Summer Articles & Tips

Winter, summer, spring or fall? Learn the best seasons to finally make those home improvement dreams a reality. Who says holiday wish lists are only for the kids? It’s time to make your own wish list and begin planning a few home improvement... 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 .

Our buyer’s guide will help you find the perfect Kenmore gas grill — just in time for your first summer cookout. Summer is almost here — and that means barbecue season! From Memorial Day cookouts to evenings spent out on the patio, a good gas... Read more .

Memorial Day sounded the gong for grillers to break out their aprons and tongs and get to work. But 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... Read more .

Make sure your air conditioner is in good working order to keep you cool. When it gets hot outside, you want it to be nice and cool inside your home. Use this handy checklist to assess your HVAC system and then schedule an appointment for any... Read more .

Some surprising ways to protect your appliances when it’s hot and humid. The heat is on — and this summer weather can have a big impact on your appliances. Extreme heat, summer storms and power outages can damage appliances, which often work... Read more .

Follow this AC maintenance checklist before turning on your air conditioner for the season to avoid harming your HVAC system. Stop! Don’t just switch the thermostat to “Cool” when things start heating up outside. You can make your home a summer... Read more .

Most of us don’t really know how central air conditioning works. All we know is that in the heat of the summer we can rely on our central cooling systems to keep our homes comfortable no matter the outside temperature. Unlike window units, which... Read more .

Taking a trip? Keep your house safe with these easy tips. It’s summer break. Your bags are packed, your guidebook (and trashy novels) are in hand — you and your family are ready to enjoy a well-deserved vacation. Before you hop in the car or... Read more .