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Four Reasons to Get a Residential Energy Audit

Posted by on Jun 29, 2017 in Home Inspection | Comments Off on Four Reasons to Get a Residential Energy Audit

At this moment many houses are suffering from various issues and their homeowners don’t even realize some of these problems are energy related. A residential energy audit is a sure way to increase energy efficiency without any compromise regarding the comfort of your home. If you’re still uncertain why it is a way to go, we’ll present you four major benefits of residential energy audits for homeowners. 1 – It saves money. Typically, up to 40% of the energy our homes get from the central cooling or heating system is wasted. Once you get a residential energy audit, you’ll start to save money on each energy bill by identifying and solving energy wastage. A professional energy audit will notify you about potential energy wastage and you’ll get tips on fixing some of energy related problems. There’s a chance to...

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Methods for Building Demolition

Posted by on Jun 26, 2017 in Exterior | Comments Off on Methods for Building Demolition

In order to build a new house or simply because you have some other plans for your property, sometimes it’s necessary to execute controlled demolition. The process you should choose depends greatly on the location, the building material, but also on the reasons for the demolition and how the debris should be disposed of. I’ll try to summarize four controlled demolition methods used for buildings and houses.  Implosion is a method of bursting inward violently allowing the sequential elimination of the structure supports. It is used in urban areas, especially for larger structures. In implosion, the timing and the placement of the charges are of crucial importance, because they allow the building to collapse induced by the structural weight. In order to demolish a building successfully, each structural blueprint has to be analyzed. Another traditional demolition method is high...

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How to Increase Attic Insulation-Efficiency

Posted by on Jun 26, 2017 in Repair & Maintenance | Comments Off on How to Increase Attic Insulation-Efficiency

Do you have high home heating and/or cooling cost? Is your attic properly insulated? If you’d like your home to be more energy- and cost-efficient, consider a better attic insulation; it will make your home cooler in the hot summer days and warmer in the cold winter months. According to statistics, almost 90% of a house’s heat loss happens through the attic space. If your home’s built before the early ’70s, it probably wastes energy and your money too. R-value of a material shows how much of an insulation it provides; the higher the number, the better insulation. For buildings built before the early ’70s, the average R-value was 11 or even less, whereas contemporary standards insist on 38 or higher, based on the location of the buildings. Between the ceiling joists of some buildings, there’s gray material. In older...

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Choosing a Mattress – Types and Firmness

Posted by on Jun 18, 2017 in Rooms | Comments Off on Choosing a Mattress – Types and Firmness

If you want to stay healthy and happy it’s crucial to get a good night’s sleep. Among many things that contribute to sleeping tight is surely the right mattress. Since there are so many types and models of mattresses, buying one for your own bedroom might be a daunting task. I’ve checked top 10 best mattress reviews to help you find a mattress that will meet your own preferences and needs. Here are two things you should consider before hitting the high street or ordering a new mattress online: type and firmness of mattresses. Types of Mattresses There’s no universally accepted “best” type of mattress; the one you should opt for depends greatly on your own preferences. So, how to choose the best mattress type to meet your own needs? I’ve tried to break down the most common types...

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Tips on Choosing a Ceiling Fan

Posted by on Jun 17, 2017 in Rooms | Comments Off on Tips on Choosing a Ceiling Fan

Depending on where you live, a ceiling fan might be an inevitable home appliance in hot summer days. If you need to install a new ceiling fan or you want to replace the one you’ve already got, there are so many types, sizes and models to choose from. In fact, the choices could be overwhelming. To help you make the right decision when buying ceiling fans, I’d like to share these useful tips with you. How to choose the proper size for your room(s)? To determine the perfect size of the ceiling fan, you need to know the square footage of your room. Too large ceiling fan makes air moving too excessively, whereas too small fans usually cannot offer enough air. When choosing the right size of the ceiling fan for your room, it’s important to consider a fan’s...

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