Reno, Nevada (NAPSI) - Here’s the buzz when it comes to backyard fun: Before you plan those barbecues, pool parties and bonfires, you need to transform your outdoors into a great entertaining environment and stop insects from making themselves at home.

Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - There’s good news for homeowners. Having a home’s HVAC system inspected by a reputable, certified HVAC professional can help them breathe a sigh of relief by helping the system to work more efficiently.

Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - Your house can be more comfortable for you and have more curb appeal for the next owner with a few minor home improvements, including one you can barely see. Here are eight tips that can help:

Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - With warmer weather upon us, you may be getting ready to boot up your irrigation system to return your landscape to its former glory. Before you get started, remember that winter can take a toll on your sprinkler system, causing anything from cracked pipes to broken sprinkler heads. This type of damage can result in lots of wasted water.

Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - When it comes to making the lawn mower, string trimmer and other gas-powered outdoor equipment start easily and run smoothly, the most important factor is the quality of the fuel you use.

Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - Everyone has the opportunity to help improve the environment—to save energy and money while knowing you’re helping to save the planet—not only during April, the month that features Earth Day, but year-round.

Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - Whether you’re considering cashing in on your equity, downsizing, trading up, moving for a change of scenery or relocating for better prospects, a few smart investments and improvements can help your home stand out from the competition so you get top dollar. Even if you’re not planning on moving anytime soon, these strategies can maximize your home’s value and increase its marketability:

Reno, Nevada (NAPSI) - No matter the season or the reason, when homeowners must eliminate damp or humid conditions to create a more comfortable home environment, a dehumidifier can be a valuable tool.

Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - While most people know that energy efficiency is an important consideration when purchasing appliances or mechanical systems for the home, you may care to consider how your interior design choices can also affect energy efficiency.

Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - New research by UCLA-affiliated anthropologists found that most American families are overwhelmed by clutter and can’t even find room to park their cars in the garage because of all the stuff they’ve stuffed in there.