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Add value to your home with smart spring home improvements

Add value to your home with smart spring home improvements

Snow, blizzards, Arctic winds and damaging ice storms have wreaked havoc across the country this winter. While it may feel as though spring will never come, building experts suggest that…

Resolve to reduce waste this year

Resolve to reduce waste this year

Americans produce 25 percent more household waste during the holiday season – that’s an extra 1.2 million tons of trash per week from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day. Here are…

Geothermal systems provide energy independence for more homeowners

Geothermal systems provide energy independence for more homeowners

For years Dwight Nadig and his wife suffered through the cold winters in their York, Pa., ranch-style home, originally built in 1979. “We have no access to natural gas in…

Bacteria lurking in your home plumbing

Bacteria lurking in your home plumbing

Many people are already familiar with the benefits of soft water for their skin and hair and how it significantly reduces energy consumption and increases the life of heaters, appliances…

How to make household drafts a thing of the past

How to make household drafts a thing of the past

With the onset of cooler weather, now is the ideal time for homeowners to consider the efficiency of their heating systems. Drafts, gaps and poor insulation throughout the building envelope…

How to boost energy efficiency in your home and live green

How to boost energy efficiency in your home and live green

It’s now easier than ever for homeowners to transform their homes into models of green living thanks to the growing availability of affordable, energy-smart building products and materials. From replacing…

‘Come meet your planet’ and discover the secrets of the natural world

‘Come meet your planet’ and discover the secrets of the natural world

Have you ever watched an amazing nature documentary and wondered how filmmakers captured such incredible scenes and compelling stories? Have you ever wished you could visit some of those same…

Washing your car at home can do more harm than good

Washing your car at home can do more harm than good

Whether a Saturday morning ritual or a charity fundraiser, washing vehicles on driveways, parking lots and streets can do far more harm than good. That’s because the dirty water entering…

Autumn edibles: Tips for fall gardening and second plantings

Autumn edibles: Tips for fall gardening and second plantings

People choose to garden for many reasons: Food is fresher and tastes better. It’s a healthy hobby that exercises the body. It saves money. Numerous reports show an increasing number…

Easy season: Fall gardening spells success

Easy season: Fall gardening spells success

Scrumptious, healthy veggies, hefty harvests and a break on your grocery bill – many appealing advantages draw people to growing their own vegetables. If you’ve never gardened before or you’re…

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