Protect your tailgate party from pests

Protect your tailgate party from pests

Family Features Special to Valley News Whether it’s before a football or baseball game, most sports fans share one thing in common: tailgating. No matter the event or the teams playing in the big game, few things create as strong a sense of camaraderie and community as tailgating. While most fans prepare for the food, […]

Drop-for-drop, water savings from HERO PACE projects could fill 8,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools

SAN DIEGO – Renovate America today announced that California residents are actively pursuing home water efficiency projects despite the loosening of state-imposed water restrictions. Many homeowners are using HERO financing to pay for the upgrades. HERO is a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program that is available to the vast majority of California residents. To […]

Your guide to proper tree pruning

Your guide to proper tree pruning

TEMECULA – Trees may require pruning for a variety reasons. Storms may have damaged branches, necessitating a pruning. In other instances, trees may have outgrown their yards, overpowering the landscape. Autumn and winter, when trees largely go dormant and fallen leaves make it easier to see the branches beneath, may be prime times to prune. […]

Paint your home’s exterior like a pro

Paint your home’s exterior like a pro

TEMECULA – Painting is an inexpensive way to transform just about any space. Many people paint the interiors of their homes, but home exteriors also can undergo dramatic makeovers with fresh coats of paint. Timing the job right and heeding some tips from professionals and do-it-yourselfers who have tread the painting path before you can […]

Nature’s Air Conditioners

Nature’s Air Conditioners

LONDONDERRY, NH – If you have ever escaped from blazing hot sun in a shady spot under a tree, you know how these natural air conditioners can make you feel more comfortable. A mature shade tree can block up to 90 percent of solar radiation, which could translate to a significant reduction in your home cooling cost. […]

Choosing the Right Project for Your Home Renovation

Nathaniel Sillin Before the housing market collapse of 2007, all renovation projects – no matter how expensive – seemed like winners. Today, home renovation is a whole new ballgame and you should carefully research any potential fix-up project you’re planning for your home. For the past 14 years, Remodeling magazine’s annual Remodeling 2016 Cost vs. […]

Statewide water conservation declines to 21.5 percent in June; Water supplier ‘stress tests’ still under review

SACRAMENTO – With water conservation falling to 21.5 percent savings in June 2016 – down from 27.5 percent a year ago – the State Water Resources Control Board recently announced that it is closely monitoring conservation levels, will scrutinize actions by water suppliers where use has risen dramatically and is carefully reviewing the “stress tests” to […]

Ask your builder about disaster-resilient materials

Ask your builder about disaster-resilient materials

TEMECULA – Segments of the home-building industry indicate they are up to the challenge of improving occupant safety. This is welcomed assurance seeing that weather extremes now seemingly occur in every season and are bringing far more intensified blasts of wind, rain, heat, drought, ice and snow. Did you know that owning a stronger, safer, […]

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