Saving on Your Energy Bills

Have you recently had a heating bill that seems higher than the last one, but you try and save on your heat by leaving it at 65 degrees all the time? Well here’s just a few simple things that you can do to be energy efficient with your heating and cooling systems....

What’s Is The Purpose Of A Safe-room?

Do you really need a safe room for your house? They can be extremely useful in the times that we live in, with crime steadily growing, a safe room can be a great asset to your house. But what exactly are they used for? In the case of a break in, while you are home,...

What Is A Defensible Zone?

What really is defensible space? Well, it can be defined as an area, or zone, around your house that will better protect you from naturally occurring fires, falling trees, or things that could potentially damage your house. The easiest way to think of this would be to...

Stairs and Windows – Safety Hazards

The safety of a young child is priority number 1 on parents minds. However, locations in your house may not be as safe as you’d like them to be if you have a child between the ages of two and six. What are some dangers in the house, and what can you do to safeguard...

What is Included in a Home Inspection

What is included in a home inspection? You should always ask this before hiring a home inspector, as different home inspectors include different things. Also, their level of thoroughness differs from one inspector to the next as well. So what is included on one of OUR...

Engineered Wood Floors

Engineered wood flooring is now becoming one of the most common floorings in homes these days. Why is this so, and is it for you? Well for starters, any type of engineered wood flooring is any type of wood flooring that is not solid wood. For instance, plywood is...

Lead in Your Home

Although we will feel concerned when there is lead in our home, we have options and there are steps we can take order to reduce the effects of lead. There will be things we can do ourselves, but there are also times when a professional will need to be called. Things...

Historical Buildings and Energy Efficiency

A historic home doesn’t automatically mean it's not energy efficient. We may find, however, that we want to improve the homes energy costs. How can we do this successfully, while maintaining the homes beautiful old features? We will consider just a few examples used...

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