Energy

September 29th, 2016

5 Fall Energy Savings Tips

We hope that all is well in your home! Usually this time of year, our members are gearing up for a brisk fall season. As we are sure you have seen, the weather has been behaving rather strangely this year….Read the full article

August 1st, 2016

5 Things Every Homeowner Should Know About Home Automation

Recent advancements in technology have the world looking like it never has before: Cars are driving themselves and most smart phones are more powerful than the NASA computers that first landed us on the moon!  So, it is no surprise…Read the full article

December 5th, 2014

Furnace and Heat Pump Replacement Tips

Sooner or later you will replace your heating and air conditioning system. Furnace and heat pump air handler (the inside unit) service lives vary between 16 and 25 years. Air conditioning condenser (the outside unit) service lives vary between 12…Read the full article

August 4th, 2014

Introducing A Brand NEW Service For HON Members!

HON Emergency Hotline 24/7 Got A House Related Emergency? Just Dial HON!   Now, Home Owners can enjoy the safety and security of having a 24/7 hotline available to them wherever and whenever non-threatening home related crisis occurs, such as plumbing…Read the full article

August 4th, 2014

HON Introduces New Contractor Service To All Active Members!

HON Has You Covered for Small and Large Home Projects For quite some time, the Home Owners Network has offered its members access to qualified handymen through Redbeacon, which specializes in reasonably priced mid-sized contracting and minor home repairs. Since…Read the full article

February 3rd, 2014

Save Money By Sealing Holes In Your Home

Insulation gets most of the coverage when it comes to reducing heating/cooling bills.  Adequate insulation is an important part of saving money on utility bills; however, many homes lose more energy from air flow between the outside and the heated/cooled…Read the full article

November 26th, 2013

Installing HVAC Systems in Elevated Homes

Installing HVAC systems in elevated homes can be a challenge. Elevated homes typically have a large garage space under the first floor system. The ceiling of the garage acts as the fire barrier as long as it is completely covered…Read the full article

January 10th, 2013

Weathering the High Cost of Heating Your Home

Recent news reports about rising oil prices may have you shivering, even though fall just arrived. Whether you heat your home with oil, natural gas, or electricity, the Federal Trade Commission has some tips to help you save money and…Read the full article

January 10th, 2013

Why Buy an Energy Efficient Air Conditioner?

In an average air conditioned home, air conditioning consumes more than 2000 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year, causing about 3,500 pounds of carbon dioxide and 31 pounds of sulfur dioxide to be emitted at the power plant and, at average…Read the full article

January 9th, 2013

Attic Insulation

Heat naturally flows from a warmer area to a cooler one. It does this in only three ways: conduction, where heat is transferred directly from mass to mass; convection, the movement of heated air from one space to another (hot…Read the full article