Is Your High-Efficiency Water Heater Going To Lead To Heartache Later On?

Posted on: July 22, 2016 by in Blog
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It's time to replace your old, energy-guzzling water heater, boiler, dehumidifier or furnace and you've done your homework. You're going to save energy and money in the long run by switching to a high-efficiency condensing heater or boiler. It's important to know the nuances of proper installation - even if you're relying on a professional to do the job. A growing number of homeowners are turning to boilers, HVAC systems and water heaters that rely on condensing to maximize the unit's Continue Reading ...

Simple Tips To Save Money, Conserve Energy As The Heat Rises

Posted on: July 15, 2016 by in Blog
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With temperatures - and therefore, electric bills - on the rise, American homeowners are looking for the most effective ways to make the biggest dent in their energy bills; however, many may be overlooking some of the most important energy-saving strategies. Homeowners are more likely to do simple things around the house to conserve energy, according to the Lennox Home Energy Report Card Survey. Those simple things may include changing air filters in a heating and cooling system on a regular Continue Reading ...

5 Top Trends In Container Gardening

Posted on: July 8, 2016 by in Blog
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Gardening is a peaceful activity that eases tension, reduces overall stress and promotes longevity. One long-term study found that daily gardening reduces the risk for both dementia and Alzheimer's disease. With all of these benefits, there are ample reasons why people of all ages and lifestyles should start digging in the dirt. You don't need a big yard or lots of room to enjoy a beautiful garden. With so many options for indoor and outdoor container gardening, there's no limit on the Continue Reading ...

40 Years Of Urban Forests Making Cities Healthier, Safer, Happier

Posted on: July 1, 2016 by in Blog
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Apple computers, the rock band U2, "Rocky" and two national football teams - of all the things that turn 40 in 2016, none have transformed the American landscape as definitively and beautifully as the Arbor Day Foundation's Tree City USA program. Since its inception with partners from the National Association of State Foresters and the United States Forest Service in 1976, the program has supported and recognized tree sustainability programs in more than 3,400 American cities, inhabited by more Continue Reading ...

How You Can Make The Most Out Of The Home Inspection Process

Posted on: June 16, 2016 by in Blog
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Finding and buying a new home in the Tampa FL area may be one of your biggest and most treasured investments. In order for you to ensure that you are protecting that investment, it would be best to know how to make the most out of the home inspection process. The Home Inspector can turn out to be your best friend in helping to ensure that you make the most out of your investment. You may have heard a homeowner say that they can do their own home inspection, however even the most experienced Continue Reading ...

Home Inspection Tips

Posted on: March 31, 2016 by in Blog
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Home inspection seems intimidating at first glance-- but, honestly, it's not an intimidating prospect to behold. Home inspection is a 'necessary evil,' as they would say. If you're preparing your home for sale, a home inspection service will provide you with all the information you'll need to know if your home is ready for the market. A home inspection is a good way to get a home or another type of property prepared for sale. In fact, it's considered a way to 'fast track' anyone's Continue Reading ...

Seller’s Home Inspection

Posted on: March 22, 2016 by in Blog
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Are you ready to move out of your current home? Before putting it on the real estate market, you may want to consider having the home inspected. A home inspection is performed by a professional and certified home inspector who knows just what to look for to make sure that the home you are planning to sell is safe for others to live in. The inspector is thorough and will spend time looking at every inch of the home. He will inspector the hot spots or usual areas of the house that most buyers Continue Reading ...

Home Inspection Walkthrough

Posted on: March 14, 2016 by in Blog
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Are you selling a home? If so, be reminded that home buyers are naturally wise and practical enough to hire home inspectors that using home inspection equipment before closing any acquisition. The idea is to take a closer look at the house before buying so that they can be sure the home is in good condition. Who in his right mind would want to buy a house that is condemned? You could speed the process up and you could avoid potential problems that may affect or hinder your sale. That is if Continue Reading ...

Home Inspection Tools

Posted on: March 8, 2016 by in Blog
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Home inspectors are actually required to use only a few types of equipment. In theory, an inspector could perform an inspection that complies with the InterNACHI Standards of Practice using only two pieces of equipment: a flashlight and an electrical tester capable of testing ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) devices. However, there is equipment an inspector needs in order to perform inspections safely. Inspectors should have a respirator for the times when they must enter areas Continue Reading ...

Home Inspection Process

Posted on: March 4, 2016 by in Blog
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Home inspection is an important process in purchasing a home. Even though it is an added expense on the buyer, it is mandatory for important reasons. The process is usually implemented at the request of the buyer. The buyer will usually hire a professional home inspector from a home inspection company to assess the property for pest or structural damages. The result of the inspection will influence the buying decision in a big way. As a seller, you will have a good chance of selling your Continue Reading ...