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How good is your home heating system? Does it warm up the whole house on a cold day? Does it cost more than you think it should to get enough heat in the winter? Are you thinking about switching to an alternative heating system? Do you want to upgrade to a newer heating system? I started this blog to talk about the different alternatives for heating your home. Find out when it’s time to upgrade your heating unit and when you can make modifications or repairs to your old unit to improve its efficiency or keep it going a while longer. Also, check out the pros and cons of different alternative heating options from geothermal units to pellet stoves. Your home heating answers are here!

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Home Heating Hints

  • Checking Your Furnace's Air Filter To Keep Your Furnace In Good Shape

    6 May 2015

    Clogged, old, or broken filters can cause a lot of problems for your furnace. By extension, they can cause a lot of problems for your in-home comfort. The good news is that dealing with filters is one of the few things that you can do without the need for professional help: Problems Caused by a Dirty Air Filter Quite a few issues can alert you to a possible problem with your filter.

  • A Few Financial Benefits When Buying A Newly Constructed Home

    17 April 2015

    If you are in the market to buy a home, do not forget to talk with new home builders. These homes are not always put in the local real estate listing book (the MLS). Instead, builders buy a whole tract of land, build homes on them, and then have their own selling office. Because the builder owns the tract, he or she is often willing to give discounts and other benefits to buyers to keep their cash flowing.

  • Are You A Building A New Porch?

    7 April 2015

    It seems like just yesterday that we were shopping for Christmas presents and preparing to bring in 2015. Yet, spring is here and summer is right around the corner! If you've decided to enhance your summer living by adding a new porch to your house, this is indeed the perfect time to do it. Here are some ideas for you to consider before you finalize your plans. The Flooring - Choose concrete!

  • Unwanted Neighbors | A Property Manager's Guide To Preventing The Spread Of Bed Bugs

    25 March 2015

    With so many people having personal experiences with bed bugs when they travel, everyone and their neighbor is on high-alert when it comes to these pesky critters. Bed bugs commonly latch on to clothing and luggage to hitch a ride to the next available food hot spot and these smart travelers can multiply real fast. If you are the property manager of an apartment building, just one tenant providing the traveling vehicle for these bed bugs could leave your entire building at risk.

  • Why Should You Choose Directional Boring Over Traditional Dig And Replace Utility Work?

    11 March 2015

    For as long as humans have been around, they have consistently looked for ways to increase efficiency with all aspects of life, so that they get more work done for less effort. In this regard, you might want to consider taking advantage of directional boring in order to have trenchless pipe repair for your home. This allows you to get plumbing work done without having to tear up the ground in the process.