crossed your mind at one point or another. Even if your backyard isn't in easy view, perhaps you want to block noise from a nearby street or simply like the secure feeling of being in an enclosed space? Whatever your reason, a living, green fence can solve many of the these issues without the drawbacks of a traditional wood or iron fence!