Many homeowners believe that, just like other home improvement projects, they should wait until spring to install landscape lighting. They think they won’t be able to enjoy the lights because the cold weather will keep them indoors. However, daylight savings time makes it dark much earlier in the fall and winter, which means it is […]
For many Americans, winter brings frigid temperatures and unpredictable weather, both of which can wreak havoc on a home. Getting ready for the colder months means more than stocking up on hot cocoa and wood for the fireplace; you also need to think about the best ways to keep your house safe from the elements […]
A properly installed and working fire alarm is an asset to a home. In fact, these small devices help to prevent thousands of fatalities every year, which is why it is so important to have the tested and inspected regularly. However, at some point or another, it is going to be necessary to upgrade and […]
There is no question that electric generators can be quite handy, especially if you have to go several hours – or longer – without any power. However, it is necessary to ensure this piece of equipment is maintained regularly so it will continue working properly when it is needed. Some tips that will help you […]
The majority of homes today utilize extension cords in one way or another. Unfortunately, quite a few of these homes don’t use them safely. After all, there aren’t too many inspectors checking how you are using your extension cords inside of your home. As a result, it is up to you to make sure you […]
If you are working with electricity, it is best to have some experience. The fact is, electricity can be fickle and one wrong move may land you in the emergency room. When it comes to electricity, there isn’t much room for errors and if a mistake isn’t fixed, it can lead to serious damage, such […]
There is no question that surge protectors and power strips offer a certain level of convenience. However, if you want to use them safely, you have to learn the difference between the two. Far too often, surge protectors and power strips are mistaken for each other.
Your suitcase is ready to go, your pets are in the loving embrace of your neighbors, and you have all the sunscreen you could need – you’re all ready for vacation. Unfortunately, there are far too many people who focus on everything they are going to do while away from home, rather than thinking about […]
If the weather is cold outside, you likely rely on your home’s heating system to keep you toasty and warm. However, before you crank up your fireplace or furnace, you need to make sure your home’s carbon monoxide detectors are working properly.