Friday, October 25, 2013

Brookstone Builders, Inc.-Friday Funny-Halloween

WE made it through another week, Happy Friday!

I have a joke for you this week, it is a good one to tell your kids.

Why don't cats play poker in the jungle?

There are too many Cheetahs.  HAHA :)

Monday, October 21, 2013

Brookstone Builders, Inc.- Appraisals

Home  appraisals, love them or hate them?   Homeowners who have invested in energy efficient products especially hate them.  In most cases when an appraisal is done the value is not calculated on those products. 

Some argue energy efficient products should not add to the value. While others argue that using $5,000 to $10,000 in energy efficient products most certainly should add value.  Then there is a third group who wants to see the proof and see a track record of it.    Whatever group you are a part of now, just know that you may change your ways of thinking.  There are studies being done and money being invested and technology being created to test more energy efficient products so as they say, stay tuned....

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Brookstone Builders, Inc.-Efficient products

Last week I wrote about solar panels and how beneficial they can be to the environment and property owner.  Solar panels are hot but if they are not in your budget or you don't qualify for programs, not to worry there are other things out there you can do to try.

Window-  with today's technologies there are windows that have sophisticated glazing systems that have low UV factors, they automatically respond to heat and light conditions.  Consider this,  windows can account for 15% of heating and cooling loss and up 25% of your energy bill. 

Thermostat- new thermostats offer real-time weather, humidity control and allows you to monitor energy use and some even allow user to change settings via a mobile app. 

Dimmer switch- some brands are now manufacturing self dimmer switches.  The switch has a self calibration feature which will solve any issues of flickering light levels. It also aims to extend the life of the light and create energy savings. 

These are just a few, If you are interested in more I am sure if you do your homework you will have many more to choose from.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Brookstone Builders, Inc.-Friday Funny-Leaning Tower of Pisa

Happy Beautiful Friday afternoon.  More than half way through the day!   Enjoy the weekend.
We are open on Monday, October 14th.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Brookstone Builders, Inc.- Solar Power

With electricity prices going up more people are turning to solar power.  In August Builder magazine reports the country added 732 megawatts of solar panels in the first quarter of 2013 (Builder Magazine 2013).  This is largely in part due to all the government incentives that are out there.  If you can take advantage of them, get in at the ground level. The incentives that are out there right now will not be out there in a year. Experts say electricity costs will go up not if but when,  so why not use solar energy. It is cleaner more responsible, saves money and increase the value to your home. 
For the complete article, Builder  August 2013

Friday, October 4, 2013

Brookstone Builders, Inc.- Friday Funny-Flip Flops on a job site

We've reached another Friday.  Happy weekend to all.  This Friday Funny is one I can relate too, I myself love my flip flops. Enjoy.