During the summer months, our main concern is to keep ourselves cool and comfortable in our homes. Unfortunately, that comes at the risk of skyrocketing energy bills at the end of the month. We all know that running an air conditioner (even if it’s a small, window air conditioner) can drastically increase our energy bills…. Read more »
Posts Categorized: Calgary Homeowner Tips
What is Attic Rain?
Any homeowner will tell you that just when you think things have settled down, your house will surprise you with a curve ball. Most of the time, you’ll be focused on the main floors, structural elements, and utilities, but in the winter months especially, don’t forget to pop open the attic door and see what’s… Read more »
Summer Home Maintenance Musts
Ahh, summer. With the harsh winters we get here in Calgary, the summer sunshine is something we all begin to crave after a while. Though we know it can be tempting to load the family into the van and head down to the beach every weekend this season, we encourage all homeowners to put it… Read more »
Low-Cost Home Security Measures to Consider
If you’re like most savvy homeowners, you understand the peace of mind that investing in home security products can offer. However, it’s a luxury that often comes with a hefty price tag some either can’t afford or can’t justify. Professional home security companies here in Calgary charge astronomical prices for equipment and installation, and the… Read more »
There are Cracks Inside My Home. Should I be Concerned?
Oh no! You’ve discovered a crack or two inside your home. Should you be concerned? We always recommend you air on the side of caution and never ignore a discovered crack. However, it’s important to note that the presence of a crack doesn’t always mean that the structural integrity of your home is compromised. Before… Read more »
How Hard Water Affects your Water Heater
Many homeowners who experience issues with their plumbing system are surprised to learn that the damage may very well be caused by the water running through it. How is this possible? Hard water. For those who are unfamiliar, hard water contains large amounts of dissolved “hardness: minerals that can bind with other substances and create… Read more »
Did You Know Summer Heat Can Cause Damage to your Roof?
With its heavily-compacted snow and powerful winds, winter undoubtedly puts the most stress on your home. By comparison you may not think twice about the summer months, but that would be a mistake. Just think about the last few summers and the record-breaking temperatures we’ve been seeing all over the globe. it’s more important than… Read more »
Newer Homes Burn up to 4x Faster than Older Homes
On average, those who live in a home built 30 years ago have 14 more minutes to escape in the event of a fire compared to those occupying newer homes. That amount of time can truly mean the difference between a close call and a devastating incident. So what’s the cause? It all comes down… Read more »
Home Improvement Projects that Pay Off
Home improvement projects are a great way to increase your home’s overall value. How much value you add to your home over time can heavily depend on your investment into home improvement projects. Typically, the more you spend, the larger your return on investment will be down the road. However, small budget-friendly projects have the… Read more »
Four Things that Affect the Cost of Your Home Insurance
Owning a home is a major investment and major investments should be protected. Luckily, home insurance protects our home, and our belongings inside of it, against unforeseen damage and emergencies but comes at a cost. A variety of circumstances can result in the price of your home insurance increasing and Accurate Home Inspections has highlighted… Read more »