Archive for December, 2016

With the cold winter Holidays here, brings a time for celebration, and that means more cooking, home decorating, entertaining, and an increased risk of fire and accidents.

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You probably remember the movie “Christmas Vacation” Every home inspector and firefighter will tell you not to let your lights, plugs and outlets look like theirs did!

Please be safe

Merry Christmas

 

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Lots of savings are available when making our homes more energy efficient.

The Department of Energy has lots of ideas and programs available. Some coming soon will include lower interest rates when purchasing efficient homes and you may even qualify for higher amounts of loans if a home meets certain requirements.

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Our homes are a major source of energy use in the U.S. Improving the efficiency of new and existing homes while educating consumers about their energy use will help consumers save money and increase the nation’s energy security.

The Energy Department supports research and development on innovative technologies that save energy and money while also working with local governments, utilities and nonprofits to provide opportunities for families to make smart, cost-effective energy upgrades to their homes. From basic information on water heaters and insulation to home energy audits and appliances, the Department’s Energy Saver website provides consumers with practical tips and advice on ways to cut their energy use.

For more information go to http://www.energy.gov/public-services/homes

 

As you are getting ready to decorate for the holidays:

Remember to check the amperage, use compatibility (indoor or outdoor) and the physical condition of extension cords. Is it frayed, worn and the proper size.