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Protect the appliances you depend on most

When temperatures are high outside and you’re feeling especially grateful for the coolness of your air conditioner, the last thing on your mind is your furnace. I mean, who wants to think about that…

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Heat up your grill to cool down your bill

Nothing says summer like grilling. Warm evenings with the mouth-watering aroma of a juicy steak (paired with grilled potatoes and summer squash) wafting across the lawn —  it’s hard to beat. But…

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12 tips to help you save energy this summer and beyond

As we roll into summer, most of us are probably getting our yards into shape. It won’t be long before our flowerbeds are awash in color and our gardens are pumping out wheelbarrows full of zucchini…

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Three ways to stay safe during summer storm season

When the meteorologist says a major summer storm is coming, your first thoughts are probably to get the car in the garage and garden covered. We get it (we take a lot of pride in our tomatoes too).…

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7 tips to prep your house for summer

A lot of us have spent the past few weeks in our yards planting flowers, trimming trees and wondering what to do when that cute baby bunny is big enough to raid the garden. After a long winter,…

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As we head back to school, adopt these energy saving habits

By now, we’ve begun to (mostly) accept that summer is over. Kids are back at school; days are growing shorter and the leaves on trees are turning shades of orange and red.  The change of season…

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Fire up the grill and get ready for a safe summer

JUMP TO RECIPE                Jump to grill safety If nothing makes you happier than lighting up the grill on a summer evening, rest assured you’re not alone. In the United States, nearly 20% of…

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Your home water heater - tips for keeping the hot water flowing

After a busy day, nothing beats a hot bubble bath, especially during the cold winter months. Add a candle and some soothing music, and you’ve got a perfect little spa right in your own home. Most of…

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Get a step up on fall

After the summer storm season we had, chances are there’s some debris sitting in your gutters. Before you head up to dig it all out, make sure you’re following these commonsense safety tips to stay…

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Embrace fall with Grandma's recipes

      There’s something special about the return of routine in the fall. For some of us the end of summer means posting a new color-coded calendar on the fridge charting everyone’s school…