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February 13, 2019

(BPT) - Moving to a new home can call for the coordination of a lot of details. That's especially true if you're a do-it-yourselfer who's renting a truck rather than hiring a moving company.

Though the U.S. Census Bureau estimates the average American changes homes 11.4...

January 30, 2019

(BPT) - The heat will certainly be on this winter. With winter storms hitting many parts of the country early in the winter season, furnaces are plugging away, causing heating bills across the country to increase. According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the t...

January 23, 2019

(BPT) - When you place a plastic beverage container in a recycling bin, you are an important part of the product's life cycle, helping that packaging to be used to make something new, over and over again.

An astounding 70 percent of what people toss in the trash is actu...

January 9, 2019

(BPT) - When temperatures get below freezing, people with seasonal allergies to grass, tree and weed pollens get well-deserved relief from their symptoms. But if you're still sneezing and blowing your nose when winter descends, you might have indoor allergies.

The probl...

January 2, 2019

(BPT) - Nationwide, temperatures have begun to dip as we prepare for winter storms. Whether your town is prone to nor'easters or milder winter temperatures, it is important to be prepared for what winter brings.

This year's colder weather has already brought an increase...

February 18, 2015

The answer depends on where you live and what properties are already existing in your home.


Radiant barriers are designed to block the sun rays from being absorbed by your home. This can be confused with thinking it has R-value, or it as a type of insulation. Radiant b...

February 4, 2015

​In the last blog we talked about ways to increase effiveness and efficiency of your DHP. We continue with the discussion here with not just ways to use your DHP, but things to keep in mind and understand about your DHP.


6. Know your zones and live zonally

It is very li...

January 21, 2015

This month we talk about 10 ways to operate your DHP optimally for efficient and effective use in both new construction, and existing homes. We do put DHPs in all our new homes, but we also encourage people to put them in their exisiting homes (our owner and staff incl...

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