Blog post originally featured on the BPI Homeowner Blog.
Every day for the next decade and a half, 10,000 baby boomers will reach age 65 and will begin considering retirement and plans for aging comfortably. By 2030, over 18% of the nation will be at least…Continue
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By replacing your home's five most frequently used light fixtures or bulbs with models that have earned the ENERGY STAR, you can save $75 each year.…
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A home energy audit, also known as a home energy assessment, can help you understand the whole picture of your home's energy use. An audit can help you determine how much energy your home…Continue
Whether you are moving into a smaller home or apartment or just planning on staying in the house you’ve lived in for years, consider some of these safety improvements that are energy efficient.
Simple fixes in the kitchen can make this area more kid and elderly friendly. Consider replacing the existing cabinet hardware with something easier to grab if the current handles make it difficult to get a good grip. Replacing kitchen appliances like the oven and…Continue
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Applying caulk to a window frame prevents air leakage.…
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The price of solar panels has fallen more than 75 percent since 2009, which is great news, considering carbon emissions are at an all-time high. Despite this, however, the upfront cost of buying and installing solar panels (and their supporting parts), is still pretty steep for the average family. That’s why our team at The Simple Dollar spent weeks researching and creating a guide to help…Continue
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A simple web search finds about 49 million results on solar energy. It’s a hot topic, and rightfully so. The amount of solar connected to the grid has grown exponentially in the past several years, and as of May 2016, there are …Continue
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It’s hot out there!
Here are some simple steps you can take to stay cool and save energy on hot summer days: …Continue
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Many people work from home at least one day per week. Working from home saves energy and time…
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Originally posted on BPI.org.
We all know that mold in our homes is a bad thing – but exactly how bad is it for your health and your home itself?
Mold grows by releasing its spores (reproductive cells) into the air, which are invisible to the…Continue
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Every day, thousands of Americans make the biggest purchase they’ll make in a lifetime—their home—without knowing the true cost. In spite of stringent post-recession safeguards intended to protect homeowners and hold lenders to a higher level of accountability, there’s more we can do.
Right now, there is an unprecedented opportunity to transform the mortgage industry for…Continue
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Proper maintenance can help keep your air conditioner running efficiently and prolong the life of the unit.…
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A digital programmable thermostat set for energy savings can save energy and money. …
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These examples of building integrated photovoltaic panels are like solar eye candy. All images from U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon…