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New 2015 SEER Rating on Air Conditioners

Well, DOE is at it again. As of January 1, 2015 A/C manufacturers are being asked to increase the efficiency to 14 SEER. However, if you live in certain climate zones your builder may not be required to install a higher efficiency systems. That’s because folks in colder climates don’t use an air conditioner as […]

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The Return Air Chase – Misunderstood and Often Abused

Indoor air and it’s quality depend on the design of the interconnected parts of your home; somewhat like the knee bone is connected to the hip bone. Air quality can suffer when there are poor connections or no connections within the return air system.

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Is Your Porch Too Beautiful To Screen?

Take a walk down the streets of any historic neighborhood and it is easy to see the allure of a grand old porch. Each genre of architecture has its own unique way of celebrating this inviting sanctuary that links the home with the surroundings of outdoor life. Sadly, a charming porch will often remain vacant […]

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HOW TO INSTALL A HEAT PUMP WATER HEATER

On April 16 of this year water heater manufacturing rules changed. The National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NAECA) has complied with the DOE rule. The new requirements call for higher Energy Factor (EF) ratings on virtually all residential gas, electric, oil and tankless gas water heaters. The NAECA rulings are important to customers because they […]

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Growing Google Juice

SWEET! …we’re growing our google juice by getting client testimonials and it looks like word is getting out! The event was picked up by Today’s Home Inspector – Twitter account. Thanks for recognizing another one of our 5 Star Reviews guys!! READ MORE REVIEWS HERE   CONGRATS! ASHI Inspector Gary Smith – SafeHome Inspections – Recorded another […]

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10 Bathroom Safety Tips for the Elderly

As we age, our senses of sight, touch, hearing, and smell tend to decline. Our physical abilities are reduced, and certain tasks such as stretching, lifting, and bending become more difficult. In addition, we also experience a slowing of judgment and reaction time. As a result, we cannot respond as quickly as when we were […]

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Mississippi Improves Building Code Ranking Says MPR

Last year Mississippi adopted stricter building code rules and the law has moved the state up the insurance industries ladder of coastal waterways says IBHS.

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Facebook Users GET More Than They GIVE

Research shows that Facebook users are more likely to receive more than to give. So, where does that make you? “A User” in the most literal sense?

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