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Buying or Selling a Home

How do you estimate utility costs in a new home?  Whether you’re moving into your first home or upgrading to a better one, there’s a lot of change to be prepared for. You’ll have a new neighborhood to negotiate, a new household routine, and new spaces to fill with family and furnishings. One...

Cooling and Air Conditioning

We all know how expensive it can be to keep a home comfortable year-round. Your home’s heating, cooling and water-heating systems dominate your monthly utility bills, and water heating alone is about 20 percent of your home’s total energy use.

But now there’s a way to manage up to 65% of...

Home Cooling Tips for Summer

With summer upon us, keeping your home cool creates a welcome escape. But you don't have to get hot-headed in your attempts to beat the heat. There are lots easy ways to cool down - and cool off - without spending a fortune.

Central Air Conditioning:  If you are lucky enough to have a...

Use Smart Home to Shrink Bills, Grow Peace of Mind

By Amanda Parrilli for The Home Depot

Connected products and the concept of a Smart Home are increasingly popular, and it’s is a big part of the next generation of home improvement. The growing demand is inspiring manufacturers to shift R&D into overdrive and introduce all kinds of Wi-Fi or...

Decks and Patios

Is summer your favorite season? Do you love the warm weather, fresh air and luscious produce that comes with it? Unfortunately, bugs feel the same way.

Banishing bugs and other pests is a year-round challenge for homeowners, but this summer, try some natural methods for keeping the little...