Did you know that home automation helps homeowners save around $1,300 per year? How? Home automation helps control everyday essentials, such as the HVAC system, lights and security. As a result, smart home devices continue increasing in popularity. Plus, smart home devices provide convenience by allowing...

What is a programmable thermostat? First, what is a thermostat. “A thermostat is a component which senses the temperature of a physical system and performs actions so that the system's temperature is maintained near a desired setpoint.” A thermostat simply measures and controls the temperature within your home...

Did you know that clogged dryer vents cause roughly 80% of dryer-related fires? In fact, the U.S. Fire Administration reports nearly 3,000 home fires are due to dryers. Home electrical mishaps can happen at any time. However, during the summer, as we wash and dry...

It’s summertime and everyone wants the living to be easy! The dog days of August means lots of family vacations. But, August also means plenty of hot and humid days. For homeowners looking to balance family fun with responsible spending, vacation time can be difficult...

Earth Day arrives every spring and reminds us about growth and sustainability. However, the annual holiday provides more than simply reducing, reusing and recycling. Yes, Earth Day provides an opportunity to examine our home energy consumption and find ways to save on energy through the...

The tax code helps promote homeownership. With tax time is around the corner homeowners should be eagerly looking into home tax deductions. Why? Although the recent changes in the tax code impact homeowners, overall, the code still helps homeowners. In fact, according to Robert Moss, the national director...

Winter weather brings many issues with our home comfort. For example, cold temperatures mean cold or drafty homes. Plus, in New England, our temperature fluxuations produce uneven temps throughout our homes. As a result, many homeowners incorrectly believe blankets and space heaters solve these problems. However,...

Home automation helps control various essentials like the use of electricity, heat and air conditioning. In addition to the simplicity and convenience, it provides homeowners with extra savings: “People with home automation see home insurance savings of 20% (on average) or $1,154 a year.” Plus, with monthly energy...

Winter is coming. The changing seasons mean different things for every homeowner. However, the changing temperatures offer a great time for a home energy audit. In particular, any gaps in your home means drafty doors and windows. Therefore, energy audits make a ton of sense....

What is energy efficiency and how does it impact my home? Energy efficiency means designing products that minimize waste. As a homeowner, then energy efficiency includes home design and maintenance activities that provide a comprehensive review of your house. Energy efficiency, particularly in the winter,...