Winter Weatherproofing: Prepare Your Home to Stay Safe and Save Energy

Posted on: November 5, 2018 by in Blog
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The heat will certainly be on this winter. With winter storms hitting many parts of the country early in the winter season, furnaces are plugging away, causing heating bills across the country to increase. According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the typical U.S. family spends at least $2,200 per year on energy bills - with nearly half of that going toward heating and cooling. To help homeowners combat the cost of heating a home during the winter months, Valerie Mastalka, a home Continue Reading ...

How to Create The Perfect, Four-season Outdoor Living Space

Posted on: October 29, 2018 by in Blog
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Creating an outdoor living space will give you an extra "room" to enjoy in all types of weather, even as the temperatures drop. You can start small with an inexpensive patio set and charcoal grill on a new deck, go all out with a fully installed kitchen, fireplace and living room, or something in between. It depends on your budget and how you plan to use the space. Here are some ideas for must-have elements in your perfect outdoor living space that will allow you to enjoy your backyard in Continue Reading ...

3 Questions to ask When Looking for New HVAC System

Posted on: October 22, 2018 by in Blog
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If you believe that your home is your castle, then you naturally expect to be comfortable in that castle, right? Whether it’s the middle of winter or summer, your home’s HVAC system plays a vital role in supporting this comfort. So here are 3 questions you should ask before purchasing your new system. 1. Is the unit the right size for your home? In the world of HVAC units, size matters and bigger isn’t always better. A unit that is too big will needlessly waste energy in your home. Continue Reading ...

Prevent These 4 Winter Home Problems Now

Posted on: October 15, 2018 by in Blog
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4 Steps to Prep Your Home for Winter When you start feeling those first hints of winter, the instinct to get ready kicks in. You may dig out your car's snow brush, blanket, shovel and winter survival kit and place them in the trunk of your car. The winter coats and boots come out of storage, and you may pick up some extra mittens. But what do you do to protect your house against the hazards of winter? If you don't take time for maintenance and winterization now, you can end up paying for it Continue Reading ...

Integrate Home Accessories for Added Luxury

Posted on: October 8, 2018 by in Blog
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Accessories bring a sense of purpose into a space. With thoughtful selection, can transform a room into an elevated experience. When used creatively and in unexpected ways, they add the perfect finishing touch to a space. And can transform the overall aesthetic and design. From hardware to purposefully placed décor, integrate accessories artfully and functionally to achieve beauty and balance for an even more luxurious space. A balanced perspective Assess the space and identify Continue Reading ...

Rats! How These Rodents Can Ruin Your Day

Posted on: October 1, 2018 by in Blog
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Say you’ve just gotten home after a long day. All you want to do is put your feet up, but you notice what looks like rodent droppings on the floor, find evidence of something having nibbled at the food in your kitchen and … what is that scrabbling sound coming from inside your walls? You may feel like panicking at the thought of rats in your home, but a little knowledge about these rodents can go a long way toward preparing you for what to do in the event of an infestation. The experts at Continue Reading ...

8 Home Security Hacks

Posted on: September 24, 2018 by in Blog
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Did you know that many police departments have a community affairs officer whose primary goal is to build a strong working relationship with the community? That means you have access to a trained safety expert who wants to give you ideas to keep your home and neighborhood safe. Read on New Braunfels Home Inspection's eight simple home security hacks from a recent home safety evaluation conducted by a police officer.   1. Change the locks When was the last time you changed the Continue Reading ...

How To Properly Store Summer Clothes To Avoid Pest Infestation

Posted on: September 17, 2018 by in Blog
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As colder weather approaches, you may decide to store some of your summer clothes. New Braunfels Home Inspection tells you how to properly store summer clothes to avoid pest infestation. However, when warmer temperatures roll around again, you might not find those shorts and tank tops exactly as you left them. Certain insects that feed on fabrics and textiles can leave your carefully stored clothing damaged and full of holes. But don't despair! Your shirts aren't necessarily doomed. With some Continue Reading ...

Using Land In Lieu Of A Mortgage Down Payment

Posted on: September 10, 2018 by in Blog
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Saving up for a new home can take many people years and to most, it can seem like there is no easy answer to achieving their dream. New Braunfels Home Inspection's tips on how you can use land in Lieu of a mortgage down payment. According to the U.S Census Bureau as of July 2018, just 64% of Americans currently own their home. The hurdle that stands in the way of homeownership for the remaining: saving up for the down payment. The great news is, there are other easy options to help you open Continue Reading ...

Preventing Pests From Moving In

Posted on: September 3, 2018 by in Blog
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New home? Home Inspection New Braunfels 6 steps for preventing pests from moving in   Moving into a new home is chaotic. You've got decorating to do, a neighborhood to explore, and a house to keep in tiptop shape. The last thing you need in the midst of all that commotion is the added headache of household pests like ants, cockroaches or rodents. With a few tips from Terminix, you can keep your move running smoothly and ensure no unexpected pests move in with you.   Look for Continue Reading ...