Ceiling Fan Basics

Do you have a ceiling fan in your home?  If so, you are among the many people who enjoy the benefits and comfort a ceiling fan can provide.  Besides cooling you off in the summer, reversing the blades so they move in a clock-wise direction in the wintertime will keep warm air circulating in a…… Continue reading Ceiling Fan Basics

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The Right Amount of Water Can Make All the Difference

Watering the lawn can be a bit of a guessing game.  Under watering leads to brown spots and poor coverage that eventually fill in with weeds, while over watering, or daily watering, flush nutrients from the soil, increases thatch growth, and promotes a short root system.  Both extremes stress the lawn, making it more suitable…… Continue reading The Right Amount of Water Can Make All the Difference

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A few of my favorite plants

There is a growing interest among homeowners in selecting plants that perform well in our unique climate.  Choosing plants can be an overwhelming process so I thought I’d highlight a few of my favorites. The plants described below look great all season long with very little water, fertilizer, or pruning. They complement each other, bloom…… Continue reading A few of my favorite plants

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Rainwater Harvesting: Making Every Drop Count

Evidence of rain water harvesting has been found in ancient texts, inscriptions, and archaeological remains dating back thousands of years.  In Utah, the most familiar harvesting systems are reservoirs, and wildlife guzzlers that collect and store water from snow and rain. While harvesting rain water is not a new practice, it is one that is…… Continue reading Rainwater Harvesting: Making Every Drop Count

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Gas Hot Water Heater: Troubleshooting

Gas water heaters cover about a half of all water heaters that are currently used in households. This ‘umbrella term’ covers three main heater types, gas storage water heaters, instantaneous water heaters and solar water heaters with instantaneous gas boosting. Since the first type is the most prevalent in households, let’s look into some of…… Continue reading Gas Hot Water Heater: Troubleshooting

Proper Sewer Maintenance: The Essentials

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The sewer is one of the greatest inventions of civilization, but it is also a nasty business. Nevertheless, it needs to be maintained properly and vigilantly in order to avoid inconvenient overflows – and that is an understatement. If you are rightfully disturbed by the idea of overflowing sewage, here are the essentials of proper…… Continue reading Proper Sewer Maintenance: The Essentials