When it comes to insulating a home, people tend to think that it has to be expensive. Thankfully, this is not the case. There are tons of ways that you can go about insulating your home for a fraction of what it costs to hire someone to do it. The best places to start are in areas of your home Continue Reading
As a renter, you never get to build up equity in your property. As a homeowner, you get the benefit of equity, but along with the responsibilities of maintenance. The good news is that you can keep your home in top condition for decades if you invest in some regular tender loving care. Here are some maintenance and upkeep Continue Reading
Follow these ways to conserve energy in the home, which can save you money and help protect the environment. While not everyone can afford to install their own fully off-the-grid solar panel system, everyone can take small steps to help improve the energy efficiency of their home. Get Energy Star appliances Energy Star is a government program that helps consumers Continue Reading
Put all your ducts in a row… to be thrown in the dumpster! Thanks to ductless air conditioners, also called mini-splits, you can enjoy comfortable temperatures year round without needing a complicated, bulky duct system in your attic. These systems are whisper-quiet and very efficient, making them an attractive option to homeowners — especially those who are not fans of Continue Reading
You can barely see out of them Even if you don’t live next to the beach or down the road from a majestic mountain, you still want to be able to see outside. Condensation, fading, and discoloration call all affect your view in a seriously bad way. Beautiful windows improve the look and value of your home. It’s a big Continue Reading
There’s a famous quote by Russian author Anton Chekhov that goes, “People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.” We’re thinking that maybe the second part of Mr. Chekhov’s quote was lost, because it was most likely, “Well, until they get their outrageously high electric bill in the summer and it ruins their mood. Catch you dudes Continue Reading
When the temperature rises, so does your electric bill. Check out these 10 ways to cool your home efficiently. Keep your A/C in good shape That big ol’ electric bill? Thank your air conditioner—it typically makes up the biggest chunk of the charges. One of the simplest things you can do is make sure your A/C is properly maintained so Continue Reading
Make Your Home More Energy Efficient
Whether you’re planning a complete home renovation or you’re just looking for simple ways to cut down on your energy bill costs, investing in energy-efficient elements for your home can pay off more than you’d think. From replacing single-pane windows to adding insulation, to even just installing a smart thermostat, there are lots of ways to go green that will reduce your carbon footprint and increase energy efficiency and the value of your home.
A common misconception among homeowners is that in order to have an energy-efficient home, style must be sacrificed. This isn’t true at all, since the surge in demand for all things green has increased so much, it’s getting easier and easier to find efficient systems and products that will seamlessly integrate into your home and complement surroundings.