suburban street covered in snow
Winter is almost here, and the season may include extreme cold in your area. For first-time homeowners, preparing for a big freeze, an ice storm, or even a blizzard can require a…
little girl in a red coat shoveling snow
A brisk chill is in the air and winter is right around the corner. It’s time for building snowmen, attending holiday parties and prepping your home for the long haul of…
handy guys with a snow blower
As the temperatures plunge and snow covers the ground, you might start thinking about how you’ll tackle snow removal for your home this winter. If you’re a first-time homeowner, it…
Fall Back: 5 Unusual Ways to Celebrate the End of Daylight Saving Time
Are you ready to turn back your clock at 2 a.m.? With the end of Daylight Saving Time just around the corner, there’s plenty more to do than adjust the clocks…
Quiz: What’s Your Fall Home Maintenance Personality?
As the air turns cooler and leaves start changing colors, fall is here to stay for a several weeks. It’s that time of the year for apple picking, football games and Halloween. It…
older man cleans out gutters
Gutters do an important job, directing water away from the perimeter of your house. If your gutters are clogged with debris or not in operative shape, however, they may not function…
Care for Your Furnace So It Takes Good Care of You
As a first-time homeowner, it can be easy to overlook important home maintenance that you’ve never had to tackle before. But with winter approaching, there’s one task in particular you’ll want to…
4 Ways to Get Rid of Pests in Your Home
Preventing pests from entering your home may sometimes leave you feeling helpless: No matter what you do, you’ll never quite keep them out. But it doesn’t have to be that…
Does Your Home’s Color or Material Affect the Temperature Inside?
While summer may be great for water activities and outdoor fun, warm weather and sunshine outside can also make temperatures inside a home rise. Air conditioning and fans can help cool things…
clean living room
No matter how hard we try to avoid it, stuff often piles up. If you have enough space in your home, you might not even notice it — until, that…