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4 Tips for Cutting Your Home Energy Bills Even in Winter

Sponsored by GAF – You know it’s cold when it snows in Florida.Which is exactly how the new year unfortunately began thanks to a “bomb cyclone” that hammered much of the East Coast with heavy snow, howling winds, and temperatures so frigid that Niagara Falls on the Canadian border actually froze. Meanwhile, Embarrass, Minnesota – yes, that’s really the town’s…

Wall to Wall Ways to Clean a Carpet

Wall to Wall Ways to Clean a Carpet

Many homeowners love carpeting. Its look and comfort, as well as its insulating qualities, make carpet an essential home-decor element. Unfortunately, this creature comfort is prone to stains, such as red wine that accidentally gets spilled at a holiday party or a pet that didn’t quite make it to the doggy door. In the event mishaps like these occur (and…

Yes, COVID-19 May Be Having A Positive Impact on Household Dynamics

Yes, COVID-19 May Be Having A Positive Impact on Household Dynamics

The COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly turned the “new normal” household into hubs for all family life, moving the workplace, grade school, college, extracurricular activities, meals, gyms, and hobbies, all under one roof.Although this new “Full House” dynamic could forge family bonds, it will also cause energy use and utility bills to skyrocket with all home technologies, appliances and systems running…

Five Tips For Spring Cleaning With Kids

Five Tips For Spring Cleaning With Kids

You faithfully separate your paper and plastic recyclables and purchase phosphate-free laundry detergent, but a look at your cleaning cabinet reveals bottles displaying skulls and crossbones. Sure, you know that harsh chemical cleaners aren’t the best for the environment, but how else are you expected to clean your home? Luckily, it’s possible to make your home spotless with tgreen cleaning…

New Appliances Make Laundry Day Easier

New Appliances Make Laundry Day Easier

Traditionally, the washer and dryer have been necessary annoyances in the home. They’re loud, inefficient and hard on clothes, but they’re the only way to tackle the ever-growing mountains of laundry that families produce week after week. Now, some innovations in laundry are changing the way people look at these appliances. New lines of front-loading washers and dryers save time,…