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How to Beef Up Attic Insulation

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The nights are getting longer and they are getting colder. Is your home ready? One way to ensure that your home stays toasty warm this winter is to beef up your insulation. Here is a quick how to video, along with a shopping list courtesy of This Old House!   Tools for Beefing Up Attic Insulation: - tape measure - insulation knife - leaf rake, used to spread cellulose insulation - dust mask - hammer - circular saw Shopping List for Beefing Up Attic Insulation: - cellulose insulation - un-faced fiberglass insulation - 2x10s for framing a storage platform -...

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Why should I install a wireless thermostat?

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For all you tech savvy people out there, a wireless thermostat offers many benefits! Plus, it's just really cool. Below is a link to the top 10 benefits of installing a wireless thermostat and a video with step by step instructions for installing one. Why not give it a try? http://missionmechanical.com/top-10-benefits-wireless-thermostat/     Of course not everyone is cut out for DIY projects. If you need help on any of your projects, don't hesitate to call. (877) 740-9654

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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 are 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. ~Install Central Air                       Installing central air results...

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Making Your Home Energy Efficient

Making you home energy efficient will save on the environment and your wallet. That all sounds good but exactly how do you do it? Here are 10 top ways to make that happen. First, get an energy audit.  This is where a professional comes in and assesses your home and tell you what needs the most attention. Its a good idea because they know places to look that we wouldn’t even think of. FYI, We offer them here at Newhouse and Sun… Second, Seal up doors and windows Use caulking or other methods to seal around doors and windows. These...

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