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BRING ON THE CLOUDS…SOLAR HOT WATER THE WHOLE YEAR ROUND

Posted by on Apr 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on BRING ON THE CLOUDS…SOLAR HOT WATER THE WHOLE YEAR ROUND

Solar water heaters offer an environmentally friendly and economically effective alternative to heating water in the home. On cloudy days, though, the average solar panels do not work as efficiently as they do on sunny days and the amount, or temperature, of hot water in your home will be affected. Do not worry about the occasional cloudy day If there is an occasional cloudy day following some sunny days, there will be enough residual solar radiation present in the atmosphere to heat the water in your solar heater. The temperature that the water will achieve will be lower than that during sunny days, though. On the occasional cloudy day, most solar panels are able to generate up to a quarter of their usual power. This does depend on how thick the cloud cover is. If the cloudy days persist,...

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3 Actions To Undertake After Your Garden Cleanup Project

Posted by on Apr 12, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Actions To Undertake After Your Garden Cleanup Project

If you have decided to assume substantial garden cleaning to get rid of excess branches, twigs, leaves and bushes, then you’ve got your work cut out for you. The removal process requires effort, while the disposal activity requires both effort and planning for skip bin hire. This guide is designed to equip you with actions to undertake after your massive garden cleanup project. Sort Out Your Garden Waste Based On The Bin Hire Rules  When sorting out your garden waste for the skip bin, you need to establish what can and cannot be put into it based on the rules of your bin hire company. This will make it easier for you to plan your bin fill up. For instance, garden waste like grass, leaves, clippings, branches and twigs are allowed into most green waste bins, but heavier items...

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3 Troubleshooting Tips for Garage Roller Doors

Posted by on Mar 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Troubleshooting Tips for Garage Roller Doors

Roller doors for a garage can be a great choice for any home; the housing unit over the door means that the garage door itself won’t block the roof of the garage, allowing this to be used for added storage. While most roller doors can go years without needing repairs, note a few troubleshooting tips you might keep in mind if yours should ever have problems. You may be able to fix the door on your own or know what to expect by way of a repair bill if you should need to call a repairperson. 1. The door won’t go up If a roller door will lower but won’t go up all the way, and you’ve checked to ensure there is no blockage along the track, it may be that there is a blockage in the housing unit...

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Carpet Cleaning | 3 Steps To Get The Smell Of Dog Urine Out Of Your Carpet

Posted by on Mar 21, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Carpet Cleaning | 3 Steps To Get The Smell Of Dog Urine Out Of Your Carpet

Pet dogs are delights for most owners, but they also come with a few inevitable mishaps. Despite house training dogs, accidents are bound to happen because your furry friends can occasionally slip up on your well-maintained carpets. Dog urine contains a pungent ammonia odour that can engulf your entire home, so undertaking carpet cleaning immediately will help to get rid of the stink. This guide will help you get the smell of dog urine out of your carpet. Mix A Solution Of Water And Vinegar In A Spray Bottle The trick is to get to the urine stain as quickly as possible to neutralise the odour. Create a cleaning solution by mixing equal parts of white vinegar and water in a spray bottle. White vinegar contains acetic acid, which is effective for removing any stains and neutralising the urine’s...

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Creating the ideal bathroom for an aging homeowner

Posted by on Feb 19, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Creating the ideal bathroom for an aging homeowner

While assisted living is an excellent option for elderly Australians who require a little extra help, many elderly people are happier living in their own home for as long as they can. If you’re an aging homeowner, you may be making small changes to your home now to help you maintain your independence and mobility around the home. Bath If you’re unsteady on your feet, having a bath or shower can be a worrisome daily task, with the constant fear of slipping over. This fear is not unfounded, with fall-related injuries being one of the leading causes of death in older Australians. By installing some bath or shower aids in your bathroom, you can restore that sense of security and once again bathe with confidence. Even a simple grab bar in the shower recess or next to the bath...

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Reasons to Invest In Basswood Shutters

Posted by on Feb 19, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Reasons to Invest In Basswood Shutters

Shutters are a popular option for window treatments as they can be used both internally as well as externally. However, since these shutters come in an array of options, homeowners may find the task of selecting one particular type daunting. If you are looking for natural wood shutters for your home, then basswood shutters should be one of your considerations. The wood used for these shutters are characterised by a fine finish, so you can be assured that your wood shutters will have a uniform appearance. Additionally, this type of wood is less susceptible to bleeding or producing too much resin, so you do not have to worry about its finish becoming compromised over time. Here are some of the reasons why you should invest in basswood shutters. Basswood shutters are warp resistant One of the main concerns when...

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