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   Mar 02

Keep your home green and secure!

Don’t Struggle With Securing Your Home Any Longer

Do you feel at a loss on what home security system to purchase?Do you even know where you would even start? If you answered yes, then you just need to find out more about what your options are when it comes to a home security system. Read on and lean what is best for you.

Be sure that your home is always be occupied. You could purchase timers and have your TVs, TVs, radios and other types of electronics to go on at various times. This will make your home look like someone is there. This is an excellent technique that helps avoid robberies while keeping your home secure.

Buy a small home safe so you can use to keep your valuables in. Keep your safe in a hard to find location.

This can help you protect your home under all circumstances according to Home Security Town.

Turn the ringer off on all your phones if you will be away for a prolonged period of time. A phone lets thieves know that you are not home and could increase the chances of you getting robbed.

This will help to keep it away from thieves and vandals. This can also make it more difficult for burglars to track when you away from knowing your schedule.

Talk to your neighborhood.

The fist thing to do is get your locks changed out. Whether an old roommate left or a relationship ended, this is an important step to any new situation. It is not expensive and can do it in less than a day.

Some people feel that rural dwellers have greater risk since their neighbors live farther away.Others think that burglars are not as likely to target rural places have less of a chance of being targets for burglars.

Hide your home security system. Intruders can disable a system by cutting or unplugging the wires.

Replace rotted wood that surrounds your door frames. An intruder can simply pry the rotten wood and enter your home. Replace any wood that has begun to rot with a new one and keep your home much safer.

Use the Internet to find a new home security company. After that, you can then take the next step by contacting each one.

Ask your security provider about their history in business before you sign up for service. A company that’s been around for a long history has proven that their service to people. Knowing that you are dealing with a fly by night company can keep you calm when making this important decision.

Think about having a wireless security system for your home. While systems with wires are cheaper, the cost of installation can be sky high.

Now, do you feel like you have a better understanding about what you can do? Take the tips and advice you’ve read here with you as you get started devising your plan to bring home security into your family’s home. You will be glad that you did, and it’s time to take care of this very important matter.


   Jul 04

Storm Door And Window Insulation Values

Investing in the materials, fixtures and installations that will provide you with a more energy efficient home or property can provide a wide range of benefits. From limiting the environmental impact that your property and lifestyle may be having to enjoying smaller electric bills at the end of the month, practicing superior energy conservation may not be an opportunity that you can afford to pass up. Doors and windows that are unable to provide the most effective degree of insulation possible could be costing you (more…)


   May 13

Managing Energy Loss In Older Homes

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Older homes were not built to prevent loss of energy that assists in maintaining adequate heating or cooling temperatures. In addition, building frames of structures frequently settle while deteriorating over long amounts of time. Today, this leads to higher energy costs for homeowners living in older buildings. Finding ways to prevent loss of energy in an old house is vital to reduce expensive electric and gas bills. Analyzing the insulation of the structure’s walls and attic is a great place to begin. Current insulation materials are much more effective at (more…)


   Mar 21

Insulating Your Attic Or Crawl Space

Ensuring that your home, workplace or other property is able to be as energy-efficient as possible can have many environmental and economic benefits. Property owners who wish to save money on the heating and air-conditioning needed to provide a comfortable indoor atmosphere would be wise to ensure proper insulation is in place. Attics and crawl spaces that are poorly insulated can require greater demand for the power needed to heat or cool your space and result in a monthly utility bill (more…)


   Mar 09

Water Usage in Your Home

You’ve done your part. You donate to local energy co-ops and you went to www.energysavings.com to see how green your energy provider is but what about water? Wasting water is a sin even the most energy-conscious people don’t realizehere are a few thoughts for saving more water at your house:
In the Bathroom: The bathroom is where we waste most of our water, believe it or not. Of course do the obvious like taking short showers and cutting off the sink while you brush but also know that baths use the most water of anything in the bathroom!
In the Kitchen: Cut your dishwasher usage in half by soaking rather than rinsing. Also, turn your icemaker off in the winter as you don’t need it to make as much – use trays instead.
In the Yard: Buy a rainwater collector to use for watering the yard to save on your water costs as well as recycle. Plant a garden and some spread trees – they’ll shar e the water they use with the other plants in your yard. Way to be green!


   Oct 16

Post-Consumer Waste Remodeling And Building Materials

Today there are a wide range of recycled building materials available. These materials reduce landfills, are affordable, can be found locally, and will spark artistic creativity in building projects.

Items as simple as empty glass bottles, metal cans, wooden pallets, cardboard, and dirt filled tires have been used to create livable buildings. Reclaimed hardwood can be turned into tabletops, desks, or headboards. A simple outdoor deck can be built from reused wooden pallets and plywood. Old license plates can serve as roofing (more…)


   Oct 12

Understanding “R” Factor Ratings In Attic Insulation

Attics contain cold air in the winter and hot air in the summer. Insulation in the attic is what keeps the hot or cold air contained. Insulation is rated by its R-value or thermal resistance. The thickness of the insulation does not affect its R-value. The value is determined on how well it contains thermal air. Proper R-value insulation will prevent hot air from entering the home in the summer and escaping in the winter. Thermal resistant (more…)


   Oct 09

Installing A Whole House Water Restrictor

Water has been in the news a lot lately, and not always in a good way. Water restrictions are common and drought in Texas has led to disastrous wildfires. On top of that, sometimes municipal water systems have extremely high or uneven pressure. This can result in unpleasant noises in your pipes and even damage your plumbing.

The solution is a whole house water restrictor that controls the flow of water. Although these restrictors can lower water pressure, they will make sure any whole house water filter you are (more…)


   Oct 06

Establishing A Community Based Recycling Program

Dramatic improvements in recycling technology and collection systems over the years have made recycling easier than ever, and community-based recycling programs are sprouting up everywhere. Establishing one near you can be a fun, rewarding process.

First, check the availability of recycling services in your area. Cities with populations greater than 20,000 usually either have their own recycling centers or share such resources with nearby towns, meaning a processing center should never be too far. Pickup services vary from city to city, but most are free of charge and happen at regularly scheduled intervals, usually once a week. Pickups have (more…)