How to Clean Your Air Conditioner

Condenser coils are key to the functioning of your central air conditioning system. However, many homeowners do not know what the coils do or where they are even located. The coils are highly visible and easy to find. They are the aluminum ridges that line the outside of your exterior unit. In fact, the unit on the exterior of your home that is often referred to as "the air conditioner" is actually a condenser unit, which is just one part of the the central air conditioning system on most buildings. [Read More]

Cooking A Holiday Feast? Smart Ways To Keep Grease From Clogging Kitchen Drains And Spoiling Your Day

Cooking holiday meals at home is a great way to let family and friends know how much you care. However, preparing entrees like roasted turkey and spiral-cut hams, along with all the rich side dishes, buttery sauces and desserts can result in an overload of grease for your kitchen drain. If you are planning your holiday menu and want to make sure that your day is not ruined by a clogged drain, remember to use the following kitchen tips to keep grease out of your home plumbing system. [Read More]

4 Alternatives To French Doors For The Patio

French doors -- which come in pairs and incorporate plenty of glass to let the light shine in -- are a natural fit for patios. Not only do the glass panels in these doors allow for plenty of natural light, but they also bring the outdoors in so your family can enjoy views of nature and the outdoors from the comfort of the home. While these doors work well in many types of applications and come in many styles, some homeowners may be looking to swap French doors for something a little different, or make their home stand out from the crowd. [Read More]

2 Reasons To Replace Outdated Electrical Wiring In Old Houses

If you have an old home that is over 3-4 decades old, the chances are that your electrical wiring has, over time, deteriorated into a hodge-podge of parts and pieces which can be dangerous. Older homes are usually fitted with knob-and-tube wiring that isn't inherently dangerous, but that may be contributing to constant electrical problems. Having your old wiring replaced can help solve most common electrical problems and ensure essential upgrades -- such as ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) outlets -- are fitted so as to bring your home electrical system up to code. [Read More]