Owning a home can be a great investment. However, certain issues will arise that require replacements or repairs. Considering a water heater's lifespan is approximately 10 years, you will most likely need to replace this important appliance at one point. When this appliances does finally die out, it can wreak havoc on your home. In many cases, water heaters may begin leaking and finally burst. This creates an explosion of water that leads to dangerous electrical issues, flooding, and potential mold growth.
Last year, this country suffered through several polar vortexes -- with one even dropping down into the United States during July 2014. The polar vortexes brought with them record lows to many parts of the United States. With all of these cold-weather events, it may seem odd to talk about global warming, but the truth is the climate is still getting warmer. According to Business Insider, October 2014 was the hottest one ever recorded.
Does your heating bill send you into a state of shock? If so, now is the time for you to begin making changes to your home to bring the cost of heating your home down. In years past, my heating bill was actually more than my mortgage was. It really made getting through the winter difficult for my family. I decided to do something about the high bills. I started with insulation, then invested in some new windows, and I also changed the way that we used our utilities. You can learn everything that I did to reduce my heating bill so that you can cut your heating bill as well.