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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

Tweet Home remodeling for the 21st century is a bit more sophisticated, but it is much more practical way of living too, providing green solutions to homes that may not

Green Home

Going Green With Energy Efficient Appliances

Tweet There are the very basic green choices that are present in most public spaces such as high speed hand air dryers in public restrooms, chain grocery store clerks asking

Home Lighting

What Are Energy Star Qualified Light Bulbs?

Tweet New technologies have arrived on the market, light bulbs that last much longer, use less energy and will cost you more. That initial cost, however, is an upfront price,

Home Interior

Fixing the Fixer-Upper You’re Living In

Tweet If you are thinking it’s not in your budget, you may have the wrong expectations of what you are going to be doing. Start with the rooms in your

Attic

Home Insulation Tools and Tips

Tweet For others, the preparation may be more complex with the home weather-stripped and insulated to offer maximum protection throughout the cold, snowy months. If you are ready to tackle

Home Interior

5 Eco-Friendly Home Renovation Tips

Tweet Green living is smart living. “Going green” is very 21st century and not as expensive as you might think. The following are some eco-friendly options for your review. lighting:

Home Lighting

What You Need to Know About Energy Saving Light Bulbs

Tweet Save money over the long run with CFL bulbs. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, replacing just one bulb with a CFL can save you $6 per year

Green Home

Easy Fixes for Green Home Renovations

Tweet Efforts of homeowners to create a truly green space are aided not just by advice from green advocates, but the government as well. Energy Star, a collaboration between the

Doors and Windows

What You Need to Know About Replacement Windows

Tweet Window technology has improved so much that the federal government’s ENERGY STAR program says that qualified windows can low your energy bills by 7 to 15 percent. That may

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