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Blog Posts in August, 2011

  • Alternate Energy Sources

    Posted By MyGuy || 31-Aug-2011

    You can have Solar today in your home even if it wasn’t constructed that way initially. Nearly any home can be converted to Solar. Many of the esthetics have changed from “old fashioned solar” – many times you cannot even see it. There are rebates-tax credits available to the consumer that are installing solar. There is a huge need to find alternative energy sources, Solar ...
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  • Have your insurance needs changed

    Posted By MyGuy || 30-Aug-2011

    It's back to school shopping for many families and you're probably focusing on the usual school supplies, and not thinking about whether your family's insurance needs have changed. You may have a new driver in your household or are sending your child off to college. The new school year is a great time to revisit your current insurance policies and determine if you need to make changes ...
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  • Is Your Pet Door Energy Efficient?

    Posted By MyGuy || 28-Aug-2011

    Our pets are a part of our family, so we all want to make sure we care for their needs. Many of us like to install pet doors to allow our pets the freedom to go outside to relieve themselves or to play if we are away from home for a period of time. In fact, most pets need to be let out about every four hours. In Arizona, there are a couple of options, install a pet door in a wall or through a ...
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  • Hot tips for natural flooring

    Posted By MyGuy || 27-Aug-2011

    What are HOT right now in flooring are natural designs – sisal, ceramic, and wood with colors, patterns, and textures that echo those of nature. Nature's style is about bringing the outdoors inside by decorating interiors with elements of the garden and nature- blurring the lines between the inside and out. With today's new laminates, vinyls, and man-made fibers, you can combine a ...
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  • Moving can be simple

    Posted By MyGuy || 24-Aug-2011

    When moving a child out of your house and into their own space the first thing you need to do is know what they need to take and where it will end up. If your child is moving into a dorm room for example, they will be limited on space. Or if they are moving into an apartment, they may need to get new things that they don't already have, like cookware. No matter where they move to, make a list ...
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  • Reduction in Labor Costs

    Posted By MyGuy || 21-Aug-2011

    Did you know that the economic slow down has brought remodeling cost down by almost 30%. ?Reduction in labor cost as well as well as building materials has created a great opportunityfor home owners to consider remodeling and room addition projects now. Experts recommend getting at least three bids from qualified remodeling contractors.To learn more about General Contractors and many more services ...
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  • Green clean for your pet's sake too

    Posted By MyGuy || 19-Aug-2011

    Did you know that every time you clean, the house it can be an unsafe place for your pets? The cleaning products have chemicals in them that make the air smell bad and make the floors taste even worse. Your pets often spend their time inside on the ground (and off the couch) and these cleaning products can make it hard for them to breathe. That’s one of the reasons they may whine to go ...
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  • After spending thousands of dollars to have your tile & grout or natural stone installed, it is essential to think of your flooring as an investment that should be properly maintained in order to retain its value. Did you know that the experts recommend that high traffic areas should be done at least once a year? Full cleaning and restoration depends on the upkeep and traffic in your house, ...
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  • Tips on buying a used car from a dealer

    Posted By MyGuy || 18-Aug-2011

    Used cars are sold through dealerships, rental car companies, used car superstores and even on the internet. When considering your options, think about your driving habits, your needs and your budget. Ask friends, relatives and co-workers for recommendations before you start shopping for a car. When purchasing from a dealer, consider the dealer's reputation when advertising claims are made ...
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  • The Heat is On and the Humidity, WOW..

    Posted By MyGuy || 17-Aug-2011

    Ever noticed that little puddle of clear water under your car on the passenger side? That is a good thing. In hot and humid weather there is condensation and the condensed water is getting out so your air conditioner can work at keeping you cool. One thing that is easy to forget, is your Cabin Air Filter, make sure it does not have any restrictions and good flow out your vents. Good air flow and a ...
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  • Stink in your kitchen

    Posted By MyGuy || 12-Aug-2011

    Bad smell in your garbage disposal? Run an orange or lemon rind through it. This will dispel unpleasant odors and leave the sink with a clean smell. Grinding a dozen or so ice cubes sprinkled with baking soda also has a deodorizing effect. If you choose the latter method, do not run the water when the ice cubes are grinding.
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  • VOC Paints

    Posted By MyGuy || 7-Aug-2011

    Did you know thatusing Low VOC paints can reduce harmful vapors emitted into the air when painting your home? Low VOC paint not only protects the air quality in your home but adds beauty and value to any living environment. Contact MyGuy to learn more about paint products and services.
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  • Make your concrete look like marble

    Posted By MyGuy || 1-Aug-2011

    Acid Stain is not paint or a type of coating. It is a very affordable and unique way to give concrete an irregular, variegated or marble -like look. This process is a chemical reaction on concrete that causes a beautiful reaction of color. There are techniques that can be applied to both interior and exterior concrete. Other benefits of this staining is that it is very easy to maintain, and can ...
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