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Home Energy Audits: Boy, are they worth it!

Home Energy Audits: Boy, are they worth it!

They arrive promptly every month in your mailbox. However, many people will quickly tuck them away, conveniently forget where they are, or do whatever is possible to put off opening those inevitable utility bills. Well, fear no more. Homeowners in Connecticut are extremely lucky because of the many opportunities available for conserving energy and the...
Avoiding conflicts with coyotes

Avoiding conflicts with coyotes

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) offers the following information on reducing contact with coyotes, predators known to kill house pets. “As coyotes have become more prevalent in the state, incidents of conflict with humans and animals have also become more common. The risk of a coyote attacking a human is low,...
Cabinetry sets the tone

Cabinetry sets the tone

1) When planning a kitchen renovation, where does cabinetry fit into the picture? Do most renovation projects revolve around the cabinets, and is that where homeowners should start? Nancy Pires (NP), Manager, Rutt Studio, Westport; (203) 222-7997, ruttstudioofwestport.com: “In most cases a kitchen renovation will revolve around the cabinetry finish and door style as that...
Tips for tuning up your generator for storm season

Tips for tuning up your generator for storm season

The number of people in Connecticut who now own a home generator system jumped dramatically after last year’s surprise October storm. However, will your generator be ready if the lights go out again this summer? CT Home Generator Systems is a resource available to help. It’s a spinoff of parent company Newington Electric, formed after...
Great expectations

Great expectations

When my husband and I traded in our townhouse for a 1962 split level fixer upper in 1996, I assumed we were just one step away from our dream house. Certain that we’d be living in the house only five or 10 years (until we eventually moved into our dream home), I never imagined that...