Historic home windows

Glass windows are an essential design element to a home and the average house has eight. It’s hard to imagine a house without windows. The ability to look out of clear glass and enjoy a view is something we often take for granted. Need a bit of fresh air? No problem, just crack open the window. But home windows weren’t always like what we have now.

According to the Corning Museum of Glass, the “first glass created by humans can be dated to about 4,000 years ago.” This first glass, made by mixing sand, soda, and lime, is credited to crafters from Mesopotamia. While this glass was used to create vessels, art, and tools, many centuries would pass before glass windows would become common for homes.

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Calm Bedroom

Stress levels have risen exponentially for many of us. Recent surveys by the American Institute of Stress and the American Psychological Association (A.P.A.) have shown that more adults are suffering from stress than a decade ago, citing stressors like the rising cost of necessities to job, family, and health stressors. About 76 percent of adults surveyed stated their health has been impacted by stress.

Reducing stress at home, even in small ways, can make a huge difference in your health and happiness. Let’s look at four ways to reduce stress at home.

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Dirty Window

Cincinnati may be slogging through winter, but spring will be here soon! Spring officially arrives on March 20 and as it blooms, so do the allergens that can make us a sniffling, sneezing, mess. Like many parts of the country, Cincinnati allergy sufferers slide into spring amid a haze of pollen and histamines.

Did you know that dirty house windows can aggravate your allergies? It’s true, but there are ways to minimize some of those issues.

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Leaking gutter

The first official day of Spring 2023 is Monday, March 20. We are less than two months from the official start of spring! While winter brings many cozy moments, spring brings the promise of new beginnings and fun summer days right around the corner. Spring also brings another round of seasonal chores for the homeowner. And at the top of that list should be—getting the gutters cleaned.

Rainy Season in Cincinnati: It’s Coming

Our region of Cincinnati has an average of 42.2 inches of precipitation every year. Precipitation in the form of rain, sleet, and snowfalls, on average, across 132 days annually here. On the flip side, we also get more than 2,500 hours of sunshine, which averages to about 107 days.

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New Years Resolutions

As the calendar year begins to wind down again, it’s that time when we begin to think about making New Year resolutions. How about a few New Year resolutions for your home? If a home is where the heart is, then isn’t it time to focus on improvements that can help both in the short and long term?

Make Energy Efficiency a Priority

According to Energy.gov, the average American family spends about $2,000 every year on home energy bills. Leaky windows, inefficient HVAC systems, and inadequate insulation can contribute to drafts in winter and excess interior heat in the summer. Energy.gov offers a wide selection of DIY guides for improving your home’s energy efficiency, from insulating hot water pipes to sealing leaks in air ducts with caulk.

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United Window Gift Card

Finding the absolute perfect gift for everyone on your holiday list can be hard. Sometimes the perfect gift is the one that comes in card form—a practical gift that is often as desired and appreciated as much or more than other gifts. Gift cards are great gifts! They’re one-size-fits-all and you can find one for most any business or service.

Check out our top five practical gift card ideas for homeowners.

Home Improvement

Topping the list has to be gift cards to home improvement stores. Home ownership often feels like one long to-do list of chores and repairs, many Read more »

Person Cleaning Window

Remember when you were asked in school, what do you want to be when you grow up? Answers often range from astronaut to firefighter, movie star, and chef. One of our most favorite answers from a five-year-old boy was simply: happy. What a great answer! Being happy is a fantastic goal for any age, but sometimes, as adults, it can be difficult to find that balance between making a living and being happy with your chosen career.

Professional window cleaning may be something you’ve never considered as a career. However, it’s a job that has multiple benefits and is wide open for a range of candidates.
Let’s be honest, for many of us, behind the desk jobs aren’t for everyone. Likewise, jobs with constant public interaction are definitely not for everyone. The good news is that you can have a satisfying, well-paying job that doesn’t lock you indoors dealing with hundreds of different people throughout the long work day.

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Leaves in gutter

The winter season officially begins on December 21—less than three months from now. Those colder temperatures and snowy days will soon arrive, and before they do, it’s important to think about winter house prep.

Top Winter House Prep Priorities

If it seems like many of your household chores are seasonal, it’s because they are! Seasonal chores make it easier to keep track of when certain things need to be done. Before winter hits, there are several items that every homeowner should address. These include but are not limited to:

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Phone sitting on desk in an office

Businesses need dependable cleaning services for more than just clearing away the dust and trash. Regular cleaning of both the exterior and interior of the business is a must. A clean workspace, shop, or service center offers multiple benefits for employees, guests, and customers.

Promotes a Safer and Healthier Work Environment

According to Psychology Today, researchers from Princeton University found that a cluttered space can make it harder to focus. A person’s visual cortex can become overwhelmed amid the clutter, the task-irrelevant objects create a distraction. This lowers efficiency and can also become a safety hazard. Read more »

Person listening to music while doing cleaning

Let’s be honest, many household chores are boring—mind-numbing, boring. There simply are not many ways to make folding laundry exciting. However, with a little multitasking, it may be possible to make the mundane less mundane and maybe even entertaining.

The Oxford dictionary defines multitasking as doing more than one task at the same time. We’ve all multitasked at some point. You may even be doing something else right now as you’re reading this blog post, like eating lunch or enjoying your morning coffee.

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