The change of weather that accompanies Summer is a welcome boon for most of us. It signals a time of more fresh air and outdoor life. A chance to relax and appreciate the outdoors.
But, Summer is also a time when one must take advantage of the good weather to get some yard work and home improvement projects completed. Its a bit of catch 22, one wants to enjoy a nice yard but then they are forced to work and create it, plus the heat can lead to discomfort after a long day working in the sun.
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Additionally, running around in Home Improvement Stores in order to get new equipment and supplies can be an unwelcome use of time and if you buy retail a waste of money.
Knowing how to shop is the best solution for getting great products with the least effort. The best way to do this by using a reputable shopping comparison engine.Become.com is a great example of such a useful tool. Simply enter in a product or category that you need and the service will show you leading brands and their prices, The best part is that you dont even need to leave your home to do this.
I have a selection of products below that are great summer buys for home repair, in-home comfort and yard maintenance.
Zero Turn Mowers
As mentioned – the catch 22 is we love our lawns and the relaxation that the yard offers, but dont necessarily love cutting them. Zero Turn Mowers are an efficient and intelligent design that leads to the greatest of ease while cutting the lawn. The turning radious is so precise that going back through the yard to “weedwack” or “trim” is nearly unnecessary.
Every year, Air Conditioners become more green and more efficient. It is wise to check and compare your Air Conditioner with newer models. Even a “working” air conditioner may be less cost efficient in the long run then buying a new one that has better energy use standards.
Window Units work fine for many small homes, but when you want to cool an entire house without having a window blocke din every room, looking into a nice 4 ton unit is a great idea for saving time, energy and space.
We dont really want to work inside in the summer, but its usually a great time to get your yearly projects out of the way. Ceiling Tiles are a great project to get done when you can open up your windows and keep your home from getting dusty.