On the path towards buying your first home, it’s often overwhelming to see all of the features available for you to choose from. You’re in a great position to customize your options to meet your needs, but you also need to take care with making the right types of selections. You'll want to stretch your budget as much as possible so you can get everything you need while still living comfortably.
Are your air filters ready for winter? As snow beings to fall and the mercury starts to dip throughout many regions, it's hard to think about things like switching out filters on your HVAC unit. But you should.
Think the home buying process is long and complicated, particularly when you’re building from scratch? It doesn't have to be! A little effort ahead of time (along with some helpful insider tips & tricks) will go a long way in ensuring a smooth and stress-free transition to your new home. Use this list as a guide to get you started.
Shut that door and keep the heat in—it's a familiar cry in winter; in summertime, you're more likely to see people closing doors and windows to keep the heat out and save on the air-conditioning. How can you have an airtight, energy efficient home that's also healthy and well-ventilated? Heat recovery ventilation (HRV) and energy recovery ventilation (ERV) (sometimes also called mechanical ventilation with heat recovery, or MVHR) offer a solution, bringing fresh air into your home without letting the heat escape. Let's take a closer look at how they work!