Incentives and Rebates

Kelly Carey Everyone wants a more comfortable, healthy home. A reduction in energy bills is usually welcome, too! But although improvements to your home like air sealing, insulation, and HVAC improvements will pay for themselves over time, the upfront costs can still be difficult to manage. Fortunately, there are many incentive programs and tax breaks […]

3 Things to do Before Buying a Heat Pump

Kelly Carey The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 introduced exciting new ways to help homeowners reduce energy costs. Some of the most highly publicized incentives can help you purchase high-efficiency electric appliances and equipment. Heat pumps are one of the most exciting energy-efficient technologies funded by the IRA. Heat pumps, like a refrigerator, condition air by moving […]

Understanding the HOMES Rebate Program

Winter is a time when many people discover issues with their homes and make plans for upgrades in the coming year. Your home goals for 2023 might include: addressing comfort problems in certain rooms, lowering heating and cooling costs, resolving indoor air quality issues, reducing carbon pollution, or increasing your energy independence. The Inflation Reduction […]

Top Eco-Friendly Ways to Renovate Your Home

Nothing can breathe life better into a new space than renovating it. The numbers showing how much construction and demolition materials we generate according to the latest report of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, though, reveal troubling results.

How Solar Panels Increase the Property Value

The difference in property value between homes with solar power capabilities and homes without them is significant. Regardless of the aesthetic appeal, they serve a greater purpose. Making your own energy not only helps sustain the environment but also lowers the cost of your utilities. For those looking to increase their home value, investing in solar panels could be a great progressive and financially beneficial option.

5 Tips for Improving Your Yard Drainage

When excess rainwater sits in your yard, you can experience numerous issues. This buildup can turn your lawn into a soggy mess — but your home can also endure foundational damage. It’s key for all homeowners to prioritize proper water drainage to maintain their outdoor spaces.

Water will seep into your home’s foundation if it pools around the base of your house. It wears away at the concrete, resulting in major or minor cracks that cause roof damage, framing issues

How Humidity Damages Your Home — and How to Fight It

Humidity is among the ‘unseen forces’ that can seriously damage your home.

When the humidity in your home is either too high or too low, it can cause costly damage to your property and trigger various health conditions, such as asthma and allergies, dry skin, and respiratory illnesses.

7 Common Types of Mold in Homes

Facebook Google Linkedin Instagram 7 Common Types of Mold in Homes Mold isn’t just unsightly. It can prove to be a serious health hazard if left untreated. Various mold species can grow undetected for weeks, months, or even years in homes all year round. Mold spores are known to have an adverse impact on the […]

Eco-Friendly Ways to Renovate Your Home

Eco-Friendly Ways to Renovate Your Home October 13, 2020 |  Tanya Mayer, Guest Poster Proper home insulation is key in having an eco-friendly, energy-efficient home. The rule is – the better insulated your home is, the better protection it will have from the elements. It will also cut your energy bill and save you money in […]

5 Energy Efficiency Improvements Your Home Needs in 2020

Facebook Google Linkedin Instagram 5 Energy Efficiency Improvements Your Home Needs in 2020​ Sustainable homes are not just a design buzzword nowadays, but something any homeowner can benefit from. Home energy management and sustainable design has been around for a while, but it has only become popular with the introduction of accessible energy alternatives. In […]