• Understanding The Electrical Requirements Of Your New Spa And Your Home's Electrical Breaker Panel

    18 February 2015

    If you are in the process of purchasing a new spa for your family to enjoy in your home's backyard, then you will need to hire a licensed electrical contractor to come out to your home and hard-wire the spa's electrical system into the breaker panel. Additionally, your home may require an electrical panel upgrade to accommodate the added electrical needs of the spa.  Residential Electrical Breaker Panel Basics Every home that is connected to the commercial power grid has a breaker panel.

  • Ideas For Garden Accents

    12 February 2015

    In a garden, terra cotta pots, garden umbrellas with tables and beautiful wooden benches are always stylish. But you can choose to update your current garden elements to create a more modern look. Modern gardens offer a stylized, sleek and organized appearance, while at the same time providing the many comforts and pleasures that come with outdoor living. Although most accents used in modern gardens have design elements in common, it really is up to you to create a look that fits your personality and tastes.

  • 4 Ways To Make Your Elevators More Energy Efficient

    9 February 2015

    Most attempts at efficiency focus on things like air conditioning and heating, lights, and even alternative energy. However, there's one big energy consumer in your building that you may be ignoring. It's your elevators. Your elevators probably run all day and may get heavy use in the morning and evening. If your building is like most, the elevators haven't been replaced or significantly changed in decades. However, new advances in elevator technology are making elevators much more energy efficient.

  • Keeping Your Carpets Clean The Green Way

    3 February 2015

    Your carpet can be one of the dirtiest things in your home. When it comes to cleaning it, there are tons of products available at your local grocery store that will get the job done. The problem with these products is that they contain harmful chemicals. If you have kids or pets, they are likely to be affected by exposure to these chemicals as they are rolling and crawling around on the carpet.

  • How To Install Foam Board Insulation Under Siding

    28 January 2015

    Today, many homes are making use of what is known as "double wall" insulation. In this system, insulation batts are positioned between the studs and joists on the inside of the home, while rigid foam board insulation is applied over the exterior sheathing. Once this is done, whatever type of siding you choose to install can then be applied over the foam board. The following will show you the steps to take in order to install your own foam board insulation.