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5 Pool Maintenance Tips Every Homeowner Should Know

5 Pool Maintenance Tips Every Homeowner Should Know It's finally starting to warm up in Connecticut! If your home has a swimming pool, you're likely looking forward to the first swim of the season. There are a few things you must do to keep your swimming pool not only looking its best but also working its best. Here are five useful pool maintenance tips to help you save time and money this summer. Tip...

How Can I Make My Home More Climate-Safe?

You Ask, We Answer: How Can I Make My Home More Climate-Safe? Soaring temps, skyrocketing energy bills, storms that deliver a month’s worth of rain: Climate change is bringing rapid shifts to the doorsteps of our Connecticut homes, but you can take some simple steps to make your home more climate-safe. Here are our favorites–and rest assured, some of them don’t cost a thing (and may save you money,...

How Can I Calculate My Home’s Electrical Load?

You Ask, We Answer: How Can I Calculate My Home’s Electrical Load?   Whether you currently own a home or are searching for one with your Calcagni Real Estate agent, you’ll need an electrical load that keeps up with your lifestyle. The capacity of our homes to meet our electrical needs has recently come into sharper focus than it probably has in the past, and it’s helpful to know how your...

Last Call for Energy Efficiency Homeowner Tax Credits

The Alliance to Save Energy urges American consumers to give themselves the gift of energy efficiency this holiday season—and reap the benefits when they file their 2011 federal tax returns—by taking advantage of tax credits for energy efficiency home improvements. The tax credits of up to $500 are set to expire on December 31, and Congress may not renew them for 2012. "The outlook for renewal of...

Everyday Energy Saving Tips

Every once in awhile we need reminders that we all have, what I would call "ghost energy drains." You know what they are, but we all forget about them, which is why I refer to them as the "ghost energy drains."  Such items include toaster ovens, portable microwave ovens, dryers, hair dryers, computers, printers, fax machines, cell phone chargers, even electric toothbrush chargers all "drain" our...

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