Wood Stove Chimney Maintenance Safety

Read this article which is all about the importance of chimney maintenance safety!Sometimes I struggle with ideas for things to write about on booneyliving.com but today I’m writing about something that’s quite serious and something that recently struck very close to home. For those of you that have wood stoves to heat your homes with, you probably realize that one of the most important safety measures that you can take is to ensure that your chimney is clean and free from creosote to prevent chimney fires.

Where we live, we are required to have what is called a “spark arrestor screen” on our chimney cap. We live in the forest and we certainly don’t want a smoldering ember leaving our chimney and causing a forest fire so when we installed our wood stove, we made sure that we were in compliance with the county codes and we installed a spark arrestor screen on the chimney cap.
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Don’t Let Old Batteries Destroy Your Electronic Devices

AA BatteryIf you’re like me, you are probably on a fixed budget which means you need to do all that you can to save money whenever possible. Today I would like to tell you about an unfortunate experience that my husband just had. My hope is that by sharing this with you, it will save some of you a little bit of money by not having your expensive electronic devices destroyed.

My husband is a little bit of an amateur photography buff. Over the years, he has acquired a little bit of photography equipment here and there whenever we had a some extra money. As a matter of fact, he actually sold his favorite saddle several years ago so that he could buy his first high quality digital camera.
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How to Use Your Vehicle to Save on Electricity

If you’ve been reading my blog for very long, you know that I am all about finding ways to save electricity. In this day and age, many of the electronic devices that we use are battery-powered. Well, let me restate that, they use rechargeable batteries and I always recommend using rechargeable batteries whenever possible. They’re better for the environment because they can be recharged over and over which prevents consumers from filling up our landfills with disposable alkaline batteries.

While I love rechargeable batteries, their chargers do use electricity to recharge them. Today I’m going to be giving you a very simple tip on how you can save a little bit of electricity when you charge these devices up.
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It’s Time To Perform Your Annual Snowblower Maintenance

Time to get ready for winter and perform your annual snowblower maintenance!Well, it’s mid October which means that it’s time to start thinking about Winter. Before you know it, the snow will be falling! Come to think about it, we just had a snow storm on a nearby mountain pass which was at 5,000 feet elevation. That’s pretty close to our elevation which really inspired my husband to kick it into gear and perform his annual snowblower maintenance procedures. He also spent some time making sure our snow plow was ready for whatever Mother Nature throws at us this season.

Watching him go through his routine made me think that it would be a good idea to pop in here and write a quick article to remind you all to do the same.
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