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By Julia Clem
Buying your first home is an event that is simultaneously wonderful and terrifying. You finally have a space to call your own, but you are also on the hook for the foreseeable future for many thousands of dollars. Nonetheless, buying a home when you’re financially ready to do ...
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By Ashley Parker
Even though spring begins in April, it typically makes its official appearance in May. The temperature is pleasant, pollen levels start to die down, and April’s rain showers begin to subside. If you’re planning to move soon, now is a great time to start sorting and packing ...
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By Maggie Clendenin
This article was crafted with the help of John Hillis and Richard Eppers of Casteel Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical. With spring well on its way to chasing away the chill of winter, it’s time to crank up the A/C once again­­­. But while that nice, cool air might bring you relief ...
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By Maggie Clendenin
Now that homeowners have access to so many types of switches and lighting sensors that can help control how much electricity the home uses, saving energy is easier than ever. In order to choose which types of lighting add-ons you want, you’ll need to decide whether ...
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By Brittani Banks
There are many ways for you to go green in your own home. Insulation, water efficient toilets, and solar panels can help reduce your energy consumption, and over time, they can save you money. Unfortunately, these environmentally friendly solutions often require ...
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By Vincent Ingram
Water heating contributes significantly to the average homeowner’s utility bill, and from showering to dishwashing to doing laundry, hot water is practically a necessity for daily life. Heating water requires energy, and energy costs money. The experts at Your 1 Plumber, ...
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By Maggie Clendenin
Keeping your whole house regulated at the same comfortable temperature may seem convenient, but it could be more costly than you think. With a zoned HVAC system, you can set different parts of the home to different temperatures, ensuring occupied areas are ...
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By Julia Clem
Reducing your carbon footprint, or the amount of greenhouse gases you produce in your daily activities, is not an impossible task, but it does take some thought and planning. High levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are disrupting our climate and weather patterns, and if ...
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By Brittani Banks
When your home is need of an upgrade, think green. Even the smallest eco-friendly change can have a large impact in the long run. To get the biggest bang for your buck, there are a couple things that you should consider. One thing to keep in mind as you reduce your ...
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By Brittani Banks
Window replacement may not be your first home improvement choice, but they should be. Upgrading from single-paned to double-glazed windows can be very beneficial. A double-glazed window—also known as an insulated glazed or double-paned window—has two ...
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