Energy Efficiency & Reducing Utility Bills

  • Clean Your Windows the Green Way

    8/19/2013 3:06 PM

    When you think of pollutants, you may not think about household cleaners right away. But have you ever looked at the list of ingredients on home cleaning solutions? Many of these chemicals find their way into the air, waterways, and can make the air in our home less safe to breathe.

  • Be "Green" while going Back to School Shopping

    8/13/2013 2:29 PM

    Preparing for going back to school usually means a school supply list. And it seems these days the lists are getting very specific. Not just a pocket folder, but a “vinyl, three-hole-punched folders, with a pocket in the back only, in chartreuse and mint green.” But with the push to incorporate green living, the three R’s – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – can be applied to back to school preparations too.

  • Landscape Plans That Create Shade Mean Energy Efficiency

    8/7/2013 2:43 PM

    Although it’s certainly still summer, fall is not that far away. If you've been thinking about any landscaping projects, now is a good time to start the planning phase to maximize your property's energy efficiency

  • Window Cleaning the Right Way

    8/5/2013 2:19 PM

    Getting sparkling clean windows doesn’t have to be a difficult task. Set yourself up for success with the proper cleaning supplies, tools, and the right approach. There are a few things you must keep in mind when washing your windows......  

  • Light Your Way to Energy-Efficient Savings

    7/31/2013 2:21 PM

    Incandescent light bulbs are notoriously inefficient. They convert about 10% of the energy required to light them into actual light, with the remaining 90% of the energy used given off as heat. While this may be desirable if you’re using them for.....

  • Save on Cooling Bills With Vinyl Siding

    7/22/2013 3:29 PM

    Home cooling systems in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC have been working overtime with the extreme heat this summer. Many homeowners are faced with trying to find ways to reduce the amount of money spent on their cooling bills. Obvious areas for precious cooled air to escape are through the envelope of the home – siding, windows, doors.......

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    Energy Efficient and Save Money Doing Laundry

    7/16/2013 6:09 PM

    While many people dread washing, drying, and folding laundry, it can also be a drain on your wallet. But there are simple steps you can take to make laundry chores more energy efficient and save you money.      

  • Easy Ways to Reduce Home Energy Consumption

    7/8/2013 1:24 PM

    With energy costs continuing to rise, many homeowners want to do what they can to ease the burden of their home cooling bills. There are some simple steps you can take at home to reduce......

  • Benefits of a Properly Insulated Home

    7/5/2013 7:41 PM

    The outer shell of your home is often referred to as the “envelope.” Making sure that your home’s windows, doors and siding are insulated and sealed goes a long way in saving you money on your utility bills. In fact, ENERGY STAR® says you can save up to......

  • Shopping Tips for Windows and Doors Replacement

    6/20/2013 1:11 PM

    If a windows and doors replacement project is in your near future, there are some things you need to know to select the right replacement windows and doors. One of the best indicators of a quality replacement product is the ENERGY STAR® label. Replacing old windows with......