3 Ways To Make Your Drapes More Energy Efficient

Did you know that your window treatments can save you money in the winter? It's true. In Salford, England, researchers have a house rigged with monitors and enclosed in a sealed hangar, allowing them to create any weather condition they want and test and measure energy efficiency inside of the house. Among other discoveries, they found that drawing the blinds at dusk reduces heat loss by 13 to 14 percent, and using curtains instead of blinds reduces heat loss by 15 to 17 percent. Read More 

Moving To A New Home When Your Child Has Autism Spectrum Disorder

For families with children, moving to a new home can be stressful enough, but for those families who have a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), it can be extremely frustrating. Big changes, like moving to a new home, can be a trigger for all kinds of stress and anxiety in an ASD child. Here are some things that you can do before and during the move to help your ASD child cope with the process. Read More 

Replace Peed-On Air Conditioner Fins Before More Serious Repairs Are Needed

Male dogs mark their territory, regardless of who actually owns the property that they pee on and whether their habits cause damage. If a dog has been urinating on your air conditioner, you should have the unit's fins checked by a technician. They may be rusted, in which case they need to be replaced before the interior of your unit corrodes and more expensive repairs are needed. Canine Urine Makes Air Conditioner Fins Rust Read More 

3 Key Things Tenants Are Looking For When Renting A Property

In today's economic climate, it's imperative that you market your buy-to-let property the right way. The current property market is a "renter's market", meaning many people are looking for short-term leases while they get a deposit together for their own home. If you're looking to lease out one (or more) of your properties, or you're looking to purchase a buy-to-let home, it's important to remember the following three things prospective tenants will be looking for: Read More 

3 Things To Think About Before Choosing A Log Home

If you have always loved the idyllic image of life in a log cabin, you'll be delighted to know that these rustic structures are widely available to today's homeowners. Whether you want to spring for a custom handcrafted log home or you're willing to do your own building from a kit, you can enjoy the same kind of homespun environment that housed countless American settlers. But you might also be surprised at the sheer number of options and decisions involved in selecting and building your dream home. Read More