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What’s Wrong with Your Furnace and How Can You Fix It?

Furnaces are incredibly useful in the winter, but only if they’re working properly. Like any piece of equipment, furnaces require proper maintenance to keep them running well. If you don’t maintain your furnace, you could end up with no heat in the dead of winter, which is a situation nobody wants to be in.   However, it does happen, and the most important thing is getting your furnace fixed and your home warm again. Here are some of the most common problems with furnaces and what Read more [...]
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How Lighting Can Change a Room Dramatically

Do you know which light tone is best used in a study? Or what effect a wall uplighter has on the perceived size of a living room? Here’s how to use different types of lighting to change the look and feel of any room: Natural light There’s a long-held misconception among homeowners that the more natural light a house gets, the better. That’s not actually true.Too much natural light can make a room suffer from a phenomenon known as “over illumination”, which is unflattering and can actually Read more [...]
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Need Lloyd Flanders Cushions? Read this first!

Having beautiful, comfortable outdoor furniture has a way of motivating you to spend time enjoying the sunshine and scenery around your patio. If you own an heirloom-quality Lloyd Flanders patio set, you have a plethora of options for choosing outdoor chair cushions to achieve a fresh, updated look. While searching for your Lloyd Flanders cushions, you will notice different grades of fabric and a corresponding range of prices. The grades are determined by the specific type of fabric, whether or Read more [...]
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The Differences Between Indoor and Outdoor Foam

Foam cushions are the backbone of modern furniture. The best cushions are designed for comfort, style, and functionality with a specific purpose in mind. In order to make the most of your furniture cushions, it's important to understand the difference between indoor and outdoor foam. The Foam Factory offers this simple breakdown for your reference. Indoor Foam Indoor foam is the type used for sofa cushions, easy chairs, and other furniture designed to remain inside the home. The main characteristics Read more [...]
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Ductless Vs. Central Air Conditioning Systems

When it comes to cooling your home efficiently and effectively, a common question for a home purchaser or seller to ask is, whether central or ductless air conditioning is more appropriate. Many homeowners today are contemplating this question because in the past the natural option was to choose central air conditioning. Despite the fact that central air conditioning is extremely popular, more people in recent years are asking for ductless air conditioning, this is not just because it being installed Read more [...]
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Server Room Air Flow Tips

Anyone who works in IT knows the value of cold air when it comes to technology. Many IT professionals strive to keep their server rooms at optimum temperature and keep their hardware working without any issues. This can be a problem, however, because heat can slowly build up and destroy this precious hardware, causing massive damage. Luckily, there are many solutions out on the market to help combat this. Using a server room air conditioner to get rid of hotspots is a great starting point and can Read more [...]
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3 Latest Interior Design Tools for those Without a Hope

Isn’t it a blessing to live in the 21st century? 20 or so years ago you’d have been left with nothing more than a couple of magazines and a re-run of Lawrence Llewellyn Bowen’s Changing Rooms to help you decorate your home. Now, thankfully, all that has changed. For the aesthetically minded, the idea of decorating a home can bring a sense of excitement about a space yet to be created and of unlimited options, from textures and colours, to flooring, curtains and all those lovely cushions! Read more [...]
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4 Plumbing Problems You Shouldn’t Ignore

Many household plumbing problems start as small annoyances. Maybe they’re so mild that residents just sigh with frustration and continue with their days. Unfortunately, though, ignored plumbing issues can become much more severe and end up costing thousands of dollars, not to mention causing a lot of stress. Keep reading to learn about several plumbing faults that require prompt attention from professionals. Toilets That Run Constantly If there’s a toilet in your home that continues to run Read more [...]
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Signs that Your HVAC System Requires Maintenance

It’s easy not to think about your heating and cooling system very much. It keeps on running, ensuring that the temperature inside your home or office stays comfortable. However, when you’ve got a problem, everything comes to a screeching halt, right? Not necessarily. You might notice some very minor yet telltale problems are signs that your system needs maintenance, and soon. Strange, Loud Noises Squealing, grating or grinding sounds signal that there’s a problem inside your system. These Read more [...]
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How to Give Your Home a Makeover Without Spending a Fortune

Real estate developers such as Louie Santaguida know that even a few improvements to a home can really boost its value. But when you have a very tight budget, calling in the pros for a home makeover is out of the question. Fortunately, there are  few things you can do to make your home look more modern on a budget. Install mirrors on your doors. Your dreary and small rooms can look so much bigger when you put mirrors on flat-panel doors. You can also install mirrors on your closet doors Read more [...]