Property Improvements

How Long Do HVAC Systems Last?

January 20, 2022

HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning — it’s the system that provides heating and cooling to any building. Basically, your HVAC system enables your home to stay at comfortable temperatures all year long. An HVAC system uses air from the outside to provide high-quality, regulated air inside. But in order to maintain that perfectly controlled temperature, you need to replace your HVAC system when necessary.

So, how long do HVAC systems last?

What Are the Different Types of HVAC Systems for Commercial Buildings?

September 16, 2021

A commercial building houses a large number of people who come and go on a daily basis. Because of this volume of occupants, it’s imperative that the building remains at comfortable temperatures all year long. That means it’s cool in the summer and warm in the winter. After all, no one wants to walk into a sweltering office building in the middle of summer. So, how can you keep your commercial building at just the right temperature? That’s where an HVAC system comes in.

What Is a House HVAC System?

September 14, 2021

There’s nothing better than walking into a cold home with the AC blasting in the middle of summer. Or, walking into a warm home when it just started to snow and temperatures have dropped below freezing. We spend a lot of our time inside our homes, so it’s ideal that they’re kept at the most comfortable temperatures. 

35 Things You Need for a New House

September 8, 2021

You’ve finally done it—you signed your name on the dotted line and the house you’ve been dreaming about is finally yours. With all of the humdrum of tedious paperwork behind you, it’s time to look forward to the big move. 

Ironically enough, the next step in the home-buying process is buying more. 

Cool Attic: 4 Ways to Cool Down Your Attic

July 6, 2021

Keeping your attic cool is one of the most important aspects of properly regulating the temperature in your house. So, how do you do that? Factors like airflow and insulation are the keys to cool attics. Otherwise, hot air collecting in the attic makes its way into the rest of your home, which isn’t ideal. Not only is it uncomfortable, but it can drive air conditioning costs through the roof. 

HVAC Tax Credits: What Energy Improvements Qualify?

March 26, 2021

As part of an initiative to reduce America’s collective carbon footprint and the strain on limited resources, the U.S. government offers tax credits to homeowners who have made energy-efficient upgrades. In fact, many home improvements that will add value to your home are eligible for federal tax credits. 

9 Benefits of Storm Impact Windows

October 9, 2020

Hurricane season can cause serious anxiety, even if your home is prepared to withstand the storm. And while boarding up windows and laying down sandbags can be effective ways to prevent damage from wind and rising waters, upgrading your windows to endure 200-mph gusts will give you even more peace of mind.

7 Bathroom Upgrades That Are Worth the Money

July 15, 2020

The bathroom is one of the home’s most frequently used yet underappreciated spaces. It’s also one of the easiest to remodel if you’re looking to increase the overall value of your property. Think of your bathroom as your very own in-home spa—everything about this sacred space should exude luxury, comfort, and relaxation. Whether it’s winding down with a nighttime bath or waking up with a morning face wash, the bathroom serves as your home’s hub of hygiene. Is your current bathroom serving you well?

Energy Efficient Light Bulb Options That Will Save You Money

May 20, 2020

Did you know that you could be saving hundreds of dollars annually on your electricity bill simply by replacing your light bulbs? Gone are the days of light bulbs being mere methods of illuminating your home—today they’re no-brainer energy-saving opportunities for homeowners looking to reduce their carbon footprints and their monthly utility bills. Outside of traditional incandescent bulbs, there is a wide variety of energy-saving light bulbs that effectively serve the same purpose while delivering more eco-friendly benefits.

When to Replace Your Furnace

October 1, 2019

When the temperatures start to dip, there’s nothing better than cozying up and watching the frosty winterscape from the safety and comfort of your warm home. Your furnace is what keeps your home heated and comfortable during those cooler months and while you may not pay attention to it much, you’ll definitely notice it during a cold snap when it stops working. So if you’re suddenly donning more layers and reaching for a beanie while inside your house, it might be time to start looking for a new furnace.

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Guide to Buying Replacement Storm Windows

September 6, 2019

If you grew up in a region that experienced colder climates, it’s likely that your storm windows signaled the changing of seasons. In the fall, when football weather came to stay, the storm windows went up. And in the spring, when the flowers made a colorful return, your storm windows came back down.

Boilers vs Water Heaters: What's the Actual Difference?

December 20, 2018

For most people out there, hot water isn’t a luxury item; it’s a must-have for daily activities like cooking, bathing, and doing laundry. So your home absolutely has a serious need for an effective water heating system such as a boiler or a water heater. But… what exactly is the difference between a boiler vs water heater?

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12 Home DIY Improvement Projects That Can Be Done in a Weekend

November 30, 2018

For many, DIY home improvement projects are fun and worthwhile for no other reason than the enjoyment of doing them.