Filed under: Energy Efficiency, Gutters & downspouts, Insulation, Plumbing, Water Heater, Weatherproofing, Winterization
The beginning of fall should serve as a great reminder that it is time to prepare for the coming of colder winter days that are just around the corner. The cold weather comes unexpected, catching property owners off guard and unequipped to deal with the plumbing issues related to the frigid weather. The amount of frigid pipe calls almost increased three fold across the country in recent years, to more than twenty-six thousand. These issues could easily be prevented if you are willing to deal with some chores that takes no more than couple of hours and can be done on a weekend or you could contact a local plumber to do it for you.
Filed under: Budget-friendly, Energy Efficiency, Heating & Cooling, Programmable Thermostat, Windows
(ARA) – Summer’s sizzling temperatures can make it difficult to keep your home comfortable, and even more difficult to keep up with the higher utility bills that often come with it. Yet even a few well-chosen improvements can make a big difference in home comfort and energy efficiency. Here are some ways to save on energy costs this season.
Filed under: Energy Efficiency, Green Home Remodeling, Heating & Cooling, Home Automation, Lighting
(ARA) – Who wouldn’t like an extra set of hands around the house? Or some help with basic everyday activities such as keeping your home comfortable? And if that extra help could also make your home more energy efficient – reducing your utility bills – wouldn’t that be an added bonus?
Filed under: Additions & Extensions, Budget-friendly, Energy Efficiency, Green Remodeling, Home Remodeling
(ARA) – Nearly 49 percent of us are planning a summer vacation, while one-third are preparing for “stay-cations,” according to Burst Media’s Summer Travel and Vacations 2011 survey. If you’re skipping airports and resorts and opting to stay home, treat yourself to a home or room makeover.
Filed under: Additions & Extensions, Bathroom Remodeling, Doors, Energy Efficiency, Green Home Remodeling, Green Remodeling, Home Remodeling, Painting, Patio, Windows
(ARA) – Make room for family: Whether finishing basements or updating bathrooms, homeowners are making home improvements to accommodate more family members moving into their homes.
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: Eco-Friendly, Energy Efficiency, Green Home Remodeling, Green Living, Green Remodeling, Skylights, Solar Energy, Solar Roof, Water Heater
(ARA) – Bright sun and abundant green – is that what comes to mind when you think of summer? The season of sunny skies and green outdoors has arrived. Why not take advantage of warm weather sun to “green” your home with improvements that deliver environmental, economic, emotional and physical health benefits?
Filed under: Budget-friendly, common renovations, Do-It-Yourself, Energy Efficiency, Kitchen Remodeling, Lighting
(ARA) – As warm weather rolls in, the for sale signs start going up. Homeowners are increasingly looking for ways to update their living spaces and maintain the value of their homes without completing extensive or expensive renovations.
Filed under: Budget-friendly, Energy Efficiency, Green Living, Green Remodeling, Windows
(ARA) – Now that spring is here, many homeowners are thinking about remodeling projects that will improve the home this season and year-round. Whether you’re planning a few do-it-yourself improvements or a major renovation, it’s important to think “green.” One way to enhance the beauty and comfort of your home while saving on energy is by installing highly energy efficient windows.
Filed under: Energy Efficiency, Heating & Cooling, Home Remodeling, Home Renovation, Ventilation
(ARA) – If you’re looking to purchase or remodel a home, you likely are building a long list of “must-haves,” “must-dos” and “must-includes” for your new space. There’s no question the housing market is in a different place than it was as recently as five years ago. Of course, a tough economy has been the prevailing factor, but other things – an aging population and a tough job market – are influencing how people are living today and possibly into the future. If you’re like most home seekers and remodelers, you may find that your requirements fall in line with these five growing trends: