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GreenFiber Makes Builder Magazine Editor’s Pick List

InsulationGreenFiber, a company that produces insulation products with multiple environmental benefits, made Builder Magazine‘s 2012 Editor’s pick list. This company, which is headquartered in Charlotte, is one of the ten companies and products on the list.

GreenFiber Insulation is environmentally-friendly insulation that is made for use in attics, floors and walls. Benefits of the product include amazing thermal performance, fire-resistance and sound control. The insulation itself is made up of 85 percent recycled content and is created in a virtually waste-free manufacturing process.

GreenFiber is made and sold for use by everyone from the homeowner to the architect. Homeowners, retailers/dealers, contractors/builders and architects/building officials can all find the benefits and information they need to know on the company’s website. Consumers can also find out about the weatherization assistance program.

Baldwin, Broan-NuTone, Plain & Fancy Cabinets, Kreg Tool, Upono, Caroma USA, Nuheat and Ann Sacks also had products which made the editor’s pick list.

For more information on how you can use GreenFiber when building a new Carolina home, doing home maintenance or increasing energy efficiency, visit their website.

Too hot inside? What spring maintenance tips did you skip?

Air Conditioning RepairHomeowners in the Carolinas are settling into summer with temperatures in the 90s and humidity levels that no one outside the Southern US could believe. If it’s too hot in your home, you’ve probably already realized that you skipped a spring maintenance step or two – like changing out your filters and calling for a check up on the air conditioning unit that worked so hard for you last summer.

It makes a hot and sweaty homeowner stop and think – what else did I forget to do for my home this spring? When you buy a brand new Carolina home, things may still feel so new the first time spring or fall comes around that you forget there are things that must be done seasonally to make sure your home systems continue to run like new for a long time. Many new home builders will provide a check list for you to follow each season, either as part of a “welcome home” packet or on their web sites.

If you’re lacking such a checklist, look no further. The

Equifax Personal Finance blog gives tips about avoiding

Spring Home Maintenance Headaches. The blog includes lots of other tips too – on everything from real estate to retirement to credit. Now’s a good time to take a look and see what you forgot to do for your home. After all, it’s never too late to show your home some love!