Filed under: Air Quality, Attic, Home Maintenance, Weatherproofing, Windows, Winterization
(BPT) – Freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall are in store for much of the country this winter, according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, and that means homeowners need to start taking immediate steps to ensure that their loved ones and property stay safe and warm through the long, cold months ahead.
Filed under: Air Quality, HVAC system, Moisture Control, Ventilation
(BPT) – You pride yourself on keeping a clean home. The laundry is washed, the dishes are dry and the den where the children built their pillow fort has been restored to sanity. You’ve been vigilant about cleaning up the messes you can see, but what about the messes you can’t? What are you doing to improve the air quality in your home?
Filed under: Air Quality, Home Improvement, Moisture Control
(BPT) – One in five Americans suffer from allergies, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). As the 2013 allergy season begins, experts warn that it may be one of the worst in recent years, with people experiencing an unusually strong reaction due to increased tree pollen.
Filed under: Air Quality, Energy Efficiency, Green Living, Green Remodeling, Heating & Cooling, HVAC system
(ARA) – When the winter winds start to howl, it’s a natural response to want to close your home up tightly. To stay warm and avoid wasting energy, you close the windows – or even seal them with window film — find ways to stop air from leaking in through cracks and under doors, and then put your heating system to work. But when those instincts kick in, remember that what you’re doing is sealing air inside your home.
Filed under: Air Quality, Do-It-Yourself, Eco-Friendly, Energy Efficiency, Green Remodeling, Insulation, Weatherproofing
(ARA) – The dog days of summer can be brutal on utility bills and a major drain for pocketbooks, but they don’t have to be.
Filed under: Air Quality, Attic, Budget-friendly, Doors, Energy Efficiency, Insulation, Windows
(ARA) – When the wind whips outside your home and temperatures plummet, you may start to think of your home’s insulation and wonder if it’s adequate. While many people equate the idea of insulation with staying warm in winter, did you know your home’s insulation can also help keep you cool in summer? And reduce your energy bills in any season?
(ARA) – Winter is the season for being cozy, while spending long days and nights inside the comfort of our tightly closed homes. It’s also an infamous time for feeling dry and under-the-weather.
Filed under: Air Quality, Energy Efficiency, Heating & Cooling, Insulation, Winterization
(ARA) – OK, so humans don’t really hibernate, but when those bone-chilling northern winds arrive and snow starts to pile up against the door, we all tend to prefer the climate-controlled comfort of our own homes. And like all creatures, great and small, who endure the hardships of winter, we must prepare.
Filed under: Additions & Extensions, Air Quality, Basement, finished basement, Moisture Control
Finishing the basement is very popular today among home owners. There could be lots of reason why homeowners choose to remodel their basement. One reason may be to increase the value of their home as most home buyers prefer finished basements. In fact, in some areas, finished basements are included in the overall square footage of the house. Another reason may be to create additional space. After all, why not take advantage of the space you have rather than creating one from new. Another reason could be to create an entertainment room, family room, children’s play room or an office space. Yet another reason may be to create a self contained unit that can be rented out.
Filed under: Air Quality, Budget-friendly, Energy Efficiency, Heating & Cooling
(ARA) – You may find the economic climate less than balmy right now, but that doesn’t mean the climate inside your home can’t be comfortable.