Tag: energy

Cool Homes Made from Shipping Containers

This post is dedicated to highlighting some of the coolest shipping container homes we could find.

September 12 / 2013

How to Reduce Your Water Footprint

Here are some great tips that will hopefully give you more ideas on how to integrate water-saving techiques into your family’s routine.

July 18 / 2013

Is Your Home the Latest Victim of Phantom Energy?

Majority of homes are the victim of phantom energy. Phantom energy, if unaware of it, can increase your electrical bill by at least 10 percent.

June 20 / 2013

Slideshow: Unique Energy Efficient Homes

One of the biggest trends to hit society has been energy conservancy or as the young people say, “going green.” While in the beginning the idea of going green seemed trivial, now there is no denying that being energy efficient is something we can benefit from. By being conscious of the environment we not only [...]

June 13 / 2013

Conserving Energy, One Appliance at a Time

Appliances account for nearly 13 percent of a household’s energy costs, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, with refrigeration, cooking and laundry at the top of the list.

How to Keep Your Bills Low This Winter

Learning to use utility resources sparingly to keep bills low can take time and practice. While homeowners are still figuring out how much heat and electricity they are truly expending, there are a few tricks first-time homeowners can use to keep their bills manageable.

November 06 / 2012

How to Lower Your Home Energy Bill By Changing Your Light Bulbs

As a homeowner, I’m well aware of my energy costs, especially as the colder months approach. I’ve replaced windows, sealed doors and made investment in ways to heat and cool my home more efficiently, but sometimes it’s the little things that can make the biggest difference. Changing your light bulbs might be one of the most overlooked areas to lower your home energy bills.

Slash Home Energy Costs This Summer

Many first-time homeowners come up with a budget after buying a home to ease into the costs of utilities, maintenance and other property-related responsibilities. There are several ways that homeowners can keep their energy costs low and, in some cases, maintain their properties during the hot summer months. Take inventory Most homes lose energy through [...]

June 25 / 2012

Why Energy-Efficient Home Improvements Might Close the Sale

Just in time for Earth Day which happens to be this Sunday, April 22! We recently began an exciting blog partnership with Allstate Insurance. Check out our first guest blog post on their community blog: Why Energy-Efficient Home Improvements Might Close the Sale and look for future posts from All State guest blogger Pauline Hammerbeck. [...]