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Michael Janik, Real Estate Pro in 32413
At a cost of almost $10 a day for cooling, there are ways to reduce the expenses while still being comfortable during the "dog days of summer".1. Every degree matters! Each degree you raise the thermostat… Read more
Blogged Mon Jun 30, 2014 by Michael Janik Quality of Life Going Green Home Ownership
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Myke Triebold, Real Estate Pro in Destin, FL
   Here are a few surprising and simple ways to cut your energy bill this season. Put lamps in the corners: Did you know you can switch to a lower wattage bulb in a lamp or lower its dimmer switch… Read more
Blogged Wed Jan 9, 2013 by Myke Triebold Going Green Property Q&A Home Ownership
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Kerry Veach, Real Estate Pro in Destin, FL
In the spirit of the season, Energy.gov released energy saving tips throughout December.  Here's a recap of the tips that will benefit Destin, FL homes:1.      Home Energy… Read more
Blogged Fri Dec 28, 2012 by Kerry Veach Home Buying Home Selling Going Green
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Kerry Veach, Real Estate Pro in Destin, FL
Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, it's time to start thinking about holiday decorations.  Whether you celebrate Chanukah, Kwanza, or Christmas - lights will probably be a large part of your festive… Read more
Blogged Mon Nov 26, 2012 by Kerry Veach Going Green Design & Decor Home Ownership
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Kerry Veach, Real Estate Pro in Destin, FL
Due to the location, Destin, FL homes are some of the most desirable in the nation.  However, there are unique challenges homes is a warm climate face with respect to indoor air quality.Newer… Read more
Blogged Fri Nov 16, 2012 by Kerry Veach Remodel & Renovate Going Green Home Ownership
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Kerry Veach, Real Estate Pro in Destin, FL
Image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.netIf your parents were anything like mine, then you grew up in a home conscious of energy conservation.  These messages were embedded into our brains via simple… Read more
Blogged Fri Oct 5, 2012 by Kerry Veach Home Buying Home Selling Going Green
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Kerry Veach, Real Estate Pro in Destin, FL
Destin, FL homeowners can always benefit from ways to save electricity, and one area of opportunity for huge savings is in a home office.  If you have a home office, then where you are saving on… Read more
Blogged Fri Sep 21, 2012 by Kerry Veach Home Buying Agent2Agent Going Green
Kerry Veach, Real Estate Pro in Destin, FL
The traditional method of heating water involves a large storage tank that requires a great deal of electricity to be kept warm.  Tankless Water Heaters – also called Instantaneous or Demand… Read more
Blogged Fri Sep 7, 2012 by Kerry Veach Home Selling Remodel & Renovate Going Green
Kerry Veach, Real Estate Pro in Destin, FL
When it comes to energy efficiency through solar power, Destin, FL homes have a huge advantage.  Being in a sunny climate year round offers many more opportunities than are available in other… Read more
Blogged Fri Jul 27, 2012 by Kerry Veach Home Buying Home Selling Going Green
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Kerry Veach, Real Estate Pro in Destin, FL
Last week, I wrote about the benefits of landscape shading for Destin, FL homes.  This week, I’m going to focus on cool roofs.Satisfying both meanings of the word “cool”, these… Read more
Blogged Fri Jun 22, 2012 by Kerry Veach Remodel & Renovate Going Green Home Ownership
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Kerry Veach, Real Estate Pro in Destin, FL
The heat is here, and so is the time to begin thinking about ways to keep your home cool.  Besides cranking the AC to full blast and paying exorbitant electric bills, there are some other ways to help… Read more
Blogged Fri Jun 15, 2012 by Kerry Veach Home Selling Curb Appeal Going Green
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Kerry Veach, Real Estate Pro in Destin, FL
Now that June is here, we are entering our hottest season.  AC units will be cranked at full blast, and Destin Beach homeowners will be looking for ways to save money without compromising efficiency. … Read more
Blogged Fri Jun 1, 2012 by Kerry Veach Remodel & Renovate Going Green How To...
Kerry Veach, Real Estate Pro in Destin, FL
As many sun-seeking folks head down to vacation at an Emerald Coast home, gas mileage (and prices) might become a concern for those taking to the road.  No worries though.  I’ve created a… Read more
Blogged Fri May 11, 2012 by Kerry Veach Agent2Agent Going Green How To...
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Kerry Veach, Real Estate Pro in Destin, FL
One of the biggest challenges to renewable energy has been energy storage – harnessing the technology of a battery and applying that to a much bigger scale, such as our electricity grid.  Doing… Read more
Blogged Fri May 4, 2012 by Kerry Veach Home Buying Home Selling Going Green
Kerry Veach, Real Estate Pro in Destin, FL
Northwest Florida homeowners may soon have a relatively easy and affordable means of using solar energy to power their Northwest Florida homes.    Plug-and-play photovoltaic (solar systems) systems,… Read more
Blogged Fri Apr 27, 2012 by Kerry Veach Home Buying Home Selling Going Green
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Kerry Veach, Real Estate Pro in Destin, FL
Earth Day is this Sunday, April 22, 2012.  And what better way is there for us to show our appreciation then by getting our Northwest Florida homes in “green” working order?   Not… Read more
Blogged Fri Apr 20, 2012 by Kerry Veach Home Selling Remodel & Renovate Going Green
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Kerry Veach, Real Estate Pro in Destin, FL
Upgrading your Northwest Florida home to be more “green” doesn’t have to take a lot of time, or money.  In fact, there are several relatively quick and inexpensive fixes that you… Read more
Blogged Fri Mar 2, 2012 by Kerry Veach Home Selling Remodel & Renovate Going Green
Kerry Veach, Real Estate Pro in Destin, FL
All over the country – and right here among northwest Florida home owners – loosely organized alliances of green-leaning friends and neighbors are comparing notes and sharing resources. According… Read more
Blogged Fri Sep 16, 2011 by Kerry Veach Home Buying Home Selling Going Green
Kerry Veach, Real Estate Pro in Destin, FL
It's undoubtedly been a while since northwest Florida home owners saw a commercial advertising a washer, dryer or some other appliance that didn’t bear the Energy Star label for energy efficiency.… Read more
Blogged Fri Sep 2, 2011 by Kerry Veach Home Buying Home Selling Going Green
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