by Rachel Summers Facebook Twitter
Renewable energy is expected, by 2018, to become 25% of global gross power. This is a 20% increase over 2011 statistics, and a 19% increase over 2006. More energy companies are realizing that individuals and homeowners are more concerned than ever about using renewable energy, meaning the competition is heating up.
If you’re looking to change your energy supplier, there are plenty of resources online that can help. Experts over at Australian Reviewer have written plenty about this new generation of energy companies, and even large tech companies are picking up on the trend. Intel has its solar project in Folsom, California – and Microsoft now gets at least 80% of its electricity from renewable sources. Google is even aiming to be 100% renewable by this year.
If you’re looking to learn more about renewable energy, or find a new energy company for your home or business, these are some of the best around.
by Jennifer Scott
We all know how absolutely essential managing your personal finances is, and this article will provide some simple ideas that you can easily implement.
Whether you’re saving for a rainy day, making sure you’re covered if the car breaks down or the washer breaks, planning a vacation, budgeting to pay off credit cards, or trying to make significant investments like buying a house, managing your personal finances is essential.
While not everyone needs to use smart finances to get out of debt, absolutely everyone wants to know how to make the most out of their earnings, and enjoy a higher quality lifestyle, that is stable and financially secure.
The following tips aren’t published in a book anywhere, and they’re not something we teach in school however they are points that everyone who is savvy when it comes to savings, investments and outgoings are well aware of. Read more…
by Alex Omelchenko of Apex Window Werks
If you have called a professional for an assessment of your windows and they have recommended you replace them, you need to be able to make an informed, smart decision about whether this is truly necessary or whether you could save money by repairing your old windows. Either way, we advise getting more than one quote and finding trusted and well-reviewed companies via word of mouth, contacting local preservation commissions/societies or online reviewing sites.
by Alex Omelchenko of Apex Window Werks
Environmental awareness and clean living are currently a hot topic, especially when it comes to energy and how to reduce energy use in the home.
This article will discuss how the wrong kind of windows can be a major source of heat loss and therefore energy loss in your home, which can over time lose you money.
Windows are a major source of heat loss in your home, so it is important to try to reduce energy use by using the right kind of installations.
So, what are the advantages and disadvantages of different kinds of windows? A basic window consists of windows, a frame and some sort of covering, like blinds or curtains. How can we make these components better insulators and budget savers in the long term? Read more…
by Elliot Bratby of ReadElliotReid.com
When winter hits with full force, we’re all going to try to beat those winter blues by looking for warm, cosy places to hide. And chances are, if you’re like the rest of us, as the temperature falls you could do with a few tips, not just to stay dry but also to keep your spirits high.
So here are ten of the best things you can do to survive the Winter months, and maybe even come out the other side a better you!
By Tim Smith, for Modernize.com
With talks of an inevitable polar vortex this coming winter, homeowners are trying every trick in the book to reduce electrical costs.
Electricity is downright expensive when temperatures dip low, both day and night. Make a promise to yourself that’s easy to keep by saving money with these surefire conservation tips.
By Jane Blanchard for Modernise
Shabby Chic is a decorating trend so popular that it’s become a new classic. Its mix of whimsical pieces and patterns and comfortable fabrics make it a go-to when it comes to bedroom décor. When putting together the ultimate Shabby Chic bedroom, you don’t have to look far for inspiration. Here are six bedrooms that are sure to inspire and guide your inner decorating diva.
by Tim Smith of Modernize
Whether you need to refresh some outdated features so you can sell your house soon or you are just ready to rejuvenate your living space, you can completely transform the look of your home for less than $1,000 per room. All cost estimates are from the 2014 cost vs value survey.
By Tim Smith of Modernize
If you think it’s necessary to spend $65,000 on a complete kitchen remodel to really add value to a property, step back and take a breath. Today’s real estate market isn’t solely concentrated on replacing kitchen appliances and adding brand-new hardwood flooring throughout the space. Small renovations are making bigger waves than huge investments, allowing your next project to be a possible DIY situation with money to spare.
John Valentine explains the solar passive house, using solar thermal mass technology.