Since summer has only just begun, we thought we'd bring you more seasonal tips for the July edition of the OTH Express Newsletter. All over the country, people are turning their air conditioners on - but unfortunately, some of these systems will fail completely, or just not work as well as they should. Luckily, we've got in-depth advice on what to look for when purchasing a new air conditioner. Besides not keeping you cool, an older system can really drive up your utility bill! We'll tell you about energy efficient AC's and how they can save you money.
When you're outside enjoying the weather, you should also enjoy your home's appearance. Why not put a trellis over your garden walkway or patio? It can provide useful shade and act as a stylish element to your home's design. Speaking of your patio, if you've got some ugly rust stains, we know a way to clean them up that's as easy as making lemonade.
For outdoor entertaining, there are few things better than a beautiful redwood deck. Our friends at the California Redwood Association share information on why redwood is as good for the environment as it is for a stable, attractive deck. They've also provided tips on maintenance and how to keep your redwood deck looking good year after year.
Finally, don't forget that summer is often the best time to do those building projects around
the house. Quikrete, a leading manufacturer of cement and concrete products, shares some great tips suited for virtually any landscape or construction project you can think of. While high-quality enough for professional use, Quikrete's products are also perfect for the DIY-er.
Some of the hottest days of the year will soon be upon us, so remember to stay safe and stay cool! If you want to do some 'indoor surfing,' why not the On the House website? Be on the look out for The Idea Center... presented by Bank of America Home Equity. Our first project will show you how you can turn your home “green.” Thanks for reading this issue of the OTH Express Newsletter. We'll see you in August!