Fire Safety Tips to Protect You, Your Home and Your Family October 8th through October 14th is Fire Prevention Week! Each year, house fires account for thousands of injuries, deaths and billions of dollars in damage. Prevention and planning are two of the most critical factors in protecting your family and home from a devastating […]
You May Be Ready for Fall…But Is Your HVAC System?
Autumn has officially been here for about a week, but up until recently, the weather has felt more like the middle of summer. Temperatures have recently climbed up into the 90’s and more warm weather is in the forecast. Over the next few months we’ll see temperatures fluctuate here and there, but for the most […]
Signs Your Water Heater Could Be Acting Up
Like most appliances in our home, the only time we really notice our water heater is when it stops working. Until the hot water supply stops, that big, metal cylinder in the basement usually goes unnoticed. Most water heaters are built to last up to twelve years and can last even longer with proper maintenance. […]
Creative Ways to Save on Your Monthly Heating Bill
We’ve still got plenty of warm and mild weather to look forward to, but it never hurts to prepare! Find out how you can curb your monthly energy bill this winter by using a few of these somewhat unconventional tips. Seal your chimney with a…what? Warm air will always travel upwards, so in homes that […]
Common Fall Invaders (And How to Stop Them!)
Although August has only just begun, autumn will be here before we know it. Many of us think of fall as our favorite season here in the Stateline. The weather is mild, the scenery is beautiful and football makes its return to our living rooms. From falling leaves to apple pie, just about everyone has […]
Simple Ways to Prevent Flood Damage
Mother Nature hasn’t been in the best of moods this summer. Severe thunderstorms have pummeled the Stateline over the last month, especially this past week, when we received more than five inches of rain in less than 72 hours! As you’ve most likely seen in the local news or in your own backyard, the storms […]
Could You Benefit from a Dehumidifier?
“It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity!” If you grew up in the Midwest, you’ve probably heard that phrase used quite a few times over the summer. And unfortunately, there’s quite a bit of truth to that statement! Humidity refers to the amount of water vapor in the air, which has a huge impact on […]
Four Easy, Effective Home Uses for Vinegar
Vinegar is one of the most underappreciated and underutilized products in our home. It’s cheap, chemical free and endlessly versatile. We might use it every once in a while when it’s needed in a recipe, but more than likely, we all have a bottle sitting somewhere in our kitchen cupboard that’s leftover from dying eggs […]
What’s Wrong with My A/C?
Although it’s not officially summer here in the Stateline, the summertime temps have certainly arrived. Last week, we saw temperatures in the high 80’s and the forecast is calling for similar weather this weekend. It’s times like these that we’re eternally grateful for modern amenities like air conditioning! Most of us likely had our air conditioners on […]
Seasonal Allergies Got You Down?
Seasonal allergies affect millions of Americans each year. Symptoms of this condition include sneezing, itchy or watery eyes, sore throat and difficulty breathing. These symptoms most commonly occur in the fall or spring due to the release of ragweed and pollen particles in the air. Even though the weather is starting to improve, it’s got […]