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Do It Youself (DIY) Caulking

Caulking around windows is an effective way to seal cracks, gaps, and holes. According to the Department of Energy, a typical U.S. home has over one half mile of gaps and cracks. Sealing cracks, gaps, and holes is a good way to stop air leaks in a home offering savings…

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Dryer Vents: An Often Over-looked Potential Fire Hazard

Dryer vents can become a fire risk if they are not cleaned regularly. Cleaning out a dryer’s vent in a home can sometimes become a task that is forgotten or not done regularly, but it is important to do at least once a year. Lint can build up in the vent…

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Do you have moisture problems?

Musty smells in the basement, leaky roof, humid house, black stains on the shower curtain, mold? Any of these sound familiar? You likely have a moisture problem in your home!   The air moving in and around your home carries moisture with it, so it is important to seal the…

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How to keep your home cool…efficiently!

Photo Credit: HomeSpot HQ   We are going to start approaching some of the warmest days in summer with most of July and August still ahead. But don’t fear, there are numerous ways to help your air conditioner run efficiently and keep the cool air in the home.   According to a report…

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Numerous advantages to energy efficiency: but is added value one of them?

Home energy improvements come with numerous benefits: increased comfort, a healthier indoor air, reduced energy bills and a lesser environmental impact. But what impact do these improvements have on the value of your home? While some benefits are hard to measure (how do you quantify increased comfort?), it increasingly looks like energy efficiency…