Comparing Heat Pumps And Central Air Conditioning Units

Heat pumps and central air conditioners both provide your home with climate control, and allow you to alter the interior temperature of your house to fit your needs. However, despite functional similarities, heat pumps and central air conditioners operate in different ways and as such have a number of different benefits over each other. Understanding the differences between heat pumps and central air conditioning units can help you choose which one is the best fit for your home: Read More 

How To Maintain A Salt-Water Pool

There is a myth that salt-water pools are "maintenance free". Salt-water pools require maintenance like any other pool. Just as with a traditional chlorine pool, you need to test the pH of your pool and perform basic checks and maintenance. What is Salt Water Chlorination? To understand why you still have to monitor and adjust your pool's pH levels, it is good to know how salt-water pools work. Salt-water chlorination uses dissolved salt to produce hypochlorous acid and sodium hypochlorite to keep your pool clean. Read More 

What Should You Do If Your Neighbor’s Building Is Encroaching On Your Property?

If you've recently had your property boundaries mapped by a land surveyor, you may be surprised to find out that a neighbor's home, garage, or other structure is encroaching on a portion of your property. If left unresolved, this situation can cause legal and financial problems -- in fact, in many states, if an individual has "openly and notoriously" encroached upon a neighbor's property, after a certain period of time the encroaching individual can actually legally own this piece of land. Read More 

Your Storybook Dream: Restoring A Home With A Slate Roof

As a child, did you dream of one day owning a beautiful storybook home? Maybe you longed to have a majestic Tudor home with historic architecture and a regal slate roof. Maybe early American history has always been a fascination for you. If any of this rings true, purchasing an older home to restore may be a great way for you to afford your dream home. However, when it comes to owning a home with a slate roof, there are some things that you should know. Read More 

The Characteristics And Advantages Of Storm Windows

There are many great reasons to invest in storm windows. You do not need to live any a region that has severe storms or harsh weather. Storm windows can be very beneficial for homeowners in moderate temperatures as well. This article will introduce storm windows and explain why they are a great option for most homeowners who are looking into window replacement. They Have Tempered Glass Panes Some people do not know what storm windows are because they look so much like normal windows, but they have many reinforced elements. Read More