8 Tips to Help Take Your Football Watch Parties to the Next Level
The fall means football for many people and for others, it means a new season of television. Whatever the reason, the fall is watch party season. Here are a few tips to make your next gathering with friends around a television the best watch party possible.
7 Tips to Keep Your Cool Without Air Conditioning
The heat of long summer days have a significant impact on your attitude and your bank account. Here are 7 ideas to beat the heat without air conditioning.
10 Tips for Great Summer Grilling
Are you planning a big end of summer grill out? Whether you’re a veteran pit-master or a relative newbie at grilling, here are 10 tasty tips to put the thrill back in your grill.
Great big, beautiful Houston!
Warmer weather, longer days, no school — summer has definitely arrived in full force. How can you get the maximum enjoyment while at the same time staying close to home? From fine art and music to food and ghost tours, Houston is your ticket to summer fun, so check out some of the events and festivals* happening right here in our own backyard.
Know Your Codes Before Your Renovate
Are you a DIY expert? Or do you depend on professionals to do what they do best? Either way, chances are that you do a lot of research before you start a new project. You might scour Pinterest for design ideas, search the web for the most highly rated contractors in your area, or compare prices at local home stores.
Water-Saving Landscaping Tips
Because we usually do get a decent amount of rain, it’s sometimes easy to think that the Gulf Coast doesn’t have a water problem. But according to the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District (LSGCD), water levels in our local aquifers have declined at an alarming rate, while the population of Montgomery County alone is expected to double in just 25 years.
How to Right-Size Your AC System
When it comes to your air conditioning system, there’s no such thing as “one size fits all.” Getting the right system for your house is not only vital to keeping your family cool and comfortable, but it can also translate into big savings.
The Importance of Air Filters
Air filter, how important are they really? The short answer: VERY! It may seem like a hassle to change your HVAC filter every 30 days, but every time you change your filter, you’re doing yourself and your system a favor. Understanding how air filters work and what they do for you could take some of the sting out of climbing into your attic once a month to switch out this unseen hero.
Why an Air Conditioner Tune-Up is a Spring Cleaning Must-Do
It’s spring, so three things are a given: birds are chirping, flowers are growing, and people are doing heavy duty spring cleaning after a long winter. You’re probably checking off your list of spring cleaning to-dos — maybe some carpet cleaning, organizing the garage, replacing light bulbs, etc. But there’s one important thing that likely didn’t make your list—getting your air conditioner serviced.
Thermostats: What You Need to Know
When it comes to heating and cooling your home, nothing works harder than your thermostat. Thermostats are the brain of the entire HVAC system. Despite this, they are the least thought about part of the system. Most people don’t give their thermostat a second thought and never consider if they are meeting all their needs. Are you sure your thermostat is the best one for you?