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Summer Thermostat Thoughts

Summer Thermostat Thoughts

These guidelines have been put together through many discussions with HVAC technicians and contractors, as well as local home builders and only apply to the Phoenix Valley area as they are based on our temperature and humidity patterns during the summer. The maximum...
How Can Home Watch Benefit My Insurance Coverage

How Can Home Watch Benefit My Insurance Coverage

In the past few months, we’ve received inquiries from absentee homeowners about how we can help with their insurance coverage requirements.  Although we are not in the business of providing insurance guidance, we have learned a few things and want to share them...
Why Appliances Fail Prematurely!

Why Appliances Fail Prematurely!

Did you know that by not routinely operating and maintaining your appliances, you are actually reducing the lifespan and incurring more service calls?  So what are your options when you have a vacation home? Appliances such as dishwashers and clothes washers have...
Price is what you pay. Value is what you get!

Price is what you pay. Value is what you get!

Price always matters and everyone loves a bargain. But, it is important to know exactly what you are getting for your money. There is an old adage stating “you get what you pay for” and if something is free or very low priced, “how much can you really expect to get?”...
Top Risks to Your Home When Power Goes Out!!

Top Risks to Your Home When Power Goes Out!!

What to do During an Electrical Outage? Many factors can disrupt electrical service to your homes such as windstorms, monsoons, accidents and other weather. In our region, recent heat waves have also been a major factor in long term power failures. Our homes have many...
Spring Has Sprung and So Have the Weeds

Spring Has Sprung and So Have the Weeds

Spring is now fully here: along with the temperatures rising so have the weeds. We’ve noticed many of our clients have had some significant weed growth this year and if we are concerned about the growth we have noted that on your home reports. If left untreated,...
Water Heater Process Changes

Water Heater Process Changes

During the summer months, we usually turn the water heater in our house to a very low setting as the cold water is already warm enough in Scottsdale.  During a recent plumbing inspection, our plumber made note of the low setting and stated that we should set the...