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Blog Category: Green building

Ductless Minisplit.

Ductless Minisplit.

Today, I want to talk with you about an alternative way that people are heating and cooling their homes, which is by using what is called a Ductless Minisplit.
A ductless minisplit (DM) is a high efficiency heat and air unit. This unit is ideal for additions, retrofits, or even an loft apartments. It can be used in hard to design or hard to reach (with air ducts) areas that need heat and air.

 

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Q:  How can I make my underground pool more eco-friendly and healthy?

Q:  How can I make my underground pool more eco-friendly and healthy?

A:   A few quick tips:

1) Set up your pool with solar swimming pool heaters. It will extend your pool usage by a few months on either side of summer, and uses less energy than a standard heater.

2) Use a Copper-Zinc Filtration system or install a salt water pool to avoid the use of the chlorine. We don’t have room to discuss the side-effects of routine chlorine exposure here, but just know that exploring other pool treatment options can be beneficial to your health! Good luck!

 

 

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Earth Day: Recycle, Reuse, Reduce.

 

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Insultated Concrete Forms

Insulated concrete forms may be new to some of you, but they have been around for a while. Watch this video and learn more.

 

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Secret Tips To Use When Building Your Custom Home

Secret Tips To Use When Building Your Custom Home

These tips are only a secret in that we have found many homeowners looking to build that have actually never thought about them.  We hope you can benefit from them as you begin to build:

 

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Futurize Your Home

Futurize Your Home

Many times when I talk with someone who is getting ready to build a custom home, the client cannot decide where to install TV outlets, security sensors, central vac outlets, extra electrical plugs, computer wires, speaker wires, or even possible future plumbing locations.
Sometimes the confusion lies in not being able to pinpoint the actual location that will be the most effective once the home is complete. Other times, a client is looking to cut building costs and doesn’t want to add too many extras, especially if they will not be used.

 

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