Tips from a Contracting Star

By Tips on TV / Chip Wade, Special for  USDR

Warmer days and shorter nights mean that it is time to get out garden tools, tidy up the yard and prepare your home spring and summer use. In fact, creating a beautiful and comfortable outdoor living space has become a national obsession, according to master craftsmen and Emmy-award winning TV host, Chip Wade. Just in time to spruce up your home for spring Chip is giving some affordable ideas to create or rejuvenate those personal  sanctuaries.


Summer is coming, so this is the perfect time to service your heating and cooling system or even consider an upgrade. If the home’s HVAC system is older, don’t wait until the middle of a heat wave to make sure it is operating properly. Get the system serviced by your local contractor now, or consider upgrading to the latest ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient certified units available from YORK®. These systems can cut energy costs by up to 50% vs. older, 10 SEER units while providing advanced connectivity and industry-leading quality. And now, homeowners can enter for a chance to win a brand new YORK® Affinity™ Premium Residential System valued at up to $10,000! YORK® is redefining home comfort with our most advanced, highest efficiency heating and cooling system to-date. Just visit or follow @YORKHVAC on Twitter and “YORK Home Comfort” on Instagram to learn  more.


A great space always starts with a nice foundation and Mohawk’s SmartStrand Silk carpet is a great place to start.  It gives consumers everything they want in a new carpet softness, maximum durability, easy maintenance and, from April 14th to May 30th you can take up to $500 off select SmartStrand Silk Styles through Mohawk’s Love Your Floor Sale! There are also consumer financing options available so there really is no reason not to take advantage of this amazing offer! For more information, visit


Nothing makes a home feel refreshed like a fresh coat of paint. Try adding an accent wall to space for an eye-catching pop of color or repaint trim for a classic and clean look. Ensure all painting projects look professional by using FrogTape® brand painter’s tape to achieve the sharpest paint lines possible. The tape is treated with patented PaintBlock® Technology, which forms a micro-barrier against paint bleed, allowing for flawless, crisp paint lines. Visit  to learn more. Painting is one of the easiest ways to update a space, especially those high-traffic areas, such as guest bathrooms, entry ways and living  rooms.


Tackling seasonal DIY projects like repairing home fixtures or creatively upcycling furniture just got a whole lot easier.  The new TS3500 Multi-Use Torch from Bernzomatic is your must-have spring home improvement tool to take on dozens of projects and repairs like loosening rusty bolts, soldering, repairing frayed wire and more. You can even get creative and add a rustic patina effect to wooden décor! The TS3500 is easy to use with a comfort grip, trigger start and adjustable flame, so DIYers can get inspired to take on projects with confidence. For more information, visit

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