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Stylish solar panels The Best Solar Home Improvements to Try This Summer
Whether you want to water your lawn, light up your home, or gas up your car, using energy is a must. The energy you use determines the bills you pay at the end of the month. If you are like most homeowners, you’ve probably thought “How do I lower my utility bills?” One way to do so is by making Continue Reading
dream home 10 Tips For A Successful Project
No matter how many times you’ve taken on a renovation project, the beginning can seem daunting. Below are ten tips that will help you complete your project successfully, whether you’re a first-timer or a renovation pro. If you want more information on specific projects like solar, windows, roofing or HVAC click those links for full buying guides. 1. Plan Ahead Continue Reading
garden sprayer How to Lower Your Water Footprint in Your Garden
Gardening is a time-honored tradition, but luckily, we live in an era where water flows freely from the tap (can you imagine hauling all the water you needed for your garden by hand?). Modern environmental concerns mean today’s gardeners need to consider their water footprint in the backyard. Water-wise gardening isn’t about simply reducing the amount of water you use—it’s a whole Continue Reading
metal shingles What Types of Roof Material Are the Best for a Hot Climate?
Ever wonder which roofs will stand up best to smoldering summer heat? A roof that’s well-suited to a hot climate will reflect or release the sun’s rays rather than absorb them, making your home more comfortable and energy efficient. If you live in an area with high summer temperatures, think twice before you choose asphalt or wood as roofing materials Continue Reading
energy-efficient-ac-unit-thermostat-1 Homeowner Finance: Energy Efficiency Projects
      Improving your home’s energy efficiency is a smart move. High-performance appliances and materials can significantly reduce your energy bills and fuel costs, making these improvements high on ROI. However, some projects have more to offer than others. Choosing an energy-efficient project requires some research, since you want to make sure your improvement makes sense economically. Additionally, it’s helpful to Continue Reading
Financing Roof Repair or Replacement
It may seem like a cliche, but having a solid roof over your head is one of the top priorities of home ownership. A quality roof provides shelter, warmth, and protection for homes and can withstand years of wear and tear with minimal maintenance. When a roof becomes damaged or leaky, however, this security is compromised—and repair and replacement can Continue Reading
Living Room Financing Window Replacement
  Whether you live in an older home that needs renovating or you just want to improve your home’s energy efficiency rating, there are plenty of reasons to replace your windows. While new energy efficient windows will do wonders for your home’s comfort levels and energy bills, window replacement can be a time consuming and costly process. In fact, the Continue Reading
couple-on-couch-hvac Homeowner Financing: HVAC Projects
“Does it feel hot in here to you?” If your air conditioning is on the fritz, you may find yourself asking this question a lot. Heating and air conditioning units are the silent workhorses of the home, quietly working to keep your spaces comfortable and cozy. In fact, you may not even think all that much about your HVAC unit—until Continue Reading
home-finance Home Improvement Financing Options
Home Improvement Financing Options It’s no secret that home improvement can be expensive. Depending on the type of project you’re trying to accomplish, your job could easily run five figures or more. On the more affordable side of the spectrum are simple, inexpensive projects like a new entry door or new garage door replacement, both of which average under $3,500, Continue Reading
solar-roof Homeowner Financing: Solar Projects
If you’re considering a solar panel installation for your home, you’re in luck. Costs for solar hardware have dropped by as much as 60% since 2010, meaning that solar is more affordable than ever. Using the energy generated by their systems, many homeowners are able to significantly reduce or even offset their utility bills, meaning that solar panels will eventually Continue Reading



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