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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 off having the furnace checked... (more)

The Top 5 Energy-Saving Window Treatments

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... (more)

Three Ways to Boost Home Air Quality

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, pesticides, volatiles... (more)

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