Ways to Conserve Energy at Home

Making your home more energy-efficient doesn’t have to be hard. As a parent, I know how much of a shock it can be to see your energy bills increase after having kids. When I was single, it was pretty easy to keep my energy consumption down. Now that I have a family, I’ve had to take some extra steps to reduce energy usage in my home. With a little research and cooperation from my family, Read more…

Do You Have Poor Indoor Air Quality? Signs, Symptoms, and Solutions

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the air inside your home can be up to five times more polluted than the air outside. Considering all the air pollution that comes from cars, power plants, and factories, it may be hard to believe that outdoor air could be better for you and your family to breathe than the air in your home. From mold to VOCs, air pollutants in your home can cause serious issues like Read more…

Your Guide to Purchasing an Energy-Efficient Home

If you’re buying a home for the first time, investing in an energy-efficient home could be a savvy financial move. Energy Star-certified homes use less energy, and you can save money on utilities when you purchase a “green” home. While green homes may cost more to build, you can easily earn back your money by saving on utilities. Energy-efficient homes are also known for having better indoor air quality and higher resale values. If you Read more…

Ways to Lower Your Energy Bill During the Summer

Summer is known for bringing warm days, fun nights, and unfortunately, high energy bills. From running fans and air conditioners to washing load after load of sweat-soaked, grass-stained laundry, it’s no surprise that many families have a hard time keeping their energy usage low in the summer. Half of your energy usage comes from your HVAC system. However, you don’t have to swelter in the summer heat to save your money and the planet. If Read more…

The Best Energy-Saving Smart Devices

If you love technology, you now have an excuse to implement more of it into your home. Smart devices like thermostats and window coverings are becoming more commonplace every day, and new advancements in home technology are helping homeowners reduce their energy consumption and save money. Thanks to these inventions, energy-efficiency begins with the touch of a button. Many of these smart devices can be controlled from your phone. Now, homeowners have the ability to Read more…