Spring is traditionally the time we think to clean every nook and cranny of our homes thoroughly. Just like the rest of your house, your HVAC system needs some TLC too during this period. The good news is, most of the tasks involved in an HVAC spring cleaning are easy to do, requiring only a few minutes to complete. So as you make your cleaning list, don’t forget to add these important HVAC maintenance tasks. Read the rest of this entry »
The rising pollen count, sneezing, throat irritations, and other miserable symptoms can take the joy out of the singing birds, blooming flowers, and the spring’s warmer weather. Fortunately, there are several ways you can address your home’s air quality to breathe easier and improve your overall health. As you get ready to “spring forward,” don’t forget to use these indoor air quality tips. Read the rest of this entry »
It doesn’t really matter if you reside in an old or new home. The fact is, almost every household has a draft at one place or another. They usually occur where there are gaps in the structural makeup of the home that have been left unsealed against the elements from outside. Read the rest of this entry »
While keeping your home tightly sealed in the summer and winter offers many benefits, it can make your indoor air quality suffer due to the buildup of pollutants such as dust mites, pet dander, mold, pollen, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). In fact, your home’s air can be more tainted than the outdoor air. Read the rest of this entry »
Your HVAC system consists of a complex arrangement of different components that work together to keep your home warm or cool. You should learn as much as possible about your system to be able to keep it running for the longest time possible while minimizing your energy costs. Read the rest of this entry »
While you may be planning to undertake home renovation projects to pamper yourself with a little luxury or increase your quality of life, you should also consider the return on investment they’ll deliver. Some projects won’t add value to your home whereas others will reward you significantly when the time comes to sell. Read the rest of this entry »
Building any addition to your home entails expanding your home’s plumbing, electrical, cooling, and heating systems, all of which can be a bit complicated.
The following are some of the main elements that you should consider before embarking on any project:
If your home addition includes a bathroom, laundry, or a kitchen, a plumbing contractor will perform various calculations using a number of factors to determine if the existing water-heater will be able to handle the additional load of the new space. Read the rest of this entry »
Bay Area Building Contractors find These Upgrades Increase Value the Most
Bay Area general contractors have been very busy helping home owners ready their homes for sale over the past several years as we’ve seen home prices rise considerably, saavy sellers know that if they invest some money in upgrading their home to make it more attractive to buyers in the market they can get a lot more for their home.
While your decisions for investing in enhancing your property depend on whether you want to make your home more comfortable, spacious, or simply to boost resale value, there are a handful of home improvements that have come to be recognized as the best for boosting value which at the same time will make your home stand out from the curb and those that enhance the function and comfort of the interior. Some home improvement projects that bay area building contractors have seen raise the value of local properties include:
Bay Area General Contractor Tips for ROI with a Kitchen Remodeling Project
If you are looking maximize your return on investment with your next home remodeling project, expert real estate agents almost unanimously agree that the kitchen is the best place to start as you decide how to spend your home improvement budget. Read the rest of this entry »