Filed under: Eco-Friendly, Energy Efficiency, Heating & Cooling, Water Heater
(ARA) – As winter approaches and the outdoor temperature drops, energy consumption is on the rise. Homeowners can implement these five tips to help reduce their home’s energy use and costs, yet maintain a warm and comfortable indoor environment, this winter.
Filed under: Eco-Friendly, Energy Efficiency, Heating & Cooling, Home Improvement, HVAC system, Plumbing
(ARA) – Winter will soon bring plenty of cold and snowy weather. Families will turn up the thermostat, add an extra blanket to the beds, and hit the local home improvement store for needed supplies to seal windows and doors.
Filed under: Air Quality, Energy Efficiency, Green Living, Green Remodeling, Heating & Cooling, HVAC system
(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.
Filed under: Eco-Friendly, Energy Efficiency, Green Remodeling
(ARA) – With a growing emphasis on eco-conscious living, homeowners recognize the importance and value of having an energy-efficient home. One essential factor for saving energy and maintaining indoor air comfort is sealing the exterior of the home. Insulation and energy-efficient windows play important roles in preventing air leaks where obvious holes are present, however, one hidden area susceptible to energy leaks is the home’s framing.
Filed under: Attic, Budget-friendly, Energy Efficiency, Green Remodeling, Heating & Cooling, Insulation, Radiant Barrier, Weatherproofing
Many 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.
Filed under: Do-It-Yourself, Doors, Energy Efficiency, Green Living, Insulation, Programmable Thermostat, Water Heater, Weatherproofing, Windows, Winterization
When 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.
Filed under: Budget-friendly, Do-It-Yourself, Eco-Friendly, Energy Efficiency, Green Home Remodeling, Green Living, Green Remodeling, Home Improvement, Simple Home Improvements, Skylights
Who 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?
Filed under: Budget-friendly, Energy Efficiency, Heating & Cooling, Programmable Thermostat, Windows
(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.
Filed under: Energy Efficiency, Green Home Remodeling, Heating & Cooling, Home Automation, Lighting
(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?
Filed under: Additions & Extensions, Budget-friendly, Energy Efficiency, Green 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.