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Top 5 Reasons to Install a Smart Thermostat

Smart thermostats do not just control panels for your air conditioning and heating systems. They are now technologically advanced tools with different sensors, Wi-Fi, and advanced algorithms. Here are top 5 reasons for homeowners to upgrade to a smart thermostat:

1. Saving Money on Energy Bills

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Added by John White on July 23, 2019 at 3:18am — 1 Comment

What it Takes to Produce High Quality Marketing Video

- By Jake VP, Energy Circle Content Writer

This isn’t the first time we at Energy Circle are talking about the valuable role video plays in an effective digital marketing strategy – especially when it…

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Added by Emily Ambrose on July 19, 2019 at 1:04pm — No Comments

Easy Tips to Avoid Common Plumbing Problems in the Summer

Your Summer should be spent having fun with your kids or enjoying your favorite hobby, not stressing over plumbing problems. Finding plumbing issues early will help you get them repaired before they cause extensive water damage to your home. There are many plumbing tips that…

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Added by Roy Terry on July 19, 2019 at 6:26am — No Comments

What Are the Common Plumbing Mistakes DIYers Make?

If your plumbing starts to give you fits, you may decide to try and make some of the repairs yourself. There are several plumbing mistakes many people make that end up costing them a lot more than if they would have just called a plumber in the first place. 

Here are some common plumbing mistakes DIYers make:

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Added by Roy Terry on July 19, 2019 at 5:54am — No Comments

How to Find a Slab Leak Detection Specialist Near You

Slab leak detection can be difficult. Hiring a professional is the quickest and easiest way to detect leaks and get the problem repaired in a timely fashion. It’s important to hire the right professional for the job. You want someone who is certified, licensed and has the training needed to work with large slabs of concrete

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Added by Roy Terry on July 19, 2019 at 5:30am — No Comments

Why Phoenix Is Called "The Land Of No Return"

 Maricopa County is the fastest growing county in the nation with the population expected to grow by 80,000 in the next five years.  Driving down the street, it’s not surprising to see Canadian licenses plates or meet people from IL, CA, NY or WA.  With all these new transplants you would think some of the good home building qualities would rub off on the way Phoenix home builders build houses...unfortunately home builders are slow to catch on which is why  I've been asked so many times,…

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Added by David Byrnes on July 18, 2019 at 12:30pm — 6 Comments

Solar Benefits for Commercial and Residential Real Estate Owners

Gone is the time when solar energy was termed as an alternate source of energy. It is now ruling the world due to its profitability over the other sources of energy along with various other Solar Benefits for Commercial and Residential Real Estate.  

Nowadays, it is turning out to be a boon for …

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Added by Future Solar WA on July 18, 2019 at 5:51am — No Comments

OUT-SULATION! SF Bay Area Straw Bale retrofit workshop announcement

Here is the low-down on an upcoming hands-on workshop in El Sobrante, CA. I hope you can join us. I will be there heckling, playing my fiddle, and passing out cold watermelon!…

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Added by Leslie Jackson on July 15, 2019 at 6:50pm — No Comments

How Your Connected Technology Gets Connected

You might have heard of or even have a few devices in your home that are “Connected.” You might have a refrigerator that shows you whether Ralph stole that last piece of pie, or a thermostat that lets you warm up the house from your phone before you get home from that big win in Las Vegas. These devices have added much convenience,…

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Added by Building Performance Institute on July 15, 2019 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

6 Most Common HVAC Duct Problems You Should Know About

Air ducts are a significant component of your heating and cooling system, but they are usually overlooked. Many times, homeowners have no clue that a problem exists. If you think that your HVAC system is inefficient or you get consistently high energy bills, look out for these six common duct problems.

1. Poor Design

A duct system that transfers the air from one point to another with the least amount of distance and obstructions is economical and very effective. Poor design…

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Added by John White on July 15, 2019 at 3:33am — 1 Comment

Building Local SEO Rank and Visibility outside your Core Location

- By Shawn Cohen, Director of Digital Strategy

If you perform a Google search for a local home services provider, today’s results are pretty well stacked. You can expect to see two to four paid search ads, a…

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Added by Emily Ambrose on July 12, 2019 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Z-Man's Blog Episode 552:Joe Medosch – Hayward Score – The Business of Healthy Homes

Joe Medosch Hayward Score, The Business of Healthy Homes

Joe Medosch was our guest on this week’s episode of IAQ radio. Joe is widely acknowledged as being one of the smartest people in the industry. He isn’t just book smart, he has been there and done it. Joe’s background has gone full circle. Just relocated in Loveland, CO. Started out as a home inspector IEP, shifting to home performance.…

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Added by Joe Hughes on July 11, 2019 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Home Inspection Checklist for Buying a Used Manufactured Home

If you are thinking of buying a used manufactured home, you should first consider getting it reviewed by a home inspector. manufactured home inspection

A manufactured home inspection can confirm if everything is in working condition and meets the safety regulations. This will help you avoid future problems with your used manufactured home.

Home Inspection Checklist for Used Manufactured Homes



Modern-day manufactured homes have come a long way from…

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Added by Matt Worthy on July 10, 2019 at 5:29am — No Comments

A Seasonal Home Maintenance Checklist for Beginners

A home is usually a lifelong investment that needs routine preventative maintenance to have its systems running safely and efficiently. Without the right maintenance, your home will not only lose its value but lead you to incur substantial costs over time. Seasonal home maintenance checklist

A seasonal home inspection checklist and professional advice will help you smoothly navigate your home's maintenance year-round.

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Added by Matt Worthy on July 10, 2019 at 5:26am — No Comments

The Pros and Cons of Various Mobile Home Foundations

A sound foundation is vital to constructing a high-quality structure, including manufactured homes. You should compare different options in mobile home foundations to pick the one that suits your budget and needs. Read on to learn about the various manufactured home foundations and their pros and cons. 

What Are Mobile Home Foundations?

Manufactured homes are prebuilt homes that are carried to the home site already constructed. While these homes are made in a…

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Added by Matt Worthy on July 10, 2019 at 5:23am — No Comments

Top 5 Household Problems Resulting from Clogged Gutters

You may understand the significance of inspecting the foundation or maintaining the landscape, but what about your gutters? People usually avoid inspecting or cleaning their clogged gutters because they consider it a messy, slippery, or risky work climbing up and down. Clogged gutters may appear as a minor problem, but can cause silent damage that turns into an expensive repair for homeowners.

Read more to learn about clogged gutter problems in homes.

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Added by Matt Worthy on July 10, 2019 at 5:21am — No Comments

8+ Steps to a Healthier Home by Larry Zarker, CEO of Building Performance Institute

Our homes are our castle.  We want them to be comfortable but also healthy and safe.  Today’s “screenagers” (as well as most of the rest of us) spend nearly 90% of our lives inside buildings.  Indoor pollutants combine with outdoor pollutants that get sucked into the home through leaks in the building envelope, so spending that much time indoors can affect health.  It is no wonder that asthma is an epidemic in the U.S. and incidence rates have been climbing since we started tracking it.  If…

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Added by Building Performance Institute on July 3, 2019 at 2:03pm — No Comments

Central Air Conditioning System: Why It Is the Best Choice for Your Home

A central air conditioning system produces cool air at a central location and delivers it to and from rooms by fans and ductwork. The performance of the air conditioner compressor makes the entire process of air conditioning possible. The cool air is produced when the compression of the coolant gas enables the compressor to discharge heat out of the house.

Types of Central Air Conditioners

Two types of central air conditioning systems include:

  • Split…

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Added by John White on July 1, 2019 at 7:10am — No Comments

Z-Man's Blog Episode 551: Lauren Tessier, ND – Life After Mold and International Society for Environmentally Acquired Illness (ISEAI)

Life after mold and the

International Society for Environmentally Acquired Illness (ISEAI)

Today’s guest on IAQradio was Dr. Lauren Tessier, a Naturopathic Physician licensed by the state of Vermont. Her practice, Life After Mold, uses a patient centered approach to help recover those suffering from mold related illness. Her approach is…

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Added by Joe Hughes on June 28, 2019 at 2:58pm — No Comments

Challenge Accepted! #04: Marketing in Support of Job Recruiting

- By Shawn Cohen, Energy Circle Director of Digital Strategy

Business owners in the home and commercial building, energy, and HVAC service sectors face a lot of challenges when it comes to running a successful company.…

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Added by Emily Ambrose on June 27, 2019 at 5:38pm — No Comments

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