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Energy Efficiency

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The Ins And Outs Of Incorporating Solar In New Construction

Designing your dream home? It’s an exciting time. You get to customize everything from your interior color palette to your landscaping. It’s easy to focus on the visual elements, but don’t forget that building a home can be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to improve your energy footprint for good. For many homeowners, this means going solar. [...]

By |May 12th, 2017|Energy Efficiency|0 Comments

4 Hot, High-Tech Upgrades to Give Your Bathroom Over-the-Top Luxury

(BPT) - Americans love luxury and technology, so it's no surprise that the two are meeting and thriving in one of our favorite places - the bathroom. Just as technology is transforming every other area of the house, inside and out, it's recreating our concept of what constitutes a luxurious bathroom. The 2016 Houzz Bathroom [...]

By |March 10th, 2017|Energy Efficiency, Home Improvement|0 Comments

Summer Energy Savings with Solar Power

Environmentally-conscious families are now looking to turn away from fossil fuels and other polluting forms of power generation. Driven to cleaner energy resources, numerous private sector companies and nonprofit organizations have begun to seriously invest in the growth and development of solar technology, such as low-cost solar photovoltaic cells. Capable of generating power in almost [...]

By |August 21st, 2015|Energy Efficiency|0 Comments

Homeowners and Natural Gas

Increasingly, households concerned with energy efficiency are turning to natural gas as an environmentally friendly energy alternative to fuel their homes. Natural gas is considered the cleanest of all fossil fuels, as well as an inexpensive source of energy. It’s a nonrenewable fuel, which is created when layers of plants and animals, buried in the [...]

By |October 6th, 2014|Energy Efficiency|0 Comments

How To Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

(BPT) - It's now easier than ever for homeowners to transform their homes into models of green living thanks to the growing availability of affordable, energy-smart building products and materials. From replacing incandescent light bulbs to reviewing the energy rating on new appliances, more homeowners are making informed decisions on how to cut energy consumption [...]

By |October 17th, 2013|Energy Efficiency, Home Improvement|1 Comment

Fireplaces are Heating Up with New Artistic Designs

(ARA) - Today's modern fireplaces with stylized flames surrounded by colored glass and shiny metal are worlds away from the traditional brick fireplaces of yesteryear. Modern fireplace design is pushing boundaries with radical ideas that incorporate both function and beauty. As the focal point of a room, fireplaces are where people gather, relax and enjoy [...]

By |January 27th, 2009|Energy Efficiency, Fireplaces, Home Decor|0 Comments

How to Cut Heating and Cooling Costs without Cutting Comfort

(ARA) -- Heating and cooling systems account for 56 percent of energy used in a typical home, making it the largest energy expense for most households, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Making smarter decisions about your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system can help you save money on your monthly utility bills. [...]

By |December 2nd, 2008|Energy Efficiency, Insulation|0 Comments

Winterizing Your Home for Good Indoor Air Quality

(ARA) - As the weather begins to cool, we start preparing our homes for the winter season. Closing up the house and using your heater can really have an impact on indoor air quality. The best way to keep the air in your home clean throughout the cooler months is to get your heating, ventilation [...]

By |December 2nd, 2008|Energy Efficiency, Healthy Homes, Insulation|0 Comments

Lower Your Heating Bills This Winter

$200, $300, $500 a month! This is what millions paid last winter to heat their homes. Some paid even more. Experts say that this winter will bring even higher heating bills, with increases of about 15% to 80%, unless you improve the energy efficiency of your home now. Here are three steps toward lower energy [...]

By |November 14th, 2008|Energy Efficiency|0 Comments

Easy Energy Efficiency Upgrades

How would you like to save handfuls of money with minimal effort? And how would you feel if these actions made your home more comfortable, and were good for the environment? You can do just that by taking these simple, cost-effective steps to quickly improve the energy efficiency of your home: Use CFLs. Replace your [...]

By |August 19th, 2008|Building Green, Energy Efficiency|0 Comments