Summer Articles & Tips

Updated February 19, 2024. When summer comes along, you need your central AC unit to run without a hitch, and even the best air conditioners can run into issues with time. Is your AC not working? Don’t worry. The heating, ventilation, and air... Read more .

Revised January 22, 2024 Maintain your home, one month at a time. New Year’s resolutions aren’t just for getting fit and eating better. This year, make a few resolutions for your home, too. Each month, resolve to complete one small home... Read more .

Updated October 17, 2023 It’s important to stay safe when using your grill — not only to avoid burns and fire, but also to ensure your guests will enjoy food that’s properly cooked and safe to eat. Here’s a quick guide to gas grill safety with... Read more .

Updated October 12, 2023. Taking a trip? Your bags are packed, your phone is charged (and loaded with movies to keep the children occupied) — you and your family are ready to enjoy a well-deserved vacation. Before you hop in the car or board the... Read more .

Our buyer’s guide will help you find the perfect gas grill — just in time for your next cookout. After suffering through an extremely hot summer, cooler fall weather has become the perfect time to barbecue. Now that football season is here, it’s... Read more .

Are you ready to prepare your yard for summer? View our infographic for the best summer lawn and garden care, including tips on watering, mowing and what to plant now. You don’t want to be that neighbor, the one with the overgrown lawn and... Read more .

Stay cool this summer—and save money—by addressing these hot spots. Maintaining the optimal temperature in your home over the summer is no easy feat, because more factors come into play than simply setting the AC to your desired temp. The current... Read more .

How to determine what’s wrong with your mower, and if it’s a DIY fix or a job for a repairman. With spring in full swing, it’s time to rev up your riding lawn mower. But like any piece of machinery, riding mowers don’t always work like they... Read more .

Find out how to become a BBQ Grill Master with these 7 helpful grilling tips. Grilling season is here, but it’s not too late to master the art of the backyard BBQ. We talked to grilling expert Roy Slicker, owner of Slick’s Que Co. in Bend, Oregon... Read more .

12 tips to prepare your home for all of the four seasons before they arrive. Have you ever had your air conditioner fail on the hottest day of the year? Or your snow blower refuse to fire up during a blizzard? Prevent these scenarios from... Read more .