Nest Thermostats- Do I need a Nest in my nest?

In our ongoing “Advice for Desert Dwellers” series, we briefly examine the efficacy of those fancy new thermostats.  We’ve seen them in the aisles at Home Depot, or perhaps even a friend or family member has boastfully added one to their home.  Most manufactures of thermostats today offer a programmable thermostat. The most popular, Nest …

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HOME INSPECTION basics for prospective desert dwelling home buyers

Searching for a house is an interesting and exciting task but it’s not without its hurdles. Proper scrutiny is needed before filling out a change of address card and all the actual moving begins. This scrutiny involves the meticulous creation of a checklist of big ticket problems, such as unstable foundation, shoddy electricity wires, property’s …

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