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Spring, summer and fall are great seasons to garden, barbecue and maintain a homes’ exterior. However, with the arrival of winter most of us become “indoor dwellers” struggling to keep warm OR struggling to pay the heating bill – or both. As temperatures continue to drop keep in mind that it is never too late to improve on your homes’ energy efficiency. Chances are there are still one or two projects left that you can do to insure that your home is energy efficient and comfortable:

            •   Change your furnace filter
            •   Add gaskets to plugs and switches
            •   Foam seal holes at the back of cabinets
            •   Makes sure storm windows are in good condition and securely attached
            •   Check gasketing at all doors and windows – don’t forget door bottoms

These projects and more are available on our website 24/7. Search for a project and let us help you
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Energy Efficient Products - What Makes Them Efficient?
Energy efficiency is a hot topic these days. Everywhere you go you hear about new technology and products that use less energy, work more efficiently and save you money. Many of these claims are true and even the government is encouraging the switch to energy efficient products with tax credits and rebates. But do you know why these products are more efficient than what you’re used to? Do you know which might be the best place to start for your specific home? Well we can help you understand how these products work so you can make the best choices based on your home and your budget.
High Efficiency Boilers

All boilers contain water, which is heated and converted to steam, typically fueled by gas or oil. The steam is sent through a closed series of pipes, such as radiators or convectors, which give off heat to warm a space. As a boiler heats the water in the tank, it turns into steam and is vented out the flue, at which point a large amount of heat is lost.

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Sun Heat

Studies demonstrate that most Americans spend 80 percent of their time in only 20 percent of their home. Therefore, it doesn’t make sense to fire up the home heating system to heat the entire home during the time when only one or two rooms are being occupied. It’s a waste of your hard earned money and our precious natural resources.

The Energy Information Administration (EIA), a division of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, estimates that for every degree you lower the thermostat on your furnace, you’ll save five percent off your heating costs. The EIA suggests using zone heating to warm only the areas of the home you are occupying; bedroom, den, office, basement, or workroom.

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NOVEMBER 6, 2010 –    LIVE FROM THE WORLD HEADQUATERS OF ON THE HOUSE
                                   – WE ARE SETTING OUR CLOCKS BACKAND CHANGING THE
                                   BATTERIES IN OUR SMOKE DETECTORS

NOVEMBER 13, 2010 - THE BROS. ARE ON THE ROAD AND COMING TO YOU LIVE
                                   FROM KXNT RADIO IN LAS VEGAS

NOVEMBER 20, 2010 - LIVE FROM OUR STUDIO WE WILL BE HELPING
                                   YOU CLEAN UP AND FIX-UP FOR THANKSGIVING

NOVEMBER 27, 2010 - LISTEN TO THE BEST OF ON THE HOUSE – HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

 

If the economy can show us anything, smaller is sometimes better. Many homeowners have recently chosen to downsize from larger to smaller sized residences in order to save on money and upkeep. And while they are willing to compromise on size, the design and décor of the home seems to be more important than ever.

Every element in a small room becomes essential to its overall design. Yet, one factor that is commonly overlooked which makes a lasting impact is the floor. Many homeowners are unaware of the value and beauty wide plank floors can add to a mid-sized room.

As a designer’s secret, wide planks are commonly used to open up rooms. These floors create an illusion of more space, even if parameters are tight. For this same reason, designers select larger furniture, which helps to fill a small room. Read more...

AUTUMN GARDENING: Summer is not the only time to be in your garden Read more...

PREPARING YOUR GARDEN FOR WINTER: As the cold creeps in, it’s time for a garden check up. Here are some tips on what to cut back Read more...

STORING YOUR OWN FRUITS AND VEGETABLES FOR WINTER: Remember canning saves money. If you have a vegetable garden that produces more then you can eat... Read more...

HOW TO WARM YOUR HOME FOR WINTER: Looking for a few ways to change your home for the winter and snuggle in with a few basic changes. Read more...

WINTERIZING YOUR GARDEN: The life of both plants and pots can be prolonged in harsh climates by winterizing Read more...

ENJOY THE BOUNTY OF FALL PRODUCE: Fall is my favorite season for bountiful produce Read more...

FALL QUICK AND EASY DINNER: Fall is here, and apples, my favorite fall produce are full of flavor this season.Read more...

CHOOSE YOUR WINE: While choosing a wine from a wine list can be daunting…relax!
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CHOCOHOLICS LISTEN UP!: Chocolate Tips you can’t miss..... Read more...

AFTER SCHOOL FUN SNACKS: So, the kids are back to school! Does your child come home from school hungry? Read more...

GOT AIR LEAKS, FIX THEM IN A SQUEAK: Leaks abound in homes - through recessed lighting, up chimneys, out dryer vents, and through... Read more...

FREEZER BURN: To elongate the life of your freezer and improve energy efficiency, it is best to regularly defrost... Read more...

INSULATION NATION: Insulation – you have heard of this for at least 30 years. Is your home insulated? Is it well... Read more...

FIRE - PLACE TO STOP ENERY LOSS: Unused fireplaces can draw heat up the chimney and out of the house, wasting energy and driving up... Read more...

CAN YOU HEAR ME KNOW: Cell phone chargers and laptop chargers still draw power when plugged in and not in use? Read more...

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