While you're knocking out that 'honey-do' list this summer, there may be some things around the house that need a little extra TLC. If you're ready to take on a new project or two, and are thinking of updating some of the systems that keep your home comfortable and safe, we've got a few electric-specific projects to consider. It's easy to let electrical systems slide by as an afterthought as long as they are working, but sometimes an upgrade can make life more enjoyable, make your home more energy-efficient, and most importantly, increase safety in your home.

For allergy sufferers, as great as spring and summer can be, it's also the season of stuffy noses, sneezing, and itchy eyes. If you're a homeowner and you're sick of suffering from those tell-tale allergy symptoms when you're just hanging out in your house, we've got some good news for you. While allergens, unfortunately, aren't just restricted to the outdoors, there are things you can do to lessen their impact inside your home. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Summer is a great time to consider undertaking some long-awaited projects for your home that require outside expertise - both inside and out. For starters, most home repairs, upgrades and remodels are accomplished more easily and efficiently when your contractor doesn't have to fight snow or cold temperatures. Reduced stress levels on your part are one likely result, while the longer summer daylight hours also might help get certain projects completed quicker, as well. Here are a few suggestions to jump start your summer project plans.

The heat is up and the idea of spending time around the pool is extremely appealing for most homeowners. However, when plumbing goes awry in your home, it can create a whole different kind of swimming pool - the indoor kind that you definitely didn't plan for and absolutely aren't looking forward to dipping into. If you see any signs of the following plumbing issues, pick up the phone and call a trusted professional plumber immediately.

Summer in the Colorado Front Range is one of the best times of year to get outside and explore, head to higher elevations for gorgeous views and cooler temps - but down in 'the flats' it sure can get hot. So what's a homeowner to do when you're trying to save on utility bills and keep your cool at home throughout the season? Here are a few ideas to help you keep comfortable and cool indoors without breaking the bank by blasting the air conditioner.

Summer has arrived, and even though you're probably spending more time outside, it doesn't mean your home will be problem-free. Summertime can present its own set of issues that you're likely to face as a homeowner, when the temperatures rise and summer storms come rolling through. Here are some things to look out for, and a few tips on what to do if you're faced with the issues.

Determining the best central AC fit for your home can be a complicated process, especially if you don't know what you need or what to look for! For the sake of this discussion, we will focus on central air conditioning for homes that have forced air heating systems, employing a furnace and ducting to heat the home. Later in this article, we'll also touch on ductless AC, but we'll shelve that discussion for the moment.

Sunshine is out in full force and daydreams of weekends spent lounging in the backyard and grilling out on the patio are turning into reality - yes, that's the smell of summertime just around the corner. Before you start sending out the invites for your weekly BBQ party, there are some home maintenance things that need your attention so you can focus on soaking up the sun (with a suitable SPF for your needs), worry-free.

As a homeowner, there are a LOT of things you need to know and keep track of to keep your house in good working order. So when you think about adding in-depth knowledge about your HVAC system to the mix, it can feel a little overwhelming. Fear not, for there's no need to understand everything about your home heating and cooling systems. However, there are some key things you absolutely should know to help you understand your home better and be better equipped to make good decisions - whether it's routine annual maintenance or if something should happen to go wrong.

After years of owning your own home, you start to discover little quirks. Most are nothing to worry about, a truth you've likely learned over time. But there are some issues that pop up that shouldn't be ignored, and glitches in your electrical system are at the top of the list. Of course, not all electrical issues are dire, but because your home's electrical components pose one of the highest risks for fire and serious damage, being overly cautious is the better option.