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Autumn Home Project List

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Autumn Home Project List

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  • Clean out your gutters. Remove leaves and other debris from your gutters first by hand to get rid of the large particles, and then with a scraping tool and water hose before cold weather arrives. This helps to prevent overflows and ice damming. Ice dams are caused when snow melts on a heated part of the roof, then refreezes on a colder portion of the roof.  This creates a dam and allows water to back up under the shingles, causing damage to insulation and interior ceilings or walls.
  • Make sure downspouts properly guide the water away from the home. Direct downspouts at least 6 feet from the foundation.
  • Use door sweeps and caulk to block drafty areas of the home from the winter cold. Common areas for these are recess lighting areas, electrical outlets, door frames and windows.
  • Have your furnace and chimney checked and cleaned annually. Change your furnace filter regularly; every three months is typical.
  • Vacuum out your air ducts. Every few years, the air ducts should be vacuumed to help make sure that heated air passes through with no obstacles.
  • Remove screens and put up storm windows. Add weatherstripping to seal out cold air, increasing your furnace’s efficiency.
  • Reverse the circulation of your ceiling fans. As you fire up the furnace for the heating season, reverse your ceiling fan blades to rotate clockwise, creating an updraft that forces warm air down into the room. This can provide additional energy savings.
  • Winterize your pipes. Adding insulation now can help prevent pipes from freezing later and causing breaks and water damage.

Mortgage Calculator

Saturday, September 17th, 2016 | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Mortgage Calculator

 

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Looking to buy or build a new home.  This mortgage calculator from MSN will help you determine what you can afford.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/realestate/mortgage-calculator

 

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