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3 Summer DIY Projects To Make Your Air Conditioner More Efficient

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As summer arrives and the days get hotter, you are going to be using your air conditioner more. If it is older, it may not be the most efficient cooling system. Having an HVAC technician perform air conditioning maintenance is a good way to improve efficiency, but there may also be some improvements that you want to do on your own. Simple improvements like building an enclosure to protect the unit will help improve energy efficiency.…

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4 Tips To Prevent Wear And Damage To Chain Link Fencing

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If you have chain link fencing around you home, you want it to last. Even though chain link fences are durable, they still need to be maintained. Some of the things that you need to do are simple chores, like keeping them free of clutter and clearing vegetation. Here are some tips that will help prevent wear and damage to your chain link fencing: 1. Keeping Fencing Clear and Free of Debris…

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Three Ways To Reduce Basement Moisture Damage

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Due to its location below ground, your basement is at an increased risk of suffering from moisture and water damage during the rainy season. These types of damage can be expensive to fix, and can cause other problems like mold growth and structural issues which can be even more complicated to fix. In order to proactively prevent any of these issues from occurring, there are a couple of steps that you should take to help protect your basement from any sort of water exposure.…

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Three Tips For Integrating Soccer Into Your Summer Camp

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If you run a summer camp, it is always nice to introduce new activities each year. This keeps the camp interesting for those children who come back year after year. It also helps attract new campers who are interested specifically in the new activities you add.  Soccer is a sport that has become widely popular among youth over the last several decades. There are over 3 million members in the U.…

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What Are The Signs That Your Concrete Pool Needs To Be Resurfaced?

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One of the benefits to a concrete pool is that it does not require a lot of care. But it does need to be resurfaced as needed to prevent water leaks and keep the pool looking great. Unfortunately, there is no designated timeline for when a concrete pool should be resurfaced. This is because there are many factors that come into play, including the thickness of the concrete, how well-maintained the pool is, the weather elements the pool has been exposed to and whether you have a chlorine or salt-water pool.…

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Live On A River? Why You Should Build A Private Dock

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Living in close proximity to a river can truly enhance your overall quality of life. You’re mere steps away from a place you can go to get involved in a number of great activities. Whether it’s swimming, tubing, fishing, or a whole host of other fun excursions, you literally have a nearly inexhaustive source of recreation right in your own backyard. However, although you live on the river, it might not have crossed your mind to build a dock.…

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Understanding The Process Of Crawl Space Encapsulation For Homeowners

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If the crawl space under your house has too much moisture coming up from its soil floor, then the structural integrity of your home could be in danger. Structural moisture leads to many problems, including: dry rot termite infestation mold and mildew rodent infestation insect infestation In addition, a moist crawl space will send up smelly air into your home and lower the efficiency of your HVAC system.…

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Siding And Older Homes: 3 Tips

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Older homes offer up a lot of charm that can be difficult to find in newer homes. The architectural features and established neighborhoods are also big draws when it comes to purchasing an older home. However, the older a home is, the more likely some maintenance or renovation will be needed. This is certainly true when it comes to siding. Even the sturdiest and best kept siding will eventually need to be repaired or replaced.…

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3 Tankless Water Heater Myths To Ignore

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Thinking of upgrading to a tankless water heater? If so, don’t let a myth hold you back. Since tankless heaters are a relatively new technology, there are tons of misconceptions out there. Unfortunately, the average homeowner might not be able to differentiate fact from fiction. Here are just some of the more common myths you should look past.   You Get Instant Hot Water In an ideal world, you could have hot water on demand, all the time.…

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The Holidays Are Here: 4 Ways To Protect Your Home From Burglary

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With the holidays approaching, it’s time to make sure that your home is well-protected. Burglars know that most people are going to be spending a lot of money during the holidays, which means their homes are going to be filled with high-end merchandise. Reports show that in Killeen, TX, there were 116 residential burglaries during the 2013 holiday season. Here are four safety measures you can take to keep yourself from becoming a statistic this holiday season.…

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