Icicles might look magical but they signal that you have problems on your roof. Icicles mean melting snow on the roof is not able to flow freely off the room, causing ices dams. Ice dams are bad because water that can’t escape will often find it’s way into your home following the laws of gravity. … Read More
Homeowner Dollars & Cents
Owning a home is a huge investment. By understanding homeowner expenses, you can protect your investment and save money for enhancements that build more homeowner equity for future financial independence.
Americans are spoiled by today’s ridiculously low energy costs. When gas prices rose above $4.00/gal we noticed but do you realize that $4/gal is cheap compared to gas prices around the world? Energy prices will soar again. The US government is continually raising the bar for energy efficient products. The 2009 Federal Tax Credits for … Read More
Without the energy saving measures taken after the 1973 energy crisis, the US would use nearly 50% more energy today. Now President Obama has pledged to cut 15% of all energy used by the Federal Government, the world’s largest consumer. What if we all committed to cutting our consumption by 15% over the next 2 … Read More
Homeowners expect their home insurance to cover any type of accident but that’s no longer true as each year it seems like there are more exclusions, and then for some things you have to buy an extra rider. Even more confusing is when you have work done by a contractor and there’s an accident while … Read More
Many electronic devices continue to draw power when they’re turned off. Some of these are intentional, i.e. your television remote will only work if there’s power in the television to receive signals. Unfortunately this standby power wastes a tremendous amount of energy … or roughly 68 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity wasted a year, generated by … Read More