Archive for July, 2017
Almost half of the energy you use in your home tends to be for heating and cooling. In a typical home within the United States, this usually accounts for roughly 48% of a household’s energy usage. Americans can potentially reduce their energy usage and costs when using energy-efficient systems.
Heating MethodsNatural gas is used in 57% of homes, and is the most common heating fuel in use. While furnaces usually have a lifespan of 15 to 18 years, boilers tend to provide 15 to 30 years of usage.
To raise heating efficiency, there are a variety of new models that can provide almost total efficiency. By law, the lowest efficiency for brand new gas furnaces is 78%. Some of these new models,
If you’re planning to purchase new light fixtures for your home, you may be looking for a few ideas. This might be especially true if you’re in the process of renovating your house or otherwise updating your decor. You’ll want light fixtures that provide just the right mixture of illumination while adding a unique design element.
There are different types of home interior lighting that you can layer throughout your home. It’s a good idea to combine these so that you can control the amount of light and the mood of each room:
- Ambient lighting
- Task lighting
- Accent lighting
Are you looking for kitchen lighting ideas? The “2017 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study” showed that other homeowners are upgrading their light fixtures in the following ways:
The insurance adjuster’s list is long. New roof. New siding. Power wash and stain the deck. New window installation.
It was quite a storm that moved through the area last Friday night, and while you thought that the insurance adjuster might find some damage you had no idea how much would be found. The window damage especially caught you off guard. When you think of window installation you think of the window panes themselves. In the eyes of the adjuster, however, the severe hail damage that was around the window frame let him to look even closer and that is when he found some worrisome conditions that merited complete replacement for a number of windows.
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