Finding a spider inside your home is never a pleasant experience. Finding three or four or ten?! That’s not just unpleasant; that’s a serious problem. When I first moved into my new home—a tri-level with a garden level and a basement—we had a serious spider problem. I’m talking about the spider-in-every-corner type of problem. Because
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Even though succulents and cacti are less colorful and dramatic than other plants, they are popular houseplants because they are resilient and easy enough for beginning gardeners to grow successfully. Plus, there are many varieties to choose from. If you want to add a little glamour to your cactus garden and have the patience for
Not everyone wants to be inhaling fumes from burning wood and cleaning the ashes after a long night of wine and drinks. Well, have you ever heard of fire glass? Introduced in the mid-2000’s, these colorful tempered glass pebbles have become a massive hit for both homeowners and designers. They offer two staple things that
DreameTech T10 Overview I had a chance to personally test out the DreameTech T10 cordless stick vacuum, the most basic iteration of what has become an increasingly intelligent line of rechargeable vacuum cleaners from this company. In addition to the T10, DreameTech also sells the upgraded T20 and T30. Each of these more sophisticated vacuums
Although infrared heating is becoming more popular these days, it is nothing new – it has been around for a long time. Recent improvements in this technology are increasing efficiency outputs 90 – 100%. No wonder more people are using them to heat their homes. The heat it emits provides the same feeling of warmth
Drafty kitchen? Miserably cold bedroom? In most homes, the central heating system fails to keep all rooms at a comfortable temperature. Using a single-room heater can be a great alternative and much more cost-effective than cranking up the thermostat. According to Energy.gov, though, space heaters cause over 25,000 residential fires each year. That’s where electric wall
Not only are basements are the most logical place to extend your family living space, but your basement is probably the most versatile space in your home. So it really comes as no surprise that a full 30% of new homes built in the US in 2013 are built on a full or partial basement.
Every year, it feels like winter creeps out just as you’re beginning to enjoy autumn. With the onset of winter comes the likely appearance of frigid temperatures, causing your home or office spaces to become downright chilly. While your HVAC heating system can likely handle the brunt of your heating in these circumstances, it can
Whether you’re taking a steaming hot shower or nice bubble bath, few things are more relaxing than letting the heat take all your troubles away. Unfortunately, a good thing doesn’t last forever, and you’ll have to get out of paradise at some point and face dreaded cold bathroom floor. Fear not though, as with the
“How much does it cost to heat my room?” is a super-complicated question to answer. Heating a room depends on a plethora of variables – how many windows you have, how well the room is insulated, the temperature outside…. The list goes on! It’s near impossible to accurately determine. However, we can calculate probable energy
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