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[Buyer’s Guide] 5 Tips on Choosing a Dehumidifier For Your House

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Dehumidifiers are perfect for keeping any living area in your house moisture free. They also provide some serious health benefits as well as preventing mold from growing on walls and areas that would otherwise stay damp. Even a small dehumidifier can save you a lot of money on home repairs as they keep wallpaper and paint from going moldy and peeling. There are a lot of different sizes and models available on the market these days, so when selecting the best dehumidifier for your home or basement, there are a number of points you should consider to ensure you are picking a dehumidifier to suit your home, your family, and your budget.

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Five tips on how to choose a dehumidifier for your house

Size and capacity of dehumidifiers

This will be the most important consideration when choosing a dehumidifier. You will need to determine the size of the area that your unit will have to work in. Consider whether you need to keep your basement dry … More

How to Keep Your Home from Being Flooded

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Mother Nature can be fickle. You pray for a shower to water your gardens and wash your car, and she gives you a downpour of biblical proportions. All of that rain has to go somewhere. With any luck, it is swept through the sewer systems and out to the ocean. But sometimes storms generate so much rain that flooding occurs in low-lying areas. Rivers and creeks overflow their banks, and water floods into streets, yards, and basements. You can’t stop the rain. You can, however, take steps to keep your home dry and safe.

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First, clear all of the drains on your property and on the street. These metal grates are magnets for rotting leaves and piles of garbage. All of that garbage clogs the drains and prevents water from escaping down to the sewer system. If the water cannot properly drain, it will pool around the street, your yard, and your home’s basement.

Inspect the drains once a week and remove all of the garbage stuck … More

How To Install A Ceiling Fan

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Ceiling Fans History

Ceiling fans are a great way to improve your home temperature. Whether you are trying to keep your hose cooler or warm it up a ceiling fan can do both consistently. A ceiling fan works in the warmer months by blowing the air down toward a person and the air mixed with their sweat keeps their skin cooler. With the turn of a switch a ceiling fan can be used during colder months to help draw the cooler air off of the floor and forces the heat to be transferred away from the ceiling. This means that ceiling fans are helpful year-round and can be very helpful to combat high heating costs in the winter months. Ceiling fans are also very useful in smokey or dusty homes and make it so the air is less stuffy by circulating the air you breathe.

Ceiling fans were originally designed by using a turbine that was driven by belts. Water would make the turbine move and the belts were attached to the … More