Home Remodeling Doesn't Have to Be Stressful
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Home Remodeling Doesn't Have to Be Stressful

My husband and I wanted to add an addition to our home for years before we finally decided to act on the idea. However, we then realized that we desperately needed to update our kitchen, as well. Before we started the remodeling process, we prepared for what we expected: stress. We made sure we cleared our calendars and didn't have any other major commitments during the remodeling process. However, once we began planning the renovations, we quickly learned that we were actually having a lot of fun! The renovation process also went very smoothly and, now that the process is over, we both joke around that it feels "too quiet" in hear without the company of the contractors. I enjoyed t all so much I decided to start a blog to share my remodeling tips to help others who will soon be taking the plunge!

Home Remodeling Doesn't Have to Be Stressful

New Heating System In Your Home? 2 Ways To Help It Keep Your Home Warm

Lee Hunt

Your old heating system could be costing you more money than it's worth. In fact, you could be wasting money in elevated heating bills and increased maintenance costs. A new heating system will improve energy efficiency and reduce the costs for repairs and maintenance.

In addition to installing a new heating system, there are some other things you can do to reduce your heating bills and help keep your home warm. Winterizing your home will keep you and family warmer, and will save you money on your heating bill. Here is a list of the items you should include in your home winterization plans.

Caulk Your Windows

Windows are one thing that many people forget to winterize. Look at your windows, especially along the edges where they are installed in your home. If you see small cracks or spaces between the windows and the wall, you'll need to caulk. You'll need several tubes of caulk, a caulking gun, and a small putty knife.

Directions

  1. Place the tube of caulk in the caulking gun.
  2. Press on the lever until you see a small bead of caulk appear in the tube.
  3. Place your caulking gun in one corner of the window frame and squeeze the trigger.
  4. Move the gun down along the edge until you reach the bottom of one side.
  5. Continue all the way around the window until all the cracks and spaces are filled.
  6. Use your putty knife to smooth the caulk.
  7. Repeat this process on all of your windows.

Seal Up Your Swamp Cooler

During the winter, your swamp cooler can prevent your home from staying as warm as it should. To improve your homes energy efficiency during the winter, you'll need to remove the water from your swamp cooler, and seal up the unit. This will keep cold air from entering your home through the vents. You'll need a wet/dry vacuum, a swamp cooler cover, and rope.

Directions

  1. Remove one side panel from your swamp cooler.
  2. Use your wet/dry vacuum to remove all the water from the cooler pan.
  3. Place the side panel back on the swamp cooler.
  4. Place the cover on your swamp cooler.
  5. Secure the cover with your rope.
  6. Be sure the inside cover is placed on the interior vents.

You want to keep your heating bills as low as possible. You also want to help your heating system work efficiently. These simple steps will help you save money on your heating bill, while helping your family stay warmer through the winter. Ask a heating service professional for more information.

     


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