September 30, 2011

Saving Money on Home Repairs in the Brazos Valley

$ SAVING REPAIRS FOR HOME AND YARD As fall approaches the Brazos Valley, we look forward to cooler temperatures . More and more people will venture away from the comfort of their air conditioners to enjoy barbeques, picnics, hiking…..and the rest of us, who chose to put off working in the heat, will be forced to resume our dreaded “honey-do” list. This is the stuff around the house that we know we need to do, […]
August 17, 2011

Resort Style Living Right in College Station

How many times during the hectic work week do you find yourself asking “When do I get a vacation?” You imagine yourself relaxing by the pool with a cold drink in your hand without a care in the world. What you imagine might look a little like this:
July 5, 2011

Landscaping Decisions for Bryan College Station

The front yard of your house is what people see first. It is the first impression and whether or not you take an interest in working in your yard, now may be the time to start (especially if you are trying to make your house more appealing to sell)! A first impression is something you can’t take back so make it a good one and put some effort into landscaping your yard. Before you jump […]
June 15, 2011

What To Consider When Adding A Pool

Thinking of adding a pool now that summer is here? This could be a fun way to entertain your kids, family, friends or others this summer! Although pools can be extremely fun and entertaining through summer there are a few things to be cautious of. Pools are expensive so it is important to create a budget and be aware of all the costs that go into building and maintaining a pool. Maintaining the pool is not cheap. There are monthly […]
May 17, 2011

Importance of Keeping Your Ladders Away From Power Lines

When you are do things such as repairing your roof, trimming trees, cleaning your gutters, painting, etc., the odds are you will probably be using a ladder. Ladders are great tool to use but there are some things you need to be cautious of when using them. Whenever you use a ladder it is important to not have contact with electric lines. Be aware of how close your ladder is to the electric lines around […]
May 11, 2011

Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs – CFL’s

For a very long time the standard light bulb that has been used is the incandescent light bulb but this is starting to change. More people have started using the compact fluorescent light bulb however; there are many questions and concerns about Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs (CFLs).  Some common concerns include: CFLs do not last as long as incandescent light bulbs (is not true). According to consumer reports, which ran many tests on an array […]
April 21, 2011

Tips On How To Increase The Value of Your Bryan-College Station Home

These are a few easy steps to help your home become more appealing to a possible buyer. Of course people who are looking to sale there home do not want to pay a ton of money and go above and beyond repairing their home if they are about to move! Good news, we have some steps you can take to increase the value and make your home very appealing! So read over these steps and consider […]
April 19, 2011

Look Out For Spring/Summer Scammers In The Brazos Valley

When warm weather is coming out, often times scammers do too. It is important to know that Navasota Valley Electric Cooperative will not ever send anyone to your home looking for needed work. When spring arrives you receive plenty of telephone calls, uninvited visitors looking for work, door hangers offering help such as landscaping, roofing, painting and home-repair services. It is important to be aware that many of them will scam you so your smartest […]
March 11, 2011

Fire Ants In The Brazos Valley

Texans in The Brazos Valley and the rest of the state have tried burning, drowning, smashing, poisoning and more to kill fire ants but they always seem to come back! After The University of Texas has put 20 years of research into this particular problem and they have now reached a solution! Phorid flies may not be what you were thinking but suprisingly enough that is the solution. Phorid flies lay eggs in the ants body. The egg […]