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Spring Cleaning: Increasing Efficiency with Your Current Home

Did you know that spring cleaning can make your home more energy efficient? Below are a handful of different things you can incorporate into your spring cleaning routine: Cleaning Larger Appliances. It would be great to start with cleaning appliances such as a refrigerator, clothes dryer, and oven. These appliances are larger and used more often, so they could benefit from a little cleaning. When the vent at the back of the refrigerator and the

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Spring into Spring with Energy Efficiency Tips!

Homeowners, springtime is here, and that means it’s the perfect season to think about how to develop gardens and yards into being more energy efficient! Solar-Powered Path Lights Harness the power of the sun with solar-powered garden lights! As the sunsets begin to come later in the evening it’s the best time to make use of solar power technology, and what better addition to your yard and garden than these self-sustaining lights.  Solar-powered garden lights can

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Appliance Lifespans- When is it Time to Change?

How Long Can I Expect Appliances to Last? Do you still have that 1996 bulky refrigerator with the mysterious loud hum? What about the furnace that everybody is afraid to go near? And not to mention the space heater that has been passed down through the family. Appliances and building materials can endure wear and tear for years, even decades. They stay working through the day and night to keep our living space healthy and

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ice buildup on roof and in gutters - ice dam

Winter Hazards to Your Roof & Attic

Ice Damming We are in the peak of the winter season, between weekly DC snowstorms and snow busts. Temperatures fluctuating above and below freezing are ideal conditions for snow melt and refreeze. Add in heat loss through the roof and we will eventually see icicles building up to form ice dams. Ice dams form along the edge of the roof and prevent excess snow melt from draining to the gutters and away from the home.

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