How to Celebrate Read in the Bathtub Day

Posted on February 9th, 2017 by Brian McLaughlin

It’s National Read in the Bathtub Day! Today, we celebrate how relaxing a bath can be, as well as how thankful we are for the indoor plumbing that makes our life so simple. If you have a reading list that you just haven’t found the time to get to — today is the day to […]

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Why You Should Improve Indoor Air Quality This Winter

Posted on February 8th, 2017 by Brian McLaughlin

We spend 90% of our lives indoors, especially during the winter months when our windows and doors are sealed up tight. That’s why it’s so important that we take the time to make sure that we are breathing in healthy air. These tips will help you improve indoor air quality this winter. Indoor Air Quality […]

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How to Add Luxury to Your Bathroom for Less

Posted on February 1st, 2017 by Brian McLaughlin

Is your bathroom in desperate need of a makeover? We know that not every family can afford a complete remodel, but this home renovation doesn’t have to break the bank. Here are a few ways that you can add luxury to your bathroom for less. How to Add Luxury for Less: Update Your Shower Head. […]

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How to Prevent Frozen Plumbing Pipes

Posted on January 30th, 2017 by Brian McLaughlin

Cold winter weather puts our plumbing pipes at serious risk of freezing. When water in your plumbing freezes, it may expand, burst, and leave you with a flooding problem. Fortunately, there are things that you can do to prevent pipes from freezing on cold days here in the Twin Cities. These tips will help you […]

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How to Check for a Toilet Leak

Posted on January 23rd, 2017 by Brian McLaughlin

Did you know that the average household leaks can account for more than 10,000 gallons of water wasted every year? That’s enough water for 270 loads of laundry! Fortunately, checking for toilet leaks is quick and easy. Find how to check your toilet for leaks and what to do if you find one below. How […]

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How to Heat Your Home for Less

Posted on January 18th, 2017 by Brian McLaughlin

Winter nights can get very cold, especially here in the Twin Cities. Unfortunately, this also often means that homeowners will be turning up the heat and seeing their utility bills skyrocket at the end of the month. We have put together a few tips that will help you heat your home for less this winter. […]

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Tankless Water Heater vs. Traditional Water Heater

Posted on January 16th, 2017 by Brian McLaughlin

How old is the water heater in your home? If it’s over 10 years old, or you find yourself scheduling frequent repairs, it may be time to upgrade. But how do you know whether a traditional or tankless water heater unit is the right choice for your home and family’s needs? Here are a few […]

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What Is a Smart Thermostat?

Posted on January 12th, 2017 by Brian McLaughlin

The “SMART” Revolution is quickly bringing our physical and digital worlds closely together. From smartphones to FitBits™‎ to Amazon’s Alexa, our lives are becoming more and more integrated into the devices we carry — why not also extend this ease of use to your home’s HVAC system? Smart thermostats make it possible for you to […]

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How to Cut Home Energy Costs

Posted on January 10th, 2017 by Brian McLaughlin

You don’t have to make sacrifices to cut energy costs at home. With a few simple changes, you can see significant changes in your bill at the end of the month. Try these tips to help reduce your utility costs. How to Cut Energy Costs: Don’t Block Your Vents – Your HVAC system probably accounts […]

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How to Update Your Bathroom On a Budget

Posted on January 4th, 2017 by Brian McLaughlin

Your bathroom is one of the most utilized rooms in your home. Why not make it a space that is comfortable, convenient, and beautiful?  Whether you are planning a complete bathroom renovation or you’re just making a few small changes — updating your bathroom can add a lot of value to your home and your […]

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