Articles and Tips

Storm Season and Roofing Scams

July 2, 2012

Storm Season Brings out the Roofing Scam Artists Beware of the top roofing scams during Hurricane / Storm Seasons.  Scam No. 1:  Door to Door un-announced salesman.  They are the Masters of the One-Call-Close, high pressure and won’t take no for an answer.  This type of company concentrates their efforts on the elderly and single […]

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Benefits of Aqauriums from a guy with high blood pressure and hyperactive kids.

June 27, 2012

Benefits of Aquariums from a guy that has high blood pressure and hyperactive kids. Studies as far back as the 1980’s reveal that aquariums actually have positive effects on high blood pressure, Alzheimer’s disease, insomnia and the everyday stress of daily life.  Watching fish go about their daily life somehow takes us all away from […]

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Top 10 Tips to Save Energy and Money over the Summer

June 26, 2012

Top 10 Tips to Save Energy and Money This Summer   June 20th marks the first day of summer, and for many of us that means trips to the beach, outdoor concerts, and cool drinks. Summer is also a great season to save energy and money in your home. Here are some tips to get […]

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Know your Zone when replacing your windows and doors.

June 26, 2012

It is important to consider which climate zone your home is located in when purchasing new replacement windows or skylights.  Not all windows are made for each part of the United States.  Cooler climate areas will need to concentrate more on Argon Gas or even Krypton Gas.  Hotter climates need to concentrate more on Low e […]

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Energy Savings Tips and Rebate information “Progeress Energy” for Florida Homes

June 13, 2012

Florida Energy Savings Tips and Progress Energy Rebate information Replacement Windows •Install high-performance windows, screens and films to protect upholstery, wood and artwork from UV rays while saving energy. •Eliminate “hot spots” in your home by using high-performance replacement windows. •Consider high-performance windows before you replace your AC system. They’re so efficient that they may […]

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Your Home’s Energy Use in Cooler Climates

June 12, 2012

A home energy assessment (sometimes referred to as an energy audit) will show what parts of your house use the most energy and suggest the best ways to cut energy costs. You can conduct a simple home energy assessment by doing it yourself (DIY) or, for a more detailed assessment, contact your local utility or […]

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Insulating your Home

June 12, 2012

Insulation is made from a variety of materials, and it usually comes in four types: rolls and batts, loose-fill, rigid foam, and foam-in-place. Rolls and Batts  – Rolls and batts—or blankets—are flexible products made from mineral fibers, such as fiberglass and rock wool. They are available in widths suited to standard spacing of wall studs […]

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Replacement Window Tips

June 12, 2012

Windows can be one of your home’s most attractive features. Windows provide views, daylighting, ventilation, and heat from the sun in the winter. Unfortunately, they can also account for 10%-25% of your heating bill by letting heat out. During the summer, your air conditioner must work harder to cool hot air from sunny windows. Install […]

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Tankless Water Heaters

June 12, 2012

Tankless water heaters provide hot water only as it is needed. They don’t produce the standby energy losses associated with storage water heaters, which can save you money. Here you’ll find basic information about how they work, whether a demand water heater might be right for your home, and what criteria to use when selecting the […]

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What is Low E Glass – replacement and new construction windows?

June 10, 2012

I get this question a lot.  What exactlly is Low E Glass anyway? Low-emittance (low-E) coatings are microscopically thin, virtually invisible, metal or metallic oxide layers deposited on a window or skylight glazing surface primarily to reduce the U-factor by suppressing radiative heat flow. The principal mechanism of heat transfer in multilayer glazing is thermal radiation from […]

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