We all get excited when Apple releases a new iPhone, and the iPhone 6 reveal was no different. But did you know that you can use your shiny new toy to run your home more efficiently? The following apps can be your in-hand assistant and help you stay on top of everything from home security to monitoring how much you’re paying to operate your appliances. How many times have … [Read more...] about Apps to Run Your House More Efficiently
Now that fall is here for good, it’s time to tackle those heat-wasters that increase everyone’s energy bills during the coldest months of the year. Here are five of the biggest culprits when it comes to those skyrocketing autumn energy bills and how to eliminate them. Unsealed Areas One of the easiest ways to save money on your energy bills is by finding and sealing … [Read more...] about What’s causing your high energy bills this fall?
No furnace lasts forever, but determining the ideal time to replace your home’s heater isn’t always easy. Whether you’re faced with frequent repairs or you’re fed up with poor heating performance, the following telltale signs can indicate when it’s time to replace your furnace. If your furnace is more than 10 years old: The lifespan of a well-designed furnace averages … [Read more...] about When is it time to replace your furnace?
If you own your own home, you probably dread the inevitable repair bills that are destined to accrue over time. Thankfully, the cost of many repair and remodeling projects can be minimized simply by doing the jobs yourself. Save the leftover cash to put toward paying down your mortgage or that long-desired family vacation. Here are three repair and remodeling projects that … [Read more...] about 3 easy projects for even the least handy homeowners
Now that summer is behind us, it’s time to focus on the fall. While most associate autumn with crisp air, changing leaves and Halloween festivities, it is actually a fantastic time to get some cleaning in. So what exactly should your fall cleaning and home prep consist of? Try out the following to-do list and make the transition from summer to fall a little bit easier: Take … [Read more...] about Fall to-do list for the home