Spring into action for a lush summer lawn

April 17, 2013 by · Comments Off on Spring into action for a lush summer lawn
Filed under: Garden, Green Living, Landscaping 

Lush Lawn(BPT) – There’s little as inviting on a hot summer day as a lush, green lawn. To make sure your yard is ready for summertime fun, invest a little time and attention into it this spring.

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Greenest of the green: Top efficiency-boosting home improvements

April 8, 2013 by · Comments Off on Greenest of the green: Top efficiency-boosting home improvements
Filed under: Energy Efficiency, Green Home Remodeling, Green Living, Green Remodeling, HVAC system, Lighting, Skylights, Solar Energy, Water Heater, Windows 

Green Remodeling(BPT) – Forget wondering who’s the fairest; when it comes to choosing home improvements that make your home look good – from the curb and to potential buyers – it may make more sense to ask “Who’s the greenest of them all.” Sustainable home improvements not only help reduce utility costs and boost owner satisfaction with their homes, they also make a house more appealing to potential buyers.

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Spring window checklist: 5 questions to ask your contractor before replacing windows

March 15, 2013 by · Comments Off on Spring window checklist: 5 questions to ask your contractor before replacing windows
Filed under: Eco-Friendly, Energy Efficiency, Green Living, Home Improvement, Insulation, Windows 

Window checklist(BPT) – With spring quickly approaching, it’s a good time to begin thinking of home improvement projects that will look great, but also save energy. Window replacement is one project that will help increase the energy efficiency of your home and improve curb appeal.

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Five tips for creating a stadium-style lawn in your own backyard

April 10, 2012 by · Comments Off on Five tips for creating a stadium-style lawn in your own backyard
Filed under: Green Home Remodeling, Green Living, Landscaping 

lawn care(ARA) – With summer on the horizon, families will be heading to backyards across the country for picnics, sports games and to simply soak up the sun. A lush green lawn is the perfect setting for these activities and will be the envy of the neighborhood. How does one achieve that well-manicured, stadium-style lawn?

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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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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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‘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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Bathroom remodeling: 5 steps to make your bathroom a perfect match for your family

Bathroom-Remodeling(ARA) – Bathroom remodeling includes a dizzying array of decisions. Choosing from among so many beautiful styles, shapes, materials and innovative technologies is at once exhilarating and exhausting. Here are five steps to help you narrow the field to make the best choices:

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Home ‘eco’-nomics

Consumers re-evaluate what ‘green’ really means in the economic downturn (ARA) – Of the 13 recessions since the Great Depression, none has presented a combination of length, breadth and depth more significant than that of the current economic downturn. However, there is a bit of a bright spot among all of the doom and gloom. But perhaps it should be called a “green” spot.

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