How big is too big for heating and cooling?

                In the dead of winter, it seems like your heating system couldn’t be too big. But many homes have units that are bigger than they need—which means they’re wasting energy and paying for it. Read More


Regular home maintenance prevents mishaps

                  It’s easy to get excited about a home maintenance project in the spring or summer when the weather is warm and it’s fun to be outdoors. In the winter, though, many homeowners let maintenance slip—even indoors. Read More


Save energy when it’s cold outside

            It’s so hard to muster the courage to lower the indoor temperature when it’s freezing cold outside. Here are eight ways to keep your home so toasty that you’ll be happy to shave a few degrees off of the thermostat. Read More


Dry tree equals fire risk

            If you bring a live Christmas tree into your home every year, you’re in good company: The National Christmas Tree Association estimates that up to 30 million households celebrate the holidays by decorating a fresh fir or pine. Read More


Hang holiday lights safely

            Whether you hung your holiday lights the day after Halloween or are saving the chore for Christmas Eve, keep safety in mind. Read More


Even renters can use energy wisely

Reducing electricity use as a renter may seem tough when you have little control over the biggest energy users in your place, like your refrigerator, dishwasher or heating and cooling system.  Read More