According to the National Fire Protection Association smoke detectors
should be replaced every 10 years. If the smoke detectors in your home
are older than 10 years, or if you are unsure of the age of the smoke
detectors in your home we recommend immediate replacement of the smoke
detectors to ensure functionality in the event of an emergency.
October 15th, 2008
the link below and go to the FAQ links to learn more from the Window
and Door Manufacturer Association about maintaining energy efficiency.
should expect that all exterior wood trim will inevitably
deteriorate and eventually need to be replaced. We recommend
regularly painting and sealing all of your exterior wood
trim. Doing so will extend the serviceable life of your
wood trim and keep your home beautiful.
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October 17th, 2008
Changing the air
filter within your furnace is not only good for the air quality within
your home, it's also a money saving technique. A dirty or even worse
absent air filter allows dust and particles to contact the evaporator
coil and blower within your furnace/air handler. Over time this
will decrease the serviceable life of your unit and cause you to replace
the unit sooner than may have otherwise been necessary. Change your
furnace air filter monthly.
October 18th, 2008
A 5 minute shower releases a half pint of moisture into your bathroom. Not removing that moisture will cause the formation of mildew and possibly mold. How long are your showers?
The solution, run your bathroom vent fan while you shower to release the moisture to the exterior of the home.
Come back tomorrow for another home health tip.
October 19th, 2008
Energy and cost conservation, something that we are all concerned about.
When cooking on the range top it's best to match the size of the pot being used to the burner that is closest in size to the pot. This way no energy is lost/wasted and your food will heat more expeditiously and efficiently. Using a large burner and a small pot causes you to loose heat to the ambient air. Oppositely, using a small burner and a large pot causes the burner to work harder for longer in order to heat the contents of the pot.