‘Tis the season for home efficiency

October 28, 2010 by · Comments Off on ‘Tis the season for home efficiency
Filed under: Eco-Friendly, Energy Efficiency, Faucet, Green Home Remodeling, Green Remodeling, Insulation, showerhead, Windows 

(ARA) – As the cold weather and holidays approach, homeowners are preparing to spend more time indoors. Winter utility bills can get expensive, and in an economic climate as biting as the frost, consumers are watching every penny. From insulation, to appliances, to faucets, these upcoming months are an opportune time for homeowners to make their homes more efficient, reducing costs and the family’s carbon footprint.

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A big and small energy saver for each room of your house

October 20, 2010 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: Budget-friendly, Eco-Friendly, Energy Efficiency, Green Living 

(ARA) – Saving the environment can be an overwhelming task. With everything in the news about how to make your home more energy efficient, it’s easy to become bewildered when thinking about all the improvements you could make. But there’s no need to worry, as you don’t have to make your home into a model for green living all at once.

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Bathroom remodeling today means less water and money down the drain

October 4, 2010 by · Comments Off on Bathroom remodeling today means less water and money down the drain
Filed under: Bathroom Remodeling, Budget-friendly, Energy Efficiency, Home Remodeling, Shower, Sink 

(ARA) – You’re ready for a new bathroom, something with style and comfort. You want the room to refresh you in the mornings, and provide you with the opportunity to relax and unwind in the evenings.

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Green roof improvements that can save money – and the environment

(ARA) – In this economy, you may feel grateful to have a roof over your head. But how much do you really think about your roof? It’s one of the most important elements of your home, one that helps protect all the other parts – not to mention the people – under it. And “greening” your roof is a great way to ensure it not only protects your family, but saves you some money and helps the environment at the same time.

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Weekend home upgrades: fast, affordable fix-ups

May 31, 2009 by · Comments Off on Weekend home upgrades: fast, affordable fix-ups
Filed under: Budget-friendly, Curb Appeal, Eco-Friendly, Energy Efficiency, Exterior, Green Living, Home Decorating, Lighting 

(ARA) – With today’s falling home prices, one family’s well-worn dwelling can quickly become another’s dream “starter” home. Interest rates are at historic lows, meaning buyers can get more house than they could a year ago for the same monthly mortgage payment, according to the National Association of Home Builders.

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A bright idea for green remodeling: venting skylights

May 26, 2009 by · Comments Off on A bright idea for green remodeling: venting skylights
Filed under: Eco-Friendly, Energy Efficiency, Green Living, Skylights 

(ARA) – As green building and remodeling practices become standard procedure, the use of more natural light and passive ventilation is here to stay.

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What You Should Know When Shopping for a Water Heater

May 5, 2009 by · Comments Off on What You Should Know When Shopping for a Water Heater
Filed under: Budget-friendly, Energy Efficiency, Heating & Cooling 

(ARA) – How’s your relationship with your household appliances? You open your refrigerator every day and run the dishwasher, clothes washer and dryer several times each week.

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Strapped for Cash? HVAC Solutions Keep Costs Low and Comfort High

April 9, 2009 by · Comments Off on Strapped for Cash? HVAC Solutions Keep Costs Low and Comfort High
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.

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Top 5 Ways to Save Water at Home

(ARA) – Less than 3 percent of the Earth’s water is fresh water and much of that is inaccessible to people. Additionally, at least 36 states anticipate experiencing water shortages by 2013, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. So, if you could easily save water and save money at the same time, why wouldn’t you?

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Solar Heating Systems Can Save Money and Pay Off Big

March 30, 2009 by · Comments Off on Solar Heating Systems Can Save Money and Pay Off Big
Filed under: Budget-friendly, Eco-Friendly, Energy Efficiency, Green Living, Heating & Cooling, Solar Energy 

(ARA) – Green-minded homeowners can continue to turn to the sky for help in coping with rising energy costs for years to come thanks to an extension of the solar tax credit program by Congress.

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