Home Building Guide
  • 5 Effective Home Comfort Upgrades for Homeowners

    If there’s one thing that all of us want to feel inside of our homes, it’s comfortable. And comfort doesn’t just come from the security features that we have or the kind of furniture that we purchase. It also has to do with the temperature inside the various rooms of our house – especially during the winter and summer seasons. If you’d like to know some of the things that you can do in order to effectively and... [Continue Reading]

    How to Solve Home Window Condensation Problems

    There is a distinct science involved in the nature of condensation. It occurs when something of varying temperatures meets another object or element with a separate and distinct temperature. Just imagine a glass of ice cold water on a hot day – when the glass of water sits in the warm temperature, condensation in the form of water droplets builds up on the glass. Condensation can also occur when the your home is particularly warm and the outdoor... [Continue Reading]

    Common AC System Efficiency Myths

    Being that your air conditioner is one of the largest appliances inside of your home, it’s understandable that when it comes to saving energy, you’re probably looking for all kinds of ways to make your AC a lot more efficient. In order to do that, it’s a good idea to know what some of the common AC system efficiency myths are; that way, by knowing the truth, you can put a plan into place that will save you money on your monthly... [Continue Reading]

    Reasons to Switch to a High Efficiency AC System for Summer

    Striving for energy efficiency should be a pursuit and a goal for all homeowners. Not only is saving energy good for the environment – it is also good for the wallet. By taking measures to save more energy, you can save up to 30% on utility costs each month, which in the long run will amount to huge savings. When it comes to your carbon footprint, the savings will be even more impactful. This is exactly the reason why you may want to switch to a... [Continue Reading]

    The Best Drafty Home Solutions

    Is your home drafty? There is a good chance that you have a number of energy and air leaks that are not only causing your home to feel drafty – they are also causing your utility bills to rise and your carbon footprint to expand. Luckily, finding these air and energy leaks is easy. With a keen eye and a little creativity, you can cover and seal these drafts so that your home retains more energy and remains more comfortable. Here are some of the... [Continue Reading]

    How a Dirty Air Filter Can Negatively Impact Your HVAC System

    HVAC stands for ‘heating, ventilation, and air conditioning’ – it is a totally comprehensive system that includes condensers, heating coils, electrical connectors and fans. In the summer and winter, this system will be your secret weapon to beat the heat and stay protected from the bitter cold. One of the most important parts of this comprehensive system is the filter. Your HVAC system’s filter is responsible for making sure the... [Continue Reading]

    Why Air Conditioner SEER Ratings Are Important

    If you are trying to learn how to size your dehumidifier, your ventilation system and your heating and air conditioning unit, you want to do some basic math. The same goes if you are trying to find out what the efficiency of a certain HVAC system is. Air conditioning systems, for instance, use a SEER rating. This is simply a ratio equation that will tell you what systems are more efficient than others. As global warming becomes more and more of a... [Continue Reading]

    AC Evaporator Coil Cleaning Tips for Homeowners

    Although all of us are thankful for our AC units, it tends to be something that we take for granted – that is until it starts leaking, making funny noises or breaks down. Then suddenly, all we can think about is what we need to do in order to get the unit back in good working condition again. If you were to ask a professional AC technician about one of the best things that you can do to prolong the life of your HVAC unit, something they would... [Continue Reading]

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    Pros and Cons of Shipping Container Architecture
    Building homes using shipping containers has been all the rage lately and few can deny that these structures lend themselves very well to building sustainable, cozy and unique homes.(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:26:22 GMT)

    Uneven Housing Recovery Likely Still a Concern for the Fed
    New home construction is up 21.7 percent from a year ago, but demand isn't where economists had hoped.(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:16:39 GMT)

    Housing starts soar in July; construction boosts Home Depot profit
    MEL EVANS/ASSOCIATED PRESS/FILEA builder works on new homes in Belmar, N.J. U.S. home construction rebounded in July, rising to the fastest pace in eight months and offering hope that housing has regained momentum.(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:12:14 GMT)

    Construction thieves strike Nocatee
    One of the fastest growing communities in St. Johns County has been faced with thieves.(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:07:12 GMT)

    As home construction surges in US, St. Johns County sees growth, too
    Home building picked up this summer around the country, and St. Johns County has been a player in the national trend.(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:52:33 GMT)

    2014 Fall Southern Home & Garden Show
    The Home Builders Association of Greenville will present the 6th Annual Fall Southern Home & Garden Show on September 19-21, 2014 at the TD Convention Center, 1 Exposition Drive, Greenville, SC 29607.(Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:32:56 GMT)

    U.S. Home Construction Jumps up in July
    U.S. home construction rebounded in July, rising to the fastest pace in eight months and offering hope that housing has regained momentum after two months of declines.(Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:18:45 GMT)

    Home building to provide less economic support as market shifts toward apartments: economists
    There's a lot to like in Tuesday's report on home construction . Building rates surged, bouncing higher in July after the volatile series dropped in June.(Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:13:42 GMT)