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Switch To CFL Bulbs To Reduce Energy Costs

Posted on: November 3, 2015 by in Blog, DIY Home Tips
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Switch To CFL Bulbs To Reduce Energy Costs Compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) have made their way into the mainstream after being invented in the 1970’s as a result of the energy crisis. However, due to a bit of a rocky history, consumers have been slow to get on the wagon. Many of the early versions of CFL bulbs had a delay in reaching full brightness and gave off a cold looking light. But advances in manufacturing and design have eliminated these issues and offer a tradition warm light for a Continue Reading ...

Lower Energy Costs With A Programmable Thermostat

Posted on: October 23, 2015 by in Blog, DIY Home Tips
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Lower Energy Costs With A Programmable Thermostat If you are looking for ways to reduce your home heating and cooling bills, you can cut them by 15% just by installing a programmable thermostat.  Programmable thermostats keep the temperature in your home at a comfortable level when you are there, and go into energy saving mode while you are away. The higher the price, the more program options offered, but even your least expensive options will give you a big jump in energy savings. If you are Continue Reading ...

5 Home Energy Savings Tips You Can Do Right Now

Posted on: October 9, 2015 by in Blog, DIY Home Tips
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Home Energy Savings Tips | NJ Home Inspections Following a few easy steps will offer you a reduction in your energy bills and an major increase in your energy efficiency. Here are 5 home energy savings tips you can do right now. Save More Energy With New Storm WindowsStorm windows are not new to the market, but lately they have been getting some major improvements. They are now made to be used year round, able to be opened and closed. There are new coatings on many brands as well Continue Reading ...

It’s Time To Schedule A Furnace or Boiler Tune-Up In NJ

Posted on: September 30, 2015 by in Blog, DIY Home Tips
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Furnace or Boiler Tune-Up In NJ It’s getting closer and closer to being cold enough to turn the heat on. Before it gets any colder, avoid any potential problems by scheduling a furnace or boiler tune up in NJ. Doing this will ensure that you can be comfortably warm and toasty in your home and won’t get any unwelcome surprises when you fire up the heating system for the first time this year. Make sure when you schedule a furnace or boiler tune-up in NJ, you are using a trusted, Continue Reading ...

Winterize Your Sprinkler System In New Jersey

Posted on: September 23, 2015 by in Blog, DIY Home Tips
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Winterize Your Sprinkler System In New Jersey A sprinkler system is a fairly large investment into your the care and maintenance of your property. This being the case, people often want to protect their sprinkler systems in the colder, winter months. With these months rapidly approaching in many regions, it’s time to winterize your sprinkler system in New Jersey. By using compressed air to blow out the sprinkler system you can ensure that your your sprinklers will continue to work for many Continue Reading ...

5 Fall Home Maintenance Tips For NJ Homes

Posted on: September 16, 2015 by in Blog, DIY Home Tips
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Fall Home Maintenance Tips For NJ Homes Each change in season brings new home maintenance and prevention projects with its changes in temperature, weather, and aging of the home. In order to keep things running smoothly and avoid costly repairs from occurring, why not take the time now and get your home ready for the fall and winter seasons while conditions are still mild. Here are 5 Fall home maintenance tips for NJ homes to help get you get a head start. 1.) Clear Your Continue Reading ...

How To Close A Pool For The Winter

Posted on: September 11, 2015 by in Blog, DIY Home Tips
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How To Close A Pool For The Winter In NJ Labor Day has come and gone and soon it will be time to close up your backyard pool. There are several steps that need to be taken to make sure everything is closed down properly so you can have a hassle free spring next year.  If you aren’t 100% sure how to do this the right way, you should call a professional.  Here is Aurora Home Inspections tips on how to close a pool for the winter.It is incredibly important that when you close up your pool Continue Reading ...

How To Declutter Your Home

Posted on: August 24, 2015 by in Blog, DIY Home Tips
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How To Declutter Your Home | Bergen County NJ Home Inspector One of the many tips we give homeowners ahead of a home inspection is to clear the clutter!  If you are having your home inspected, you will want to clear areas of clutter so the home inspector can see everything that needs to be seen. Closets and basement and attics should be as clutter free as possible. But, even if you are not preparing for an inspection, decluttering your home can add a sense of peace and freedom to Continue Reading ...

Natural Mite and Mold Killer Recipe

Posted on: August 17, 2015 by in Blog, DIY Home Tips
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Natural Mite and Mold Killer Recipe | Battling Allergies In NJ Allergies are a common issue for people that live in NJ. We deal with a variety of seasonal allergies as well as being the perfect environment for mold and dust mites to thrive. As home inspectors, we look for issues in homes that harbor or enhance these allergens. Your home should be a place of comfort and rest. Not a breeding ground for dust and mold. So, when we came across this natural mite and mold killer recipe, we had to Continue Reading ...

Add Value To A Home In NJ

Posted on: August 9, 2015 by in Blog, DIY Home Tips
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Add Value To A Home In NJ With home prices on the rise, it is a great time to invest in your home and pack the most value into it you possibly can. Whether you are planning to sell now, or in the future,  Aurora Home Inspections suggests these projects and remodels to help you add value to a home in NJ.PaintFreshly painted rooms are clean looking and updated. Plus, painting is one of the most cost effective ways to add value and appeal to your home.Remodel the Kitchen and Continue Reading ...