Home Improvements Budgeting for the Holidays: Ways to Save Money This Christmas Don’t wait until next year to start planning how to save money during the holidays — there’s still time to make wise financial decisions now! One way to ensure the holiday spirit stays alive this season? Don’t go off the deep end when it comes to spending. Here are some of American Home Shield’s top […]
Home Improvements How Much Laundry Detergent Should I Use? Many people wonder how much detergent to use on laundry day. Liquid detergent has notches in the cap, and the powder comes with a convenient scoop—but most of us are guilty of throwing a bit more in the load just for good measure. When it comes to getting your clothes fresh, more soap is better, […]
Home Improvements How to Insulate a Garage Door When it comes time to update your garage door, one question to consider is whether or not you should insulate your garage door. For the most part, garage door insulation is a beneficial feature for both your garage and the rest of your home. It can improve energy efficiency and gives you the option to […]
Home Improvements Why Your Freezer May Not Be Freezing Freezers are the dependable appliances of the kitchen. You can always trust that your midnight snack craving will be satisfied simply by sleepily stumbling into the kitchen and perusing your faithful freezer. From frozen vegetables, fruit, and meat to ready-to-bake pizzas and delectable ice cream, your freezer is the go-to place for last-minute dining. But […]
Home Improvements When is it Time to Replace Your Air Conditioner There’s little worse than realizing too late that your air conditioner needs to be replaced. Coming home on a sweltering summer’s day only to encounter a broken A/C unit is sure to leave you hot and bothered. With your hardworking cooling system, it’s not a matter of if but when you will need to replace […]
Home Improvements What is a Builder’s Home Warranty   What’s the difference between a home builder’s warranty and a home warranty?  If you’re thinking of buying a newly constructed home, it’s important to know the difference between a builder’s home warranty and a standard new home warranty. A builder’s home warranty applies to new home construction or a remodel that is completed by a builder, […]
Home Improvements Swimming Pool Maintenance Guide: How to Care for Your Pool All pool owners know there’s no anticipation like waiting for swim-ready weather. While you probably use your pool most in the summer, it’s important to learn how to maintain your pool year-round to keep it in tip-top shape so you’re not having to deal with a pool leak or pool heater repair when you should […]
Home Improvements 5 Ways to Lower Your Air Conditioning & Energy Bills According to the U.S. Department of Energy, air conditioning accounts for about six percent of all the electricity manufactured in the U.S. and costs American homeowners a collective $29 billion a year. On an individual level, running your central air conditioning can cost an average of $3.84 a day, which is more than $115 a month. With energy costs rising, it […]
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Home Improvements How to Insulate a Garage Door When it comes time to update your garage door, one question to consider is whether or not you should insulate your garage door. For the most part, garage door insulation is a beneficial feature for both your garage and the rest of your home. It can improve energy efficiency and gives you the option to […]
Home Improvements Best Closet Organizers & Closet Organizer Systems We all know what it’s like to be afraid to open our closets for fear of everything falling out.
Home Improvements Fall in Love with Your Home This Valentine’s Day   Our homes these days are doing a lot of multi-tasking and heavy lifting for us all: they’ve had to stand in as offices, schools, restaurants, movie theatres, and much more. This Valentine’s Day, why not show your home a little love for being the space that’s always there for you? It can sometimes be easy to take our homes for granted, so here are seven easy ways to give your home a […]
Home Improvements Home Maintenance Guide & Calendar   American Home Shield is here to help you protect your budget, which starts with protecting your home. Our comprehensive Home Maintenance Guide and Calendar allow you to keep track of service dates and details, and stay on top of seasonal maintenance tips and tasks. Download your free Home Maintenance Guide and Calendar today!   […]
Home Improvements 12 Tips to Get Your Home Ready for Thanksgiving                         For many households, Thanksgiving is one of the biggest holidays of the year, both in terms of the number of guests and the amount of prep work needed.
Home Improvements Is it more Environmentally Friendly to Replace Old Appliances Home appliances can guzzle energy, especially older models designed in a different era of technology. If you have been wondering if it’s better to repair those old appliances or buy newer, more energy-efficient ones, we’re here to help.
Home Improvements How to Paint Concrete Floors and Patios If you have some dreary concrete spaces on your front porch or backyard patio, it’s easy to spiff them up with a coat of paint, stain, or fun stencils.
Home Buying Process When to Talk to Your Clients about Home Warranty Coverage As a real estate professional, you know the many benefits and advantages that a home warranty coverage can bring to transactions.
Home Improvements The Best DIY Floor Cleaners Life is already complicated enough, so let’s simplify floor cleaning. Get ready to declutter the cavernous depths of your kitchen cabinets and just hang on to a few simple, non-toxic cleaners that can work on a variety of flooring types throughout your home.
Big Picture Intero Continues Expanding Service Offerings with HomeServices Insurance Agency Partnership   CUPERTINO, Calif. (May 13, 2021) –Intero®, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and wholly owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America, Inc., today announced the launch of HomeServices Insurance Agency within the company’s real estate services network. The HomeServices Insurance Agency announcement comes on the heels of the company’s other core real estate services that include partnerships […]
Home Improvements How to Get Your A/C Unit Ready for Summer How often does central A/C need maintenance?
Home Improvements Dishwasher Won’t Drain? Here Are 8 Steps to Fix it One of the most common problems reported to plumbers by homeowners is when a dishwasher won’t drain.