Now that the winter season has officially started and we’ve also rolled into a brand new year, many people on fixed / limited incomes, or those who simply want to make more frugal choices around the home, are seeking new opportunities to save money on their energy bills. Here’s some simple energy- (and money-) saving tips that you may be able to put to work in your home immediately!
A client recently called us with a complaint of no hot water and the following symptoms regarding his Hot Water Heater: When he first found there wasn’t any hot water he relit the pilot light, and then fired up the burner. However, when he checked on it a couple of hours later, the water was still cold, the gas burner was off again, and the pilot was, once again, also not burning.
The Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule
Carbon Monoxide Detector Placement is Crucial!
You may have recently installed a Carbon Monoxide Detector in your home. However, don’t mistakenly think that you’ve created a safe environment by plugging the unit in to an AC outlet near the floor in a bedroom or upstairs hallway.
Save 50% or more on water bills — Simple Solutions!
Even if the home you live in now is far from green, and you’re not planning a major renovation anytime soon, there is plenty you can do to start living in a greener, healthier home. Here are some project ideas:
Home Security at Risk! — Lock Bumping
Something every homeowner should protect themselves against. First, watch these two videos so that you understand how vulnerable most entry-door locks are:
Carbon Monoxide Detector Bill Introduced in Colorado 2009 General Assembly
HB 09-1091 was just introduced in the Colorado General Assembly and by all accounts is on the fast track to passage.
In a word, it has to do with housing.
The plan: Part of the anticipated economic stimulus plan is likely to include provisions of a “Fix Housing First Homebuyer Tax Credit” bill introduced by U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia.
Replacing A Rotten Support Post
Exterior decks on older homes are often supported by 4×4 posts that are “untreated” lumber and become rotten over time, requiring replacement. A recent client of mine needed this kind of work done and contacted us to help with the project.