Earthquakes Can Happen Anywhere. Are You Ready?

People living in earthquake-prone areas are generally more aware of earthquake safety than others. Consider California and its history of earthquakes, for instance. Awareness of the risk is relatively high in the state, according to Munich Re. California’s building construction standards are among the strictest in the world, and many people and businesses participate in International ShakeOut Day, which has become a worldwide day of action and a helpful reminder of how to protect yourself and others during an earthquake.

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Why Skirting is a MUST For Manufactured Homes

When choosing a manufactured home that fits your style and needs, it’s important to remember to buy and install the skirting. Not only is the skirting used to give the home a more finished look and to tie the whole exterior together, but it is also necessary for the well-being of your home.  Continue reading “Why Skirting is a MUST For Manufactured Homes”

Energy Efficiency for Small Businesses

Appropriate temperature control is frequently a challenge for businesses. Heating and cooling systems are frequently running at a greater capacity than required when the building is not occupied: heating is used to prevent water pipes from freezing, while cooling is used to prevent the growth of mildew and mold. Fortunately, there are thermostats that are designed to help your business reduce excessive heating and cooling.

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5 Steps to Cut Your Water Heating Bills

Did you know that heating water for your faucets, showers and appliances can consume up to 20% of your home’s energy? That’s a big slice of any homeowner’s budget. But the good news is that you can reduce your utility bill and cut down your energy use with some relatively simple steps.

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Protect Your Pocket from Costly Home Repairs – like HVAC and Appliances

In today’s world, we are all looking for more customizable options. Whether you’re building your computer’s system, picking out a band for your fitness tracker, or deciding if you want guacamole on your tacos (it’s extra), individualizing your purchases to make them fit your lifestyle better reigns supreme. Continue reading “Protect Your Pocket from Costly Home Repairs – like HVAC and Appliances”

Seven Steps to Showtime!

Spring has sprung! That means it’s time to start thinking about getting your classic cars and trucks ready for the season.

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How Much Snow Can Your Roof Handle?

With several storms hitting the country in the past few weeks there might be quite a bit of snow on your roof.  The question: Can your roof handle it? The answer: It depends. Continue reading “How Much Snow Can Your Roof Handle?”

A 5-Point, “Road Ready” Checklist For Collector Car Agents And Enthusiasts

Now that the weather is nice, collector car owners everywhere are itching to take their showpiece for a joyride. Before they do, here are a few tips you can share with them to make their first cruise of the season one they will remember – in a good way!

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Heat Up Valentine’s Day Without Burning Down Your Home

Candles and romance go hand in hand on Valentine’s Day, but what starts as a warm glow could escalate into a dangerous fire. Although candles account for a small percentage of total home fires, they can still spark serious damage. Keep these tips in mind this Valentine’s Day to make sure it’s love, and not smoke, that’s in the air.

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10 Tips for Space Heater Safety

While we all hope Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog, is right about spring’s early arrival, it’s likely the cold temperatures are still coming our way. People use space heaters every day to keep their homes warm when the air furnace is not heating properly, if the central heating is too costly, or even if the furnace goes out at the worst possible time. Unfortunately, space heaters also pose a significant fire hazard if not used properly. Continue reading “10 Tips for Space Heater Safety”