Choosing the Right Garage Door Opener

A garage door opener gives you easy, lit access to your home and can improve security. Features such as smart-device compatibility and home-automation system connectivity make these devices even more convenient. Learn what you need to know about chain-drive, belt-drive, screw-drive and direct-drive models so you can find the best garage door opener for your home. Types of Garage Door Openers Standard garage door openers have a similar design. A motor drives a trolley or carriage along a rail. The trolley is connected to the garage door and as the trolley moves, it pulls the door open or pushes it closed. The main difference between garage door opener models is how the motor moves the trolley

Window Air Conditioner Buying Guide

Summer is coming and temperatures are rising. For those of us that use a window air conditioner to cool off. It is important to know which units can best cool you off and help you manage energy costs. This guide helps you learn about different types and how to choose one for your home. Window Air Conditioner Operation A window air conditioner, also known as a window A/C or a room air conditioner, is designed to cool a single room and can be a good, easy-to-install option if a central air conditioning system is not practical or if you want to cool a single room rather than the whole house. Depending on the model, a window air conditioner can operate in different modes. The cooling mode takes

Etiquette for Displaying the U.S. Flag

Memorial Day is coming up in the next few days and many people will be putting the U.S Flag out for display. As a veteran of the Air Force I wanted to take the time explain the proper etiquette for handling and flying the United States Flag for those that may not know. The etiquette for displaying the U.S. Flag is established by law, in US Code Title 4; Chapter 1; Sec 7 m (1) . Here are a few things you should know when displaying the U.S. flag on private property: On Memorial Day the flag is flown at half-staff until noon and at full staff from noon to sunset. The flag should be displayed at half staff in mourning the death of principal government leaders or upon presidential or gubernator

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