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Are Tankless Water Heaters Worth It?

In the quest to save money on utility costs, many homeowners are exploring tankless water heaters as a solution. Under ideal circumstances, tankless water heaters use a fraction of the electricity or natural gas as traditional water heaters. Upgrading to a tankless system may require a significant investment, but the cost savings in utilities may […]

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Saving Utility Costs with Exterior Coatings: COOLWALL®

It’s a fact of life that homeowners will periodically have to upgrade the exterior coatings of their homes. Painting helps preserve the integrity of the home and offers both aesthetic and protection benefits. Recent technology advances give homeowners more options than ever before. Instead of traditional exterior paint, homeowners may now choose energy-efficient exterior coatings […]

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Upgrading to Energy Efficient Windows

In the home, windows let in light and provide additional ventilation on days when it is not too hot or too cold. Homeowners who wish to upgrade their homes often start with window replacement projects. Upgrading to energy efficient windows offers a lot of bang for the buck; modern windows eliminate drafts, reduce heating and […]

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Benefits of Home Siding

It’s no secret that home siding impacts the look of a home’s exterior. Fresh new siding makes a home appear inviting and well cared-for, while dirty, dingy, and peeling siding gives a home a run-down appearance. Siding has many important benefits besides visual appeal; siding protects the home from environmental damage and can even add […]

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Making Your Own All-Purpose Household Cleaner

Across the country, homeowners are moving away from harsh chemicals in the products they use to clean their homes. Old-fashioned cleaning ingredients like ammonia, bleach, and solvents can aggravate the respiratory system, especially in people with asthma or other breathing conditions. The harsh chemicals can also irritate the skin, the eyes, and mucous membranes of […]

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Tips For Choosing Home Heating Systems

For homeowners, new home heating system means a substantial investment. There are several major types, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. Choosing the right home heating system can be confusing, but it doesn’t need to be. In this article, we’ll talk about electric, geothermal, natural gas, and oil-fired heaters for the home. This will […]

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Choosing the Right Insulation

Insulating your home makes sense, both from a financial as well as an environmental perspective. Many homes already have some form of insulation, but upgrades to the types and amounts can help homeowners reduce expenses associated with heating and cooling. By reducing the strain on home HVAC systems, a homeowner can save money on utility […]

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Quick Tips for Air Sealing your Home

We’ve all experienced chilly drafts in older homes. Air coming into the home from the outside, or leaks of heated or cooled interior air to the outside, means that we’re wasting electricity. Heating and cooling systems have to work harder to maintain comfortable temperatures inside the home, and this drives up monthly utility bills. With […]

4 Spring Cleaning Home Upgrade Project Ideas

Spring is a time when homeowners across the country begin to prepare their outdoor spaces for summer fun. Grilling in the backyard, splashing in the pool, or gathering around the firepit are all popular summer pastimes. Before summer arrives, though, a bit of spring cleaning may be needed. This is also a great time to […]

A Handy Guide to Home Insulation

Insulation in the home is what helps our houses stay warm in winter and cool in summer. Insulation in the walls, attics, and under the roof works to trap air, helping stabilize any changes in temperature. Insulation is measured in what is called the “R-value”, or the insulation’s resistance to passing heat through it. In […]