Home Improvement

Spring Forward

by Kevin Gerkin in Caring for your home,Home Improvement,Spring and Summer.

Don’t forget to set the clocks ahead 1 hour on March 12th, 2017. It’s a good time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors too! Got a nice day in March? After a long winter it’s refreshing to crack open the windows for a few minutes and let some fresh air through the house. We…

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Test and Clean your Smoke Alarms

by H&H Real Estate Media in Buying a Home,Home Improvement.

“You’ve heard all the statistics about how many people die in home fires every year, but if you’re like most of us, this hasn’t motivated you. Batteries are easier to replace than people. Don’t neglect your smoke alarms.” Test and clean your smoke alarms: Press the test button once a month, but we’ll only remind…

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Get your chimney/furnace vent cleaned + inspected

by H&H Real Estate Media in Blog,Buying a Home,Caring for your home,Home Improvement,money saving tips.

Your heating system burns fuel. The desired result is heat. The necessary evils are the products of combustion. These exhaust gases have to be vented outdoors… …So you should have your chimney or furnace vent cleaned and inspected. Ventilation can occur a couple of ways. Your furnace can be connected to a chimney, or it…

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Listing your house? Outside touches make better first impressions

by H&H Real Estate Media in Blog,Home Improvement,Home Selling Tips,money saving tips,Selling your Home,Staging your home for Sale.

Listing your house? Outside touches make better first impressions… “88 percent of home-buyers begin the process online, looking at pictures on the listing site. Good photos and real curb appeal help entice buyers to check out your house in person. You want to make a great first impression, so don’t feel scared to make a…

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Get your Home ready for Spring | Checklist

by H&H Real Estate Media in Blog,Home Improvement,Selling your Home,Staging your home for Sale.

Maintaining your home requires planning and organization. This spring, use this checklist to keep projects on track Clean and sharpen garden tools Check outdoor planters for damage and replace as needed Have a professional inspect your air conditioning system Replace damaged outdoor lighting Replace batteries in smoke alarms Review your fire escape plan Inspect your…

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SAVE $100 – 200 per year

by H&H Real Estate Media in Blog,Home Improvement,money saving tips.

…on your water heater! What? Flush the sediment from your water heater. When? Twice a year. Now is a good time. Why? Remember the whitish coating on the interior of an empty water glass.  The films on the inside of the glass were the salts and minerals left after the water evaporated.   That was just…

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Why is there condensation on my windows?

by H&H Real Estate Media in Blog,Home Improvement.

Why is there condensation on my windows? When air cools down, it reaches its dew point (the temperature at which condensation forms). The higher the humidity level of air, the higher the dew point. The problem is not bad windows — it’s good science. Condensation on your windows means the humidity levels in your house are…

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