Your Home – September 2009

Check Yourself Hiring a professional to conduct a home energy audit is a great way to determine how much energy your home consumes and what you can do to make it more efficient – but it also can be expensive.  You can, however, easily conduct your own.  Use the following guidelines from the U.S. Department of Energy and keep a checklist of areas you inspect and problems you find. Air leaks:  You might be able to save 5 percent to 30 percent a year on your energy bills by finding and fixing... Read more »

Winners of August’s $50.00 RowHouse Restaurant Gift Certificates

Congratulations to Don Taylor and Emily Olson for winning the two $50.00 gift certificates for the month of August, for the fabulous RowHouse Restaurant! 2 gift certificates will be given away each and every month of this year. Be sure and enter – your odds are great and the restaurant is fantastic. For further details, read the contest entry page.  Read more »

Your Home – August 2009

Tile Choices Made Easy Not all tiles are alike. Some are more durable and wear-resistant than others. And with so many colors and styles available, choosing one that’s right for your home can be a challenge. Before you buy, here’s what you need to know from the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA). Ceramic tile is less expensive than other types and come in two styles: porcelain and non-porcelain. Non-porcelain tile is suitable for light to moderate traffic, but it is more prone... Read more »