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Last Minute Home Winterization Projects

Posted on: November 24, 2015 by in Blog, Home Winterization
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Last Minute Home Winterization Projects By this time of year, you have likely taken care of most of your home winterization projects. You should have had your furnace inspected by now, as well as taken care of siding and roofing repairs and even switched the direction on your ceiling fans. You are well on your way to enjoying a warm, carefree winter in your home. However, at Aurora Home Inspections, there are a few last minute home winterization projects we want all NY and NJ residents to be Continue Reading ...

Affordable Home Winterization Tips

Posted on: November 17, 2015 by in Blog, Home Winterization
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Affordable Home Winterization Tips Looking for ways to cut your heating bills while on a budget? Aurora Home Inspections has 5 helpful tips to offer to help you keep your home warmer and put a few dollars back in your pocket.  1. Make a Draft Snake. Struggling with a drafty home? There is a very simple and very affordable solution. All you need is a fabric pouch, or a towel and some sand. Fill the pouch, or roll the towel with sand and place it along the foot of the door. It will keep Continue Reading ...

Winterization Ideas To Keep Your Home Safe This Winter

Posted on: November 10, 2015 by in Blog, Home Winterization
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Winterization Ideas To Keep Your Home Safe This Winter Winter weather has already made some appearances in NY and NJ this year and soon will be here full time. If you have not completed your home winterization projects yet, now is the time! Don’t wait until it’s too late, and you are left in the cold. Aurora Home Inspections wants you and your family to stay safe and warm this winter. Here are a few last minute winterization ideas to keep your home safe this winter. Have You Had Continue Reading ...

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 ...

Changing Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Batteries Could Save Your Life!

Posted on: October 28, 2015 by in Blog, Safety Tips
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Change Batteries In Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors NJ Fall is the perfect time of year to consider the level of fire and carbon monoxide threat in your home. At Aurora Home Inspections, we urge you, when the clocks fall back this year and daylight savings time ends, to change the batteries in all the smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in your home. Changing smoke and carbon monoxide batteries at least once per year could save your life!Your life can only be saved by an alarm 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 ...

Is Your Hot Water Heater An Energy Guzzler?

Posted on: October 16, 2015 by in Blog, Home Inspections
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Save Energy | Upgrade To High-Efficiency Water Heater A natural gas or propane water heater will generally use up about 17% of the energy in your home, and are notoriously known for being inefficient. Even when they are brand new they are truly only at most 59% efficient due to heat loss through the flue and walls of the tank. If your heater is an older model, the case is likely much worse. You could be losing half your heat! Electric water heaters also guzzle some major energy. While 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 ...