Fall has arrived. It may not yet feel cold and wintery on Long Island, but it’s time to winterize your lawn mower. A few important steps are required, so you want to make sure you set aside the time to prepare the machine’s fuel system and make sure the deck and the mower blade, air filter, and spark plugs are clean.
There are many different types of light bulbs, but none have achieved the energy efficiency of the Light Emitting Diode or LED. Indeed, it has been a revolution in lighting.
Incandescent bulbs are only 20% efficient.
Unlike traditional light bulbs, LED bulbs emit little heat. As much as 90% of their energy goes into producing light. That means replacing your incandescent lights with LEDs can take a chunk out of your monthly energy bill.
We’ve all seen those advertisements for Benjamin Moore paint, where a happy couple looks lovingly at their stylish new wall color in a perfectly designed bedroom or living room. You may want the same style and balance in your own home but may not know which living room paint colors are best, let alone how to paint a room. The truth is, achieving stunning interior design is not something only an expert can do; our interior design tips will show you how.
Sanitization is an important part of owning a pool. It keeps the water clean, safe, and clear; otherwise, you risk issues with water quality and the health of swimmers.
Chlorine vs. Salt Water
The primary means for water treatment in swimming pools includes chlorine and salt water. Adding chemicals directly to the pool has benefits. Chlorine effectively kills off harmful organisms and is generally affordable; the downside is that it needs to be added regularly and can be irritating to some people.
A saltwater generator automatically converts salt to chlorine. Although initial costs are higher and the system uses electricity, it is so efficient that little manual pool cleaning is required. It’s also beneficial to those who are sensitive to chlorine.
Grilling is a favorite pastime for many households, and it’s also a common method of commercial cooking. Gas grills are, by far, the most popular, but people often choose charcoal and portable grills. We will cover propane, pellet, and kamado grills here, each of their advantages, and how they differ.
Depending on your needs, the choice can come down to flavor, size, or the availability of fuel sources. With the information provided here, you will more easily find, for example, Weber grills on sale that meet your needs and, if you require a propane refill, you can always depend on one of Brinkmann’s local Long Island stores for this as well.
According to the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA) (yes, there’s an organization that tracks facts on grilling!), seven in ten U.S. adults use a grill or smoker. Many of them have the types of grills described below:
Compact and convenient, the Big Green Egg can be used in many ways. This versatile system can be used as a grill at temperatures up to 750°F, as an oven, or as an alternative to other smokers for sale. That makes it perfect for an outdoor barbeque, for anyone who wants to serve a wide variety of food choices.
As a grill, the Egg can be used to cook steak, fish, or vegetables. You can even use it as a stir-fry. Various accessories are available to make the cooker even more versatile, including a Drip Pan or ConvEGGtor, perfect for indirect grilling and roasting.
Wood-smoke beef brisket or spare ribs, or even vegetables, fish, or nuts—yes, the Egg is one of the most practical smokers for sale on the market! Even use the Egg to bake bread, pie, and pizza. You can adjust the cooker to do just about anything; there are also seven sizes available, from Mini to XXLarge, to accommodate whatever outdoor cooking needs you have.
Painting a room can be exciting. You can pick any color you want, in any shade you want. However, that freedom can also be overwhelming. This is especially true if you’ve never had to select colors for interior paints before.
When most people decide they’re going to repaint rooms in their home, they realize they need to answer some questions they may not have seriously considered before. How do I select the best color for a room? Does this color scheme need to complement the other rooms in my house? Are there any colors I should avoid at all costs?
Cold air, snow, and ice have gripped the country. You may not be outdoors much, but the extra time can be spent organizing and decluttering your home. A few helpful items may be no farther than your local hardware store.
In fact, cleaning things up can have health benefits—physically and mentally. Too much clutter can cause stress and depression. With some home improvement, a cleaner space helps people:
Burglaries seem to ramp up toward the end of December. Is it the Christmas lights or the fact many people are away from home during the holiday season? According to the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Crime Victimization Survey in 2010, about 40% of unlawful entries (between 2003 and 2007) were through unlocked doors or windows, and many entered through an open door; some even had keys to the door lock.1
However, there were no verifiable reports of homeowners (or Macaulay Culkin) setting off tripwires or paint buckets to fend off criminals!
The holidays are a time for get-togethers with friends and family members. From dinner parties to potluck brunches, you want to know that your house feels welcoming both inside and out. One of the easiest ways to freshen up your home for holiday hosting is to apply a new coat of paint. Paint can be used to make a room look bigger or to give it a cozier feel. Don’t wait any longer! Keep reading for tips on painting a room and picking the right paint for this holiday season.