10 Easy Ways to Save Energy in Your Home

Posted by on Oct 22, 2010 in General, home improvement | 1 comment

Most people don’t know how easy it is to make their homes run on less energy, we want to change that. Drastic reductions in heating, cooling and electricity costs can be accomplished through very simple changes, most of which homeowners can do themselves. Why make your home more energy efficient? Here are a few good reasons: It saves money. It costs less to power a home that has been converted to be more energy-efficient. It increases indoor comfort levels. It reduces our impact on climate change. Many scientists now believe that excessive energy consumption contributes significantly to...

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When should you get an inspection?

Posted by on Aug 16, 2010 in General | 0 comments

When should you get an inspection? Most home inspections are done when a purchaser is purchasing a home from a previous owner.  There are many other times you may want to get a home inspected. Are you building a home?  Most builders are very good, however even the best builder can make mistakes.  They use many trades.  A third party inspection will document any deficiencies so you have a record to refer back to as these deficiencies are completed. Is your warranty almost up?  An inspector will see problems that a home owner may not. Have you been living in your home for a number of years? ...

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Gutters and Downspouts

Posted by on May 27, 2010 in General | 0 comments

One of the most common things I find when inspecting a home is the proper use and maintenance of the gutters and downspouts.  These systems are designed to keep water away from the foundation of your home.  By extending the downspouts 6 feet or more away from your home you prevent water from saturating the soil next to the foundation.   Water next to the foundation will expand and contract during the freeze and thaw cycles of winter, putting undue stress on the foundation of your home.  A damaged foundation is one of the most expensive repairs you will encounter on a home.   Given the...

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