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5 Ways to Make Your Home Green on a Budget

Posted by Guest on Tue, Feb 7, 2017

This is an article submitted by a guest author. Not all views expressed are those of AmeriFirst Home Mortgage or its employees. 

We all know how important preserving the environment is. Luckily, today you can make your home greener without having to spend a fortune. Not only that, but some environmentally-friendly options can actually help you save money as well. This is the case because going green means you can start using less water, less energy and up your recycling game. We have come up with our top 5 tips for making your home green on a budget. Make sure you check them all out if you want to contribute to saving the environment.

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Topics: FHA 203k, AmeriFirst guest blog, home maintenance

Home Technology: Tips to Turn Your Home Into a Smart Space

Posted by Guest on Wed, Jan 25, 2017

This is an article submitted by a guest author. Not all views expressed are those of AmeriFirst Home Mortgage or its employees. 

We finally have the ability to turn our living spaces into “smart” spaces, but many people do not know where to start this process. With thousands of products on the market, it is difficult to decide which upgrades will be useful, ergonomic, and cost-effective. Whether you live on a sprawling ranch or in an urban apartment, here are some tips you can use to bring your home into the 21st century.

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Topics: AmeriFirst guest blog, home maintenance

How a Storage Unit Can Help You Downsize

Posted by Guest on Tue, Jan 24, 2017

This is an article submitted by a guest author. Not all views expressed are those of AmeriFirst Home Mortgage or its employees. 

If you need to downsize, it can be difficult and you may not be looking forward to it. Downsizing is possible, but it will take some time and patience from you. Self-storage units are able to quickly and easily help you properly downsize, so that you can move from a home to an apartment or even a condo. Let’s take a look at just how a storage unit can assist you.

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Topics: AmeriFirst guest blog, DIY home improvements, home maintenance

How to Troubleshoot Electric Water Heater Problems

Posted by Dan Moyle on Thu, Jan 19, 2017

When a customer calls you about a problem with their electric water heater, you know it’s potentially urgent. Electric water heater problems can cause a variety of symptoms, including issues with water temperature, leaks, discoloration, odor and noise. Here’s a guide to troubleshooting electric water heaters in order to figure out the root cause of the problem.

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Topics: AmeriFirst guest blog, home maintenance

Lawn Maestro: 5 Secrets to Making Your Yard More Efficient and Green

Posted by Guest on Thu, Jan 5, 2017

This is an article submitted by a guest author. Not all views expressed are those of AmeriFirst Home Mortgage or its employees. 

Improving yards, lawns and other exterior environments can have a positive impact on the market value of a home. For home and property owners who have little experience with lawn care, finding the best ways to make improvements can be a challenge. The following five secrets can provide insight on how to create and maintain a greener and more efficient yard.

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Topics: HomeStyle Renovation, AmeriFirst guest blog, home maintenance

4 Things Homeowners Should Do to Prevent Laundry Room Fires

Posted by Guest on Wed, Nov 16, 2016

Laundry room fires pose a serious — but often forgotten — risk. Data from The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the leading information and knowledge resource on fire and hazards, says laundry rooms are ones to keep an eye on! Here’s what you can do at home to protect your investment and family.

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Topics: AmeriFirst guest blog, home maintenance

Got a Frozen AC? Here is What is Wrong with Your HVAC System!

Posted by Guest on Wed, Jul 6, 2016

A frozen air conditioner can be a common problem in summer. The air conditioning system may suddenly decide to freeze up and become a nuisance for you and your family. It’s a good idea to get your AC serviced so you don’t have to go experience discomfort in your homes when the heat is unbearable outdoors!

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Topics: homeowner information, AmeriFirst guest blog, home maintenance

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