A Green Approach to Heating and Cooling Thumbnail

It is no secret that HVAC units use a large amount of energy. In fact, it is estimated that in the middle of summer and winter, heating and cooling comprise 50% of the average home energy bill. In addition to costing you money, using a lot of energy consumes a substantial amount of natural resources. [...]

5 Signs of a Great HVAC Company Thumbnail

Calling a repair technician to fix a problem in your home can feel like a gamble. While it is often necessary to hire experts, some companies take advantage of their customers' lack of knowledge. The stress of hiring professionals can be especially heightened when your HVAC system breaks down, since these repairs are essential but [...]

Who Knew a Smart Light Bulb Could be So Much Fun? Thumbnail

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. This, ladies and gentlemen, may look like a simple, ordinary entryway with a simple, ordinary light bulb in a fixture.'s magic. OK...not exactly magic. But it is a smart LED bulb I can control with my phone, so it [...]

I Hate to Vacuum, but the Dyson DC35 May Change That Thumbnail

Before I say anything else, let me just say that I hate to vacuum. As in unequivocally, without a doubt, hate with a capital H. Unfortunately, it's a necessarily evil because my apartment has carpet in every room except the kitchen and bathrooms. The result of my vacuum hate is that I'll procrastinate. So though [...]

Time to Start Looking for a New Energy Star Washer & Dryer Thumbnail the photo above isn't really our laundry room, and definitely not our basement. But it accurately sums up the way I feel at the moment. It's been a long time since my husband and I have had to make a major purchase for our home. With all the moves we've made in the past [...]