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Tips for Smooth Transition into Your New Home

Moving is a stressful task, mentally and physically. So, if you know that you are moving, it is good to start preparing well in advanced to prevent procrastination. Here are some tips that can help you to transition smoothly into your home. Before moving, make a timeline of what to accomplish each week. There are […]

7 Things Often Overlooked During a Final Home Purchase Walkthrough

A final walkthrough is usually requested a week before closing. This is typically 30 minutes long to make sure that your new house is in good condition and ready for move-in. Here are some things that you should check before closing. Turn on appliances Make sure they can complete one whole cycle. You might want […]

Do You Need a Humidifier or Dehumidifier?

All you need to know about humidity control at home A healthy level of humidity in your home should be around 30-50% humidity. The average outdoor humidity of Arizona is shown below: Place Humidity (%) Flagstaff 53 Phoenix 37 Tucson 38 Winslow 46 Yuma 37 The morning percentages and afternoon percentages can vary from 23% […]

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How to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

  As we are spending more time indoors, the indoor air is often times more toxic than the outdoor air. Children, people with asthma, and the elderly might be more sensitive to indoor pollutants. Indoor air pollutants can come from dust, pets, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) from household products and building materials, cleaning products, cigarettes, […]

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ELA’s Guide to Sustainable Green Flooring

Green and sustainable alternatives are gaining popularity in home improvement projects as consumers are more concerned about health and nature preservation. Green materials in buildings will enhance resident’s health, improve energy efficiency, and reduce waste. There are different brands and options of green flooring; each has different strengths and features. Therefore, you should first determine […]

What Are Energy Efficient Windows and Doors?

As windows and doors can bring wonderful sunlight and provide access points into our homes, they are also the source of energy loss in the house. A window’s energy efficiency can be improved by installing storm windows, sealing air leaks by caulking and weather-stripping, and adding window treatments or coverings. When a door is old […]