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Category: Home Ownership

Selecting Your Inspector

Home Buyers A realistic approach to purchasing your home and selecting your home inspector. Owning your own home, instead of renting, is one of the smartest financial decisions you can make, as long as you go into it with both eyes open and be sure you are not overpaying for what you are getting.Shop around […]

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Water Heaters

Hot Water and How to Heat It   There are several water-heating options available to you. While you are taking steps to save on home heating, don’t forget to see what you can do to lower your water heating costs. Check with your fuel supplier for more information, and consider alternatives to your current method. […]

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Winter Energy Tips

10 Ways to Save Energy in the Winter There are many ways to conserve energy in the cold winter months. This not only helps our budget, but also the environment. 1.Make sure that registers and air ducts are not blocked by furniture or other debris. This can cause poor heat circulation and the furnace to […]

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Foundation Insulation

Residential Foundation Insulation Introduction Homes being constructed today are more energy efficient than those built even just a few years ago, primarily due to significant improvements in building products and techniques as well as development of high-performance heating and cooling systems and other appliances. However, the benefits of foundation insulation are often overlooked. Heat loss […]

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FHA/HUD Rehabilitation

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA), which is part of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), administers various single family mortgage insurance programs. These programs operate through FHA-approved lending institutions which submit applications to have the property appraised and have the buyer's credit approved. These lenders fund the mortgage loans which the Department insures. […]

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What is a Home Energy Audit?

An energy audit is an assessment of a home, building, or business that measures how much energy is being consumed, any existing problems where energy is lost, and recommendations of things that can be corrected  to increase efficiency, thus saving you money over time. This may be done by a professional using infrared cameras and […]

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Ten Things You Should Know About Mold

1. Potential health effects and symptoms associated with mold exposures include allergic reactions, asthma, and other respiratory complaints. 2. There is no practical way to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment; the way to control indoor mold growth is to control moisture. 3. If mold is a problem in your home […]

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Water Quality

Drinking Water The United States has one of the safest water supplies in the world. However, national statistics don't tell you specifically about the quality and safety of the water coming out of your tap. That's because drinking water quality varies from place to place, depending on the condition of the source water from which […]

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Radon

Home Buyer's and Seller's Guide to Radon EPA Recommends: If you are buying a home or selling your home, have it tested for radon. For a new home, ask if radon-resistant construction features were used and if the home has been tested. Fix the home if the radon level is 4 picoCuries per liter (pCi/L) […]

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Private Wells

Private Water Wells If your family gets drinking water from a private well, do you know if your water is safe to drink? What health risks could you and your family face? Where can you go for help or advice? EPA regulates public water systems; it does not have the authority to regulate private drinking […]

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