Changing AC filters

By |2015-01-13T16:21:15-08:00January 13th, 2015|CTA Consultation|

It is our recommendation that you change AC filters once a month when you are leaving your system on all the time, so you will see this task on our list for most, but not all, months. Changing out the AC filters will extend the life of your system, allow it to operate more efficiently, and even help keep the house clean.

How to Choose the Right Siding for Your Home

By |2014-11-21T19:26:12-08:00November 21st, 2014|CTA Consultation|

Like many building products in existence, choosing the right siding for your home is never as easy as Eeny, meeny, miny, moe. Each siding material comes with its own set of features and benefits, both from a sustainability point of view, price, climate appropriateness, and aesthetics. Sadly there is no category wide certification program to use as an overall guide. The first decision for choosing a siding material should come down to what is most suitable and allowable in your market or area of residence. Here is a list of commonly used siding for green-built homes.

All State’s Maintenance Reminder

By |2013-08-08T15:14:57-07:00August 8th, 2013|CTA Consultation|

You will not often hear me saying something nice about an insurance company.  But here goes. All State’s Maintenance reminder provides you with home maintenance reminders. This is a very smart move on their part.  So often we are hired to do expensive repairs that could have been avoided with a very small amount of

Home Maintenance – Dryer Vent

By |2013-05-29T21:37:33-07:00May 29th, 2013|CTA Consultation|

Vacuum the clothes dryer's exhaust duct at least once a year. It is best to use rigid sheet metal ducting that goes straight out. This will reduce the fire hazard because the duct is less affected by heat and because it is less likely to build up dust.  This will also help your clothes dry

10 Reasons Stearns Design Build Recommends Cork

By |2013-03-28T14:07:39-07:00March 28th, 2013|CTA Consultation|

1. Sustainability: Cork flooring is made from the Bark that is harvested from the Cork Tree (Quercus Suber), which regenerates after the harvest. The bark can be re-harvested every 9-10 years without damaging the tree. Regulated forests, mainly in Spain &Portugal, are the producers for the cork industry. Unlike bamboo, cork is a true green

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