Required plumbing practices before winter

September 20, 2011 by · Comments Off on Required plumbing practices before winter
Filed under: Energy Efficiency, Gutters & downspouts, Insulation, Plumbing, Water Heater, Weatherproofing, Winterization 

plumbing work before winterThe 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.
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Tips to save on home energy costs this summer

June 23, 2011 by · Comments Off on Tips to save on home energy costs this summer
Filed under: Budget-friendly, Energy Efficiency, Heating & Cooling, Programmable Thermostat, Windows 

Energy Efficient(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.

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How home automation can help cut costs and save energy

June 6, 2011 by · Comments Off on How home automation can help cut costs and save energy
Filed under: Energy Efficiency, Green Home Remodeling, Heating & Cooling, Home Automation, Lighting 

Energy Efficient(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?

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Turn your stay-cation into a home makeover

June 6, 2011 by · Comments Off on Turn your stay-cation into a home makeover
Filed under: Additions & Extensions, Budget-friendly, Energy Efficiency, Green Remodeling, Home 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.

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Remodeling tips for multigenerational households

Home Remodeling(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.

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How to lower your utility costs during the hottest months of the year

May 6, 2011 by · Comments Off on How to lower your utility costs during the hottest months of the year
Filed under: Air Quality, Do-It-Yourself, Eco-Friendly, Energy Efficiency, Green Remodeling, Insulation, Weatherproofing 

Energy Efficient(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.

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‘Green’ your indoor environment with these sunny-day upgrades

Green Home Remodeling(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?

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Save time and money with do-it-yourself home improvements

(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.

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Seeing green through new energy efficient 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.

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Get smart about your living environment: Five trends that will make your home truly your own

March 4, 2011 by · Comments Off on Get smart about your living environment: Five trends that will make your home truly your own
Filed under: Energy Efficiency, Heating & Cooling, Home Remodeling, Home Renovation, Ventilation 

Home Remodeling(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:

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