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Heating and Cooling

Get a Handle on Your Home Heating Costs

Tweet Fortunately, there are steps you can take to reduce your heating costs immediately. There are also various low- and high-cost solutions, what you may want to explore as your

Green Home

6 Green Remodeling Tips and Tricks

If you are planning to remodel your home there are a number of environmentally friendly steps you can take to make your home more sustainable.

Green Home

Going Green With Energy Efficient Appliances

Green living has become such a mainstream concept as the public has become increasingly educated on the importance of renewable energy, non-renewable resources, and the overall impact that environmentally friendly choices has on the health of people, animals, and plants.

Home Lighting

What Are Energy Star Qualified Light Bulbs?

Who knew that much thought should go into the purchase of light bulbs? After all, incandescent light bulbs are one of the easiest purchases to make, right? Well, that is beginning to change.

Home Renovation

Fixing the Fixer-Upper You’re Living In

If you would label your home as a fixer-upper; maybe it’s time to start doing some repairs and decorating around the house. There are simple things you can do to turn your home into something special, a place you will be proud of.

Attic

Home Insulation Tools and Tips

Preparing your home for winter may mean different things for different folks. For some it means simply making sure that storm windows are in place or calling the HVAC company for an inspection.

Home Interior

5 Eco-Friendly Home Renovation Tips

Are you considering renovating your home? If so, you might want to consider several eco-friendly options that can save you money and reduce your impact on the environment.

Home Lighting

What You Need to Know About Energy Saving Light Bulbs

Consumers seeking to reduce their electrical consumption can achieve important savings by replacing their incandescent light bulbs with ENERGY STAR qualified light bulbs, such as a compact fluorescent light bulb.

Green Home

Easy Fixes for Green Home Renovations

Society has evolved significantly on environmental issues. No longer ignoring the impact of carbon footprints, more and more people are looking for ways to use energy more efficiently and to create domestic living space that responds to its surroundings in a more Eco friendly way.

Doors and Windows

What You Need to Know About Replacement Windows

Question: when is it time to replace your windows? Answer: when your current windows are worn and your household energy bills are skyrocketing.

Basement

Should You Use a Dehumidifier?

Tweet Too much moisture in your home and you may soon find mildew or mold growing in the basement, inside of closets and even in living areas. Not only are

Doors and Windows Home Structure

Energy Star Tax Credits Expire at Year End

Tweet Are you aware that certain Energy Star tax credits are still in effect? This may come as a surprise to you given the big publicity in 2009 and 2010

Doors and Windows

Smart Doors for Attractive Homes

Replacing a door may not seem to be a significant home improvement project, but a new door can prove more energy efficient and in many cases add value to your home.

Doors and Windows

How to Choose Energy Efficient Windows

Tweet If you’re in the market to replace your home’s windows, you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that new windows are affordable and they can also be highly energy