Archive for the ‘Homeowners’ Category

Benefits of Green Construction

April 22, 2019

Siting and design efficiency — the goal is to minimize impact in terms of a building’s location and the surrounding environment. Energy efficiency — includes minimizing air leakage with high performance windows and insulation, reducing the need for natural light by maximizing solar gain with strategic placement of walls and windows, and implementing renewable energy […]

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Burglary Prevention: Should You Leave the Lights On?

November 17, 2017

It seems like a no-brainer to leave the lights on outside your home to deter burglars while you’re away (or even while you’re asleep). But does that really work? Or is it just a waste of electricity — particularly this time of year, when the days keep getting shorter and shorter? Those answers can differ […]

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Easy to Forget Cleaning Projects

October 20, 2017

As a busy homeowner, it’s easy to fall into the trap of pushing off tasks that maintain the long-term value of your home in favor of more pressing problems. That’s OK, to a point, as certain house-cleaning projects should be in the “long-term maintenance” category. But putting them on hold for too long can have […]

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