Make sure that all the plumbing lines that go to your fixtures, as well as the drain lines that go out are in good shape and not in need of replacement.
The first and best, line of defense against the sun is covering up. Wear a hat with a three-inch brim or a bill facing forward, sunglasses (look for sunglasses that block 99-100% of ultraviolet rays), and cotton clothing with a tight weave.
Your heating and cooling system can use a lot of electricity. Notice how much your power bill goes up during the winter months when you start running your heater all day. Remember to switch off your heater or air conditioner when you go out and turn them off at night. Unless it is unbearably hot you might want to run your air conditioner, but you can probably do without having the heater on at night by putting extra blankets on your bed, wearing warmer pyjamas or taking a hot water bottle to bed. If you need to heat your children’s rooms get a bar heater and heat only their rooms, instead of having the ducted heating on over the whole house. You can also direct the heating or cooling to the room you are using by closing the ducts and keeping doors closed.
A year back when i really wanted to buy a LCD TV the price was well beyond my budget and a luxury for someone who had just started working. But in a last couple of months when my hunt for a good bargain with a renowned brand name and affordable price started again, I realized that the prices seem to have come down considerably. With reduced prices LCD TV has been giving tough competition to plasma tv and has even overtaken them in many international markets.
Oh, Those Bugs! – Along with summer fun come summer insect bites. Be it mosquitoes, gnats, chiggers, ticks, bees, or wasps, these common culprits bite children and can make them miserable. Some insects are carriers of serious diseases, so it is best to avoid the bites when possible. There are many safe and effective insect repellents that you can use to protect your child; check with your physician for brand names. Remember to only use products that are approved for children and wash off the repellent when you return indoors. Be aware that insect repellents do not protect against most stinging insects, such as wasps, bees, and fire ants.
Now let’s investigate the flip side of this. Try a humidifier one for size, so to speak, during the winter months. Yep, during those cold months you really do want the air in your home humid. Your skin draws heat more easily when the air is humid than when it is dry.
Having mold forming in your house or apartment can become quite a serious problem. There are professional people that you can call on to deal with the situation for you. An assessor can attend at your property and analyze the mold and determine the best course of treatment. Items such as dry wipe materials, HEPA vacuums and wet vacuums are common equipment used in tackling mold. It is useful to remember that after the treatment is completed there is a slight risk that mold spores that have been left in the air can cause the mold to reform.