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STANDALONE SATURDAYS: FORREST CLEARING

On Saturdays throughout the year, I hope to give you a peek of what I see as a home inspector traveling around San Juan, Island, Whatcom, and Skagit counties through photos and videos I’ve taken along the way.

I’m sure if you know or live in Northwest Washington, you probably feel the same about how special it is here. That’s why I invite you to share your Northwest Washington imagery! Simply take your picture or video showing why you appreciate the region, and tag it with #AllIslandsLife on Twitteror Facebook.

If you have questions or comments about home inspections in general, tweet us (@AIHomeInspect).

STANDALONE SATURDAYS: OCEAN BLUE

On Saturdays throughout the year, I hope to give you a peek of what I see as a home inspector traveling around San Juan, Island, Whatcom, and Skagit counties through photos and videos I’ve taken along the way.

I’m sure if you know or live in Northwest Washington, you probably feel the same about how special it is here. That’s why I invite you to share your Northwest Washington imagery! Simply take your picture or video showing why you appreciate the region, and tag it with #AllIslandsLife on Twitteror Facebook.

If you have questions or comments about home inspections in general, tweet us (@AIHomeInspect).

THINGS THAT SHOULDN’T DANGLE: PARTICIPLES AND THERMOSTATS

I was on a job recently in Coupeville when I came across a basement pellet stove thermostat that was not professionally installed. In fact, it was merely dangling on an adjacent window.

Correctly installing thermostats and related electrical infrastructure can require a lot of time, skill and patience. If you decide to take on such a project, make sure you really know what you are doing. While there are lots of great tips on do-it-yourself electrical wiring, it can be dangerous if you are not prepared and experienced. 

For those who want to learn more about thermostat installation, in particular, take a look at the video below. Hope it helps!

Do you have questions or comments about home inspections in general? Go “All” in and tweet us (@AIHomeInspect).

10 Mistakes People Make with Heat

Adjusting Home Temperature

Want a little straight talk on saving money and energy? Don’t believe all you have heard about ways to improve efficiency and lower heating costs. Steve Graham, Networx, says, “Even with a constant flow of information about energy efficiency, homeowners make major heating mistakes that end in higher electric bills and larger environmental footprints.” Here are 10 of those errors, with the cause and effect of each decision.