Tips for Winterizing Your Home

Here in southeast Texas we may not need to worry about shoveling snow from our driveways every day come winter, but there are some things you can do to prepare you home for the colder months. “Winterizing” your home can help save you money on your energy bills and prevent damage to your property. Because who wants the stress of costly home repairs … [Read more...]

Beat Cooling Costs #3: Green Is In!

My last post in this series on home energy efficiency has probably the most fun topic -- decorating. Making small repairs or big fixes to your home is satisfying when you see your energy bill drop, but getting to redecorate your home AND make a difference in energy costs? Brilliant, if you ask me. And it all improves the value of your home. And … [Read more...]

Beat Cooling Costs #1: Do Your Homework

Writing about the benefits of storm windows last week got me thinking about how valuable it is to save energy--especially in the summer. As the temperature starts to climb, so do the costs of air conditioning. Trying to beat triple-digit heat can really weigh on your bank account, but sweating in your home is not the most desirable alternative. I … [Read more...]