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Energy Efficient Furnaces – Reducing Your Gas Bill

Not only can a high-efficiency natural gas furnace warm your home and make it more comfortable, but it can also save you money. So the next question is: do you have an energy efficient furnace in your home? If your...

Shouldn’t all Homes be Built with Pets in Mind

We finally moved into the new home we had built and boy, were we happy! With all of our earthly belongings hauled inside, it was time to show the place to the pets. Tinkerbell (Saint Bernard), Cutie Pie and Buddy...

Green Roofs for Suburban Homes

Most people spend time and money trying to remove moss and vegetation from the roofs of their homes. They do so because they consider it to be dirty and ugly, and because it adds weight to the roof. But moss...

Pet Friendly Floors

Hardwearing flooring is an advantage for any home whether you have children, pets or even live on your own without any type of live-in companion. The reasons are threefold: hardwearing flooring lasts longer, it is easier to clean, and...

Water Efficient Shower Heads

It is generally accepted that you will save water if you shower rather than bath. Apart from that it is considered a healthier option, since when you shower you have a constant stream of fresh water flowing over you,...

Water Efficient Toilets

Toilets are said to be among the most wasteful appliances in our homes. They can account for as much as 30% of total residential indoor water use. Every day of our lives, we use them to flush billions of...

Advantages of Bamboo Flooring

There are so many different options when it comes to flooring for our homes, you need to know as much as possible about the advantages and disadvantages of all of them. Only then will you be able to make...

Heating your Home with Wood

In the years before we started plundering the earth in search of fossil fuels, most people used to burn wood to heat their homes. According to the United States Department of Energy, prior to the 20th century, about 90% of...

Environmentally Friendly Carpet

Soft floor coverings help to warm our rooms and reduce energy bills, but this doesn't mean that all materials are eco-friendly. So if you are keen to lay an environmentally friendly carpet in your home, be sure that the...

Selecting a Hot Water Heater

We all need hot water heaters in our homes, so if you're building one of your own, sooner or later you're going to find yourself selecting a hot water heater. There are various types of hot water heaters, and different...

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Vacation Properties – Buying a Cabin or Resort Property

Not very long ago, only a wealthy few found that they could afford to buy property strictly for the use of vacation purposes. As people all over the world have grown richer, however, those in North American especially have found that they are able to purchase homes strictly for...

Buying a Bed for a Child

Buying a bed for a child is a big step for them and big purchase for you. Not an easy decision for either of you, they want what they want (to sleep like batman or Barbie), and you want what you want (to get it at a steal). Finding...

How Much did you Really Profit from Selling Your House?

$100,000 Profit? Your mother always told you, “You will need math someday!” Well, that “someday” has arrived! You’re thinking of selling your house for $400,000 and you paid $300,000 when you bought it, so you are tempted to spend that $100,000 profit in your fantasies, but wait! There are things...

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