Archive for March, 2018

Do You Need to Change Your Home’s Gutter System?

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in How long do copper gutters last, Steel gutters

How long do copper gutters last

Gutters are an absolutely necessary feature of any house, and yet most homeowners don’t put much thought into theirs. For some homeowners, this might be because they experience very little rain where they live. However, rainfall is cumulative. A single inch of rainfall translates to nearly 600 gallons of water for one roof. In fact, even as little as one-eighth of an inch can amount to nearly 54 gallons of water. Here’s what the average homeowner needs to know to take care of their gutter system.

The Different Types of Gutters and Their Uses.

Most people don’t change the gutter systems for a home when they buy it. Some people may even be unaware that there are different ty

Is Your House Safe? Radon Gas Exposure Is One Of The Most Prevalent Issues In American Homes Today

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in How to get rid of radon, How to improve radon test results, Local radon mitigation company

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Your home should be somewhere you feel secure.

Families today do everything they can to meet this everyday foundation. They install a whole house water filtration system to make sure every last glass they pour is safe. They wipe up any mold, rust or dust that gathers to avoid infection. They invest in organic housing supplies when doing some spring cleaning. Sometimes, however, these efforts are just not enough. Radon gas exposure is on the rise in the United States and a hazardous element many are still completely unaware of.

Before you wrap up your to-do list learn more about radon testing and how it can guarantee the safety of your home.

Today’s American household is facing more issues than ever. Dipping water quality, air pollution, housing prices…it seems everyw

Facts On Residential Furnaces

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in 200 series lawn mower, Dual fuel furnace, Heatmor outdoor furnace problems

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The average American spends, on average, 4 hours per week taking care of their lawn. That adds up to an average of 208 hours per year or over 8 days. There are plenty of Americans that work hard to make sure their home is in the best possible condition. However, some of these people will sometimes overlook the importance of properly installing residential furnaces.

Just about 97% of all real estate agents recommended landscaping as a top five home improvement recommendation responding that a homeowner can expect a 215% return on investment. This is because if you are selling your home and it looks newly renovated it has a feeling of being new. as a result, it can fetch a high price. Well,

7 Tips for Making a Statement with Your Outdoor and Path Lighting Design

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Landscape path lighting, Outdoor lighting, Patio lighting

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If you are like most people who own their own home, you want it to amaze everyone who walks or drives by. There are a number of ways you can accomplish this goal. You can plant the best trees, bushes, and flowers. You can install a waterfall, fountain, or statue. You can also use a design for our outdoor and path lighting that makes everyone’s heads turn as they pass by your house.

  1. Do not scrimp when it comes to putting in solar lights. When people first start putting in their path lighting or any outdoor lighting they often get fewer lights than they really will need. You will need more solar powered lights for Continue Reading No Comments

7 Tips to Help You Find the Right Roofing Contractor

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Repairing a roof, Roofing, Roofing contractor indianapolis in

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If you are like most homeowners, your roof does not occupy a lot of your time or thoughts. When you find you need a roof replacement done, you may not know where to turn. When you are looking at roofing contractors, these tips should help you get the right one for your home and situation:

  1. Talk to your friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors. You know people who own their own home and you know people who have used roofing contractors on their home. The very best way to get good quality products and services is to get personal recommendations from people you know and trust. The best thing is when two (or more) people give you the same recommendation independently of each other.
  2. Look online. There is pretty much nothi

How to Lower Your Household’s Energy Consumption and Bills From LED Lighting to Solar Panels

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Commercial electricity service, Electric company, Local energy services

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A large percentage of the energy generated within the United States is used for lighting. According to statistics released by the Department of Energy, this amounts to about 22% of the total amount of electricity generated in this country. The average family within this country, for instance, spends around $2,200.00 a year on their utility bill. This typically amounts to 2.7% of their income. There are a variety of ways in which households can lower their energy usage as well as their monthly bills.

Lower Your Energy Consumption With LED Lighting

Many homes throughout the United States use standard halogen lighting. LEDs, however, are much more efficient. They use just 15% of the energy that is required by a halogen light. Furthermore, LEDs can also provide as much as 85% more light.