Home Inspection Raleigh Appliance Research Pays Off

Home Inspection Raleigh Appliance Research Pays Off

Spending a little time researching appliance purchases can help homeowners save big on energy costs. When looking for a clothes washer or dishwasher, it can pay to look for one that meets the 2007 Energy Star® criteria and uses next-generation technology to cut energy and water consumption. These products do more than help homeowners save money, and they can help protect the environment. For example, Energy Star-qualified clothes washers–whether they are front-loaders or redesigned top-loaders–include technical innovations that help save substantial energy and water. The average household does almost 400 loads of laundry each year, consuming over 13,000 gallons of water. Selecting a qualified washer instead of a regular top loader can cut utility...

Home Inspection Raleigh Theatre in Your Home

Home Inspection Raleigh Theatre in Your Home

What do the words home theater mean to you? A big screen TV in your living room with surround sound speakers hidden behind the couch, or a custom designed room with every possible high-end audio/video equipment and dedicated theater seating? The choice comes down to your level of use . . . and your pocketbook. Start with the room you plan to use as your home theater. If it’s your multi-purpose living room, think about mounting a flat-panel LCD HDTV on the wall and finding one of the many artistic solutions for hiding the screen when it’s not in use. Make sure the furniture that houses your audio/video components has a cable management system to hide power cords and sufficient ventilation. Rear wheels on the cabinet make accessing your connections much...