Looking at the True Cost of Installing a Pool

With Memorial Day weekend just around the corner, it's swimming season. And while The Woodlands boasts some excellent community pools, the warmer weather may have you dreaming of hosting pool parties at your own home next summer. But what are the true costs of installing an in-ground pool and what type of return on your investment can you expect to … [Read more...]

What is a Home Energy Audit?

With warmer weather approaching, many of us are already bracing for higher energy bills. But there are some steps you can take to help ensure your home is as efficient as possible. You can check basics such as drafty doors and windows yourself, or you may opt to have a professional home energy auditor come and evaluate your home. In fact, Energy … [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...]