May 31, 2010

The Dream Lives On

2010-05-31T22:29:32+00:00 May 31st, 2010|

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 [...]

May 23, 2010

FAQs About Solar Water Heating

2010-05-23T18:57:04+00:00 May 23rd, 2010|

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 [...]

May 16, 2010

Smaller Spaces, Better Places

2010-05-16T20:33:57+00:00 May 16th, 2010|

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 [...]

May 9, 2010

Cash-For-Caulkers Could Be Coming

2010-05-09T18:33:36+00:00 May 9th, 2010|

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 [...]

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