Category Energy Efficiency

Winter Preparation for Home (Home Weatherization)

Although Phoenix does not get snow, the drastic temperature fluctuation can make our home operate inefficiently. Having a tightly sealed home is like having a good zip-up trench coat that can help you to retain heat in the body. By weatherizing your home, you can save up to 30% of your heating cost. Here is […]

Listen… Demystifying Strange Sounds in Your Home

Have you ever been home alone and heard some strange noise coming from the walls, bathroom, and even ceiling? These sounds are often indicators of needed home repair. A buzzing sound can be caused by an electrical problem. You can switch off the main power. If the buzz stops, an electrical problem is the most […]

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ELA’s Guide to Sustainable Green Flooring

Green and sustainable alternatives are gaining popularity in home improvement projects as consumers are more concerned about health and nature preservation. Green materials in buildings will enhance resident’s health, improve energy efficiency, and reduce waste. There are different brands and options of green flooring; each has different strengths and features. Therefore, you should first determine […]

What Are Energy Efficient Windows and Doors?

As windows and doors can bring wonderful sunlight and provide access points into our homes, they are also the source of energy loss in the house. A window’s energy efficiency can be improved by installing storm windows, sealing air leaks by caulking and weather-stripping, and adding window treatments or coverings. When a door is old […]

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Top 10 easy tips to keep your house cooler

With this stifling heat in Arizona, most residents are relying on air conditioning to survive the summer. However, there are a lot of ways to cool down the indoor temperature of your home aside from cranking the AC unit. Keep interior doors open Keeping the doors open stimulates air flow, making the cooling process faster and […]

How to Fix Common AC Problems

As the temperatures continue to rise this month, it is important to make sure your AC is working properly. If you notice some issues with your air conditioning unit there are steps you can take before you hire a professional to look at it. Check out these DIY fixes that can save you time and […]

Technology That Can Make Your Home Greener

Heating, cooling, electricity, water usage – all of this can add up, especially if you live in the desert. If you want to make your home more environmentally and financially friendly but don’t know where to start, look no further.  Technology is here to the rescue! Here are some gadgets, apps, and hacks that can […]