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Winter Home Maintenance Checklist

Winter House

Like bears who hibernate through the winter, we tend to spend more time inside our homes during the winter months. Which is the perfect time to focus on things inside your house, things we often forget about with the hustle and bustle of day-to-day living.

We’ve created a few tables that will you can focus on a few things each week or month. Safety is always a top priority and then you want to protect your home by minimizing any potential water  damage. Then it’s time to consider ways to improve your home’s energy efficiency as those savings will come every... 

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Winter Home Maintenance Checklist

Winter arrives with or without snow and ice so it's time to fix those little things indoors

Like bears who hibernate through the winter, we tend to spend more time inside our homes during the winter months. We hope you were diligent in preparing your home for winter with our earlier checklist as this month we’re focusing on things inside your house, things we often forget about with the hustle and bustle of day-to-day living.

We’ve created this table so you can focus on a few things each week or month. Safety is always a top priority and then you want to protect your home by minimizing any potential water (read wood rot) damage. Then it’s time to... 

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UPDATE: Tax Credits for Energy Efficient Windows

Last week I wrote about savings for homeowners in the Stimulus Package. Unfortunately the government web sites didn’t reflect the changes, so I could only describe what was on the Energy Star web site at the time. Here is a quick summary of the changes:

Energy Star's Anatomy of an Energy Efficient Window

Old Energy Tax Credits – 10% of product costs, for max of $500

New Energy Tax Credits – 30% of product costs, up to $1,500

Previously, this credit was over the life of the tax credit (2006, 2007 & 2009) and that restriction no longer appears on the Energy... 

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