Tips to improve your indoor air quality

August 1, 2013 by · Comments Off on Tips to improve your indoor air quality
Filed under: Air Quality, HVAC system, Moisture Control, Ventilation 

Indoor air quality(BPT) – You pride yourself on keeping a clean home. The laundry is washed, the dishes are dry and the den where the children built their pillow fort has been restored to sanity. You’ve been vigilant about cleaning up the messes you can see, but what about the messes you can’t? What are you doing to improve the air quality in your home?
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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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Replace or repair? That’s the home improvement question

home improvement(ARA) – Maintenance and improvement are both essential realities of home ownership. From windows and skylights to gas ranges and front doors, everything in your home will eventually need some work. But how do you know when something simply needs repair, or merits being replaced?

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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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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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How home automation can help cut costs and save energy

June 6, 2011 by · Comments Off on How home automation can help cut costs and save energy
Filed under: Energy Efficiency, Green Home Remodeling, Heating & Cooling, Home Automation, Lighting 

Energy Efficient(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?

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Get smart about your living environment: Five trends that will make your home truly your own

March 4, 2011 by · Comments Off on Get smart about your living environment: Five trends that will make your home truly your own
Filed under: Energy Efficiency, Heating & Cooling, Home Remodeling, Home Renovation, Ventilation 

Home Remodeling(ARA) – If you’re looking to purchase or remodel a home, you likely are building a long list of “must-haves,” “must-dos” and “must-includes” for your new space. There’s no question the housing market is in a different place than it was as recently as five years ago. Of course, a tough economy has been the prevailing factor, but other things – an aging population and a tough job market – are influencing how people are living today and possibly into the future. If you’re like most home seekers and remodelers, you may find that your requirements fall in line with these five growing trends:

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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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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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