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Painting HardieSoffit Panels and Attic Air Balance

Net free venting requirements for residential construction states that we should provide a “balanced” air flow for attic ventilation. 50% of the air needed to cool your attic should enter at the edge of the roof…down near the windows. 50% of the required openings should be as high as

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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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HOW TO INSTALL A HEAT PUMP WATER HEATER

Gary Smith says the new water heaters have to accommodate the higher insulation r-values (thermal resistance), making the water heater taller and wider.

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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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MS Consultant Gary Smith Remodeling Advice

6 Assumptions That Fail the FHA 203(k) Remodel

It’s not wise to take on any project without doing a little homework. With respect to the 203(k) talk it up, ask for recommendations and begin to gather an experienced “team” of professionals. You’ll be the team’s coach.

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7 Truths Buyers Should Know About The Home Inspection Process

Would-a Could-a Should-a … Here are 7 truths you should know about the home inspection process that will leave you with sound advice.

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