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smart-kitchen Top 2018 Home Improvements Seniors Should Invest In
The beginning of a new year is always an inspiring time to spark positive change. This fresh start makes a great opportunity to improve not just your personal life, but your home as well. If you’re a senior looking for some energy efficient upgrades for your home, you’ve come to the right place. Here are the most innovative ways to increase your carbon Continue Reading
solar-panel-cost With Federal Rebate Extensions, Solar Is Still a Great Investment
Good news, green-thinking homeowners! Solar is here to stay. Even with manufacturers facing new tariffs on imported goods, it’s still a great year to invest in renewable energy. Thanks to the 2015 extension of the solar investment tax credit (ITC), you can save a great deal of money on your panels, especially if you buy before the end of 2019. Continue Reading
An urban flood 9 Things Your Homeowners’ Insurance Probably Doesn’t Cover
No offense to all you insurance agents out there, but home insurance policies don’t exactly make for the most thrilling read. They’re long-winded, dull and force you to contemplate the unthinkable: a disaster at home. Not exactly the best bedtime story. That may be why so many homeowners actually neglect to read them. Over half say they don’t know “much Continue Reading
baseboard radiator Electric Heating Showdown: Baseboard Versus Underfloor Heaters
If you’re looking for an alternative to conventional forced air heating, a floor heater—such as an electric baseboard radiator or electric underfloor heater—is a great choice for your hvac system. Both have their pros and cons, of course. Baseboard heaters are wall-mounted, ductless units that sit just above floors, which makes them easy to install and operate. Electric underfloor heaters, meanwhile, consist Continue Reading
Feet warming by fireplace Chimney Cleaning: How Often and How Much Does It Cost?
If you’re anything like most homeowners, the words “chimney sweep” mostly conjures up images of Dick Van Dyke dancing across the London skyline. But chimney sweeping is actually a vital part of homeownership. Chimneys require regular cleaning to keep them safe to use. So what does cleaning entail? And how much will it cost you, after all is said and Continue Reading
solar-air-heater Using Solar to Heat Your Home
The sun is one of the most reliable sources of warmth on the Earth, so why not use it for your home heating? Solar-powered heaters take the comfort and convenience of conventional heating and combine it with energy-efficient solar energy for an interior heat source that’s as great for your energy bills as it is for that cold spot in Continue Reading
Snowy solar panels Do Solar Panels Work in Winter?
If solar energy comes from the sun, it seems only logical that panel productivity would take a severe hit in winter, right? Wrong—nothing could be farther from the truth. In fact, depending on the weather in your area and your solar equipment, you could actually experience a slight increase in your home’s solar energy during winter. At the very least, Continue Reading
little girl sitting by the window Weatherize Your Windows: Tips to Keep Your Home Warm This Winter
Brrr…feel that cold? When you have phantom drafts, chilling out at home takes on a whole different meaning. Drafts can be a real drag—especially during the height of winter, when all you want to do is curl up by the TV until the weather subsides. And we haven’t even gotten to your energy bills! Drafts can cause winter heating costs to Continue Reading
winter home Be Ready for Winter with These Home Winterization Tips
You know what it means when your social media feed is suddenly inundated with pictures of pumpkin spice lattes, cozy sweaters, fall home décor, and apple picking. Not only is it time to welcome autumn with open arms—it’s also the perfect time to start prepping for the cold weather ahead. Here are some must-read prep tips for winterizing your home this season. Continue Reading
furnace-inspection HVAC Winter Maintenance Guide
Winter is coming. Before it was a catchphrase on your favorite fantasy soap opera, it was the longstanding motto of HVAC technicians everywhere. That’s because plunging temperatures and wintry weather can be rough on your heating equipment—and there’s nothing worse than waking up on a cold morning to find out your heater’s given out. And then there’s the issue of Continue Reading

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