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The AmeriFirst Home Buyer Learning Center

An Insight Into the Next Generation of HVAC Devices

Posted by Guest on Wed, Aug 24, 2016

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

Before taking a look at the next generation of HVAC devices, we should probably fist make sure we understand what this acronym means. HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning. All those functions are now often performed by a single unit in your home or office, which sends warm, cool or dehumidified air though a system of tubes, i.e. ducts, to all the rooms in your home, or all offices in a building.

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Topics: PowerSaver, AmeriFirst guest blog, housing design

Paying Less for Electricity in Your New Home

Posted by Guest on Tue, Aug 2, 2016

Before you move in, you need to check your new house to make sure that you are doing your best to lower the overall consumption of electricity. When it comes to this, you need to detect what could potentially guzzle energy in your home and make all the necessary changes to make it more efficient. Keep in mind that many of your devices will suck up energy like there is no tomorrow, without you even being aware of it.

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Topics: PowerSaver, AmeriFirst guest blog, housing design

How to Choose The Right LED Lights for Your Home

Posted by Guest on Mon, Jun 27, 2016

Many environmentally-conscious homeowners have been looking to switch to light bulbs that last longer and demand less electricity. Manufacturers have reacted by putting a ton of new products like this on the market, but so many options makes it difficult to know if you’re making the best choice. Not only that, but new energy efficient light bulbs, like LEDs, don’t come in watts like we’re used to. All of this makes it really easy to buy a light bulb that is way too bright or all wrong for your space. Below you’ll find the information you need to make better decisions in the light bulb aisle! 

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Topics: PowerSaver, AmeriFirst guest blog, housing design

Green Upgrades That Add Value to Your Home

Posted by Guest on Wed, Jun 15, 2016

Ready to put your home on the market? You’ve probably seen a few home improvement shows, packed with tips on staging, refreshing your home’s features, and planning to get the most money possible. Perhaps some of the biggest tips, though, are usually overlooked. At Modernize, we know that green technology and building materials not only help the environment, but will also boost your bank account. Here are a few valuable eco-friendly upgrades to consider before listing your home.

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Topics: PowerSaver, AmeriFirst guest blog

Ways to Get Solar Panels On the Cheap

Posted by Guest on Tue, May 31, 2016

Solar panels seem to be really in vogue these days, and with good reason too. The long term benefits of such sources of renewable energy have been well publicized at this point, particularly in relation to environmental concerns. As a sustainable source of clean energy, solar power is seen as an altruistic means of powering the world while keeping humanity’s carbon footprint to a minimum.

Outside of ethical arguments, solar panels are also seen as a very good way to reduce one’s energy bills over time as, once set up, they essentially generate free energy. The only stumbling block however, is that of the comparatively high cost of having them installed. This expense is seen as being quite prohibitive to all but the most financially secure of homeowners.

The following are some methods which can help take the edge off the price of getting a solar panel installation:

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Topics: PowerSaver, AmeriFirst guest blog

The Return on Investment (ROI) for Solar Energy

Posted by Guest on Mon, May 9, 2016

Solar Energy’s Return on Investment

Installing solar power for your home is not only a great move for the environment, but it can also provide you with financial benefits. The initial cost of solar panel installation may seem expensive, but this expense is typically offset by benefits that give you a return on your investment — meaning that a solar panel system can pay for itself over time. 

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Topics: PowerSaver, AmeriFirst guest blog, housing design

Attaining High Energy Efficiency in Your New Home

Posted by Guest on Wed, Mar 2, 2016

If you feel strongly about green principles, and you’re looking into buying a new house or starting from the scratch, you have to take a steady and informed approach. The first to come to mind is the matter of sustainable components, but eco building requires we think about the key matter of energy efficiency as well. Thankfully, such method of construction asks for far less energy compared to standard techniques. The part of its energy is precisely drawn from inexhaustible sources.

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Topics: PowerSaver, AmeriFirst guest blog, housing design

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