DIY Home Energy Audit

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Jan 022015
 
DIY Home Energy Audit

New Year New Maintenance Challenges Today is January 2, 2015 and I would like you to take a moment to think about your goals for the year.  Not the old ones about losing weight, working out more, getting a better job, you know, the same old things.  This year, I challenge you to resolve to get involved with your own home and to bring your family into the game.  That’s right, it’s a game where you have to keep score and monitor success to let the players know how they have done. Energy Savings Offsets Tax Increases Most families in

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Nov 152012
 

Fiscal Cliff vs. Home and Office Maintenance Today, as this newsletter is being written, Americans have their eye on the “Fiscal Cliff.”  Funny thing, before the election it was referred to as Sequestration.  As the Maintenance Guru, I have to admit that I really don’t understand the term sequestration and believe that few people do.  Change the term to Fiscal Cliff an even I can understand what’s ahead.  I have a few suggestions I could toss in the ring for avoiding the Fiscal Cliff but we have people much smarter them me working that problem.  My goal this month is

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Oct 152012
 
Prevent Home Fires made by Cooking

Fire Prevention Week Fire Prevention Week ended on October 13th.  The following information is published on the Nation Fire Prevention Agency (NFPA) web site.  One thing that I hope all of my readers consider is that the statistics that follow do not include a single person who expected to be in them. The following information was published at NFPA. Cooking equipment remains top cause of home structure fires according to NFPA report According to a new report released by NFPA, cooking remains top cause of home structure fires.  U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 371,700 home structure fires annually between 2006 and 2010.

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Sep 152012
 

Fall Season Maintenance September has always been the transition month from summertime maintenance to fall maintenance.  In most of the country, subscribers are feeling the cooler mornings, a reduction in daylight hours, peaceful evenings making it hard to remain indoors.  The blistering summer heat is over and now is the time to get ready for colder weather.  September seems to be the perfect month to leave the windows open and let the fresh air in.  With temperatures staying in the tolerable range, it is easy to turn off the air conditioning let the gentle wisp of Mother Nature run through

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Aug 152012
 

National Preparedness Month Coming in September September is National Preparedness Month and since 2004, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has sponsored this program to encourage Americans to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies.  No one can stop a disaster but everyone can take steps to get through the disaster with less loss of life and property.  More importantly, most of these steps are simple, inexpensive, and can involve the entire family in the planning and implementation of each disaster plan. If the Maintenance Guru is going to be involved, you know there will be checklists to assist in

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