Insulation: the key to a warm home this winter

At some point in their lives, most people have probably heard a mom or dad yell, “Close the front door! We’re not trying to heat the whole neighborhood!” Everyone wants to keep their home appropriately warm during the winter and cool during the summer without spending a fortune to do so. In this scenario, the door represents the basic principle of how insulation works, acting as a barrier that helps seal warm or cool air inside where it belongs. Making sure your house has adequate insulation is the crucial factor in achieving that goal. Like water, air seeks to balance
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Five Things Every Homeowner Needs To Check Before Winter

The colder temperatures take their toll on our homes every year, and we spend so much time worrying about the decorations and cleaning, we neglect the important stuff. That’s why we at DEAR Services want to help you get ready with 5 tips to get your home ready and safe this winter.The colder temperatures take their toll on our homes every year, and we spend so much time worrying about the decorations and cleaning, we neglect the important stuff. That’s why we at DEAR Services want to help you get ready with 5 tips to get your home ready and
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Categories: Electrical, Heating, Outdoors, and Plumbing.

Transform Your Backyard Into Something Special With These 3 Simple Steps

You come home from a hard day at work. You’re tired. You’re tempted to just flop down on the couch in front of the TV. But as soon as you get home, sometimes happens. You walk into your backyard and are instantly transported to a beautiful oasis that instantly melts the stress away. Many backyards in the suburbs tend to the look the same: a deck, some grass, and maybe a swing set for the kids or grandkids. But now, thanks to some simple design elements, you can transform your “cookie-cutter” backyard into an urban oasis that will make your
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Backyard Electrical Safety Tips For Summer

Summer’s here, which means balmy and hot weather, pool parties, barbecues, and vacation. If you are planning on hosting an outdoor party, doing outdoor DIY projects, and other outdoor activities, following these tips will help you keep your family and home away from harm. BACKYARD ELECTRICAL SAFETY TIPS FOR SUMMER 1. Test GFCI outlets outdoors before any party and once every 30 days. GFCI outlets are a required safety device for all outdoor outlets. They will shut off power automatically when the outlet detects an electricity “leak,” most often due to contact with water. 2. If you need extra outlets
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Categories: Electrical and Outdoors.