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Kick Off Winter Energy Savings and a Better Environment this ENERGY STAR Day

Everyone has heard of Earth Day, an annual event celebrated around the world every April 22 to support and focus on environmental protection. But have you heard of ENERGY STAR Day? It's a nationwide celebration, held on Oct. 22, 2019, honoring the collective efforts of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its partners, as well as people across the country. So, what is this all about? It's about looking for products that have earned the ENERGY STAR label to save energy... read more

The green movement continues to thrive with people finding new and inventive ways to incorporate environmentally conscious elements throughout their daily lives. Now more than ever, sustainable choices are important to how we live today and for generations to come. From fashionable choices cleverly crafted from recycled materials and ecologically thoughtful designs for the home to the car...

Did you know that today’s homes burn faster than ever? Newer homes tend to be built with unprotected, lightweight wood construction and are frequently designed with lots of open spaces and high ceilings — ideal conditions for fire to grow and spread quickly. Also, modern home furnishings are often made with synthetic fibers that generate toxic smoke and...

5 ways to add luxury and style to your bathroom

Today's homeowners are increasingly expecting their bathrooms to mirror some of the spa-like features previously seen only in hotels, resorts and luxury vacation rentals. Home TV shows and websites showcase these once aspirational luxuries, while technical advances have made them more attainable. The baby boomer population is among the most active of renovating groups. Those wanting to remain in their...

Winter weather is difficult to predict. Use these tips to help protect your home from the costly damage winter storms can bring. Take care of your roof Keep your gutters clear. This keeps ice from accumulating and backing up under the shingles.Trim trees year-round so branches don't fall on your house.Worn-out, missing or damaged siding and roof flashing can let...

5 tips to keep your packages safe this holiday season

According to the National Retail Federation, 41.4 million people shopped exclusively online from Thanksgiving Day to Cyber Monday in 2018. As the holidays approach, online shopping will continue to grow in popularity, helping families spend more time celebrating the season and less time struggling through long disorganized lines, fighting massive crowds of frantic shoppers, and worrying about whether...
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