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Summer Projects

Summertime is here and the days are longer. What better time to tackle some of those home renovations. Don’t know where to begin? Here’s some ideas… ~Remodel That Old Bathroom The average bath remodel results in a 60% investment return. It doesn’t have to be grand. Just something up to date. You could even create a new half bath by converting a spare closet with have no additon to the home. ~Install Central Air   Installing central air results in greater cooling capacity and lower noise levels. Plus it’s just convenient. If you’ve ever had it, you’ll know what I...

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It isn’t easy being green

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Everywhere you go these days you hear the word “green.” But what does it mean and how do I do it? Webster’s dictionary defines GREEN as: a :  relating to or being an environmentalist political movement (often capitalized)  b :  concerned with or supporting environmentalism c :  tending to preserve environmental quality (as by being recyclable, biodegradable, or non polluting)   That’s all well and good but what does being GREEN look like and how do I do it? Well thankfully, there’s an app for that. As a matter of fact, there are several. Here are just a few… Goodguide: The GoodGuide mobile app...

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Save the environment AND save your money!

  Heating and cooling are two of the most expensive and energy consuming things in your home. The U.S Energy Information Administration states that the average U.S. power bill will be $395 per month from June through August. That’s A LOT! Next to heating/cooling are HDTVs and computers. It may not seem like they use much, but over time these things can add up. Here are some simple steps to help you save the environment AND your energy bill. Cover those windows! Cellular shades, or “honeycomb” shades are a great way to keep the heat in in the winter and...

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How to Install Thermostatic Radiator Valves

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If you live in or have ever lived in an older home, you know how valuable this is. Without it, you have 2 temperatures, ice cold and scalding hot. While this might rank a little more difficult on the DIY scale, I am confident with this video, anyone can install these. Now you can have the beauty and character of an older home with a touch of modern convenience. Good luck!

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How Do I Install Window Film?

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The colder weather is fast approaching and you want to make sure your home is sealed up now before it's too late. If you have older windows in your home and can't afford to replace them just yet, a great temporary solution is window film. It's creates a tight seal keeping warm air in and old man winter OUT!! It's fairly inexpensive and easy to install. Check it out!

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Want To Save Money This Fall?

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Having your home properly sealed is critical to your energy conservation efforts and greatly impacts your utility bills. You can save up to 30% of your energy costs by air sealing multiple points of your home where energy losses occur. Here is National Home Improvement Expert, Danny Lipford sharing his top 3 money-saving fall projects for your home.

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