Carrier Cool Cash for Spring – Made Simple

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SAVE SAVE SAVE!  Have I got your attention? Now what does it all mean?  Carrier Cool Cash, a great rebate offering from our favorite manufacturer, runs from April until the end of June.  Can you figure it out?  Let me help. Comparison shopping for new heating or cooling systems can be a challenge with many […]

Hot Water Tank Warranty – Let us help you figure it out

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Need a new hot water tank?  Here’s how to get the most out of your new hot water tank purchase and understand the water heater warranty world.  As homeowners, we all have access to the internet to provide us with information assisting in our decision making; however, it can sometimes be overwhelming for us to […]

Leak Repair – Where is all this water coming from?

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Leak repair is a problem that R&B is here to solve for you.  For you, a water leak is unnerving at best, and widely damaging to your home at worst.  If you have found yourself with a leak you might have asked yourself in a bit of a panic, “Where is all this water coming […]

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Carrier Heat Pump Recall

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The smoke is gone, the a/c is cooling and the summer is belatedly rolling along, right?  Maybe not.  If you haven’t heard, Carrier has issued a heat pump recall.  The problem is that a faulty component, ironically, can create excessive heat on the surface of the outdoor units.  In order to keep yourself and your […]

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Home Insurance: What Doesn’t it Cover?

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This is the time of year when our home insurance comes due and like many people, I have to force myself to be interested enough to read the coverage.  So many things are bundled, and have different deductibles and coverage that the list becomes quite lengthy.  If you are like me, you gloss over it […]

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Home Inspector Reports – Blog 3 – Cooling and Drainage

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Like heating and hot water, cooling and drainage systems often seem to work well until they suddenly don’t. As a result, inspectors will insist that these systems are inspected by an expert. While they will make this clear in their report, they may include other information that seems confusing at the time. Not to worry, […]

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Home Inspector Report – Blog 2 – Hot Water and Heating Systems

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Hot water and heating may be some of the most expensive systems in your home, but they are also among the most crucial. They are often systems that either work or don’t, making maintenance and inspection important to preventing sudden, drastic issues. Buyers expect to move in knowing that they will stay toasty in cool […]

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Home Inspector Report – Blog 1 – How to Read Them

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No one can be an expert in every aspect of life. When it comes to plumbing and heating, you’ll often want to go with a professional to make sure the job is done right the first time. Inspectors will often do the same thing. Whether you’re planning on buying or selling, if you have a […]

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Return on Investment – Blog 8 – Patio Renovation

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Now that you’ve maximized your return on investment for the inside renovations, let’s look at what sellers are doing with patio renovations to please potential buyers. High expectations for patios and outdoor “living rooms” are typically present when buyers are looking for homes in the $3M to $4M range and up.  That’s not to say […]

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Return on Investment – Blog 7 – Kitchen Renovation

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Whether you’re planning your kitchen renovation to make selling easier, or for your own enjoyment, it’s probably the most expensive room that you’ll do.  For that reason, you’ll want to make choices that will hold their value over time.  In this series return on investment is the focus. Kitchens have endless potential features when it comes […]