Monthly Archives:: May 2010

The Dream Lives On

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All of us enjoy having an extra day off now and then. Many of us who got one today may have enjoyed a cold one or two and a couple of dogs off the backyard grill with family and friends gathered ’round. Maybe you went to the beach to celebrate the official beginning of the summer vacation season. Whatever you […]

FAQs About Solar Water Heating

Posted by & filed under Buying a Home, Saving Energy, SunSmart.

The following information comes from our good friends at Solar Energy Systems of Brevard, Inc. www.321SOLAR.com who supply the systems used in LifeStyle SunSmart℠ Homes. Learn more at www.buildingalifestyle.com/sun-smart/. How does a solar hot water system work? A solar-powered circulation pump moves water from the hot water storage tank in your home up to the solar […]

Smaller Spaces, Better Places

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New data just out from the U. S. Census Bureau indicates buyers of new homes in 2009 continued a trend toward preference for smaller, more efficient homes. It’s not just about looking for a lower purcase price; it’s about deciding that more is not always better.  To be sure, younger home buyers are fueling (no pun […]

Cash-For-Caulkers Could Be Coming

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In a move reminiscent of the fabled Cash-For-Clunkers program, this past week, the U.S. House of Representatives, with a vote of 246 to 161,  passed the Home Star bill which would authorise $5.7 Billion (that’s Billion with a B) in cash rebates over two years for home owners who renovate their homes with energy-saving improvements. The bill […]