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Tuesday, 17 May 2011 12:01

Unscrupulous Repairmen

Some of you may have seen the TV program “Dateline NBC” recently where investigative reporter Chris Hansen did a story on unscrupulous repairmen. NBC placed hidden cameras throughout a home in which they had staged simple malfunctions on a variety of mechanical products (a hot water heater, a garage door opener, a swimming pool pump.) In all cases, the systems were brand new and the TV producers had reputable service representatives inspect the products prior…
Does your home have the Energy Star symbol attached to it?  Well, if you built it prior to last year, it might not meet today's rigorous standards.  Since 1995, the goal of the Energy Star for New Homes Program has always been to help homebuyers and home-builders determine which homes are better at energy efficiency.  Every so often, the EPA will take a good look at the guidelines to make sure that new homes are measuring…
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