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Making your home more energy efficient can save you money all year ‘round. It’s an easy and money-saving gift you can give yourself this holiday season! Most of us are willing to perform energy efficient practices we just don’t always know which ones can actually make the biggest impact. Below is a list of problem areas around your home and solutions that can have a huge affect on the energy efficiency of your home.
Conventional water heaters, also called storage or tank style water heaters, are the most common type of water heater in the U.S. today; however, Tankless water heaters are gaining in popularity and offer a great many benefits you may not be aware of.
This month we are reminded of the serious fire hazards present in our own homes and how to keep both our homes and families safe. Below are several systems in your home that can be fire and safety hazards, but with regular maintenance will operate safely.
Tree roots in sewer and water lines are one of the top plumbing problems for homeowners, with devastating results. Tree roots seek out moisture and large roots will tangle and breakdown pipes over time. Roots can cause your lines to back up, sending raw sewage into the house. If they grow big enough, they may rupture sewer lines, meaning a lot of expensive and messy clean-up work.
Extremes in temperature can greatly affect your indoor comfort level; and with the hot temps we’ve had this summer, air conditioning systems are getting a major workout. Below are the top 3 ways to help combat these hot temps, remain comfortable in your home and even save you money!
Homeowners have been hit hard with the rising cost of living and looking for ways to cut costs without sacrificing comfort. A 2003 study conducted by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), a department of the DOE, estimated that Michigan households paid an average price of 8.35 cents/kWh. The EIA reports the average price of a kWh of electricity in April 2012 at 13.68 cents, that’s a 64% price increase not even a decade later!
No matter where your travels take you this summer, leave home feeling stress free. Before you leave for vacation this summer, make sure your home is safe and ready for your return. Below is a list of tips to help you plan ahead and be prepared when it’s time to leave on vacation so that you can enjoy stress free travels!
Experts are saying that the spring of 2012 could be the worst season we’ve ever seen for allergies. "The seasons are getting longer—they're starting earlier and pollens are getting released earlier," says Dr. Stanley Fineman, president-elect of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and an allergist at the Atlanta Allergy and Asthma Clinic. 1
Homes today are built for efficiency, keeping the warm air in during the cold season and the cool air in during the summer months. This is great for your heating and air conditioning system; however, it doesn’t bring fresh air into your home or remove stale air.