Blog - Rosie on the House

23 August 2012

The Lazy B by Sandra Day O’ConnorHashknife Cowboy by Mack HughesPioneer Hunters of the Rim by Myrtle BransetterCavalcade of Arizona History by Marshall TrimbleOn the Border with General Crook by John Bourke Crossing Arizona by Leland Hanchett ...

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10 August 2012

How can I get rid of crickets in and around my home? If you’re seeing crickets inside your home, the more serious predators are sure to follow. So get rid of those crickets—fast. Here’s what not to do: Don’t empty a can of Raid on those creepy ...

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31 July 2012

Monsoon Tips from Lyon's RoofingThe best way to prevent a leak is to know if your roof has a problem before the wind and rain begin. Don’t wait for water marks to appear on your ceiling before inspecting your roof to see if it can hold up during a ...

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30 July 2012

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26 July 2012

Like many problems in life, plumbing disasters usually happen because of neglect.Most homeowners don’t think about their pipes until they’ve got a clogged drain or a chronic leak. Here are five easy, inexpensive ways to prevent your home’s pl...

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19 July 2012

The smartest investment you can make in your backyard might be to hire a designer. Sound expensive? Consider what a landscape designer or contractor can do for you: Save you money.  A pro will steer you clear of fads and safety hazard...

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12 July 2012

You can turn your home into a more comfortable place to live—and turn your energy bills more manageable—by doing the simplest maintenance on your appliances, air conditioning system and even your faucets and windows.      Here...

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05 July 2012

If you invite a home-performance specialist to your home to detect where it uses energy inefficiently, you’ll get some recommendations for repairs, upgrades and changes that will increase your home’s comfort and lower your gas and electric bil...

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28 June 2012

Selecting the proper air filter is key to cleaning the air that circulates in your home. For most homes, Rosie recommends a $4 to $5 pleated air filter, which should be replaced every month.From worst to best:Standard air filter. Made from spun fiber...

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21 June 2012

As you shop for new windows, you’ll hear and read a lot of jargon about glazing, spacers and cladding. Here is a glossary of terms that might help you understand the gobbledygook!   Cladding. This is the wood or metal window frame. Four...

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15 June 2012

The key to spot removal is getting to the spot as soon as possible. If the carpet is new or has a sufficient protector on it, all you need is some water to take the spot right out. If that doesn’t work, spot cleaner is your next weapon of choice...

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08 June 2012

You’ve just moved in to a brand new home that came complete with a landscape package, front and back. A drip irrigation system was provided for the trees and shrubs, and an underground sprinkler system was provided for the back lawn. You noticed...

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31 May 2012

You can keep your house as cool as you like this summer and save at least 30 percent on your electric bill. In fact, you can keep it downright cold if that’s how you like it.  The trick is to tap your electric utility’s “off-peak” rate...

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24 May 2012

Come down before 9am for the broadcast and get in FREE! Enjoy Rosie and Romey broadcasting from Rosie Quarter at the Phoenix Convention Center!This event offers the Home & Building Expo, The Green Expo and The Baby Boomer Expo all und...

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18 May 2012

R-value is a measure of how effectively insulation, windows or another building material resists heat flow. Generally, the higher the R-value, the greater the product's insulating power.You'll run into R-value when you buy windows or insulatin...

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11 May 2012

Why do I need to ventilate my attic? Temperatures inside an unventilated attic on a 90-degree day can reach 170 degrees. A properly ventilated roof will prolong the life of roofing material because it will reduce the temperature of t...

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04 May 2012

Here are some tips from my exterminator friends:Expect unwelcome houseguests like spiders and scorpions from March until the end of November. In the winter, they’re content to live outside because the weather is pleasant.Scout around your yard to...

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26 April 2012

You don’t have to spend a fortune on the latest energy-efficient appliances to save energy at home. Here are 12 no-cost, no-hassle ways to conserve energy and cut your electric bill:  Set your water heater at 120 degrees. Besides saving en...

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19 April 2012

Yes! To replace the broken glass in an aluminum frame window, you’ll need a rubber mallet and a Phillips-head screwdriver, or a large flat-head screwdriver or a pry bar.Many homes in Phoenix have “single-hung” aluminum-frame windows, with on...

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13 April 2012

Reoccurring mites can be a big problem and a big headache, so I sympathize with your frustrations. And not to add to your frustrations, but during my research on this problem to make sure I got you the best and most thorough solution, I read that ...

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