Adding Value To Your Home With Home Improvement And Home Remodeling

Home improvement and home remodeling can be either costly or inexpensive depending on what you want to do. It adds value to the sale price of your home and can bring added selling points to it. You can remodel just about any room but certain things are the most beneficial. The top things to remodel are your heat or cooling system, kitchen, bathroom, and family room. Remodeling can be very simple if you know what you are doing and have a plan. Always consult a contractor or someone who knows what they are doing when you have questions.

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Air Conditioning Efficiency: How to Lower Home Cooling Costs

Improving your home’s air conditioning and cooling system efficiency can be achieved through a combination of common sense maintenance tips as well as by reducing the heat that gets into your home. Follow these steps and you’ll improve your air conditioning efficiency, reduce cooling costs and improve your comfort all year long.

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Energy 101-The Importance of Air Sealing

In this Home Energy 101 post, we are going to focus on air sealing of the home. It is one of the most cost effective ways to increase energy efficiency in Summer and Winter. No matter how well your house is insulated, if there are cracks

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Rehabbing a Home with HUD 203k

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Learn about a government backed loan program called a 203k rehabilitation mortgage to make those needed home improvements. Repair inefficient leaky windows & doors, roof shot or shingles missing, kitchen or bathroom looking sad and tired? Maybe your house needs to be remodeled and made ADA accessible for an aging parent that is moving in, or you know that there is no way that it can make it through another winter or summer comfortably paying ever rising utility costs.

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Use the Summer Heat to Your Advantage by Understanding How It Works

Understanding heat means understanding energy. Conservation of Energy, or the first law of thermodynamics, tells us that energy cannot be created or destroyed. Energy is simply converted from one form to another. In most cases, some type of energy is converted into heat or heat is converted into something else. For example, heat can be converted to light or mechanical work can be converted into heat. We think of heat as something that’s generated, but within the frame of thermodynamics, it’s just energy in another form—it’s heat waiting to happen.

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