February 21st, 2018

Three Ways to Reduce Your Heating (and Cooling) Costs

This past winter has been an extremely cold one. Even if it isn’t that cold where you live, these three low cost ideas will help decrease your heating (and cooling) costs now and for years to come. The first idea…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 22nd, 2015

What You Should Know About Heat Pumps

Many homes are equipped with heat pumps as their heating and cooling system.  Heat pumps work well at most temperatures; however, in extreme temperatures they may not provide the comfort level you expect.  The following are some operating and maintenance…Read the full article

December 31st, 2014

Change Your Furnace Filter Regularly

Perhaps the most frequent heating and cooling system maintenance problem home inspectors see is dirty furnace filters.  It’s easy to understand why people neglect this important maintenance task.  The system appears to work regardless of the condition of the filter. …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

November 4th, 2014

Fireplaces: Room Heaters or Money Wasters?

It’s cold outside. Why not start a fire in the fireplace and add some heat to cut back on the heating bill?  Besides, a fire in the fireplace is romantic. But does a running a fireplace really save money, and…Read the full article

September 23rd, 2014

Correcting Temperatures Differences Between Rooms

A common complaint about heating and cooling systems is wide temperature differences between rooms and between stories in homes. Heating and air conditioning (HVAC) contractors refer to correcting these temperature differences as balancing the system. An HVAC system that is…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