Tag Archives: winter

4 New Year’s Resolutions for Improving Your Health

After all the holiday festivities and sheer lack of time (or motivation) to work out, you may find yourself a few pounds heavier starting out the New Year. If that is the case, then now is the perfect time to make some New Year’s Resolutions geared towards becoming healthy, getting in shape, and actually following through this year! So here are 4 New Year’s resolutions for improving your health. READ MORE

5 Tips for Winter Weather Home Readiness

5 Tips For Winter Weather Home Readiness

When harsh winter storms hit, they bring extreme cold temperatures, chilling winds, and worst of all — ice. This frozen water can coat power lines, which pulls them down and then knocks out the power to your home. For many, that means no heat until the power is restored. READ MORE

7 Green Tips for Improving Home Energy Efficiency in Winter

7 Green Tips for Improving Home Energy Efficiency in Winter

There are many ways to go about “greening” your house during the fall and winter months. Some solutions are long-range investments, while others require significant DIY skill or the use of an outside contractor. Today, let’s focus on 7 eco-friendly tips that are both easy and cost effective for helping you lower your energy usage during the colder months by improving the energy efficiency of your home. READ MORE

Surviving Black Friday: A Guide Through the Madness and Into Savings

Black Friday is one of the best shopping days of the year – and it’s also one of the craziest. Yes, there are extremely low prices to take advantage of, but the hoards of people and late night hours can be overwhelming and potentially dangerous for many. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. This year, you can approach Black Friday in a calm and organized manner, turning a potentially chaotic experience into a relaxed and potentially fun one. Thus, we present you with this guide to surviving Black Friday so you can take control of the madness (and escape with your sanity). READ MORE

Insulate Your Attic for Winter NOW!

That little nightly nip in the fall air should be reminding you that NOW is the time to insulate your attic for winter. Why? Well, first off, this is best time of year to do it because the weather tends to be cooler and drier. Having spent lots of quality time insulating attics, I can assert that staying cool, dry, and comfortable makes the whole adventure go much more smoothly and easily. The other reason is equally important: winter’s coming! So, if you want to make your home more comfortable and reduce your energy costs more (and who doesn’t after last year’s deep freeze), you should insulate your attic for winter NOW! READ MORE

5 Fall Home Maintenance Tips to Prepare for Winter

Those leaves changing from a summery green to red, orange, and yellow mean that summer’s done and winter’s coming. It also means it’s time to get your home ready for cold weather. While at first glance, your house might seem ready to handle anything winter can throw at it, but the real problems are usually out of sight —no matter how new your home is. That’s why it’s a good idea to spend a few hours over the next couple of fall weekends inspecting and preparing your home for winter. READ MORE