Tag Archives: Home Improvement

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Air Conditioner Alternatives

Q: What is the difference between an air conditioner and an evaporator? Is one better for my home? I just need something to cool the front room occasionally in the summertime, and I hate window units. – George F., Burlington, Vt. A: An evaporative cooler can be a cost-effective alternative to Continue reading →

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Water-Damaged Carpet Needs Quick Attention

Q: My apartment’s window air-conditioning unit dripped water from the front left corner for several days before I realized it, and the carpet underneath is soaking wet. How can I dry it quickly? – Chase T., Concord, N.H. A: First off, since you live in an apartment, contact the landlord Continue reading →

Hibbs Contracting

Hibbs Contracting

Genesee Valley Penny Saver honors this week’s Business in your Community Hibbs Contracting Business Description: • Home improvement and remodeling business • Featuring roofing, gutters, windows, siding, bathrooms, decks and more Business History: • Founded by lifelong Finger Lakes resident, Butch Hibbard in 1992 and incorporated in 1996. • Butch Continue reading →

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Safe Edging Using a String Trimmer

Q: I don’t have a lot of experience with yard work, but I’m trying to save money by doing much of it myself. I’ve figured out lawn mowing, but how can I get the edges trimmed? I don’t want to buy an expensive edger. – Sarah in Mobile, Ala. A: Continue reading →