Numerous reports of theft of air conditioners and components this past summer may have you concerned that your unit may be next.  If you enjoy do-it-yourself projects, for about $90 you can build a protective cage to safeguard your A/C unit.  The cost is even cheaper if you have access to a welder and don't have to pay the rental cost, which is the bulk of the expense.

Check out this how-to article which gives you step-by-step instruction as well as a materials list.  While it's too cold to embark on this project with winter setting in, you may want to consider adding this to your spring home maintenance list.  A little time and money could save you a major headache as well as unnecessary expense.

Your home is probably the largest investment you'll ever make.  We want to help you protect that investment.