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    "The house absolutely glows with a new-found beauty. Tom is a genius in his ability to coordinate the work done to my home. In between many raindrops, he managed to get the painting done in a few days and have Mike, the roofer, and his crew tear off and replace the shingles and wood in two days time. And even though I'm on the west side, Tom was able to catch me before I left for work around 8:00 a.m. Your company has really boosted the resale value of my house. I plan to engage you again for interior work in the coming years. Thank you for a job well done!"

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  • Saving Money On Heat

    On Heat

    Who wouldn't like to save money on heat this winter? For those of you who are looking to save more this winter on heat, take a look at some of these ingenious ways, courtesy of Construction Management Degree!

    1. Clean and inspect furnace filters, blades, and motors regularly : Making certain that every element of a furnace – from filters to casings – is in proper working order ensures that the machine heats a home as efficiently, comfortably, and safely as possible.

    2. Perform regular draft hood tests : Furnace draft hoods must especially undergo rigorous inspection and and testing on a regular basis to prevent carbon monoxide leakage and provide the best possible heating. Erie Insurance offers one method of testing draft hoods on furnaces.

    3. Don’t turn the thermostat up beyond a certain point : Winterization experts suggest keeping an occupied room between 68°F and 70°F and an empty one between 60°F and 65°F. Doing so will reduce the stress on a furnace and allow it to heat longer, more evenly, and more efficiently.

    4. Keep space heaters in the most-used rooms. : Any rooms needing a little extra heating if the recommended temperatures prove uncomfortable can be warmed up quickly with the addition of a space heater.

    5. Avoid using ventilation fans in the kitchen and bathroom : Ventilation fans remove some of the heated air from the room, and if left off can drain an entire house’s worth in around an hour.

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