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How to Fix a Dripping Faucet

March 8th, 2015 · No Comments

Join Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina as he talks about how to fix a faucet that drips. Dripping faucets are annoying and wasteful. The drip causes an increased water bill and is annoying. If you have the necessary tools and can identify the problem you can fix it yourself. In this [...]

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Tags: Energy Saving · Going Green · Home Buying · Home Improvement · Home Inspection Radio · Home Maintenance · Plumbing Issues

Diagnosing Leaks and Repairing Toilets

March 1st, 2015 · No Comments

How do you know if you have a a water leak or a leaky toilet? In this podcast by Charlotte Home Inspector Preston Sandlin he explains how you can tell and ways to fix it. One of the first signs of a water leak would be an increase in the water bill. You might have [...]

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Tags: Energy Saving · Going Green · Home Buying · Home Inspection Radio

Charlotte Home Inspector Explains Infrared Thermal Imaging on the Radio

August 17th, 2014 · No Comments

http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com Chatlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin was recently on WBT 1110 AM “Your Real Estate Today” show talking about infrared thermal imaging an how it works. Preston is a regular on Your Real Estate Today show hosted by Paul Jamison of Jamison Realty in Matthews NC Real Estate Done Different. Tune in Saturdays at 2:00 [...]

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Tags: Charlotte home inspection testimonials · Energy Saving · Home Buying

Smart Grid Speaks To Charlotte Consumers

June 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

You may have heard recent news stories about investment in an electrical Smart Grid, but wondered, “What’s so smart about it?” Loosely defined, “Smart Grid” is a term used to describe investments and upgrades to the nation’s electrical grid, making it function more efficiently and in a more environmentally-sensitive manner. We all understand the effect [...]

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Tags: Energy Saving · Future Trends · Going Green

Program Your Charlotte Home Thermostat Via The Internet

June 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

How smart is your thermostat? Probably smart enough to let you program temperature settings based on the weather and household activity for the week. But now, there is a thermostat that is smart enough to let you perform these functions via the Internet. A “smart thermostat”, (also known as a digital programmable thermostat) lets you [...]

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Tags: Energy Saving · Heating/Air Conditioning

Going Green – The Waterless Toilet

May 29th, 2009 · No Comments

Most people don’t realize it, but it is not washing dishes or taking a shower that uses the most water during the day. It is actually the act of flushing a toilet. Older, less efficient toilets operate by passing over three gallons of water through the plumbing system with each flush. As water resources become [...]

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Tags: Energy Saving · Going Green · Plumbing Issues

Charlotte Home Inspector Inspects A Geodesic Home

May 8th, 2009 · No Comments

A geodesic dome is a structure built in an almost spherical shape—a structure made from struts set on large circles. Because of its curved walls and ceiling, these domes use approximately a third less surface area to enclose the same volume as a traditional box home. In fact, the geodesic dome has the highest ratio [...]

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Tags: Energy Saving · Going Green · Home Buying · Unusual Findings

Getting to Green

December 26th, 2007 · No Comments

GREEN BUILDING – You

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Tags: Energy Saving · Going Green

Save Energy This Winter without Spending a Dime

December 24th, 2007 · No Comments

As fall turns to winter, energy usage turns into higher energy bills and, according to the Department of Energy, 2007 energy costs are increasing. While there are plenty of costly ways to save on your utility bills this winter — buying a high efficiency furnace, radiant floor heating system or solar-paneled roof — there also [...]

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Weather the Soaring Increase in Heating Costs

December 24th, 2007 · No Comments

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