Become a Home Improvement Expert by Reading These 5 Blogs

March 15, 2017

Looking for inspiration for your next home improvement project as well as solid DIY advice? It’s hard to sift through all the options that pop up when you do a simple web search for “home improvement,” so we’ve put together a list of the very best and most informative home improvement blogs online today. Top Home Improvement Blogs The home improvement blogs below will help you arm yourself with the right knowledge and tools to start fixing up your home. From garden advice to living room makeovers to total home renovations, these blogs have got all your home improvement needs covered.   One Project Closer This blog is run by a group of talented people who are all equally passionate about home improvement. What they all bring to the table is somewhat different, but blends together to create a comprehensive home improvement info hub. This site seriously has anything and everything you could ever need if you are looking to take on a home improvement project. There are project guides (think bathroom, flooring, lawn, and plumbing), an entire section dedicated to tools that is organized by brand, a section featuring coupons from stores like Lowe’s, Sears, and Home Depot, and...

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5 Fun Hobbies That Will Make You Better at DIY

February 27, 2017

Do you love to DIY? Do-it-yourself culture is taking over the U.S., and many homeowners find that DIY home improvement projects are not only a great way to save money but also give their home a personal touch. There are a few ways that you can hone your skills to become better at DIY home improvement projects. One of those ways is to pick up a hobby that allows you to learn and practice skills that lend well to home improvement. Below, we’ll discuss just a few fun hobbies that you can start learning today to take your DIY projects to the next level. Hobbies to Help You Master DIY Want to become better at DIY home projects, but not sure where to start? You can try out some of these fun hobbies that can give you an upper hand while working on various projects around your home: If you love learning new things about home improvement, home maintenance, DIY, HVAC, and just general home repair, be sure to check back on our blog regularly. Each month, we update it with new articles with helpful tips and tricks for rocking your home improvement projects.

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The Best Home Improvement Tips from Butler Heating and Air Conditioning

January 15, 2017

Since 1949, Butler Heating & Air Conditioning has been helping homeowners and families in Dayton and the Miami Valley area get comfortable. Along the way, we have learned some of the best tips for home improvement and HVAC maintenance. This month, we have reached deep back into our blog archives to bring you some of our best home improvement advice for Ohio homeowners. Top Home Improvement Tips for Dayton Homeowners Love taking on home improvement projects? Use the tips below to help keep your home safe and comfortable year-round: Know when to call in a professional. No matter how handy you may be, there are some home improvement projects that require a professional contractor. If you do not have the experience, knowledge, or skill set to take on certain projects, you may end up doing more harm than good in the end. Not to mention, the cleanup could be costly! Our post, Home Improvement Projects That Require a Pro will help you better understand which projects you should call in a professional to help with. Share this post with a friend who loves to DIY. Keep up with home HVAC maintenance Your HVAC system works hard to keep you comfortable...

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Why You Need a Home Repair Budget for the New Year

December 14, 2016

2017 is just around the corner! Though your home may be one of the last things on your mind as you begin to make New Year’s resolutions and plan for the year ahead, it’s important to create a home repair budget. Developing a budget just for home repairs and maintenance will help you maintain a safe and comfortable environment for your family year-round. Why You Need a Home Repair Budget for the New Year What would you do if your heater or AC died today? Most homeowners who have not prepared for repairs such as these may find themselves stuck in an uncomfortable situation. Every homeowner should take some time each year to plan and create a budget for any home maintenance or repairs that will need to be completed in the new year. This helps homeowners start the year on the right foot. Much like any other budget, a home repair budget helps you better manage your money throughout the year so that you can take care of home improvement projects that need to be completed. Whether you need to replace your roof, fix the electrical system, or remodel your kitchen, a home maintenance and repair budget can help...

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Why Fall is an Important Season for HVAC

November 5, 2016

Is your current HVAC unit old or unreliable? Have you been putting off necessary repairs on your heating system? There is no better time than now to schedule a service visit with an HVAC technician from Butler Heating and Air Conditioning. Fall is an important season for your HVAC system because your air conditioner has worked hard all summer and is about to work hard again to keep your home comfortable during the winter. To avoid any surprise breakdowns when you need your heater most, homeowners should have their HVAC unit inspected and repaired while the weather is more mild in the fall. Fall HVAC Checklist Here are some things that homeowners should do in the fall to ensure that their home comfort system will last through next fall: Schedule your annual HVAC system tune-up with a technician to ensure that your system is clean and running smoothly. Turn on your heater to make sure it’s working properly, and call an HVAC tech if you notice any issues such as loud noises or burning smells. Make an appointment for necessary repairs as soon as possible to avoid wasting energy or causing further damage to your system. If you have been...

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Home Improvement Projects that Require a Pro

June 20, 2016

Home improvement projects are a great way to increase the value, functionality, and appearance of the home. Many of them are DIY-friendly and can be carried out by the homeowner without any issues. However, there are some projects that need a professional to do, not only for safety reasons, but for potential legal ones as well. What are some Professional-Only Home Improvement Projects? Whenever you’re going to be cutting into the walls, roof, or removing parts of them it’s always a good idea to know what is inside them and if they’re load bearing. Knocking out an interior wall is a project that requires a professional. First they will need to determine if the wall can even be removed or not. If it is a load-bearing wall, then there’s no way it is going to be knocked down no matter how much you want an open floor plan. Installing a skylight is another project that is professional-only. Cutting into the roof is not something that should be done by just anyone. There can be all sorts of infrastructure running through the area of the roof you want the skylight installed in. If you happen to cut into an electrical line,...

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