So Long And Thanks For All The Microfibers: How To Choose Flooring That's Good For The Fish
22 January 2015
If you live far from the beach, it may seem strange to learn that any of your habits have an impact on ocean life. But they do. There are maps showing the swirling islands of plastic debris that form out of the waste that washes down into the ocean from stream and river runoff. But the real problems are created by microfibers in the rivers, lakes and oceans.
Here's what you should know when you select flooring for your home:
Three Tips To Prevent Cracks In Hardwood Floors From Widening
14 January 2015
Since hardwood floors are both fragile and relatively expensive, it's important to protect them even after you've suffered some minor damage. This is especially true if your floor uses exotic wood planks like Brazilian walnut or Patagonian rosewood. So instead of panicking when you see a crack in your hardwood floor, remember these three tips if you want to prevent it from widening.
Control Room Temperature And Humidity As Tightly As You Can
Three Reasons Why You Will Want To Cover Your Air Conditioning Unit In Winter
7 January 2015
Your neighbors cover their outdoor central air units with a tarp and bungee cords every fall in preparation for winter. You have always left yours open to the elements, wondering what the fuss is about. There are actually some very good reasons why your neighbors prepare their air conditioners every year, and maybe you will want to follow suit if you know why.
1. Preventing Rust to Major Components
Perhaps the most logical and valid reason for covering your central air unit in the fall is to prevent rust damage to some of the major components, such as the fan.
What To Do If Your Air Conditioner Freezes
23 December 2014
Does your air conditioner have frost forming on its pipes? Is there a full block of ice on the outside of the unit? It can be a little confusing to see ice on an outdoor air conditioning unit. After all, your air conditioner is probably running because it's hot out. Ice shouldn't be able to form in hot weather. However, it can happen on a malfunctioning air conditioning unit and it can signal a big problem.