When the heat of the summer hits, you want to do as much as humanly possible to keep your home cool—hopefully without seeing a spike in your energy bills. You may have air conditioning in your home and fans in individual rooms, but using them can lead to spikes in your electricity usage, translating to higher cooling bills you may
When outdoor temperatures are at their highest, your first impulse may be to use your air conditioning unit to create a cool and comfortable home environment. While this impulse is certainly understandable, using your cooling system isn’t always the best option, or even an option at all. You may be forced to wait for your central air unit to be
The weather is finally breaking, which will finally allow you to enjoy some sunshine and fresh air. However, this also means that there is a lot of home maintenance work to be done due to the toll of the winter, with its record wind, snow and ice. It is important that you get your home ready for the spring. Ensure
Home renovations and repairs are considered as personal rather than business expenditures therefore, they are not tax deductible. However, this does not mean there are no tax benefits. Home improvements help in the reduction of tax you pay when you sell your home. This is because the costs of home improvement are added to your tax basis for tax purposes.
Choosing the right roofing material for your home can be a challenge. There are just so many products on the market. While the look of the material and the cost are important aspects when deciding on a new roof, there is one aspect you should keep in mind that you may not have considered. That’s how the color and materials
For homeowners in the Richmond and Chesapeake areas of Virginia, energy efficient windows can make a big difference in not only your comfort level, but energy use and cost as well. We all enjoy the view to the great outdoors that windows provide, but if yours are older models they may actually be increasing energy use, and therefore how much