Understanding Home Improvement Projects

5 Electrical Upgrades To Help Save Space In Your Living Room

Conserving space in a living room can help make the area feel larger, opens up the possibilities for different types of furniture, and can help reduce a lot of clutter. Along with choosing furniture that can save space, a residential electrician can implement a number of upgrades that will contribute to space-saving areas. The following five upgrades are ideal for all types of living room set-ups, and the new wiring and technology can be installed directly by electricians. Read More 

How To Identify A Failing Compressor In Your Central Air Conditioning System

Your air conditioner has kept your home cool and comfortable for the past several summer seasons. However, you're now starting to experience several problems with your air conditioning system that you suspect are being caused by your compressor. Although, your lack of formal knowledge pertaining to cooling systems has kept you second guessing. If your air conditioner is suffering from these problems, then you can be certain your compressor needs to be repaired or replaced. Read More 

Marking Keys With “Do Not Duplicate” Will Not Protect Your Business

As the old saying goes, a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. For many businesses, the weakest link in their security systems is the keys used to unlock the front door and other protected areas. Unauthorized key duplication is one of the top causes of illegal entries into homes and businesses, accounting for about 40 percent of cases where the method of entry was unknown. Some business owners have their keys stamped with a " Read More 

How To Safely Hang Window Boxes And Grow Bags On Vinyl Siding

If you dream of window boxes overflowing with bright flowers or planting herbs in hanging grow bags, but don't want to damage your vinyl siding by drilling holes, you may think you don't have any options. The truth is, you can install window boxes and grow bags on vinyl siding without ever making a hole.  Vinyl Siding Hooks Ask your contractor about the type of hooks suitable for your siding. These come in a variety of sizes and may be metal or plastic. Read More 

DIY Windshield Repair Vs. The Pros

When traveling across job sites strewn with rocks and debris, a chipped or cracked windshield is almost a given. Errant rock strikes can leave behind small chips and cracks that eventually grow into bigger and harder-to-repair cracks over time. A quick windshield repair can help you avoid an even more expensive replacement. While the pros can easily handle these tasks for a fee, do-it-yourself windshield repair kits offer a cheaper way of fixing minor cracks and chips. Read More