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Manage the Snow and Ice This Winter

Manage the Snow and Ice This Winter

Old Man Winter is here in the Bluegrass, whether we like it or not! Make sure you’re prepared for whatever wintery mix comes our way.

1. Upgrade Your Snow Shovel

There are a plethora of types of snow shovels on the market. Make sure you get one that is right for you. Bob Villa has a list of 10 of the best snow shovels to help save your back. Look for a shovel with a sturdy steel or wooden handle. The blade’s edge should...

Give Your Home Some Summer Lovin'!

Summer Energy Saving Tips For Your Home

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer. And with the summer temperatures on their way, the need for more energy for your home becomes a high priority.  Make sure your Kentucky home is running at the highest efficiency possible by following these 5 simple tips. They can help lower your energy bills and leave you cool and comfortable all summer long!

1. Keep the blinds closed during the day. By keeping your blinds closed during the hottest part of the day, you’ll block heat from seeping into your home. For added insulation from the heat, use heavy drapes or curtains to block out the sun’s rays....

Say So-Long to Sneezing!

Say So-Long to Sneezing

If you’re like me, you both love and dread this time of year. While I’m so excited for the warm weather, seasonal allergies can make even the sunniest of days seem miserable! Itchy, watery eyes, plus sneezy, runny noses equals a miserable mess! Luckily, there are simple changes you can make in your Kentucky home to keep the allergens down and your sinuses clear! Follow these steps to help minimize your symptoms.

1. Change your furnace filters regularly. Not only will new filters better trap dust, dander, and pollen, but it will help your HVAC system run smoother and...

10 Spring Maintenance Tips

10 Spring Maintenance Tips

Finally, beautiful spring weather has decided to roll into the Bluegrass state! For many of us, that means it’s time to roll up our sleeves and complete items on our spring maintenance checklist. To get you started, here are 10 things to complete around your house to get it ready for the months ahead.

1. Inspect your roof.

Now that the cold weather has passed, it’s time to check the condition of your roof. Cracked or missing shingles need to be replaced. Also check your gutters and downspouts for debris buildup. With impending April showers, you don’t...

Keep Your Carpet Looking New

There are many types of flooring to choose from to use in your Central Kentucky home. One of the most popular is carpet. Many homeowners prefer carpeting or area rugs in living rooms or bedrooms, but carpeting can be more of a challenge to keep clean than other floor surfaces. Many carpeting options come with a variety of warranties, but normal wear and tear can make even the most expensive carpet seem old and dingy. Here are a few tips to keep your carpet in your home looking like new.

  • A large part of wear and tear on carpet is regular foot traffic. Carpeting on stairs, in front of doorways, and around the sofa will have more traffic, and therefore, more wear and tear. See if you can change the arrangement of your furniture to alter traffic patterns to avoid condensing the damage to one area. You could also put down area rugs or carpet runners...

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