Finding the perfect contractor to help with your home renovation project can be an easy task with a few preparations.

Hiring Contractors

The best tools to have in your toolbox.  Easy tricks and tips if you don't have the tools you need handy.

Hand tools

Using energy efficient light bulbs to increase energy savings.  Save money on lighting bills with energy efficient lighting.

Electric Lighting

Here's a ten-dollar idea that can save you hundreds. Water heaters lose plenty of heat through their outside shells. For about 10 dollars, you can buy an insulating jacket that keeps heat from escaping. They're easy to install, and can save hundreds of dollars on your energy bills over the life of the heater.

Learn what you spent on energy bills last year and then find out where to cut costs for savings this year.

Energy Star

January is the peak month for residential fires. If your home was on fire - or you needed help, could rescue crews find your house?

Home Safety

Visit the website of the National Christmas Tree Association to learn how to best dispose of your Christmas tree.


When you hear about insulation, you may hear the term R values – this is just a fancy way to measure the thermal resistance of things – including insulation.

Insulation and Ventilation

Imagine leaving a window open all winter long – the heat loss, the cold drafts, the wasted energy! If your home has a folding attic stair, that may be just what is happening every single day. But there is something you can do about it.

Stairs and Railings

If your hot water bills seem to be rising with falling temperatures – we’ve got a couple of ideas to help you out with that


By keeping your indoor air healthier you can keep your family healthier, too. Follow these tips to keep everyone in your home, and the air you’re bre...

Air Quality