• Three Washing-Machine Problems and What You Can Do About Them

    Washing-machine malfunctions never come at a convenient time. Fortunately, some situations that make it seem like major repairs may be in order may have easy fixes. The following are three of them. Clothes Are Wet and Heavy at the End of the Cycle  When clothing seems too heavy and wet after the spin cycle, the problem can have a variety of causes. Some are simple—clothing feels wetter and heavier if it's cold, so using the cold-water wash cycle may be the culprit. [Read More]

  • What To Do When Frost Or Ice Builds Up Inside The Refrigerator Compartment

    It's not entirely unusual for ice to form in the freezer during a humid summer, but it's a more troubling problem when it frosts over the ceiling and back wall of the refrigerator compartment. This ice can drip on your food as it melts or block crucial vents that circulate air. Take immediate steps to defrost the compartment, and then follow this troubleshooting guide to decide if you need professional refrigerator repair or not. [Read More]

  • Three Ways To Help Your Cape Cod-Style Home Cool More Evenly

    Cape Cod style homes are known for their unique upstairs floors, which are essentially built into what would have been the attic space and feature slanted ceilings. This unique design makes for a quaint home, but it makes cooling the home a challenge. Not only does the warm air tend to get trapped in the corners under the low ceilings, but the upstairs' proximity to the roof means that warmth from the sun is easily transferred to the home interior. [Read More]