The spring season is the ideal time to prepare cooling equipment for the hot summer months and ensure it operates at its highest efficiency.
"Heating and cooling is the single biggest energy consumer in a home, and accounts for about 40 percent of all the energy used by homeowners," said Stephen Yurek, president and CEO of AHRI. "That's why taking steps to ensure the unit is running as efficiently as possible can help offset cooling costs this summer."
(Family Features) Meals just taste better when you make them with fresh ingredients. So when you’re hosting a brunch, look for recipes that make the most of fresh, seasonal flavors, and ingredients that come from close to home.
• In-season fruits and vegetables tend to be better quality, have better flavor, and be less expensive. Whether you grow them yourself or get them at a farmers market or grocery store, take advantage of vitamin-rich produce at its peak. Use them in recipes or serve as part of a fruit and cheese plate.
Home remodeling and redecorating can be a fun and rewarding experience, but it can also be an awful lot of hard work. Among the many areas of focus for project work are stages of planning, getting any required licenses or permits, interviewing subcontractors and getting proposals with bids, looking over materials and making selections and making sure the entire project is on track and remains that way through completion.
(MCT)-Even before dawn breaks, workers at the lumberyard in Lynwood, Calif., were bustling around, getting a move on the day. Men in yellow safety vests drove flatbed trucks stacked to the brim with planks of wood.
Others were buzzing around in forklifts, ferrying more boards.
It's a scene that had John Cencak smiling in satisfaction and relief. After years of anxiously waiting for the economy to rebound, the vice president of Jones Wholesale Lumber Cos. is seeing an upswing.
Mortgage applications decreased 7.1 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending March 15, 2013.
In 2012, RE/MAX of New England donated $172,000.00 to community partners throughout New England. From participation with the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals to partnering with the Boston Celtics for the 7th Annual Home Court program, RE/MAX of New England is at the forefront of supporting the local communities in which they do business.