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41 Home Energy-Saving Tips for Every Season

Saving energy is an attainable goal for any household. Several factors can affect your energy consumption, like your home’s square footage or your family size, but everyone can take advantage of home energy-saving tips. You might even want to begin a sustainable home improvement project to address sources of energy waste. To lower your energy…

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7 Easy Ways to Save Water in the Summer

The summer heat brings the need to use more water, whether it is watering your lawn and flowers or filling up the pool, overall use skyrockets in the summer months. Here are 7 ways that you can save water, which will help the environment and your wallet! 1. Water at Night or in the Morning…

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Tax Credits & Solar Shingles: Is It Finally Time to Swap to Solar Power?

If you’re considering rooftop solar for your home, there’s no time like the present! Because the most generous government incentive, a federal tax credit covering 30 percent of the project, will start to be phased out at the end of 2019. Given the national average solar panel installation cost of $23,000, that’s $7,000 in savings…

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How Much Energy Do Holiday Lights Use?

Did you know that the U.S. uses more electricity during the month of December than some countries do in an entire year? The Rockefeller Center Tree in New York City uses five miles of lights and uses 20,000+ watts of electricity. Thankfully, they’re LED and powered by solar panels. But if you deck out your…

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What Is the Difference Between a Single & Double Hung Window?

Single and double-hung windows are known for their classic appearance and may look similar at a glance, but both offer significant differences when it comes to cost, energy efficiency and maintenance. On This Page: Single vs. Double-Hung Windows Styles Costs of Materials Cheapest to Install DIY Installation & Replacement Airflow Energy Efficiency Weather Resistance &…

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Water Conservation Throughout the Home

Today’s modern household uses water for numerous purposes. Everyday tasks like cleaning dishes, taking showers, doing laundry and washing the car can add up to several or even hundreds of gallons of water used every month. Conserving the amount of water used at home will not only keep your water bill lower; it’s also better…

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Solar Energy: Common Questions & What to Ask When Hiring Installers

Need a Solar System Contractor? A solar energy system is a big investment. It’s important to find a quality contractor for your product selection and installation. As intimidating as that seems, with the right information, you can make the best decisions for your home, your energy needs and your wallet. In this guide, we answer…

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wood vs vinyl windows

Wood or Vinyl Window Comparison Guide: Pros, Cons and Costs

Whether you’re shopping for windows as replacements or for new construction, you’re dealing with an installation that is meant to last decades. Therefore, it’s a challenge to decide between the two most durable and reliable materials: wood and vinyl. Below, we outline the pros and cons of these materials important categories like cost, energy efficiency…

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How to Choose the Best Smart Thermostat for Your Home

Cold weather is just around the corner, bringing higher energy costs for many homeowners, especially if fuel prices skyrocket the way they did last year. A smart thermostat is one of the best ways to keep these costs in check. The device replaces the traditional thermometer on your wall, and enables you to program your…

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Go Green with Solar Panels

Few projects in the home improvement sector are greener than solar panel installation. After all, our reliance on fossil fuels can be blamed on everything from skyrocketing home heating and cooling costs to the potentially devastating effects of global warming, making it clear that anything a homeowner can do to reduce our dependency on non-renewable…

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