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Why Use The Ace App?

September 23, 2021

We know technology isn’t always the answer but the Ace App is great technology that helps enhance your shopping experience.  And using your Ace Rewards becomes so much faster and easier with the Ace App.  It’s a very helpful tool. You can have instant access to your rewards, your coupons, Read more ›

Change Your Furnace Air Filters Every Other Month

December 31, 2020

There are multiple benefits to maintaining your heating and cooling system. One of the simplest, quickest, and least expensive things you can do is change your furnace air filters. Here’s why this is important. Healthier/Better Air Quality – A furnace air filter captures dirt, dust, pollen, mold spores, and animal Read more ›

6 Ways To Create Your Own Aviary

September 10, 2020

by The Helpful Hardware Folks Add A Suet Feeder Like an energy bar for the birds, suet cakes provide extra energy so birds can fly farther in search for food. There are dozens of varieties of suet cakes, which will attract a wide variety of songbirds and woodpeckers. Keep Your Feeder Read more ›

Helpful Tips For Lush Landscaping

June 29, 2020

by Lou Manfredini, Ace’s Home Expert If your lawn or garden beds aren’t thriving, you want to get to the root of the problems and cover all the basics – healthy soil, pest control, pruning and irrigation. Here are a few general tips to help you get more growing in Read more ›

How To Choose Between Rock Salt & Ice Melt

December 27, 2019

As the winter season is upon us, you want to be prepared by having deicing product on hand such as rock salt or ice melt. Deicers can help keep you and your family safe from slips and falls. For residential use, generally you can either purchase a rock salt, such Read more ›

Decorate for the Holidays in One Afternoon

November 26, 2019

by Lou Manfredini, Ace’s Home Expert When you want to show some holiday cheer, but are running short on time to decorate, try these 5 ideas to keep your holiday decorating simple, but festive: Try Rope Lights – These light sets are enclosed in a tube making them a quick and Read more ›

What Do The Birds Eat?

October 8, 2019

by The Helpful Hardware Folks Bird seed, suet, nuts, fruit and nectar all help birds when food is scarce or when extra energy is needed. The more variety you provide, they more types of birds you’ll attract. Fruit A favorite of Bluebirds, Sparrows, Orioles and Woodpeckers To attract more of Read more ›

Winterize Your Swimming Pool

September 9, 2019

You should wait until the weather turns cool and water temperature falls to 60° F or below to begin winterizing your pool. Otherwise you will likely see an increase of organic and inorganic build up (such as algae) in your pool water which will be time consuming and more expensive Read more ›

Tips For a Flawless Paint Finish

January 2, 2019

by Lou Manfredini, Ace’s Home Expert. See more helpful advice from Ace Hardware. Once you’ve decided on a paint color, you may be so eager to see your new color on the walls that you’re tempted to rush ahead to rolling on your new color. But some of the steps Read more ›

Using Your Electric Smoker To Make Your Thanksgiving Turkey

November 7, 2018

Smoking is an easy and delicious way to prepare your Thanksgiving turkey. An electric smoker cooks the turkey low and slow (very low temperature for a very long time) so it doesn’t ever dry out- it’s continually basting itself. Then the smoke infuses awesome flavor into the turkey- it’s a Read more ›

How To Remove Carpet Stain

July 18, 2018

Spills are a part of everyday life in your home, especially while entertaining . With just a few simple steps, you remove most carpet stains. Here’s a step by step guide from Ace Hardware. Clean Up The Spill – You’ll have a better chance of getting the stain out completely if Read more ›

Tips For A Healthy, Lush Landscape

April 19, 2018

by Lou Manfredini, Ace’s Home Expert If your lawn, landscape or and garden beds aren’t thriving, you want to get to the root of the problems and cover all the basics – healthy soil, pest control, pruning and irrigation. Keep in mind, plant and soil requirements vary in different regions Read more ›

What To Do About Frozen Pipes

January 5, 2018

by Lou Manfredini, Ace’s Home Expert The last thing you want to be faced with is a busted water pipe. So what if it does happen? Here’s my advice – with a couple extra pointers for preventing bursts due to frozen pipes. Q: What do I do if a pipe bursts? Read more ›

Tips For Choosing The Right Paint Brush

December 19, 2017

by Lou Manfredini, Ace’s Home Expert You can buy premium paint, in your perfect color and prepare the surface perfectly – and still end up disappointed with your paint finish because you used the wrong brushes or rollers to apply the paint. So when it comes to paint brushes and Read more ›

Why LED For Your Holiday Lights?

December 8, 2017

When you’re setting up your holiday light display, you have the choice of incandescent or LED. We suggest using LED. Here’s the benefits of using LED for your holiday lights: Longer lasting super bright bulbs Weather sealed socket to keep out moisture Continuous on technology means entire string stays on Read more ›

How To Cook A Turkey On A Propane Grill

November 8, 2017

by Chef Jason from 5280 Culinary Share Twitter Pinterest Facebook Email Ready to be the hero this holiday? Then save your oven for sides and cook your turkey on your propane grill.  Get our expert tips on how to get a great brine for your turkey.  Then learn how the Read more ›

How To Seal Coat A Driveway

September 1, 2017

-by Ace Hardware Do sealcoating when you can expect 24-48 hours of clear, dry weather, with temperatures above 65°. Clean– Sweep away leaves and debris. Scrape dirt and roots out of cracks in the surface. Oil spots can eventually bleed through seal coat, so use soap and water and a Read more ›

Guide To Grills & Outdoor Cooking Equipment

June 21, 2017

-by Ace Hardware For more great tips and advice like this, visit Ace Hardware Tips & Advice Page. If you’re new to grilling or looking to upgrade your barbecue, this overview of some of the most popular types and styles of grills and accessories can help you decide what you want Read more ›

How To Spray Paint

May 16, 2017

-by Ace Hardware Prep The Surface -Start with a clean, dry surface. Spray on a primer coat if the product isn’t a paint and primer on one. Shake It Up- Shake the can really well. Spray a couple test spots on a piece of cardboard or newspaper. The spray may Read more ›

Spring Birdfeeding Tips

April 12, 2017

-by Ace Hardware What birds need in Spring: An extra food source to recover from migration. Space and material to prepare for nesting. How you can help: Clean and fill your feeders Fill hummingbird or oriole feeder with nectar and jellies Set up a bluebird house or other birdhouses Hang Read more ›

Patch A Small Drywall Hole In 8 Easy Steps

February 15, 2017

-by Ace Hardware 1. Choose Your Patch Product For smaller holes, the size of a nail or even something as large as a dime, you can use spackling as your patch product. Quick dry spackle or patch and primer in one products can help save you time. 2. Apply Spackling Read more ›

Benefits Of Propane- Our #1 Sku

January 13, 2017

Did you know that filling your propane tank is our number one sku year round? Propane is for much more than just grills. Here are some other uses for propane:  Pool & Spa/Hot Tub Heaters  Patio Heaters  Cooktops/Ranges  Clothes Dryers  Water Heaters  Furnaces  Fireplaces  Underground & Aboveground Tanks For Whole Read more ›

10 Ways To Conserve Heat This Winter

December 13, 2016

by Lou Manfredini, Ace’s Home Expert Controlling heating costs is always a good way for homeowners to save a significant amount of money in the winter. Here are my top 10 tips to help you out: Have your heating system checked annually. For about $75 to $100, a service technician Read more ›

How To Install Weather Stripping On A Window

November 2, 2016

by Lou Manfredini, Ace’s Home Expert Windows and doors are a main source of energy loss in your home. Creating a tight seal, that still lets you operate your windows easily, can save money on your energy bills. Here are some helpful tips for installing weatherstripping around windows. Choosing Your Read more ›