Monday, September 10, 2018

Air Conditioner Installation

Hiring a Company to Install an Air Conditioner

Having a dependable air conditioner that works when you need it to is very important on days that are very hot. Have you finally decided to upgrade the air conditioner in your home? If this is the case, you will need to find a company to handle the installation of your new air conditioner when you buy it. This is something that needs to be done by a trained professional. You might make a mistake if you try to do it yourself. Here are some tips to help you track down a company that will be able to help you to install an air conditioner.

1. The Better Business Bureau is a great place to find the names of companies in your area that will install an air conditioner.
The BBB has been a reliable source of info for people who are looking to hire contractors to do various jobs for them. You can trust that all of the info on the BBB site to be totally current and accurate. Take a look to see what companies they have listed that specialize in AC replacement Fort Myers. You should then concentrate on contacting the companies that have received the best BBB ratings.

2. Talk to your friends to find out if any of them have had an air conditioner installed recently.
Maybe a few of your friends can recommend a company that can install an air conditioner for you. You have nothing to lose by asking. You might get lucky. Getting references from the people in your life who you trust the most is always a smart thing to do. You can believe what these people tell you. They will not have a vested interest to steer you towards a specific contractor.

3. What will the company charge you to install your air conditioner?
Do not make the mistake of thinking that the prices charged by air conditioner installation companies will basically be the same. That is far from reality. These companies can be very different in terms of their prices. That is why you need to call them and get a quote.

Friday, September 7, 2018

September Swago Board = Bonus Swag! #Swagbucks

The digital rewards site Swagbucks is offering big payouts during on their September Swago Board, which runs from September 10th through September 17th at 9am PT! Swago is just like bingo, but in this case you're filling out squares as you earn points on their site for doing things you already do online. If you're thinking of trying Swagbucks, this is a great chance to learn all about how the site works and earn bonus points while doing it, meaning you can get more gift cards faster. Here are a few tips: 

  • Each square on your Swago Board will contain an action item to complete. They can be anything from getting a search win, completing a survey, or just visiting one of our popular stores!
  • Once you complete the action item in a particular square the square will change color signifying the action item is complete.
  • You have until 12pm PT/3pm ET on Monday, September 17th to mark off as many squares as possible so use your time wisely.
  • Be mindful of the patterns and their corresponding bonuses located on the right of your Swago Board. The patterns will vary in difficulty and bonus value. Once you’ve achieved a pattern, the corresponding “Submit” button will light up. You can have multiple patterns available for submission, however, you can only submit ONE pattern so choose wisely.
  • Each activity you successfully complete on your Swago Board will give you anywhere from 1-20 spins on the Spin & Win Wheel. PLUS, when you submit your board for a bonus you'll get additional spins. The number of spins will depend on the pattern you complete. The wheel has all sorts of great prizes that you can win, and each spin is a winner!

The Spin & Win Wheel will be available all throughout Swago and you have until 11:59pm PT on Monday, September 17th to use all your spins. 

Fill up your board and then submit your pattern to get even more points - if you can fill in the whole board, you get a 500 SB bonus, which is enough for a $5 gift card from the retailer of your choice.  

Click here right now and click "Join" to get started! If you don't already have a Swagbucks account, you'll be able to quickly sign up; PLUS, if you earn 300 SB before the first of October, you'll get a bonus 300 SB!

Booking A Vacation Rental

What to Consider When Booking a Vacation Rental

Vacation rentals have many benefits over a standard hotel room, including give you more room for your family and providing you with more amenities. While you might get lucky and find a hotel room with a tiny kitchen, a rental property gives you a full kitchen and may even have a grill that you can use outside too. Before booking a vacation rental though, there are some things you should consider.

Number of Bedrooms and Bathroom

The very first thing you should consider is the number of bedrooms and bathrooms in the house. If you want to book a romantic trip away from home, you only need one of each. Those who travel with family and friends though will want at least two bedrooms. When you book a rental with two or more bathrooms, you can avoid long lines in the morning and get into the shower faster.

Included Amenities

It's really important that you take a look at the included amenities too. Some rentals come with one or more private bedrooms and a sleeper sofa. Located in the living room, that sofa unfolds to create an extra bed that two people can use. Amenities may also include an outdoor kitchen will a grill and seating or a kitchen with major appliances that you can use for cooking. If you choose a rental with its own kitchen, you should look at whether it comes with cookware and utensils or if you must provide your own.


When you decide to rent a vacation property, you probably already know where you want to visit. You may want to look closely at the location of each rental that grabs your attention though. Take for example North Carolina coast rentals. Some of these rentals are so close to the water that you can sit on the porch and watch your kids play in the water. Others are further away but still just a short walk from the water. As you look for rentals, make sure you consider the location, amenities and the number of bedrooms and bathrooms.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Sign Up For Swagbucks! #September #Swagbucks

All throughout September you can earn large bonuses when sign up as my referral on Swagbucks. Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you're probably doing online already, like searching the web, watching videos, shopping, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Target, or PayPal cash.  

When you sign up through me this month, you can earn a 300 SB bonus! Here's how:  

1. Sign up using this link 

2. Earn 300 SB total before October 1st, 2018. You'll get a 300 SB bonus for it!  

3. That's it. It's super easy, and Swagbucks is for real. I use it myself, and I've earned $290 in PayPal, Amazon and Starbucks gift cards!

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Repairing Your Sewer Line

Title: Whose Responsibility Is It to Repair Your Sewer Line?

A Clogged Line
One of the worst experiences that you can have is a sudden backed up toilet. Not just the tedious and annoying plugged toilet either. This is the terrifying and disgusting moment when water and debris within your toilet start to rise like a scene out of Jaws. Eventually, the water seeps out of your toilet and you're stuck standing in unclean water. Considering that that water can sometimes be home to bacteria and disease, the last thing you want is it seeping into your carpet or floor.
While for some toilets, a simple plunging might fix the problem, for others, you may be facing a far larger problem. The sewer line that connects your toilet to the sewer could be injured or damaged. If that's the case, you may be confused as to whose responsibility it falls upon to have it fixed. Considering that the problem includes the sewer, you may believe that the county will send someone to fix up the problem. That is not the case.

An Easy Solution
The sewer line itself is the responsibility of the homeowner. One of the best methods to fix a clogged or damaged sewer line is to undergo a sewer rodding. However, you don't want just anyone to perform the job for you. In the wrong hands, what was just a clogged line could end up being a leaking line if more damage is done to the line during the treatment. Because of this, you want to make sure you hire experienced and knowledgeable plumbers to do the job for you.
Courtesy Plumbing can be that plumber. They've worked on countless homes providing them all with healthy sewer lines. The fact that they've been featured on HGTV just goes to show that they are masters of their craft and a trusted company. Before your toilet tries to ruin your house, call Courtesy Plumbing to have them perform a thorough inspection of your sewer line.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Swagbucks Back-To-School Challenge!

It's that time of the year again! Swagbucks is holding a Back to School Team Challenge to help you earn free gift cards! For those of you who don't know what Swagbucks is, it's a website where you can earn cash back on everyday tasks you do online like shopping, answering surveys, discovering deals, and watching videos. You can even earn for searching the web! 
If you've never tried Swagbucks before because you didn't know where to begin, their Team Challenges are a great way to learn the ropes and earn points towards free gift cards and PayPal cash! The challenge runs from Monday, August 6th to Friday, August 10th.  

Here's how you can join the challenge and the site:  
1. Click here to join the challenge and be assigned to a team.
2. In addition to earning SB, you'll contribute to your team's total as you complete different activities on Swagbucks.
3. Check back on the page often to see the scores and what you've contribute so far.   

All members who participate and contribute at least 600 points to their team’s total will receive a SB bonus in the form of a SB Swag Up Shop Bonus on their next gift card! 
Not only that, but if you sign up under me this month and earn 300 SB before September 1st, you'll get a 300 SB bonus!

Members of the 1st place team will receive a 100 SB Swag Up Rebate, members of the 2nd place team will receive a 50 SB Swag Up Rebate!

August Swagbucks Sign-Up Bonus!

All throughout August you can earn large bonuses when sign up as my referral on Swagbucks. Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you're probably doing online already, like searching the web, watching videos, shopping, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Target, or PayPal cash.  

When you sign up through me this month, you can earn a 300 SB bonus! Here's how:  

1. Sign up using this link 

2. Earn 300 SB total before September 1st, 2018. You'll get a 300 SB bonus for it!  

3. That's it. It's super easy, and Swagbucks is for real. I use it myself, and I've earned $270 in Amazon and Starbucks gift cards!

Monday, July 16, 2018

Overland Trips Make a Great Vacation!

At one point, people loved to go to shopping malls and department stores. Now, many malls are shutting down. This is partly because Amazon has completely annihilated the competition. Online stores are putting a lot of brick-and-mortar stores out of business. However, statistics show that more people are interested in experiences instead of material goods. More people long to travel the world and enjoy amazing vacations. If you'd like to indulge in some unique travel experiences, consider the following tips for your travel excursions.

1. Lodging - For those that are looking to travel outside of the U.S., don't automatically opt for the four-star hotel. There are tons of vacation rental websites that showcase stunning private rentals. Enjoy exotic Italian vacation homes with stunning views. Some of these homes are easy to rent for less than $60 a night.

2. Transportation - If you've ever had a dream to go off-roading and would love to plow through the woods in a gigantic jeep, overland trips and similar options work perfectly. You'll be able to pick your ideal truck, try different tech tools and enjoy your off-roading dreams. Take a walk on the wild side and take this option instead of the typical economy rental car.

3. Food - Always make sure that you visit at least one popular restaurant that serves the local cuisine. Don't travel to another country and opt for burgers and fries. Expand your palate and try new dishes. Do some research to find out which restaurants are the hotspots in the area. Look at online reviews so that you'll know what you're walking into. Once you've experienced the menus of various restaurants, make sure that you return the favor and leave your personal reviews online.

4. Photos - No matter where you go, always have tons of pictures to savor the moment. It's also a great idea to document the trip through video footage. To take your footage to the next level, it's a nice idea to purchase a drone. Do a few test runs to learn how to operate it. As a vacation tradition, do a photo shoot with a local photographer. It's a great way to document your excursions around the world in a professional way.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Chimney Repair Help

As great as it is to have a wood-burning fireplace with a brick-and-mortar chimney in your home, you still have to keep an eye on your chimney to make sure it doesn't need to be repaired. A chimney is part of your home's roofing system, which means it's exposed to the elements at all times. Bricks can loosen, mortar can wear away, and creosote can build up and become a fire hazard. A chimney will last for decades if it is cared for, but you still need to know when to have it repaired. Here are just a couple of signs that will tell you that time has come.
Loose Bricks - First of all, take a look at your chimney from the outside of your house. If you notice that the mortar between the bricks has worn away or that the bricks themselves look loose or dislocated, you will need to have it repaired. Loose bricks are especially dangerous since they can cause a lot of damage if they break away from your chimney and fall. This is especially common in older homes that have older chimneys, so stay alert and have your chimney inspected at least once a year to make sure that this isn't a serious concern.
Too Much Creosote - Creosote is a substance that is produced whenever wood is burned. Naturally, it tends to build up on the inside of chimneys. Some of it will look like soft, feathery ash and can be removed without much trouble, but some of it will look like sticky tar. This is considerably harder to remove, but since it can be a fire hazard, you will need to call a professional to clean it out. If you notice a lot of creosote in your chimney, contact a company that specializes in chimney repair Washington DC to fix the problem before you use your fireplace this winter.