3 Insects That Can Damage The Nuts On A Pecan Tree
9 August 2016
The pecan tree is a beautiful nut-bearing tree that also boasts vibrant green leaves and attractive bark that make this tree a great addition to any yard. Keep the nuts, leaves, and bark looking attractive during the growing season by monitoring your pecan tree for signs of an insect infestation. There are a couple of key insects that target the nuts of the pecan tree; recognizing the symptoms of each insect and calling in a tree care or pest control service can help minimize the damage to your tree.
Why You Should Replace Old Windows To Keep Out Uninvited Guests
26 July 2016
When you think about keeping out burglars, replacing your windows does not usually come to mind. A burglary occurs every 15 seconds in the United States. Read on to find out how outdated windows make your home a target for crime.
Windows are designed to keep warm air inside, to let fresh air in and to keep people from entering your home. When your windows are not maintained or get old, they do not always carry out these functions.
Three Components To Optimize Your Heating Oil Furnace
7 July 2016
Heating oil is a great fuel source, and if you have a heating oil furnace in your home, you can tweak your furnace to give it even better performance. For example, you could use a reburner to reduce toxic emissions or a flue damper to reduce heat loss during the winter.
What Is a Reburner?
One issue with older furnaces is that they can create NOx gas, which can be toxic.
Design Ideas For Building An Aging-Friendly Home
23 June 2016
Designing your dream retirement home requires a bit of forethought to ensure it is the perfect place to age gracefully. The following are a few ideas that you may want to integrate into your home plans from the outset, so you won't have to remodel the house again in a few years.
Idea #1: Plan stairs with care
The best design won't incorporate any steps or stairs, but this isn't always possible.