• Can Your Dryer Be a STAR

    Over the past two decades, clothes dryers have largely been left out of the energy-efficiency movement that revolutionized other household appliances like refrigerators, air conditioners and clothes washers. But that all changed when the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the arrival of ENERGY STAR certified clothes dryers at major retailers from a wide variety of […]
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  • Put Some Sizzle in Your Summer

    Looking for one more reason to buy that new natural gas grill this summer? By cooking outside during the summer months you can keep your kitchen (and entire house) cooler. Take your culinary skills to your grill, try some new techniques and work your air conditioner a little less at the same time. Options in […]
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  • Energy Wise

    U.S. households account for 17 percent of total greenhouse gas emissions, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Here are some ways to save both energy and dollars in your home: Watch the heat Home heating accounts for the biggest portion of household utility bills, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Check for […]
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  • Enchanted Evenings

    Homeowners have long enjoyed the lure of a backyard picnic on a warm summer night. But now consumers are looking at their yards as an extension of their homes. Designers now often talk about “outdoor rooms,” “outdoor living spaces” or “outdoor kitchens” to emphasize the importance many homeowners now place on their patios and yards. […]
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