In the market for a new kitchen range? Luckily, you’ll have a range of choices! Actually, when you talk about power there are only two choices: gas or electric. Put those two types of stoves side by side and you’ll see right away that the gas oven is going to cost you more. But, it’s going to cost less to operate. The average cost of running a gas stove is around 7 cents an hour while an electric over actually costs around 16 cents an hour. That might not seem like a lot for an hour of baking but add that up over several years and you can see where paying a little bit more for a gas oven will turn out to be more cost effective. How much more? If the average kitchen stove lasts around 15 years then it will cost you approximately $382 in gas versus $867 in electric power. Translation: What could you do with $500 extra dollars in your pocket?
After you’ve settled on the type of range you’ll also get to pick the type of controls. Touchpads will provide you with more precise settings but they can be a big hassle to repair if they should ever break down. With a knob, all you have to do is swap out the knob. On a range top gas oven you’ll be dealing with open flames. If you go electric you can have either coils or a close top. Guess which one is going to be easier to clean?
Some oven designs allow for warming zones. On electric ranges these are areas on the stovetop that you can keep a pot warm without cooking in. In a gas range, there could be a drawer at the bottom of the oven which lets you do the same thing. The problem with the oven drawer is that it is sometimes hard to manage and can easily overheat with the oven going.
You can see you’ll have a lot of options for your new stove. One area where you don’t need a lot of options is getting rid of the old stove. That’s because Junk King Colorado Springs is really the only call you should make.
Junk King will provide you with a two-man crew and dolly capable of pulling out your stove and loading it on the back of their truck. That’s right; you also get a truck to fill up with whatever kind of junk you want to toss out. Start with the stove and end with cleaning out your entire garage. Tap into the power of Junk King Colorado Springs today!
To build a new home you need a permit. Following the number of issued permits will give you a pretty good indication of how strong the housing market is becoming. That in turn will tell you how our economy is holding up. Good news for Colorado Springs: single-family building permits totaled 227 for the month of March.
That’s around a one-third increase over the same amount of permits issued at this time last year. All told the total for the first quarter of 2013 were 625 permits and that’s a whopping 70% increase over last year. This also means home prices are slowly ticking back up. As a homeowner you have the option to cash in on those increasing values by making improvements around your property. One popular remodeling project is refurbishing an outdoor deck or porch.
The first look someone will have at your home will be from the outside. What kind of shape is your front porch in? What about your backyard deck? Have the many harsh winters have taken their toll on your wood? If you’re ready for a new deck or porch you’ve going to find a great deal on lumber. Be on the lookout for specially treated lumber that will not only hold up in all kinds of weather but is also treated to be fire resistant. That should be of great importance for anyone here in Colorado Spring. In fact, many local homeowners are swapping out their old wood for fire resistant lumber just to be on the safe side. No matter what type of remodeling project you undertake to increase your property value you’re going to go through a demolition phase. Junk King Colorado Springs should be your partner for that process.
A Junk King crew will have no problem removing a pile of scrap lumber left off from tearing out an old deck or peeling off an old roof. The JK team will load up that lumber onto the back of their truck and make sure it’s disposed of properly. Getting rid of that torn up lumber is vital especially if you have kids around.
You don’t want them playing around those piles. Although you might be calling Junk King for lumber removal there is no reason why they can’t take away the rest of your junk at the same time. Load up that truck with old furniture, auto parts, lawnmower or sporting equipment that isn’t being used. That’s the other trick to increasing your property value: clearing out the junk. Let Junk King show you the way.