Do my home improvements affect my homeowners insurance?

Homeowners insurance will help guarantee that your home is protected from loss, but what happens if you want to make significant changes to your home? Most insurance policies will protect you and your home from anything short of earthquakes, floods and other acts of God, but it may or may not cover home improvement projects. Home Insurance Coverage During Home Improvements In most cases, additions to your home must be specifically added in to your homeowners insurance coverage, and that can be a process in itself. It usually involves contacting a building inspector to perform an inspection of your home
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4 Triggers of Allergies In Your Home You Wish You Never Knew About

When people think of indoor allergies, what usually comes to mind are things like pet dander, cigarette smoke, dust or maybe even some kinds of food allergies. These all present serious problems, but, what about some lesser-known indoor allergies? These are the things that can go unnoticed for months, or even years, in a home before people realize they’ve been triggering allergic reactions and making them miserable. Some of them could even be in your home right now, and they could be to blame if you constantly feel sick for no apparent reason. There are several allergens that can cause
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How Much Does a New Furnace Cost?

It’s been said that a furnace will work reliably for about 18 to 22 years if you have done regular maintenance to your machine. After that, you should consider a furnace replacement. Getting a new furnace sounds like it would be a huge headache.  And yet, this doesn’t need to be the case, especially since there are a large variety of different solutions that will cater to your family’s needs. The size of your home, scope of the installation, furnace location, duct modifications, and code upgrades will determine its the new furnace cost.  There are options that can dramatically improve
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Why should I get a whole house humidifier?

Anybody who has ever had to deal with the uncomfortably dry skin and allergy symptoms that affect people every winter is probably familiar with the benefits of  humidifiers.  Smaller portable humidifiers are certainly effective in individual rooms or small apartments, but what happens when you need something for an entire house? A portable model isn’t going to cut it, so you will want to install a whole home humidifier. A whole house humidifier connects to your home’s HVAC system and spreads water vapor through your heating ducts to increase the humidity throughout your home.  Humidity levels can be controlled through
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The 411 on When Fix or Replace a Furnace, Air Conditioner, or Water Heater

Protect your wallet and your most essential home equipment – How to know when to repair or replace a furnace, water heater, or air conditioner. You already know that there is a problem with your water heater, furnace, or air conditioner you just haven’t realized it. In the back of your mind you might notice that your house is just a little too cold in the winter or a little too hot in the summer. You might also find that your shower just isn’t hot enough anymore.  Most importantly you begin to notice your energy or water bill is going
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7 Reasons to Love Trane Furnaces and Air Conditioners

Our Valentine’s Day sweetheart this year is Trane.  Trane is one of the best names in HVAC for furnaces, air conditioners, and home comfort systems.  Here are the reasons why we love their products and why you will too. Made in America Trane was founded over 100 years ago in La Crosse, Wisconsin Trane products have excellent quality and durability to keep you comfortable for years to come Trane not only makes furnace and air conditioners they have patents on them they are so well made.   All products are put through 5 years of wear and tear within a few
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Furnace Repair Infographic – Quick Guide to Regular Maintenance

 Why Regular Maintenance Saves BIG $ on Furnace Repairs Few people realize that regular yearly furnace maintenance is vital to literally saving you thousands of dollars.  If you regularly maintain your HVAC unit it not only increases the life of one of the most important pieces of equipment in your home but it also runs more efficiently therefore saving money on home energy costs.  Each year that you do not have your furnace checked you lose 5% efficiency.  Do the math, that is 25% efficiency in 5 short years.  Do yourself a favor and get your furnace checked every heating
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Portable Room Humidifiers VS. Whole House Humidifiers – What is right for your home?

One of the hazards of winter that often goes ignored among the bitter cold and the slippery roads is the low humidity. Since the grass is covered by snow and green leaves have all fallen from trees, there is practically no moisture in the air.  Colorado is already known for its dry climate and the winter makes it worse.  This is unfortunate; especially since humidity levels below 30 percent can cause a number of different problems such as respiratory irritation, nosebleeds and uncomfortably dry and itchy skin.  Not only does it affect your body but it also affects your home. 
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Tips to Keep Your Furnace Free of Repairs

You want to protect your big investments and HVAC systems are a big investment with big returns.  Your furnace is a necessity.  There are a few simple yet useful tips that should help you keep your furnace running smoothly. 1. Keep Your Furnace Clean Dirt and dust can build up in your ducts and cause your furnace to work less efficiently or even overheat, so you should be doing your part to keep everything clean. For starters, you should be changing your furnace filters regularly. If you have a relatively clean house without a lot of pets, you might be
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Denver Furnace Repair Scams What You NEED to Know To Protect Yourself

The idea that your local HVAC repair professional could scam you out of thousands of dollars is a scary thought, but there are things you can do to protect yourself. One of the local news channels found several unscrupulous furnace companies in the Denver metro area.  Here are some tips to protect yourself when you are looking for a HVAC company to repair your furnace.  First of all, you should never hire the services of a furnace repair company without performing some research. Look up the name of the company online, preferably on a site that provides consumer reviews. If
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