Drip, drip, drip. Do you hear that sound in your tub? Do you hear it in your toilet tank? Do you hear it after a shower? What seems like just a nuisance is actually wasting water and costing you over time. Summer is the best time to check all your outdoor spigots and indoor faucets for leaks that can waste 90 gallons or water or more per day. And what’s great about fixing these plumbing leaks is that it can save you 10 percent on your water bill.
If you’ve got more problems than a few small leaks in your bathroom and you need new fixtures, you might consider planning a whole bathroom remodel. The National Home Builders Association says bathroom remodels account for 78% of home renovation jobs in the U.S. Something you might want to consider as part of that Continue Reading No Comments
Many people are intrigued by inventors and inventions, especially the ones that make day-to-day life easier, more comfortable, or solve a pressing issue. The first air conditioner, for example, was invented by an individual that worked in the publishing business.
In 1902, Willis Carrier needed to solve two problems:
- Keep ink from running down the page.
- Prevent paper from expanding.
As a result, he invented the air conditioner to solve both of these problems.
Fast forward to 1929 and the White House Oval Office, where Herbert Hoover was the first president to have air conditioning. Even though it was only a few months after the stock market crash, the 31st president of the United States spent $30,000 on an air-conditioning system.
In the 1940s, a window-style ai