Landscaping Tips

Posted on: October 11, 2016 by in Blog
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Brought to you by Bentley Home Inspections! The pretty weather is here and most people with a green thumb have already started working around their yard. Every year it is the same thing; pick up and clean up all the debris that has accumulated and then start planning the next project. Every project has a personal touch but if you are planning a project that includes landscaping, adding a patio or planting trees or shrubs; be sure the plan includes a way for the water to flow away from your Continue Reading ...

Radon Testing

Posted on: October 11, 2016 by in Blog
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Information about Radon testing Radon is one of those words that really only means one thing: \ˈrā-ˌdän\ : a heavy radioactive gaseous element formed by the decay of radium. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is present in many areas around our country. The problem with radon is that it may be present inside the house you are buying, and the only way to know is to test for it. Radon tends to be more prevalent in mountainous areas, so wherever you are buying a Continue Reading ...

Programable Thermostat

Posted on: October 11, 2016 by in Blog
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Is installing a programmable thermostat in your home right for you? With today’s technology a programmable thermostat is one of the few things that saves money and creates comfort at the same time. They can save you several dollars every month If you have the confidence to install one yourself there are a few things you should keep in mind. If you feel uncomfortable you can call a professional to do the work for you. · It is important to talk with someone where you Continue Reading ...

7 Simple Steps for Summer Lawn Prep

Posted on: August 26, 2016 by in Blog
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Helpful information from your friends at Bentley Home Inspections! If you’re a part of the nearly 90 percent of Americans who believe it’s important to have a well-maintained yard, you and your backyard will appreciate these seven simple steps for tending to your natural turf  summer lawn with minimal effort. According to Grass Seed USA, a coalition of American grass seed farmers and academics, investing a little repair time in early spring and a small amount of maintenance time Continue Reading ...

Is Your High-Efficiency Water Heater Going To Lead To Heartache?

Posted on: August 19, 2016 by in Blog
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The Article Courtesy of Bentley Home Inspections! It’s time to replace your old, energy-guzzling water heater, boiler, dehumidifier or furnace and you’ve done your homework. You’re going to save energy and money in the long run by switching to a high-efficiency condensing heater or boiler. It’s important to know the nuances of proper installation — even if you’re relying on a professional to do the job. A growing number of homeowners are turning to boilers, HVAC systems and Continue Reading ...

Simple Tips to Save Money, Energy-saving Tips as the Heat Rises

Posted on: August 12, 2016 by in Blog
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From your friends at  Bentley Home Inspections! With temperatures — and therefore, electric bills — on the rise, American homeowners are looking for the most effective ways to make the biggest dent in their energy bills; however, many may be overlooking some of the most important energy-saving tips. Homeowners are more likely to do simple things around the house to conserve energy, according to the Lennox Home Energy Report Card Survey. Those simple things may include changing Continue Reading ...

5 Top Trends in Container Gardening

Posted on: August 5, 2016 by in Blog
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Brought to you by Bentley Home Inspections! Gardening is a peaceful activity that eases tension, reduces overall stress and promotes longevity. One long-term study found that daily gardening reduces the risk for both dementia and Alzheimer's disease. With all of these benefits, there are ample reasons why people of all ages and lifestyles should start digging in the dirt. You don't need a big yard or lots of room to enjoy a beautiful garden. With so many options for indoor and outdoor Continue Reading ...

Top Energy-efficient Housing Features Every Homebuyer Should Know

Posted on: July 29, 2016 by in Blog
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Helpful information from your friends at Bentley Home Inspections! Most Americans want an energy-efficient home, and they’re willing to make the necessary changes to help improve efficiency, whether it’s changing their habits or buying more energy-efficient appliances. But reducing energy bills and making your home more efficient doesn’t just begin with remembering to switch off lights in empty rooms or paying top-dollar for newer appliances. “Energy efficiency has to start when Continue Reading ...

New Home Improvement Trends For Your Property Investment

Posted on: July 22, 2016 by in Blog
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When you’re in the process of buying or building a home, you’re constantly researching trends and technology that will set your home apart. Fast forward a few years and you probably don’t have your finger on the pulse of home advancements like before. 6 Home Improvement Trends to Update your Stale Space It’s good you’ve settled in to your home, but a lot can change in just a handful of years. If you’re finally thinking about finishing the basement, updating the kitchen or Continue Reading ...

Does Your Door Lock Protect Against This Break-in Method?

Posted on: July 15, 2016 by in Blog
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The Article Courtesy of Bentley Home Inspections! From self-driving cars to Snapchat, digital technology continues to transform almost every aspect of our lives. While these big-ticket smart items make the headlines, many homeowners are more interested in how smart technology can be used to increase their level of home security. Today, advanced image sensors, indoor video cameras and DIY security hubs allow the average homeowner to install security systems that are directly linked to Continue Reading ...