Seal These Air Leaks to Save Energy (and Money)

With winter upon us, now is a great time to think about making your home more energy efficient! Did you know that the average family spends a full third of their heating and cooling budget on air that leaks into or out of their house? In fact, sealing common draft sources is one of the most cost-effective ways to reduce your energy usage. Keep reading to learn about the 8 most common air leak culprits and how to plug them for good!

Keep Appliances Running Smoothly with These Usage Tips

As we learned in our previous blog your appliances are essential parts of your home and require upkeep as well basic checks to see how they are running. Home appliances generally come with an owner's manual the size of a small novel, so it's no surprise that people often ignore the recommended usage instructions. Instead, you and your appliance develop a particular rhythm which seems to work just fine for both parties. Unfortunately, while there might not be any outward signs of strain on the gadget, improper usage can result in a shortened life span for your little helper! During this pandemic you might need to pay extra attention to your appliances as increased usage has been common this past year as we stay home more and more. Here are some maintenance tips that can help keep four of a house's most important appliances in tip-top shape.

Avoid Appliance Fires with This Advice

"Did I leave the oven on?" It's a thought that everyone has had at one point or another, and for good reason! After all, there is perhaps no other home disaster with the same combination of frightening consequences and ease of occurrence as a house fire. Our many appliances make our lives much easier, but they are also a common source of fires in our home. Keep reading for advice about how you can identify potential fire hazards and prevent them from going up in flames.