Although a front-load washing machine and a top-load washing machine both share the same purpose, they have quite a few differences. A front-load washer is most convenient when placed on top of something to keep it elevated such as a pedestal. You can also use a stackable washer and dryer. You must have the room to accommodate one on top of the other and also comfortably be able to remove the laundry out from the dryer. Continue reading
The majority of people are accustomed to the radiant oven which has a burner at the bottom, cooking racks in the mid-section and probably a grill at the top. The problem with this kind of burner is that it losses a lot of heat and when using it, you must place the food being cooked right at the center or you risk ending up with food that isn’t cooked properly. With the recent worldwide call on families and industries to save on the cost of energy, using the radiant burners are no longer appealing. Convection burners seems to have offered the much needed solace. Continue reading
Are you contemplating home remodeling options? Remodeling gives your home a feeling of a fresh and healthy beginning altogether. A House & Home survey conducted in 2014, indicates that close to 84% of homeowners plan to do some form of remodel on their homes within the next two years. People do remodeling for a number of reasons; some do it to enhance the home’s value, while others do it to improve on the home’s appearance, plan or layout and feel. If you are preparing to remodel your home, then it is advisable to do green remodeling. You need to do careful choice of materials which are eco-friendly. Continue reading
If you’ve been thinking about remodeling your home, you’re not alone. According to the 2014 Houzz & Home Survey, nearly 84% of homeowners are planning some type of remodeling project within the next two years. Though some take it on to increase the value of their home, an overwhelming majority is just looking to improve the look, layout and feel. When planning your next remodeling project, consider some green options to help cut down your energy bills and negative environmental impact. Continue reading
Skylights are light transmitting, decorative elements in home decor that are placed on the roof of a house or something similar in order to get daylight. Skylights essentially have the same purpose as windows. Open skylights (skylights without windows were used since ancient times). Continue reading
We all need a roof and are always looking for ways to make electricity more affordable. Solar Roof Shingles are a great way to get the best of both worlds. Solar energy provides an endless supply of safe and renewable energy which can be used for heat and power. Solar roof shingles are an extremely efficient way of turning a shingle roof into an energy producer. These hybrid shingles protect your roof from bad weather and also consume solar power transforming it into usable energy. Continue reading
From the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI):
Winterize Your Home on Any Budget
Soon the weather will be frightful and Jack Frost will be nipping at your nose. Old man winter is just around the corner, and securing your home against those cold blasts should be at the top of the “honey do” list. Thankfully, there are ways to ensure that your family stays comfortable and warm without busting your budget. We’ve rounded up tips to winterize your biggest investment at three price points. Continue reading
Homeowner advice from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)
Most homeowners don’t give a second thought to their water heater—until the hot water stops flowing. Here’s what you need to know when selecting a new one and maintaining the one you have.
Storage tank water heaters have an insulated tank where water is heated and stored until it’s needed. They’re available in electric, propane and natural gas models.
- Tank size is an important consideration. Base your decision on household size. One to two people will need a 30-gallon tank. Three to four people will use a 40- to 50-gallon tank.
- Also think about the recovery rate — the number of gallons of water the water heater can heat in an hour. The greater your demand for hot water, the higher recovery rate you need.
- Know the dimensions of the space where your water heater will be stored and ensure that the one you want will fit.