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Ivey Residential Welcomes Sales and Marketing Director, Caroline Ashe

Categories: News | Posted: January 5, 2015

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Ivey Residential, LLC. is thrilled to welcome Caroline Ashe as their new Sales and Marketing Director.

Caroline is a veteran realtor, having represented Blanchard and Calhoun Real Estate Company for the past 15 years. Known for her marketing savvy and excellent communication skills, Caroline specializes in developing creative and unique advertising strategies for a wide array of media formats.

In her role as Sales and Marketing Director, Caroline will head company advertising and design, public relations, along with management and growth of Ivey’s team of real estate professionals.

Caroline has been a long time Ivey Homes supporter, stating “Ivey Residential has become the area’s leading home builder. I have had the opportunity to sell many of their homes. They build a superior product. I’m very excited to be a part of the Ivey team and to help continue their growth and success.”

Ivey Residential is a leading home builder in the Augusta, Georgia area, with homes ranging from the $130’s to custom.  To see a list of our current neighborhoods, floorplans and available homes, visit, www.IveyHomes.com

Be Energy-smart and Money-wise this winter!

Categories: Energy Efficiency | Posted: December 17, 2014

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Good planning and thoughtful everyday habits can save you significant amounts of energy and money. Keep these hints in mind this winter:

BEFORE IT GETS TOO COLD:

  1. If you have a humidifier, make sure you change the setting for winter.
  2. Learn how to program your thermostat for comfort and efficient energy use. Make sure it matches your current schedule to maximize energy savings.
  3. Clean or replace filters.
  4. Make sure all your home’s systems are in clean and good working order.
  5. Check all exterior doors. Replace old weather stripping where necessary. Ensure that door thresholds are a good fit—most are adjustable.
  6. If you have basement windows, consider putting covers over the window wells during the winter months.
  7. If you have storm doors, switch out the screens for glass replacements.

DURING THE WINTER:

  1. On cold days, open window coverings to allow the sun to warm your home. Close them when the sun begins to set. Try putting thicker drapes on the windows to act as a thermal barrier.
  2. Limit use of the fireplace in extremely cold or windy weather when the chimney draft will draw room air out at an extreme rate.
  3. Humidify the air in your home so that it retains more heat and is a general health benefit.
  4. Keep the garage overhead doors closed.
  5. Make sure heating vents have no obstacles in front of them. In many homes, furniture is placed so that it blocks heat flow into a room. This results in cold rooms and high energy bills. Rearrange furniture to keep vents and radiators free.
  6. Close doors to rooms you’re not using.
  7. If your ductwork has dampers that control the airflow in each room, adjust them so the rooms that you use the most during the winter months are comfortable.

IN GENERAL:

  1. Get a programmable thermostat. It can help you regulate your home’s temperature and control costs. Alternate by turning the heating down when you’re sleeping or away, and turning it up at other times.
  2. Invest in energy efficient windows and insulation. Proper insulation and energy efficient windows can result in savings of hundreds of dollars annually.
  3. Turn lights and other electric items off when you finish using them or leave the room.
  4. Plant deciduous trees. They provide shade during the summer and permit solar warming in winter.
  5. Plant evergreen trees and shrubs. They can create a windbreak and reduce heating costs.

Ivey Homes is a leading new home builder in Augusta, GA, with home pricing ranging from the $130,000’s to Custom.  For more information about living in or building a new home in Columbia County, Richmond County or Augusta, visit iveyhomes.com! Drop us a line with feedback or questions. Don’t forget to check out our Facebook page, too!

 

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