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"Rick was an utmost professional as were his associates. The crew was always punctual (both arriving and completing projects), which was a pleasant change from my previous contractor. He was very accommodating regarding scheduling around my deliveries and other work. They were great about addressing the inevitable surprises that come with remodeling. When I had complaints, he was sincere to make things right. I would say they went above and beyond. There were times that we had differing opinions on aspects, but Rick's ability to communicate and negotiate really made the process go as smoothly as possible. I truly appreciate the thorough communication and realistic expectations he set. He seems to be a truly honorable and fair man, which seems to not be so easily found in this business. While I had cheaper bids, he was certainly the most trustworthy. It was a joy to do business with Rick. I would not hesitate to do so again."

Melissa in Plano - Oct 2012

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Winter Checklist For Your Home

 

As the temperature drops and there is a chill in the air, it’s time to pay attention to your home’s winter readiness.  Here are some tips to help make sure your home is energy-efficient and safe as Old Man Winter makes his appearance.

Ceiling Fan
Switch the direction of the blades to spin clockwise and run at low speed to circulate warm air down from the ceiling.  Remember air rises and cool air descends, so the direction your fan spins depends on the season.

Furnace and Thermostat
Give the system a full test.  Get a tune-up if need be.  A programmable thermostat that can automatically lower the temperature when you aren’t home might be a smart investment.

Air Conditioners
Cover window units or remove them completely so you can close windows and prevent drafts. Cover your exterior central AC units.

Rodents
They are looking for warmth so make sure to seal all holes and cracks around the outside to help ensure pests like squirrels and mice can’t get inside.

Water
Shut off the water to exterior faucets and drain the lines to the help prevent freezing and pipe bursts.

Pool
Clean out any leaves, insects, dirt and debris.  Drain most of the water but make sure not to empty it completely.

Block Drafts
Use weather stripping, window film and caulk to control heat loss around the doors, windows and baseboards.  By doing this, you can save up to 30% in your energy bill annually.

Chimneys
If you have a fireplace, get your chimneys cleaned by an experienced chimney sweep.  Blockages and buildup are a fire hazard.

Door Locks
Spray exterior door locks with powdered-graphite lubricant to help keep them from freezing and sticking in extreme cold.

Water Heater
Consider lowering the temperature on your water heater.  Most are set at 140 degrees but some households only need it set at 120 degrees to be comfortable. Lowering the temperature can save you as much at $30 per year for every 10 degrees the temperature is lowered and will help reduce wear and tear on the pipes.

 

 

Sources: https://blog.allstate.com/winter-home-checklist-infographic/