• Is Your Existing Ductwork Suitable For Installing Central Air Conditioning?

    You've been toughing it out in the warm temperatures for long enough, and you've decided it's time to have a home central air conditioner installed. While the cost of installing a central air system into a home that doesn't have a cooling system can be expensive, having it in place adds about 12 percent to your home's value. This can be key if you plan to sell your house within a few years -- and in the meantime, you'll be staying cool.
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  • How Exactly Does An Air Conditioner Freeze When It Is Hot Outside?

    Few air conditioning problems are more baffling than when your air conditioning is frozen and it is boiling hot outside. How does that happen when it is so hot outside? The unfortunate truth is it does happen and it is a sign you have a big problem that needs to be fixed. Here are some of the more common reasons why an air conditioner freezes and how you can get them fixed.
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  • How You Can Control Mice Population In Your Home By Learning About Their Habits And Abilities

    It's small wonder that house mice are so difficult to control. These pests are known for their climbing abilities. They'll scuttle away from you at fast speeds as they escape vertically while climbing on bumpy surfaces. If you try to chase them with a stick or broom on horizontal surface, they'll take off horizontally and squirm through very tiny spaces just when you think you have them cornered. There are things you can do to control their increasing population when you learn about their habits and abilities.
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  • 3 Creative Ways To Decorate A Chain Link Fence

    Chain link fencing from a company like Four Corners Fencing is a durable addition to any yard perimeter. But while some love the simple look of the open metal fencing, others yearn for something a bit more visually interesting. Luckily, it's neither difficult nor overly expensive to add a touch of creativity to your chain link fencing. Bamboo or Reed Rolls Head to your local hardware store and look in the fencing department for bamboo or reed rolls.
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  • Color, Emotion, And Focus: Choosing Flowers For Arrangements

    Flower arranging can seem intimidating – there are so many colors, shapes, and sizes of flowers out there to choose from. Whether you're arranging your flowers yourself or giving direction to a professional, though, it helps to have a little background on how flowers and colors can create different effects. Focal Arrangements Making a flower arrangement into the focus of a room's décor generally involves a combination of size and visual interest; smaller arrangements, no matter how beautiful, do not have the same impact.
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  • Appliance Repairs You Can Do Yourself

    Some appliance service is best left to the professionals, but there are simple repairs that you can do with a minimum of knowledge and skill. Universal parts are available in home improvement stores, while brand specific parts may be ordered online or found in appliance stores that sell the appliance that you wish to fix. Two simple but common repairs include: Replacing power cords Replacing a power cord is often as easy as loosening the nuts that attach the wire ends of the cord to the motor.
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  • How To Refinish Wood With A Distressed Look

    Rustic and industrial chic are very big these days when it comes to decor. Using a lot of iron, oil-rubbed bronze, and distressed wood in your home's decor is a great way to get this type of look. If you have wood furniture that just doesn't seem to fit into this new type of decor, you can change it yourself using a few different distressing techniques. They're fairly simple and great to use for kitchen tables, end tables and cocktail tables.
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