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Tips to Make Your Front Lawn Stand Out

According to Kuba Jewgieniew, CEO of Realty ONE Group, curb appeal is one of the surest methods an agent can use to help gauge a few things about a home. First, it tells us whether the owner has kept up with housework, whether clients can expect older and rundown fixtures, and it can even provide …

What Are the Five Best Things About Living in the Country?

  There are plenty of reasons we’d choose not to live in the countryside: lack of amenities, distance from shops and the need for a reliable car are the first to spring to mind. Yet, rural life pulls on our heartstrings and leaves us yearning for open fields, close-knit communities and a decent pair of …

How to Stay Safe While Shopping Online for your Home Décor

When it comes to DIY decorating ideas and the latest, most exciting design trends, we have you covered here at Top Dreamer with all of the necessary know-how. However, in order to actually purchase some of these design or DIY items, many of you will turn to some kind of online shop. Shopping online is …

Common Air Conditioner Problems

Does it not seem that all air conditioner difficulties happen on hot summer days, just when it is least convenient? These outages leave you stifling in a house that is only going to get hotter. As you wait for the air conditioner repair technician to appear it can feel as if your brain is melting. …

Why is Regular Air Conditioning Maintenance Necessary?

It is a sweltering summer’s afternoon. You are coming home after a long morning outdoors and it is the hottest time of the day. You unlock your front door and you find that instead of being cool as you expected, your house is stifling. What could have caused this? If you fail to maintain your …

Whole Home Generators: Coping with Any Crisis

Sadly, power outages are far from a rare occurrence in Illinois. In 2014 fuel supply emergencies caused hundreds of hours of outages in January alone. From severe weather to electrical failures, numerous hazards can rob you of the comfort and convenience that steady electrical power provides. If you’re sweating at the thought of food spoilage in …

Your Sunroom Isn’t Just For Summer

If you’re lucky enough to have a sunroom, count yourself blessed. A sunroom is a wonderful addition to a home, and can serve many different functions depending on your needs. While we typically think of sunrooms as spring and early summer retreats, your sunroom can easily be a four-season room with a little planning. With …

Breath of Fresh Air: Indoor Air Quality and Your AC System

Because people spend 90 percent of each day indoors, and 65 percent of that time in their climate-controlled homes, put good indoor air quality (IAQ) at the top of your priority lists. Keep your IAQ at its peak by knowing what your air conditioner should (and shouldn’t) be doing during the summer months. Air conditioners …

It Is Time For a New HVAC System?

Your heating, ventilating, and air conditioning system keeps you cool in the summer, warm in the winter, and comfortable all year-long. This infographic was originally published by Davis Air Conditioning and Heating, and it discusses some of the primary considerations homeowners need to take into account when shopping for a new HVAC system. In particular, energy …

2015: The Year of the Fictional Hacker

It is fair to say that on the whole, technology has been a blessing rather than a curse for the vast majority of modern organisations. However, the countless hacking incidents that took place last year proved how precarious doing business in the 21st century can be. As a result, IT security teams around the world …