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2014

Pros And Cons Of Cold Rolled Steel

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If you are in charge of selecting building materials for a new building, you have a decision to make when it comes to selecting steel poles and support beams. You can select beams and poles that are made from hot rolled steel or cold rolled steel. There are pros and cons to both types of materials and learning about these pros and cons can help you make a decision that makes the most sense for the building you are in charge of constructing. Read More»

Four Reasons Why Installing A Home Fire Sprinkler System Is Cheaper Than You Think

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Are you building a new home? Are you considering installing a fire sprinkler system, but aren’t sure if the cost ($1.61 per square foot of space) is worth it? If so, read on to learn 4 considerations that make home sprinkler systems cheaper than you think. 1.  Less Damage Should Fire Occur It’s a common myth that an activated fire sprinkler system can cause a vast amount of water damage. People imagine that fire sprinklers are as sensitive as smoke detectors and that a single piece of burnt toast or an oven spill will simultaneously activate every sprinkler in their home and douse their belongings with a steady stream of water. Read More»

How Your HVAC Technician Cleans Your Blower Motor

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As a homeowner, you’re responsible for maintaining several components of your home—including your HVAC system. In order to save your wallet from wearing itself thin, you’ve learned how to replace your air filter, clean your air ducts, and even clean your furnace’s burner assembly. However, after several years of use, your blower motor is starting to operate less efficiently—and although you can maintain other parts of your HVAC system, your blower motor is too complicated to repair by yourself. Read More»

How To Control Your Heating Bill & Have A Warm, Comfortable Home

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What would you say is the largest expense you have as a homeowner? According to energy.gov, heating and cooling costs account for 48% of the energy bills for the typical home in the United States. Since this is such a large portion of your energy bill, it’s a good idea to figure out if your home’s heating and cooling needs are being met in the most cost effective way. In this article, you’ll learn how your home’s stack effect can cause your heating bill to be higher than necessary, and what you can do about it. Read More»

3 Eco-Friendly Fireplace Options

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There isn’t much that can rival a fireplace when it comes to creating ambiance in a room. There’s something about the flickering flames that can really draw you in, and can set the tone for a romantic evening or for a quiet, relaxing night. However, a traditional fireplace isn’t necessarily the most efficient way to heat a room, let alone a whole house. And a fireplace that isn’t heating efficiently can burn a lot of wood without much real benefit. Read More»

3 Home Repairs You Should Never Try On Your Own

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Do you consider yourself to be a do-it-yourself kind of person? If you enjoy making repairs on things around your home, you’re not alone. The proliferation of DIY television shows and websites that are around these days attests to the popularity of doing things on your own. While that is admirable, you should know not every home repair should be attempted on your own. There are certain home repairs that take special training to do properly and safely. Read More»

4 Environmentally Friendly HVAC Systems

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HVAC systems can have a substantial negative impact on the environment due to the fact that they are almost constantly being run to heat or cool down your home, usually fueled by resources that are not renewable. However, as more and more people start to become concerned about the environment, new green HVAC alternatives have started to crop up and become more and more common. Biomass for Heating Biomass is an easy and efficient way to heat your home that has a lower impact on the environment than heating your home by traditional sources. Read More»

4 Ways To Prevent Moisture From Ruining Your Garage

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Your garage, just like the rest of your house, is subject to damage that can be caused by water. This damage rains from rotting and damaging the wood of your garage and garage door, to causing the moving mechanical parts of your garage to rust and malfunction. To avoid having to call a garage door repair professional to get your garage repaired due to moisture damage, or outfitted with a whole new garage, utilize these tips to prevent moisture damage in your garage. Read More»