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Winter Tips for Your Home

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Thermometer on snow shows low temperaturesThere are several small tasks that almost any homeowner can do or address around the house as they prepare for winter. With ever-rising fuel bills and diminishing resources, all homeowners should be more diligent with their seasonal preparations. Listed below are a few recommendations and reminders to keep you warm and happy during the winter months. Continue reading

Tankless Water Heater for Your Home

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Tankless Water Heater

White gas boiler.For many years, water heaters with storage tanks have been the industry standard. The heating system would heat the water and store it in a tank, periodically warming it so that the water could stay hot throughout the day and night up to when it would be needed. There are many drawbacks to this model of heating water. First, this mode; consumes a lot of energy for no specific purpose. This is the energy that is required to maintain the temperature of the water throughout the day even if no one is using the water at that time. Everyone in the home could be out for a week, and the water heater would still be on, wasting energy. The storage tank also takes up a lot of space that could be used for more constructive purposes.

It is due to all these reasons that the tankless water heater was designed and created. By only providing hot water on demand, these tankless water heaters have completely revolutionized the industry. The following are some of the benefits and advantages that you will enjoy when you switch to this new system: Continue reading

How to Update Your Home’s Insulation

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How to Update Your Home’s Insulation

Updating Your Home Insulation-Design Build PlannersLast winter was one of the worst in recent history. Many people’s wallets especially suffered due to higher heating costs. The cost of propane and other natural gases reached astronomical prices as the demand increased and the supply dwindled. If your home is heated only by electric you were likely to see bills shooting into the hundreds of dollars. You can withstand brutally cold winters in a less expansive fashion for many years to come and save money by updating your home’s insulation. The green energy trend has made information in how to update your insulation more available than ever before. Continue reading

Cooking with a Convection Oven In Your Kitchen

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Kitchen Remodel (4)The majority of people are accustomed to the radiant oven which has a burner at the bottom, cooking racks in the mid-section and probably a grill at the top. The problem with this kind of burner is that it losses a lot of heat and when using it, you must place the food being cooked right at the center or you risk ending up with food that isn’t cooked properly. With the recent worldwide call on families and industries to save on the cost of energy, using the radiant burners are no longer appealing. Convection burners seems to have offered the much needed solace. Continue reading

Green Material Options for Your Remodeling Project

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Eco-friendly remodeling - Design Build PlannersAre you contemplating home remodeling options? Remodeling gives your home a feeling of a fresh and healthy beginning altogether. A House & Home survey conducted in 2014, indicates that close to 84% of homeowners plan to do some form of remodel on their homes within the next two years. People do remodeling for a number of reasons; some do it to enhance the home’s value, while others do it to improve on the home’s appearance, plan or layout and feel. If you are preparing to remodel your home, then it is advisable to do green remodeling. You need to do careful choice of materials which are eco-friendly. Continue reading

Green Remodeling Options

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http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photography-led-lamps-creative-power-saving-energy-conservation-industry-business-ecological-concept-group-two-metal-electric-isolated-image34659462If you’ve been thinking about remodeling your home, you’re not alone. According to the 2014 Houzz & Home Survey, nearly 84% of homeowners are planning some type of remodeling project within the next two years. Though some take it on to increase the value of their home, an overwhelming majority is just looking to improve the look, layout and feel. When planning your next remodeling project, consider some green options to help cut down your energy bills and negative environmental impact. Continue reading

Green Remodeling for St. Patrick’s Day

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Happy St Patrick's Day from the Design Build Planners teamThe staff at Design Build Planners wishes everyone a Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! In honor, we feature some GREEN REMODELING projects. 364 days a year the term “green remodeling” refers to energy efficient projects and sustainable products. On March 17th, green remodeling is a color. Green for the luck of the Irish. Luck comes to the Design Build Planners by as depicted in a Thomas Jefferson quote, “The harder you work, the luckier you get.” Continue reading