It’s tax time. Many of us have likely prepared and filed our 2016 taxes, but there are a few more days left for those procrastinators. Homeownership brings many joins. First and foremost, our homes provide a stability and security to live comfortable and support our families. Another terrific...

Do you dread spring cleaning? Do you have a laundry list of items to fix around the house? Do you have the clean gene as part of your DNA? For most homeowners, we look at spring cleaning to dust a few rooms and throw out some old junk....

  Home automation helps control various essentials like the use of electricity, heat and air conditioning. Why is home automation on the rise? 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...

When was the last time you thought about your hot water heater? Was it when you had no hot water? Most homeowners think about major appliances, such as hot water heaters, when there is an issue. And this is perfectly understandable. Home appliances are typically out of sight...

Death, baseball and apple pie. All three are part of the typical American Dream. Plus, homeownership! Our homes become part of our fabric because they provide the foundation for many great memories over the years. There is a lot of discussion about the financial commitment to homeownership, but...

The New Year’s resolution is part of life. As we returned to work following our holiday rest and relaxation, the water cooler talk turns to our 2016 plans. We are asked about our resolutions. Where do we want to improve in the coming year? Well, your...

Lights are part of the holiday season. One of the popular traditions is driving around town looking at homes with wonderful holiday decorations. Of course, lights mean one thing…electricity. And more electricity means a bump in the monthly utility costs. For those with homes that are already...

Homeowners typically think weatherization means extra insulation and sealing air ducts. However, winterizing your home means so much more, like reducing the risk of ice dams and drainage problems. What is winterization? For novice homeowners, then there might be some ambiguity to what does ‘winterization’ actually mean? From...

Winter weather can really play havoc. For business owners, the weather can impact their business performance because winter storms affect potential customers and employees. However, another large business expense is energy costs. As the temperature drops, then the office building requires more heat to keep...

Are you worried about the winter weather impacting your energy bills? During the fall, then many folks look to winterize their homes in New England as they prepare for the winter. It is the winter version of spring cleaning and can really make a difference...