Low-Cost to No-Cost Tips to Stay Cool in Summer

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Get tips to stay cool in summer by lowering the temperature and improving your comfort inside your house. Here are seven tips to help you stay cool in the summer without spending a lot of money.

Tips to Avoid Ticks, Refinishing Hardwood Floors and Staying Cool Through the Dog Days of Summer

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Now that we are in the hottest part of the summer, we are also at the peak season for ticks that can carry dangerous diseases.  Tom & Leslie have tips on how to avoid ticks and health hassles they can bring.  Plus get tips on how to refinish hardwood floors, and find out how to make sure you choose the right size air conditioner to get you through the hottest month of the year. Also the answers to your questions about basement windows, resurfacing a patio, purchasing a power washer, sod issues, repairing an asphalt driveway, air conditioning repairs, grinding a tree trunk, replacing a roof, air flow, tubs and showers, and porch flooring.

Preventing Burglars from Ruining Your Vacation, Home Inspection Tips for Buyers and Sellers and Easy A/C Install Tips to Keep Cool in Summer

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Summer vacation season is often a bonanza for burglars.  Tom and Leslie share simple and low-cost steps you can take right how to keep your home safe.  Plus if you are planning to buy or sell a home, you do not want to do that without getting a professional home inspector.  The President of the American Society of Home Inspectors stops by with tips.  And find out how to safely install a room air conditioner, plus your calls about, repairing hardwood floors, air flow, contractor problems, painting a front door, repairing a linoleum floor, window replacement, mold on patio, attic insulation, stair repair, drainage issues.

Sleek Kitchen Designs, Easy Ways to Refinish Furniture and How to Test Your A/C System

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Want to incorporate a sleek, modern, clean look into your kitchen? Tom and Leslie have tips on how to achieve one of the hottest new design trends making its way to this side of the Atlantic from Europe.  Plus find out how to breathe new life into some of the furniture you may already have with stain. Learn a quick way to test your air conditioning system to make sure it’s doing all it can to keep you cool and comfortable, and get answers to your calls about, bathroom renovation, metal roofing, hardware options, driveway repair, radiant floors, removing paneling,  cleaning a concrete slab, roof drains, refinishing floors, planning a deck.

How to Size a Room Air Conditioner, Tamper Resistant Outlets and Ways to Go Green with Grilling

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If you’re planning to buy an air conditioner this summer, bigger is not better.  Tom and Leslie deliver tips on how to pick the best one for your home.  Find out how tamper resistant outlets are making electricity safe for both kids and adults, and get eco-friendly grilling options for your July 4th cookout. Plus your calls on, mold, repairing tile flooring, electric issues, gardens, reinforcing a brick wall, foundation cracks, energy water saving tips, dishwasher repairs, deck sealant, a/c flow, textured walls.

Avoiding Bed Bugs, Tips to Build the Best Patio and Solutions for Cooling Problem Rooms

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While you’re busy planning your summer get-away, bed bugs may be busy planning how to join you! Tom and Leslie have tips to avoid bringing home the nasty little critters home with your souvenirs.   Plus, get tips on single easiest way to build a patio using paver bricks, and solutions for cooling problem rooms. We have answers to you questions on, metal roofing, water filtration system, asphalt driveway, foundation problems, spiders, hot water tanks, repairing pool steps, installing new molding,  central air conditioning.

Keep Home Furnishings from From Fading in the Sun, Fixing Smelly Water and Tips to Get Your Grill Ready, and more

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Direct sunlight can fade furniture and floors, and raise energy costs.  In this show, Tom & Leslie deliver tips to keep damaging UV rays away.  Plus, find out how to fix smelly water problems, learn how to make your grill safe for a season of BBQ fun, and your calls on, sump pumps, well water, spray foam insulation, clean mold, expand deck, metal roof, deck siding, painting interior room, A/C, repair doors.

Drought Resistant Lawns, Quietest A/C in America, Tips for Basement Remodeling and more

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Tired of paying high water bills for watering your lawn?  Get tips on how to find and install drought resistant grass.  Plus, find out about a new air conditioner that is breaking new ground by being the quietest in America, as well as energy efficient. Get tips on how to select flooring for damp spaces like basements, plus your calls on, carpenter bees, bald spots lawn, painting columns, water pressure, level a house, roof leaks, clean tile floors, light bulbs, mold on decks, clean siding, roof replacement.

How to Cut Pool Heating Costs, How to Build a Pollinator Garden and Tips to Prevent Slippery Sidewalks

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If you are lucky enough to have a built-in pool, you may not feel quite as lucky when you have the pay to pay the bills to heat that pool.  Tom and Leslie have tips on how you can use a FREE energy source to heat your pool and extend the swimming season.  Plus Roger Cook from This Old House stops by with tips on how to build a pollinator garden that’ll attract bees, hummingbirds and butterflies that play a big role in plant reproduction.  Plus your calls about, eliminating ants, moles, clean a concrete driveway, cement basement walls, installing a dishwasher, bathtub refurbishing, replacing AC unit in attic, roof, wood decking boards, tankless hot water heaters, cleaning bathroom mold.