Home furnaces generally last between 16 and 20 years before the cost of maintaining the heater becomes more expensive than just replacing the unit. When heaters become too old, they start to show signs of wear. Strange noises and smells, inadequate heat production and regular breakdowns are all signs that your furnace may be on its last leg. If your heater is showing signs that it's time for a replacement, now may be the best time of year to replace the unit.
- After your house sustains heavy water damage, some of your dry wall will probably need to be replaced. Not all dry wall is porous, but if it's been sitting in high water for a few hours, that won't matter. Dry wall doesn't require much expertise or heavy lifting to remove, but there are a number of factors to consider before you take it on as a personal project, even if you only need to replace small sections.
- Are you considering buying a jacuzzi hot tub? Are you wondering whether this would be a worthwhile investment? While many people might use their jacuzzi hot tubs for half the year or less and don't make the most of their investment, here are some reasons and ways to keep yours in use all year: Spring: Spring allergies cause problems for a lot of people. One old home remedy involves sitting with your head over a pot of steaming water to help clear out your sinuses.
- As you probably already know, there are some plumbing leaks that can't be ignored. If your water heater or dishwasher is causing water to gush all over your home, for example, you probably understand the importance of hiring an emergency plumber. Unfortunately, it can take a little while for the plumber to arrive, and you could be worried about your flooring, your cabinetry or other parts of your home being damaged in the meantime.
- Do you want to install a basketball court in your backyard? If you and your family love sports, a custom basketball court can be the perfect way to spend time together and enjoy the outdoors. A custom court can also offer more room than a driveway provides, giving you a more realistic game-like experience. One of your biggest decisions will be what type of surface you want to use. You have a few different options, but you'll likely want something that can withstand the elements, will provide a smooth playing experienced, and fits in your budget.