Houses across the United States are all unique indifferent in terms of physical design, physical location, and the residents within. However, they have some important similarities in terms of household appliances. One of the most common appliances comes in the form of a heating and cooling system. There are so many Americans that rely on their heating and cooling system and HVAC contractors. Here is why this system is so important!

Heating and cooling companies are responsible for working on the air conditioning and furnaces in your home. Most Americans will fail to properly maintain their appliances and this is quite dangerous. HVAC experts have revealed that three-quarters of all no-heat calls in the winter come from furnaces that fail because they had no maintenance. As a result, Americans should understand the value of checking on their heating and cooling system.

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The huge amount of trash and waste is one of the biggest problems that our world is facing. Despite efforts to increase recycling, landfills everywhere are still filling up at fast rates and there’s less and less space available to put it.

Consider the following:

  • North America produces 50 percent of the world’s garbage.
  • North American’s produce enough garbage to fill 70,000 garbage trucks. Lined up bumper to bumper, they would stretch halfway to the moon.
  • Every ton of mixed paper that’s recycled can save the energy equivalent of 165 gallons of gasoline.
  • Recycling a ton of paper saves between 15-17 trees, 7,000 gallons of water and almost half a year’s worth of electricity for the average North American household.
  • About a million plastic bags are used every minute. On average, it costs $30 per ton to recycle trash, $50 to send it to the landfill and $65-70 to incinerate.

While there is increased access to recycling programs

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Mice, rats, and squirrels have co-existed with humans for many centuries, and societies have long since learned to treat them as the problematic rodents. Damage from animals ranges from chewing cables and wires to contaminating or eating food supplies. Even in the modern age, with computers, cars, and cutting-edge medicine, old problems such as rats persist, but new ways to fight back have arisen as well.

What Harm Can These Animals Do?

Squirrels, and especially rats and mice, have long since been a problem for civilization worldwide. Even now, major American cities have significant populations of these rodents. In descending order, Chicago, New York City, and Washington, D.C. top the list. The problem is compounded by how fast these animals breed. A pair of mating rats can produce a litter of 12 pups, and in ideal conditions, just one mating pair can exponentially grow into an astounding 482 million rats in the span of three years. All those rats are hungry, and they wi

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Home renovation should do more than boost your ROI. It should also keep you and your family safe.

This means turning to eco-friendly building methods and green resources, among other things, and ensuring you’re not just replacing your worn-out materials with worse chemicals. If you’re still debating whether to swap out your carpet or not, consider looking into the paint on your walls first. Not only can you change your interior design, you can also eliminate the possibility of making your indoor air pollution worse. Many homes today hail all the way from the 90′s, meaning some paint holds the potential for harboring hidden chemicals.

Families with chemical sensitivity, children and pets…take heed! Eco friendly primer and crib safe paint are going to be your number one choices coming up.

Did You Know?

Before you choose a polyurethane clear coat for your porch, here are a few interesting things you may or may not know about painting your h

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Coffee tables have become an expected piece of furniture in today’s homes. It’s interesting to note that the first coffee tables began to appear during the late Victorian era in Great Britain. At that time, these tables were referred to as coffee tables and were designed accordingly. Prior to the 1950s, however, coffee tables weren’t considered to be a necessary piece of furniture in people’s living rooms. This changed when more and more individuals had access to television and would watch the news and various programs while sitting around the coffee table.

The Benefits of Glass Coffee Tables

Even though television may now be watched in different rooms throughout the house, the coffee table continues to be a popular piece of living room furniture. Whether people set coffee, tea, or other beverages on their glass coffee tables, these are easier to keep clean that their wood counterparts. When these tables are made of tempered, rather than normal heat-treated glass, they a

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We live in interesting times. While there are a growing number of families who are doing everything within their power to make sure that their high school age children are on a tract to go and graduate from college, there are entire industries that do not have enough workers to fill their much needed openings. From welders who need to understand the use of purge monitors and plate clamps, to electricians who are needed for any variety of jobs, there are many well paying careers that do not require a four year college degree.
For this reason, there are a number of high schools and trade schools across the country that are trying to attract students before they spend thousands of dollars pursuing a four year degree that may end in a low paying job. From offering students to full set of non magnetic tools if they start taking vocational classes while they are still in high school to comp

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The phone call from your neighbor did not go well.
If you had to do it all over again, however, you are certain that the phone call would not have gone any better the second time.
Your neighbor across from the street called to tell you that she and three of her friends had decided that your house was the cause of some of the problems with vandalism in the neighborhood. She was calling to ask if you would trim the big tree in front of your house. The one that was blocking the streetlight and keeping that part of the street dark, in a time when there have more break ins than normal.
The fact that the street light on your corner is blocked by tree is not an indicator of your upkeep. It is a result of the neglect of the city. There are also cross walk and speed bump signs that are invisible because they, too, are covered by overgrown trees.
Although the call did not go well, you actually did call the city and report the lighting problem.
Street and Parking Garag

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Home remodeling is common if you have a home in the United States (and many other places all around the world, at that). In fact, more than half of all households here in the United States alone (as many as two thirds of them) are looking into home remodeling projects if they are not already in the process of one. And the money that is spent on these projects ends up totaling to an immense amount. For instance, American remodelers are anticipated to spend an estimated three hundred and forty billion dollars on various remodeling projects by the time that the year of 2018, our current year, draws to a close. And home remodeling companies are expected to bring in as much as just over four hundred and nine billion dollars in just this one year, let alone in the years that are to come. The trend of remodeling is only increasing, as total home remodeling expenses only totaled just over three hundred and twenty six billion dollars by the time that the year of 2015 had drawn to a close, showi

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