Energy Savers & Green Building
From U-Factor to R-Value, SignatureContractors breaks down the important components of successful 21st century windows.
To gear up for the cold season, you might want to update your home heating system to guarantee the most effective and efficient performance long term.
Save money, stay warm, and enjoy the winter months by making these simple adjustments to your existing fireplace.
Before going ahead with a major window project for your home, it's important to assess whether a full replacement or potentially more affordable repair is best for your long term goals.
If you're already recycling, at-home composting might be the next environmentally friendly activity to add to your weekly regimen. Read on to learn more.
They may look a tad strange at first, but spherical pod-like houses could be the eco-smart way of the future.
We all know that an air conditioning unit can work wonders on improving your summertime fun. But which type of air conditioning system is best for you and your home?
Five steps toward getting your kitchen working at optimal efficiency while helping the environment at the same time.
Along with the windows themselves, window frames can have a huge impact on how your home maintains a desired temperature.
Eco-friendly choices on Turkey Day can also prove beneficial to your economics.
Eco-friendly advancements in home construction and remodeling figure to reach new heights in the decade ahead.
Green building trends are expanding into every portion of home remodeling, including those all important gutters and downspouts.
In the race to create a greener, more energy efficient home, geothermal heat pumps have become popular alternatives to traditional home heating systems.
In 2009, Green building and remodeling projects are expected to become an even more vital aspect of our economic recovery and environmental preservation.
Installing quality home insulation starts with finding a professional who can make sure your home's unique needs will be met year round.
Fans and window units are okay, but when summer really digs its heels in, central air can be a true life saver.
Some home owners are taking energy conservation to a whole new level, turning their houses into perfect net-zero energy abodes.
Energy efficiency experts like those at The Organic Mechanic can help you transition to a greener life by making the right home improvement choices.
A closer look at the pros and cons of radiant underfloor heating, and its hydronic, electric, and forced air varieties.
Usually an eyesore, home radiators are getting a much needed makeover from some clever artists.
The future of home improvement and the energy industry lies in green building projects, and few offer more potential than solar panels.
Big Bad Wolf jokes aside, "Straw Houses" are one of the popular new trends in smart, effective green building.
Signature Contractors sorts through the various eco-friendly lighting options currently on the market.
Signature Contractors offers an introductory guide to saving money and being environmentally smart with your new pool or hot tub.
Unsealed doors can slowly turn your home into an icebox in the winter, but there are plenty of options available to winterize your doors at a minimal cost.
Hunkering down for the freezing winter months need not mean watching your energy bills skyrocket. Here are some tips on being green when its white outside.
It's the age old debate for fireplace aficionados: wood or gas? We help break down the pros and cons of each type of fireplace.