How to lower your utility costs during the hottest months of the year

(ARA)  – The dog days of summer can be brutal on utility bills and a major drain for pocketbooks, but they don’t have to be. During the hottest months of the year, water is wasted due to over irrigation, and air conditioning systems are forced to run longer to keep…

How to be energy efficient and save money as the heat rises

(ARA) – With temperatures – and therefore, electric bills – rising, American homeowners are looking for the most effective ways to make the biggest dent in their energy bills, but many may be overlooking some of the most important energy-saving strategies. Homeowners are more likely to do simple things around…

How to cut more than $1,500 from your utility bill

(ARA) – In today’s challenging economy, homeowners are looking for a few extra bucks to help pay their monthly utility bills and other household expenses, but there’s no need to resort to searching for spare change in the sofa cushions. You can find plenty of extra cash throughout the house…

Going green on your next remodel? Add tile to your green product list

(ARA) – Are you planning an upcoming remodel for your home? Going green and using sustainable building materials continues to be a top trend in home improvement. Remodeling green isn’t just about using products with recycled content, it’s also about using superior products that will stand the test of time…

Make your green renovation the envy of the neighborhood

(ARA) – What is it about “going green” that is so appealing? Even if it’s not your favorite color, going green can benefit the environment, your health and reduce energy consumption, as well as overall energy costs. You may already recycle, use public transportation, buy local products or simply turn…

‘Tis the season for home efficiency

(ARA) – As the cold weather and holidays approach, homeowners are preparing to spend more time indoors. Winter utility bills can get expensive, and in an economic climate as biting as the frost, consumers are watching every penny. From insulation, to appliances, to faucets, these upcoming months are an opportune…

A big and small energy saver for each room of your house

(ARA) – Saving the environment can be an overwhelming task. With everything in the news about how to make your home more energy efficient, it’s easy to become bewildered when thinking about all the improvements you could make. But there’s no need to worry, as you don’t have to make…

Nine tips for the perfect kitchen remodel

(ARA) – For many Americans, remodeling their kitchens tops the list of home improvement projects – and for several good reasons. Not only is the kitchen the heart of many homes – the center of family activity and home entertaining – but remodeling your kitchen is typically one of the…

Don’t use more energy than you need

(ARA) – For most people, the start of cooling temperatures in the back half of the year means more time spent at home. Take advantage of the time you’re spending at home by making sure you’re not using any more energy than you need to. Fortunately, there are many options…