Category: Systems and Components

Jan 05

Lighting

Color Rendering Index (CRI) CRI is a quantitative measure of the ability of a light source to reproduce the colors of various objects faithfully, in comparison with an ideal or natural light source. The closer the CRI of a lamp is to 100, the more “true” it renders colors in the environment.

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Sep 21

HVAC Furnace Filter Maintenance

In the last article we spoke about what you should know about your furnace in this article we are going to talk about your HVAC furnace filter and it’s maintenance.  I know exciting stuff, but helpful if you have family members that are prone to air quality issues.  This article was taken from the newsletter.

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Jul 27

Is Your New Home an Excellent Investment?

How do you know if your new home is an excellent investment? There are signs of course!  The best way to determine if your home is a potential money pit, or an excellent investment is to schedule a home inspection before closing the deal.  This article covers areas that you should look at when making …

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Jun 07

Carbon Monoxide Detectors

On a recent home inspection I found that the home had no carbon monoxide detectors.  I was asked what is the proper placement of carbon monoxide detectors.  While most real estate agreements require a CO detector to be placed within 15 feet of sleeping areas, the CPSC suggests something a little different. This article covers …

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Mar 08

Tankless Water Heaters

Are you considering a tankless water heater?  Is your old water heater in the garage or basement about to give up the ghost?  The home inspector told you that your water heater is “past the end of it’s useful life”.  Those of us old enough, know that is not what we want to hear!  Anyway, …

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