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How to Keep Your Cabin at an Ideal Temperature with Back and Forth Spring Weather

As spring arrives, it can be a welcome sight for winter-weary eyes. Between the flowers blooming, the birds singing, and the sun shining, spring is a great time of year to celebrate renewal. About the only downside to spring is the temperatures that seem to change wildly from day-to-day.

Fortunately, with the right preparations and techniques, even the temperatures don’t have to be a major concern. To help you fully enjoy spring, here are a few tips to help you keep your cabin at an…

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Added by Anica Oaks on March 13, 2020 at 6:24pm — No Comments

How to Choose Between a Gas and Wood Fireplace

When the weather outside is frightful, a roaring fire in your living room fireplace is about as comforting as it gets. The flames can provide a quick source of heat that warms you and the room, helping to push back the chill of the outside air. When it comes to the fireplace, though, you have to decide how you will fuel the flames. While electric fireplaces continue to gain in popularity, if you want real flames, your choice comes down to two options: gas or…

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Added by Anica Oaks on February 28, 2020 at 4:35pm — No Comments

4 Signs of Storm Damage on Your Roof

Even though modern roofs are designed to withstand heavy rains and high winds, damage can still happen at any time. That is why all homeowners should keep an eye out for any signs that their roofs might be damaged and in need of repairs.

Sudden Leap in Your Energy Bills

Your energy bills are naturally going to rise and fall throughout the year, but you might want to take a look at your roof if there is a sudden leap in your bills. When a roof becomes damaged, it will be very…

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Added by Anica Oaks on February 13, 2020 at 7:42pm — No Comments

4 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Thermostat

A thermostat is a fairly simple device that’s easy to take for granted. After all, if it’s working properly, you never give it a second thought. If it starts malfunctioning, then, it can sometimes be difficult to recognize the signs. However, a malfunctioning thermostat can lead to higher utility bills as your HVAC system runs more often than necessary. In the worst cases, a malfunctioning thermostat can actually wear out your HVAC system by causing it to run in ways it wasn’t designed to.…

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Added by Anica Oaks on January 23, 2020 at 11:09am — No Comments

How to Prevent and Get Rid of Ice Dams on Your Roof

While the wintertime does bring along some pretty outdoor features like icicles, it’s important to realize the potential hazard they could provide for your home. Ice dams are created when your snow-covered roof freezes and refreezes to create a solid chunk of ice. This ice build-up on your eaves and can create major damage to your gutters, shingles,…

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Added by Anica Oaks on December 19, 2019 at 11:58am — No Comments

4 Benefits of Adding a Fireplace to Your Bedroom

Your bedroom should serve as a cozy retreat where you can shut out the cares of the rest of the world. Whether it’s through darkened windows, designer sheets, or a high-quality mattress, there are plenty of elements you can add to your bedroom to make it more comfortable. An element you may have overlooked, however, is a fireplace. If you’re looking…

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Added by Anica Oaks on December 13, 2019 at 12:12pm — No Comments

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