Pro Home Manager - Tip of the Day

Valuable new tips each day to help you manage your home efficiently.
 

Tip # 7
Building or Remodeling?

"Green" energy-saving materials can save you money!



If you're planning a major remodeling project or building a new home, consider using these "green", energy-saving materials:

* Lighter color roofing materials absorb less heat and reduce cooling expenses.

* High-tech windows that have low-emittance glass coatings, gas filler between layers, or composite framing materials provide greater insulation.

* Wall insulation with a higher R value lowers heating and cooling costs.

* Large south-facing windows will reduce heating and lighting bills.

* Energy efficient heating and cooling systems, tankless water heaters and geothermal heat pumps can lower utility bills.

* Recycled plastic lumber and wood composite materials can be used in place of scarce hardwood and chemically-treated lumber in decks, trim and fencing.

* New generation bathroom fixtures that use less water include toilets with auxillary pumps for increased water pressure, and faucet aerators and shower heads that provide consistent pressure with less water.


 
 


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Tips of the Day:


Tip # 31
Be Careful With Chlorine Based Cleansers!

Mixing them with the wrong chemicals can be deadly!


Tip # 30
Prevent a Stuck Garbage Disposal

A bit of routine maintenance will keep you from washing money down the drain


Tip # 29
Has Your Washing Machine Seized Up Lately?

You may be able to save a trip from your repairman


Tip # 28
Don't Even Think of Turning on the Furnace...

...until you get those air ducts cleaned!


Tip # 27
What To Do If You Lose Power


Tip # 26
Test Your Smoke Detectors!

When's the last time you did?


Tip # 25
Time To Recaulk Those Window Frames

Keep the drafts out this winter!


Tip # 24
Want To Reduce Your Energy Bills AND Become a Better Eco Citizen?


Tip # 23
Time to Crank up that Furnace


Tip # 22
Keep Sewer Gases Out of Your Home

Leave traps to the pros!


Tip # 21
Don't Wait for Storms to Damage Your Trees

You can take preventive measures to protect your home and property from falling trees.


Tip # 20
Keep Your Pipes From Bursting This Winter

A little attention now could save you big bucks later!


Tip # 19
Dull Headache, Raspy Throat, Watery Eyes?

It may not be a cold or the flu...it may be your indoor air quality!!


Tip # 18
Inspect Your Exterior Stone Work Before the Winter


Tip # 17
Clean Carpet Stains Safely in Seconds

Baby wipes clean more than babies!


Tip # 16
Check Your Heating System Now

Make sure it's working before you need it!


Tip # 15
Do You Know Where Your Shut Off Valves Are?

Well you should!


Tip # 14
Fire Safety Tips


Tip # 13
What You Should Do If You Suspect A Natural Gas Leak

What everyone in your home should know!


Tip # 12
Do You Have Hard Water In Your Home?

What is hard water?


Tip # 11
Stainless Steel Tub Dishwashers Can Save You Money!

They cost more, but may be more cost effective to operate.


Tip # 10
Keep Your Glass Vases Sparkling


Tip # 9
Stop A Costly Water Backup Before It Happens!


Tip # 8
Reduce The Risk Of Lyme Disease

You can take these simple precautions to avoid being bitten by the deer tick that transmits Lyme Disease:


Tip # 7
Building or Remodeling?

"Green" energy-saving materials can save you money!


Tip # 6
Clean and Inspect Your Fireplace and Chimney

Prevent a fire hazard and keep your family safe!


Tip # 5
Quiet Those Squeaky Doors


Tip # 4
Water Heaters: Should you go tankless?


Tip # 3
There's a Fungus Among Us!

How do you know whether you have a mold problem?


Tip # 2
Avoid a Leaky Basement

Keep water away from your house with simple steps


Tip # 1
Save Money With Home Maintenance

Spend a little...save a lot!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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