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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Money saving tips for the cold season

December 13, 2011 by · Comments Off on Money saving tips for the cold season
Filed under: Attic, Budget-friendly, Eco-Friendly, Energy Efficiency, Heating & Cooling, Home Improvement, Home Renovation, HVAC system, Insulation, Programmable Thermostat, Water Heater, Windows 

Energy savings tipsSaving on energy bills is a familiar thought that I am sure has crossed your mind. After all with holiday season around the coroner, we are all rushing to finish our last minute shopping. Spending money on presents and gifts in this economy will leave many of us short on cash. Therefore, there is no better time to start taking measures to lower energy bills so that we can recuperate some of the money spend on buying gifts.
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Five tips to get your home ready for winter

October 20, 2011 by · Comments Off on Five tips to get your home ready for winter
Filed under: Chimney, Energy Efficiency, Heating & Cooling, Insulation, Winterization 

Winterization(ARA) – It may not be winter yet, but do not wait for it to arrive to start getting the house ready for the coldest months of the year.

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Make your attic energy efficient and save on utility bills

September 29, 2011 by · Comments Off on Make your attic energy efficient and save on utility bills
Filed under: Attic, Budget-friendly, Energy Efficiency, Green Remodeling, Heating & Cooling, Insulation, Radiant Barrier, Weatherproofing 

radiant berrierMany homeowners think of sealing doors and windows to make their home more energy efficient but did you know that majority of energy loss is through the attic? Your attic can become very hot during the summer and may even get up to as high as 165 degrees Fahrenheit. This high heat can work its way to the rest of your home that forces your cooling system to work harder and consequently your utility bills will rise. If you are planning a home improvement project, a radiant barrier is a great way of increasing the energy efficiency of your home and saving on your energy bills in the summer as well as in the winter.
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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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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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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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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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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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