Dollars & Sense Articles & Tips

Here’s what you need to know about keeping your air conditioner working — and keeping the costs down. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of stepping into a cool home after a hot summer day. For that, you have your air conditioning system to... Read more .

Siding can be an eye-catching element of your home. When considering the best siding material for your home, it’s vital to take into account the cost, the strength of the material and the R-value (the energy-efficiency rating of building... Read more .

From new countertops to energy-efficient appliances, these projects will add the most value to your home. Spring is coming and you’re dreaming about tackling some home improvement projects that have been weighing down your wish list. But, while... Read more .

What effect do your neighbors’ homes have on your property values — and what can you do about it? We’ve all seen the streets where one house on an otherwise gorgeous block sticks out like a sore thumb because of a neighbor who never mows the lawn... Read more .

When considering a home improvement project, a project manager can save you both time and money. If you’re like us, you’ve probably been thinking for a long time about how much you’d like to redo your kitchen or spruce up your home’s exterior... Read more .

These energy-efficient projects will save energy (good for the Earth) and money (good for you). Earth Month is the perfect time to think about reducing your energy consumption and improving your home’s energy efficiency. Whether you are building... Read more .

What sets Sears Home Services apart from its competitors? Dedication. Our business has been around for more than 125 years. We’ll be there through the life of your service—from start to finish. Our techs are fully qualified local sub-contractors... Read more .

These cost-effective landscaping ideas will help you create your dream garden. A great garden can raise a home’s value. But, perhaps even more importantly, it can raise your spirit. A gorgeous garden doesn’t have to break the bank, either. “The... Read more .

Your household size, usage and upkeep will impact the life of your appliances. Quick Answers: How Long Do Appliances Usually Last? Washers, dryers, refrigerators, and dishwashers typically last 10-13 years Gas ranges typically... Read more .

Our helpful infographic lets you — and your wallet — know what you should expect to pay when your appliances need fixing. The costs of appliance repairs can vary significantly due to a wide variety of repair types and brands. These price ranges... Read more .