7 Ways to Cut Winter Heating Bills

By Barbara Pronin  High winter heating bills can make mincemeat of your budget. But a few surprising tricks can help keep you toasty warm this winter and keep heating costs under control. Home improvement experts suggest trying these seven ploys:  • Service the furnace — Seems like a no-brainer, but many homeowners forget or put Read More

The Top 5 Energy-Saving Window Treatments

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Did you know certain window coverings can provide energy savings of up to 10 percent a month? Advancements in window treatments have led to increased energy efficiency in many models manufactured today. The most energy-efficient of these include: Cellular Shades – Cellular shades are often called honeycomb shades. The shade is made of individual cells that trap Read More

Three Ways to Boost Home Air Quality

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Because most Americans spend up to 90% of their time indoors, the air in their home is a significant component to their overall health and wellbeing. Occasionally, indoor pollutants can accumulate to levels that pose health and comfort issues when too little outdoor air enters a home. These pollutants may include mold, bacteria, tobacco smoke, Read More