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Central Air Conditioners

I would like to install air conditioning on the 1st floor of my 2 story home.  I have casement style windows that swing out so I can't install a window unit. I could install central air, but I don't use the 2nd floor of the house.  The windows are 10 yr old Anderson.  Should I replace 1 window...

Bathroom Remodeling

Heating water for your home is the second most expensive utility bill you’ll pay. Only heating and cooling your home cost more. The best way to save money on hot water is to get the most energy efficient water heater you can.  If you’ve been thinking about replacing your water heater with...

Cheap Home Improvements: More Affordable Home Upgrades

In an uncertain housing market, dropping big bucks on complex home improvement projects isn’t always the way to go.  However, with a little DIY know-how and a conservative amount of cash, there is a lot you can do to enhance both the value and enjoyment of your home.

Here are seven cheap...

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...

Bathroom Lighting: Choosing the Best for Your Home

Bathroom lighting is moving from pure function to stylish design for some very good reason. While most bathrooms start off with a typical fluorescent light bar over the sink and a conventional dome light overheard, these types of lights never quite do the best job. 

Fluorescent lighting...

Air Conditioning Efficiency: How to Lower Home Cooling Costs
Efficient air conditioning is the result of year-round efforts, from pre-season maintenance of your system to smart improvements inside and outside of your home. Take time now to consider the following air conditioning efficiency checklist so that your family is comfortable and your utility...