Home Efficiency Guide

More and more home buyers are looking for approaches to integrate home technologies that raise the value of their property but also provide benefit, security and comfort. In the home technology features category, the number one choice among respondents was energy management at 61%. Also rated highly in this class were multi-zone ventilation, heat and air-conditioning (HVAC), light controls and home theaters. . Three of the top five most – desired technology features within the house technology features type – – lighting get a grip on and energy management, Hvac – – also provide energy-efficiency. By integrating these technologies, home
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Pest control and construction

If you’re a homeowner dealing with pest control problems and you just can’t seem to find an inexpensive but at the same time effective way to get rid of your problem, you might consider using Borate/Borax/ or Boric Acid Powders as they are often referred. A Borate is simply a material made from or that contains a form of Boron, a natural element mined from the earth. Borate insecticide formulas can come in bait formulas containing feed attractants, dry powders, liquid forms, or as injection gels for treating wood. As an insecticide, Borates act as stomach poisons for ants, cockroaches,
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Things to consider when remodeling an older home

I get a lot of questions from people asking how they should go about fixing their homes. Sometimes it’s specific (What’s the best way to insulate my kneewalls?), and sometimes it’s a hands up in the air, With all these problems, where do I start? I’ll focus on the latter today and let Albert Einstein provide the guidance you need. Einstein was a smart fellow. His theory of general relativity is so difficult that in the early years, scientists speculated that only three people in the whole world understood it. He also had a knack for cutting to the heart
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Energy star data and write up

Before ENERGY STAR Version 3 replaced ENERGY STAR Version 2, the majority of HERS raters who had successful rating businesses rated mostly ENERGY STAR new homes. We’re a HERS quality assurance provider, and about 80% of all the ratings we processed were for ENERGY STAR new homes. I don’t know what the national numbers looked like, but I’m sure RESNET could corroborate what I’m saying here since they’ve been tracking these data. As it turns out, Rashkin was a bit optimistic with his prediction. I’m sure well more than half of the builders have jumped ship. As a provider, we’ve
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Some problems with contemporary green home design

Now I tend to not prefer modernist architecture – most of which features flat roofs, few if any overhangs, and (usually) lots of glass. I did, however, keep an open mind when touring the homes, but this didn’t keep me from being critical of the projects where applicable The good My favorite home on the tour was the combination home/office by TAC Studios. For starters, the size was modest, the spaces comfortable, the views great, and, what made me the happiest, the details were well designed and executed. On top of that, the location is exceptional. At the end of
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