Bathroom upgrades that will freshen the room – and save you money

February 21, 2011 by · Comments Off on Bathroom upgrades that will freshen the room – and save you money
Filed under: Bathroom Remodeling, Energy Efficiency, Faucet, Shower, showerhead, Toilet 

(ARA) – When you sit back to relax in the tub, or take time to preen in front of the bathroom vanity, do you often feel that the setting just isn’t giving you the comforting and spa-like experience you wish you could feel at home?

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From blinds to draft dodgers, simple ways to improve your home insulation

January 28, 2011 by · Comments Off on From blinds to draft dodgers, simple ways to improve your home insulation
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?

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Five ‘luxury’ bathroom upgrades that don’t cost a bundle

(ARA) – It’s probably safe to say that no potential buyer ever passed on a house because the bathroom was just too lovely and luxurious. And few of us would prefer to come home at the end of the day to decompress in an outdated bathroom with a shabby shower and cabinets that have seen better days.

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An easy way to save 15 percent on utility bills

(ARA) – Saving money around the house continues to be a major pursuit for homeowners nationwide. And with a focus on going green, savvy homeowners are looking for ways to cut energy use to reduce utility bills and their home’s carbon footprint.

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How to cut more than $1,500 from your utility bill

December 14, 2010 by · Comments Off on How to cut more than $1,500 from your utility bill
Filed under: Budget-friendly, Do-It-Yourself, Energy Efficiency, Heating & Cooling, Insulation, Programmable Thermostat 

(ARA) – In today’s challenging economy, homeowners are looking for a few extra bucks to help pay their monthly utility bills and other household expenses, but there’s no need to resort to searching for spare change in the sofa cushions. You can find plenty of extra cash throughout the house by making some simple and

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Tips to save money and reduce your environmental footprint

(ARA) – Are you afraid to turn up the heat in your house this winter because you consider your electric bill – and your carbon footprint – to be big enough? Saving money and reducing your carbon and water footprints are worthy goals you can spend many years striving to achieve. But here are a few ideas to help you get started reducing your energy bill and being eco-friendly.

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Hibernate in Style and Comfort this Winter

November 18, 2010 by · Comments Off on Hibernate in Style and Comfort this Winter
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.

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Keep Warm and Dry by Sealing Your Home

November 16, 2010 by · Comments Off on Keep Warm and Dry by Sealing Your Home
Filed under: Budget-friendly, Do-It-Yourself, Energy Efficiency, Insulation, Roof, Windows, Winterization 

(ARA) – Winter may cause many homeowners to contemplate a new heating system or other major investments, but some small, smart investments can often go just as far toward protecting your home and saving you cash. Through the proper home maintenance techniques, you can keep typical damage caused by snow, ice and rain at bay and avoid major home repairs.

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Greening your home: What does it really take?

November 7, 2010 by · Comments Off on Greening your home: What does it really take?
Filed under: Eco-Friendly, Energy Efficiency, Green Home Remodeling, Green Living, Green Remodeling 

(ARA) – In today’s environmentally conscious times, it seems we’re surrounded by the need to shop, act and live “green.” Some of our choices are easy and small, while others can be big and costly. But one thing is for sure – each choice can make a significant difference. But as many of us know from experiences of trying to diet, the most successful long-term changes we make can’t make us feel as if we are “giving up” the small pleasures that we enjoy.

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Save money with smart heating practices and weatherproofing

October 29, 2010 by · Comments Off on Save money with smart heating practices and weatherproofing
Filed under: Energy Efficiency, Green Home Remodeling, Home Remodeling, Increase home value, Weatherproofing 

(ARA) – With the onset of cooler weather, people are starting to think about green – specifically, paying for heating bills and holiday expenses. A sure way to save green, as in money, is by making your home more energy efficient and space heating the rooms where you spend the most time instead of heating the entire house.

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