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Brand Spotlight: Direct Energy Solar

What are some of the biggest changes you are seeing in the solar industry? In the past couple of years, we saw some record-breaking growth—but 2016 was by far the biggest year yet for solar. The amount of solar power installed in the U.S. is expected to nearly triple in size by 2022, and pricing on... Continue Reading

Top Mistakes to Avoid When Moving to an Energy Efficient Home

Whether you're moving to your eco-friendly dream home or simply adding a few green bells and whistles to a newly purchased property, you're making a difference. “Purchasing an energy efficient home is one of the most practical decisions a person can make,” says Lauren Thead, sustainability coordinator for the City of West Palm Beach, Florida. “Green... Continue Reading

Brand Spotlight: Control4 Home Automation and Smart Home Systems

What are some of the biggest changes you are seeing in the home automation industry? This year, we can expect the trend of voice control to grow. Being able to control the entire home with a voice command opens the door to more convenience and it will become a control mechanism that homeowners will rely on—and... Continue Reading

Brand Spotlight: NuBryte

What’s the main thing you wished customers understood about the home tech industry? We’re excited for customers to understand that home tech can be for everyone. There’s a misconception that it’s extremely expensive to automate your home, but that’s not the case! We've approached the smart home with simplicity for the consumer as a top priority.... Continue Reading
7 Gift-Worthy Storage Solutions to Organize Your Winter Gear

7 Gift-Worthy Storage Solutions to Organize Your Winter Gear

The twinkling lights, peppermint mochas, and nonstop rotation of “All I Want for Christmas Is You” on the radio can mean only one thing: the holidays are here. And if the holidays are here, so is winter. Pretty soon, you’ll need to have your puffiest coats, largest scarves, warmest gloves, and bulkiest boots on standby... Continue Reading

The Pros and Cons of DIY Roofing

Before you decide to be the family handyman and do a roofing job yourself, the first question to ask is: “Do I really need a new roof?” It’s a good idea to inspect your roof regularly, but safety should always be your top priority. If you have concerns about accessing your roof safely, contact a... Continue Reading

Brand Spotlight: Pella Windows and Doors

What is your most popular product(s)? Why? Choosing our most popular products is a feat, given that Pella designs and manufactures made-to-order and custom windows and doors. But homeowners and designers alike are loving our new limited-edition Vibrancy Collection of front doors. The collection includes six new entry door colors designed to reinvent front door personality and... Continue Reading

Complete Guide to Decking Materials

Adding a deck can boost the value of your home as well as increasing the amount of time you’ll spend entertaining friends and neighbors, but it’s hard to see the forest for the trees when choosing which materials to use. We’re here to help with our complete guide to make sure your deck is a... Continue Reading

Brand Spotlight: SolarEdge

What is your most popular product(s)? Why? SolarEdge helps to make solar energy panels smarter. We make a power optimizer that connects to each solar energy panel, which in turn produces more energy. In a solar energy system, each panel has its own distinctive point of maximum power output. Traditional solar energy systems find this point of... Continue Reading