Save money with an ‘enlightened’ roof – and decorate too

January 3, 2012 by · Comments Off on Save money with an ‘enlightened’ roof – and decorate too
Filed under: Energy Efficiency, Roof, Skylights, Solar Energy, Ventilation, Water Heater 

skylight(ARA) – Enlightenment isn’t just a state of mind – it can also be an important energy-saving state of being for your home’s roof. By “enlightening” your roof, you can use less energy, save money, and dress up the interior of your home at the same time.

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Money saving tips for the cold season

December 13, 2011 by · Comments Off on Money saving tips for the cold season
Filed under: Attic, Budget-friendly, Eco-Friendly, Energy Efficiency, Heating & Cooling, Home Improvement, Home Renovation, HVAC system, Insulation, Programmable Thermostat, Water Heater, Windows 

Energy savings tipsSaving on energy bills is a familiar thought that I am sure has crossed your mind. After all with holiday season around the coroner, we are all rushing to finish our last minute shopping. Spending money on presents and gifts in this economy will leave many of us short on cash. Therefore, there is no better time to start taking measures to lower energy bills so that we can recuperate some of the money spend on buying gifts.
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Five tips to stay warm and reduce energy costs

Reduce Energy Cost(ARA) – As winter approaches and the outdoor temperature drops, energy consumption is on the rise. Homeowners can implement these five tips to help reduce their home’s energy use and costs, yet maintain a warm and comfortable indoor environment, this winter.

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Five tips to get your home ready for winter

October 20, 2011 by · Comments Off on Five tips to get your home ready for winter
Filed under: Chimney, Energy Efficiency, Heating & Cooling, Insulation, Winterization 

Winterization(ARA) – It may not be winter yet, but do not wait for it to arrive to start getting the house ready for the coldest months of the year.

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Ease your winter heating bill with a call to your plumbing and heating contractor

October 20, 2011 by · Comments Off on Ease your winter heating bill with a call to your plumbing and heating contractor
Filed under: Eco-Friendly, Energy Efficiency, Heating & Cooling, Home Improvement, HVAC system, Plumbing 

Reduce heating bills(ARA) – Winter will soon bring plenty of cold and snowy weather. Families will turn up the thermostat, add an extra blanket to the beds, and hit the local home improvement store for needed supplies to seal windows and doors.

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Take steps now to keep indoor air clean throughout winter

October 11, 2011 by · Comments Off on Take steps now to keep indoor air clean throughout winter
Filed under: Air Quality, Energy Efficiency, Green Living, Green Remodeling, Heating & Cooling, HVAC system 

Air Quality(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.

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A blanket for your house: energy-efficient, insulated siding

October 6, 2011 by · Comments Off on A blanket for your house: energy-efficient, insulated siding
Filed under: Eco-Friendly, Energy Efficiency, Green Remodeling 

Energy Efficient(ARA) – With a growing emphasis on eco-conscious living, homeowners recognize the importance and value of having an energy-efficient home. One essential factor for saving energy and maintaining indoor air comfort is sealing the exterior of the home. Insulation and energy-efficient windows play important roles in preventing air leaks where obvious holes are present, however, one hidden area susceptible to energy leaks is the home’s framing.

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Make your attic energy efficient and save on utility bills

September 29, 2011 by · Comments Off on Make your attic energy efficient and save on utility bills
Filed under: Attic, Budget-friendly, Energy Efficiency, Green Remodeling, Heating & Cooling, Insulation, Radiant Barrier, Weatherproofing 

radiant berrierMany homeowners think of sealing doors and windows to make their home more energy efficient but did you know that majority of energy loss is through the attic? Your attic can become very hot during the summer and may even get up to as high as 165 degrees Fahrenheit. This high heat can work its way to the rest of your home that forces your cooling system to work harder and consequently your utility bills will rise. If you are planning a home improvement project, a radiant barrier is a great way of increasing the energy efficiency of your home and saving on your energy bills in the summer as well as in the winter.
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Winterize and save on your heating costs this winter

September 27, 2011 by · Comments Off on Winterize and save on your heating costs this winter
Filed under: Do-It-Yourself, Doors, Energy Efficiency, Green Living, Insulation, Programmable Thermostat, Water Heater, Weatherproofing, Windows, Winterization 

Lower Heating CostsWhen you notice the leaves change color, it should sever as a reminder that the cooler days are approaching and with it your heating bills will start to rise. Fall and winter are the seasons when you see your heating bills take a big chunk out of your wallet and if you do not take proper precautions to winterize your home properly, you will be spending a great deal more on your utility bills.
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Simple home improvement projects that lower utility costs

September 22, 2011 by · Comments Off on Simple home improvement projects that lower utility costs
Filed under: Budget-friendly, Do-It-Yourself, Eco-Friendly, Energy Efficiency, Green Home Remodeling, Green Living, Green Remodeling, Home Improvement, Simple Home Improvements, Skylights 

energy savingsWho doesn’t want to save up on utility charges this year? However, did you ever think about various popular energy saving home improvements such as substituting regular bulbs with energy efficient bulbs or insulating the old hot water heater?
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