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  • 6 keys to tackling your man cave

    Man caves have really grown in popularity over the past five years. With that, there have been best practices that have evolved through trial and error and callers to our Saturday morning show. As you read through the following list of tips, remember the first tip is the most important and will ensure you’re enjoying […]
  • With insulation, more isn’t always better

    Is the water running from your kitchen faucet hot enough to boil an egg or just wilt the lettuce for your Caesar salad? Are you risking a heatstroke when you visit that Death Valley location you refer to as your garage? Is your attic so hot that you wonder why your roof isn't on fire?
  • How can I get rid of ants around my house and yard?

    We are always amazed at the topics that generate a significant response from our listeners; in this case ants!
  • Hard facts about six common water treatment-softening myths

    Arizona has hard water; that's a given. But once you accept that fact, you have to decide what to do about the water at your house.
  • Which terms do I need to know before I start shopping for windows?

    As you shop for new windows, you'll hear and read a lot of jargon about glazing, spacers and cladding. Here is a glossary of terms that might help you understand what is being discussed.
  • How can I live on less electricity this summer?

    Summer is almost here, and you're probably already dreading your hot-weather electric bills.
  • How do we get rid of gophers?

    We have many recommendations, including some very interesting suggestions from listeners.
  • What can I do to help my air conditioner work more efficiently?

    1. Maintain it. Have an air conditioning technician come to your home every spring before it gets too hot and check your system out. The earlier you catch a problem and repair it, the smaller than problem will remain. 2. Add insulation to your attic or crawlspace so hot air doesn’t get in the house. […]
  • Can I install concrete pavers myself?

    Pavers may be the easiest patio surface to install yourself.
  • What kind of maintenance should I do on my plumbing?

    Like many problems in life, plumbing disasters usually happen because of neglect.