Building Tips from a Stagehand

When You’ve Already Turned Down The Thermostat: Unique Energy-Saving Tips For Winter

When winter rolls around, everyone starts thinking about their energy bills and how to reduce them. The common tips that float around are, "turn down your thermostat and wear more clothes, "add more insulation to your attic," and "seal your windows with plastic." If you've already followed this sage, yet common advice, but your energy bill is still higher than you'd like it to be, it's time to get extreme. Here are a few energy-saving tips you probably have never thought of before. Read More 

4 Ways To Protect Your Small Business Against Employee Theft

Running a small business is challenging because every dollar and every employee matters. Most business owners don't want to think that their employees could steal from them, because in many cases, their employees are their relatives and friends. Unfortunately, employee theft happens all too often, especially in the small business environment where a single employee may perform many financial job functions unsupervised. Learn how to protect your business against theft by reading and implementing the tips below. Read More 

3 Ways Your Gas Furnace May Be Polluting Your Indoor Air

You plan to use your furnace every day throughout the winter. However, if you haven't taken the time to properly maintain your furnace, then you may notice that your indoor air quality begins to suffer whenever you activate your furnace. Inspect your furnace for these three problems or look at sites like http://www.alliedairheat.com to determine whether or not you're in need of furnace repair or replacement: Leaking Heat Exchanger The metal heat exchanger inside your furnace transfers heat to the air that's blown through your combustion chamber. Read More 

Spa Special! Natural Tips For Maintaining Your Outdoor Hot Tub

As a homeowner, you most likely know the value of outdoor living. Decks, patios, and swimming pools are smart investments to increase space for entertaining and relaxing. In addition, they add appeal and equity to your house. To enhance this value and appeal, you may be considering a hot tub. Outdoor spas offer enormous health benefits that may surprise you. From a decrease in stress and anxiety to pain relief and increased blood circulation, the benefits of a hot tub are easy to see. Read More 

2 Ways To Seal The Gap Beneath Your Garage Door

Getting your home ready for winter is never an easy taskā€”especially if you have to seal the gap beneath your garage door. Aside from letting heat waft out of your home, a gap between your garage door's bottom panel and your concrete floor can allow rain, snow, leaves, and other materials to dirty your garage. Perform one (or both) of the following tasks to seal your gap: Replace Your Bottom Panel's Weatherstrip Read More