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The Effect of Solar Energy on Home Value

As concern for climate change continues to grow among the American public opinion, there has also been increased interest in the installation of solar panels for residential properties. A survey by Pew Research found that nearly one half of homeowners “have given serious thought to installing” solar panels. Yet, only 6 percent of those surveyed …


Radon Awareness Month

January is Radon Awareness Month. Now is the time for homeowners to learn more about radon and where it could be lurking in their home. Identifying, properly mitigating  and preventing further exposure to this hazardous material, are important parts to keeping a healthy living environment. The following article will offer comprehensive information on how to …


Three Tips for Maintaining Your Pond

Ponds often look like a part of the landscape that can take care of themselves, but in reality they require routine maintenance to keep them as healthy as possible. Ponds that are not well cared for tend to have overgrown plant life, and cannot always support diverse fish populations. Here are three best practices for …