Find your new home at one of our great locations…
Market Location Market


Browse Communities with our Map Search

Find a new Floor Plan with our Home Search

See the Benefits of our EnergySaver Homes

Our EnergySaver™ Homes offer new Homebuyers a unique combination of energy-efficient techniques and building principles. Learn More

Commited to Customer Service

Your Homeowner / Homebuyer Resources

Browse Communities with our Map Search

Find a new Floor Plan with our Home Search

Browse Communities with our Map Search

Find a new Floor Plan with our Home Search

Losing Your Fridge Can Make You Hot Under the Collar


Quick, name one appliance you can never live without. Air conditioners are important, but even they get a break in the winter. If your stove and oven give up the ghost, you can always forego a hot meal or order take-out. But when your refrigerator takes the day off, your life gets turned upside-down. Think about it, it’s the only major appliance that you expect to work 24/7 no matter what the season. If you want to save yourself heartache – and a lot of dough – take five minutes to protect this unsung hero of the household.

Don’t make your refrigerator work harder than it has to.

Don’t make your refrigerator work harder than it has to.

For a fridge, the secret to a long healthy life is clean coils. The condenser coils are supposed to cool and condense the refrigerant. But when they become clogged with dust, pet hair or other matter, they can no longer release the heat efficiently, causing the compressor to work harder and longer than it should, which wastes energy and shortens the life of your refrigerator.

Unplug, brush and empty the drain pan.

You should clean your condenser coils at least twice a year. They can be located underneath, on top of, or along the back of your refrigerator. Remove the grill covering the coils by unsnapping it or removing the screws. For back-mounted coils, simply roll the refrigerator away from the wall to access them.

Use a coil cleaning brush along with a vacuum cleaner and brush attachment to remove all the dust, dirt and pet hair that have accumulated around the coils. While you’re at it, remove, empty and clean the drain pan underneath the fridge. Over time the water here can lead to mold and foul odors, not to mention potentially damaging your baseboards and flooring if it overflows.

Once you’ve replaced the drain pan and grill cover, plug in the unit and roll it back into place, if necessary. Then open the fridge, remove your favorite beverage and give a toast to this under-appreciated, hardest working appliance in your home.


We're here to help you find your new home