Collection of home utility and management ideas

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When the summer season comes, it only means one thing: it’s going to be hot!

The global population is increasing rapidly, and the energy demand is growing. Climate change is also becoming a more imminent risk with the recent wildfires in California and drought in the American Midwest.

Summer is upon us – and with it comes the heat and humidity. And there is always a room or two that are always hot in the summer and cold in the winter. Ductless HVAC systems may be the solution to cool and warm a particular room. They are perfect for converted attics where running duct work may be too expensive or inefficient.

Do you feel like your home is a little too old-fashioned? Is it time to make those upgrades you’ve been putting off for so long? Making your home safe is important for you and those around you.

Getting your electricity bills down doesn’t have to take a lot of time, money, or work. Although investing in new windows or solar panels can help you save money on your monthly electric bills, there are other ways you can do it that don’t require a significant investment.

When designing or choosing a home, the last thing people are usually thinking about is mold growth and how the layout of the home can be a factor. However, being prepared for and protected from mold is crucial to owning a home.

Duct systems are directly connected to your HVAC unit and are responsible for delivering hot or cold air into your space. With the ducts playing such a vital role, they need to run efficiently to meet your needs.

A healthier lifestyle begins with creating a healthier home environment. The COVID-19 pandemic turned our homes into new offices, classrooms, and socialization spaces. Since then, we’ve spent more than 90% of our time at home.

As you drive through neighborhoods, these days, you’ll see more and more homes topped with solar panels. With how popular they’re becoming, you may be interested in converting to solar power as well, but you may be wary about the cost.

Some people have an interest in saving energy in their homes, so they can save some money while helping the environment. However, you may wonder how you can save energy in your home if you don’t know what approach you should take.

Moving to a new house or office can be overwhelming and frightening at the same time. It can be a good experience as you’ll be exploring a new place. However, packing your items into storage and moving to a new area can be time-consuming and stressful tasks.

Among the many unwanted changes the pandemic is dropping on our laps, one is even more surprising and scarier than all the others. According to the latest reports, rodent infestations are reaching a jaw-dropping increase of 30% since the COVID-19 craziness caught us off guard!

Cats are fascinating animals that have been around for thousands of years. However, they’re also very particular creatures, and they want to be comfortable when you bring them into your home. Cats need a space that is just right for their size, so it’s essential to create the best possible living area for your feline friend.

Mudrooms! The must-need room in many new home constructions. But what about your home now? Can or should you convert your back entrance into a staged mudroom? And why?

Green homes and the concept of eco-friendly living go hand in hand. They have both come a long way in the last few years or so. What was once part of the fringe is now in the mainstream.

The laundry room! Not one of the most prized areas of the home. When it comes to remodeling, we think of kitchens, bathrooms and basements. But not laundry rooms. But maybe you should. Doing laundry for a family is a major household operation.

Apartment living and dorm apartments are nothing if not small. Moving into your first apartment is exciting because this is likely your first time living independently. But it’s also likely a bit overwhelming as you try to find space to stash all your important stuff.

Floods are the bane of every homeowner’s existence. You put all your hard work into taking care of your home, inside and out, only to hear about a sudden flash flood warning from your local weather station. It can feel scary and stressful, and you’re probably hoping that nothing gets destroyed.

By the end of the year, the U.S. will have approximately 63 million smart homes. That number expects to climb substantially in the next few years. By 2024, 53% of all homes in North America are likely to be smart homes.

The most recent reports suggest that it is already too late to stop the planet warming by 1.5°C and that global warming is accelerating. The report suggests that the key to reducing the amount the planet warms is in reducing carbon emissions, that is something everyone can help with.

No matter where you live, you need to conserve and save water as needed. No reason to waste. This is especially true is drought stricken areas. So what can you do to save water?

It is a sad reality that we live in a world where our homes are at risk of being broken into. With the rise in home invasions, it has become increasingly important to have an alarm system installed on your property.

Pests are unwanted guests in the human environment. Besides looking gross, bugs, rodents, and small reptiles can transmit various infectious (even some deadly) diseases and cause damage to your home. Because of their size, you are often unaware of their presence.

Keeping a close eye on utility costs is an important way to keep the family budget on track. Too many homeowners waste hundreds of dollars a year simply by failing to make simple changes to make their homes greener.

The presence of mold in your home is not something that you should ignore by any means. Mold can cause a myriad of different health conditions, including some severe illnesses. Mold will also ruin the value of your home and can cause irreversible damage.

Even when you are on a budget and can’t do a full remodel for your laundry room, there are many things you can do to improve the look and make it look interesting and fun.

Many common household cleaners are full of harmful chemicals, and carpet-cleaning products are no exception. It is probably easier than you think to keep carpets clean and fresh without resorting to unhealthy cleaning products that can harm you and the environment.

As a homeowner, you might be contemplating making home improvements to uplift the appearance of your house. According to experts, adding more rooms, upgrading your kitchen and the bathroom is a great way to add value to your home.

We discussed in a previous post (noted below) about making your home dwelling more eco-friendly. Let’s shift gears and address life-style changes. Things you can do inside and outside the home that are eco-friendly and more healthy to you.

Rainwater harvesting is the process of collecting, preserving and storing rainwater. It provides a free and independent water supply that offers several ways this water can be utilized.