10 Signs You Need New Siding

May 21st, 2015

Unless there’s an obvious gaping hole, most homeowners don’t make it a priority to replace their siding. Unfortunately, that might be a mistake. Siding doesn’t last forever, and when it starts to get old and crack, it can lead to…

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Why Utility Companies Provide Rebates

May 12th, 2015

Why are there Utility Rebates? Seattle City Light recently had a mail in offer for a free LED light bulb. It arrived in an attractive recyclable package with information about why this one bulb makes a difference. As they put…

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Air conditioning in Seattle?

Do You Really Need Air Conditioning in Seattle?

May 5th, 2015

When you think of Seattle, you probably picture mild temperatures and overcast skies, which is the average weather forecast for most of the year. But when the summer heat reaches the high 80s and 90s, you’ll have been so used…

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5 Ways to Get the Most out of your Tax Refund

April 28th, 2015

By now most Americans have filed their taxes and are dreaming about where to spend their refund. Over 40% of us get a tax refund with an average of $3000(1). While many will use their refund to pay down debt,…

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Water Conservation Ideas

10 Easy Steps You Can Take Towards Water Conservation

April 21st, 2015

In California a four year drought has led to severe water restriction legislation and a tough time for farmers. According to scientists, it started to become drier across the west coast after the last strong El Nino, which was 17…

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10 Remodels That Will Make Your Pets Happy

April 14th, 2015

For many people, pets are more than just faithful companions. They’re family, and when the current layout of the house isn’t ideal for the pets trying to live there, it may be time to make some adjustments. For some, these…

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How Are Our Green Habits?

April 6th, 2015

This Earth Day are you a shining green example or a greenhorn when it comes energy efficient habits at home and in your community?  In our semi-annual Northwest Energy Survey, we asked homeowners about their green practices, and findings released this…

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11 Ways You Might Not Have Thought of to Save Energy

April 1st, 2015

Some people don’t turn their heat on until the first snow hits in November. Others have been known to drape their freshly washed clothes on their furniture in the winter instead of putting them in the dryer. These are just…

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Belltown Neighborhood Seattle

Can we still boast our iconic Seattle weather? Hot summer trends and 2015 forecast.

March 12th, 2015

Cherry blossoms in full force a month before their average bloom date. Photo taken in the Belltown neighborhood, downtown Seattle on March 8th, 2015. On January 26, we set a new record high temperature of 63 degrees, and have had…

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Are there now Federal Energy Tax Credits for 2014?

March 11th, 2015

Yes! It’s true. After telling us that the federal energy tax credit days were over, the government decided in January of 2015 to allow them for some products installed in 2014. No word on 2015. If you did some energy…

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