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COST OF LIVING THERE & SALARIES

Cost of Living / Salary in Different Locations

CALCULATORS

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CONTRACTORS, GENERAL

NC requires a General Contractor's License for work costing over $30,000 UNC - Electricians Plumbers Carpenters and Contractors - RECOMMENDED or NOT List of NC Licensed General Contractors

DROUGHT

WaterSense - EPA water consumption ratings Water Restrictions - A comprehensive look at Triangle-area water restrictions Ways To Cut Your Water Consumption Water Conservation Tips Drought-Related Links

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Cut Your Utility Bills - James Dulley's Energy Savers: Tips - eere.energy.gov save energy - energy audit - cuivre1.com Save the Watts (Tips) - Progress Energy Save Energy (Tips) - Lowes Consumer tool to estimate their annual heating requirements and compare the operating costs of different models See Also: HVAC, Air Conditioning, Furnaces, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Heat Pumps.

FOR SALE - HOUSES

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GLOSSARY, Mortgage, Rental,...

Glossary of Motgage, Rental,... Terms

Inspectors

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HUMIDITY

Click here for Humidity, Humidifier & DeHumidifier information

HVAC HELP

HVAC Mechanic - Free answers to furnace, heating, heat pump, and ... HVAC-Talk: Heating, Air & Refrigeration Discussion HVAC - FAQ's Heating, Canadian Cooling and comfort 26 Questions to Consider for your HVAC Solution

HVAC - Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning

Federal law phases out Freon for Home A/C Units in 2011 (you would then have to use either R-410A or Puron). I suggest that you ONLY buy A/C units using the new R-410A or Puron (a Carrier trademark). Federal law (2006) mandated the lowest A/C SEER rating that you can purchase is 13 SEER. What is HVAC? Carrier | Bryant Condensing Furnace Consumer Protection Class Actions - May, 2007 HVAC - Wikipedia HVAC Glossary of Terms System Sizing Technical Sheet Compares >45,000 boilers, central air conditioners & furnaces Glossary of Heating and Cooling Terms AFUE - Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency ERR - Energy Efficiency Rating HSPF - Heating Seasonal Performance Factor MERV - Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value SEER - Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating

FEDERAL TAX REBATES UNTIL JANUARY 1, 20010

30% tax credit for homeowners who install geothermal heat pump systems in 2009

CENTRAL AIR

Buying Central A/C - furnacecompare Central Air Conditioner Reviews - furnacecompare Central AC - Fast Answers & Full Story central-air-conditioners/reviews - consumersearch

FURNACES

Buying a Furnace Furnaces - Full Story - consumersearch Furnaces Reviews - ConsumerSearch Furnace Reviews - furnacecompare Furnace Review Sources - ConsumerSearch

GEOTHERMAL HEAT PUMPS

Geothermal Heat Pumps Geothermal Heat Pumps Geothermal Heat Pumps : ENERGY STAR 30% tax credit for homeowners who install geothermal heat pump systems in 2009 Geothermal heat pump - Wikipedia hybrid geothermal

HEAT PUMPS

Buying a Heat Pump - furnacecompare how heat pumps work - furnacecompare Heat Pumps: Operation & Maintenance Heat pumps - crpud

HVAC MANUFACTURERS

Adams - owns the Dornback and Spartan Climate Control brands Addison (Fedders Addison Company) Aire-Flo - owned by Lennox International, Inc Amana - The Amana trademark is owned by Maytag Worldwide, but is licensed and distributed by Goodman. American Standard - also own the Trane Arcoaire - owned by International Comfort Products (ICP) Armstrong Air - owned by Lennox International Biasi Bryant - United Technologies Corporation (UTC) owns Bryant Heating and Cooling Buderus Burnham - Burnham Holdings has eight product lines including Burnham Hydronics. The others are New Yorker, Governale, Thermo Pride, Crown, Burnham Commercial, Bryan Boilers, and Thermal Solutions Carrier - United Technologies Corporation (UTC) owns Carrier (and Bryant) Carrier owns International Comfort Products and Bryant Heating and Cooling and is owned by United Technologies Corporation. Goodman - Owns Janitrol & GmC, licenses the Amana trademark ICP (International Comfort Products) markets Arcoaire, Clare, Comfortmaker, Dettson, Heil, KeepRite, Lincoln, and Tempstar RHEEM Manufacturing Company (same as RUUD) RUUD (same as RHEEM)

HVAC GROUPS

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INSURANCE

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LAWN CARE

LAWNS - FESCUE

Fescue - Grass for lawn, pasture and turf - seeds and seed ... Tall Fescue Fescue - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Tall Fescue Lawn Management Tall Fescue Management Healthy Lawns - Tall fescue Creeping Red Fescue CREEPING RED FESCUE - DOC file Performance of Fine Fescue Cultivars and Selections (1993-96) - PDF CREEPING RED FESCUE - PDF Creeping Red Fescue, Chewings Fescue, Hard Fescue LOW MAINTENANCE TURFGRASSES FOCUS ON FINE FESCUE

LAWNS, GREEN

Tips for Growing Green Lawns | Why the Grass is Greener How to produce the greenest yard in the neighborhood. Lawn Care: Keeping Your Grass Green How To Green Your Lawn WikiAnswers - How do you green your lawn in the summer Green Lawn - Tips on keeping your lawn green Free Ask The Expert service for lawn questions. Podcast: Melinda Myers on keeping your lawn green and Fighting Pests,... Green Lawn FarmerFirst - Getting Your Lawn Green

Conserving Water while Watering lawns

WaterSense - EPA water consumption ratings OWASA Water Use Calculator Water Conservation Tips from Rain Bird - The Intelligent Use of Water KMVT - LOCAL - Keeping Your Lawn Green With Less Water Keeping Your Lawn Green During The Summer (water usage) Keeping your summer lawn green | KVAL CBS 13 - News, Weather and ... Amazon.com: The Lawn Bible: How to Keep It Green, Groomed, and ...

NEW SOD CARE

New Sod Care - PDF - Wegmans Nursery Planting, Growing and Caring for a New Lawn New Landscape Care Caring for Your New Sod How To Replace Your Old Lawn With New Sod - Popular Mechanics Turfmastersod, Fort Collins, Co - Sod Care Building a Lawn M- Caring for a New Lawn Sod Maintenance and Troubleshooting Lawn care tips: how to take care of new sod Caring for New Sod Sod, Turf, Lawn - Raysbrook Sod Caring for sod

MORTGAGES

Mortgage-Calc.com Mortgage Calculator - Bankrate.com Karl's Mortgage Calculator Mortgage loan Calculators-Interest.com

NORTH CAROLINA Income Taxes - click here

TAX RATES

Real Estate Taxes (House Taxes) - Wake County Property Taxes (Auto Taxes) - search for - Wake County Local Tax rates Raleigh Property Tax

VALUE OF YOUR HOUSE

Zillow - A Zestimate is an estimated market value of a home Zestimator tool House Values dot Com Durham County Real Estate records Wake County Real Estate records What it Really Sold For - Domania Get Home Values and Prices - Yahoo Home Values and Sold House Prices - Selling Real Estate House prices - setting the value

INCEASING the VALUE of YOUR HOUSE

20 ways to change the value of your house Home Improvements - Will they increase the value of your home? (a UK article)

Local Government

Raleigh Wake County

Voter Records

Durham County Voter Records Durham County - Am I Registered? Wake County Voter Data Search

WaterSense - EPA

WaterSense - an EPA standard to allow the public to locate and choose quality, lower water consumption devices. WaterSense | US EPA Landscape Irrigation Services | WaterSense | US EPA EPA WaterSense Current ConsumerReports.org - EPA WaterSense label identifies energy ... UL | UL to Certify High-Efficiency Lavatory Faucets for EPA ... IA certification programs carry the EPA WaterSense label WaterSense - national program sponsored by the U.S. EPA American Standard FloWise Toilet is Among First to Bear the EPA's ...

Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (WELS)

Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (WELS) Scheme - Australian Government

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