The strong winds and cold temperatures that accompany winter’s arrival can make staying warm a challenge, even inside our homes. Instead of just turning up the heat or counting on the fireplace this year, consider implementing a thorough winterization plan for energy efficiency. A few simple steps can significantly increase your home’s energy efficiency, allowing… Continue Reading Energy Efficiency is the Key to a Warm Winter
Cooler temperatures can add lots of little items to your to-do list: dropping the heavy comforters at the dry cleaners, taking an inventory of your baking supplies, and making sure your family has all the cold-weather gear they need to get through the winter. There’s one more thing to add to your winter prep —… Continue Reading Stay Warm Safely When Cooler Weather Arrives
A warm home is a welcome retreat from the long winter months, but opening the utility bill can be more shocking than a blast of frigid air. If the inefficiency of an outdated or undersized HVAC system is contributing to above-average costs, or forcing you in a losing battle with Mother Nature, it may be… Continue Reading Gas vs. Electric: Choose The Right Heating Upgrades For Your Home
Whether you’re putting a house on the market soon or just want your yard to look great in the fall and winter, there are lots of good options for introducing new plant life this time of year. The key is to introduce texture and color to keep the yard looking healthy and vibrant, even on… Continue Reading No/Low-Maintenance Ways to Keep Your Yard Looking Great In the Winter
They say it’s the most wonderful time of year. With holiday parties, out-of-town visitors, and plenty of excuses to try a multitude of tasty treats, there’s definitely lots to look forward to—even as the days get shorter and the weather turns colder. Of course, the change in seasons can also bring on a case of… Continue Reading Ways To Brighten Your Home In The Dark Days Of Winter
Winter is coming. Though the dip in weather comes as a welcome relief to a warm summer, it can be tough on your home. Freezing temperatures, wind and ice may be just an occasional worry or a recurring threat, depending on the climate where you reside. Last year, we provided some home maintenance tips to… Continue Reading Winterize Your Home to Stay Warm and Save Money
When it comes to homes, insulation matters! And according to recent research, 90% of US homes are under-insulated. If you’re one of the many Americans living in an under-insulated home, here are six reasons to consider adding insulation: It helps keep your home comfortable If your home feels uncomfortably cold during winter or hot during… Continue Reading Six Reasons to Consider Adding Home Insulation
Winter is here, and so are arctic weather blasts! With a massive cold front stretching across the United States during the first week of 2017 (and several months of cold weather remaining), it’s critical to protect your home during extreme cold temperatures. Here are four ways to do this: Protect your pipes When temperatures drop… Continue Reading Four Ways to Protect Your Home During Extreme Cold Weather
Thanksgiving has come and gone, and December is nearly here. As temperatures drop and snow begins falling in many US regions, home utility bills are about to rise. In fact, the U.S. Energy Information Administration is predicting a 22% increase in energy bills this winter. To lower this cost that none of us enjoy paying,… Continue Reading Want to lower your winter utility bill? Here’s how!
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