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Top 10 remodeling projects for Austin homes in 2011-2012

Is your Austin home in need of a new look for the new year? Check out the list below for remodeling projects that, according to the Remodeling 2011-12 Cost vs. Value Report (www.costvsvalue.com), will get you the largest returns on your investment. Look up! Turn that musty, unfinished attic in your Austin home into a bedroom with […]

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Saving money on heating costs

With temperatures finally starting to drop in the Texas capital, more Austinites are wearing sweaters and coats for the first time in several months. Though homeowners throughout Austin may still be cooling their homes, soon they’ll want to keep the heat inside as much as possible. Below we’ve listed ways to stay cozy without breaking […]

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Saving money on cooling costs

Although fall is finally upon us, we still haven’t left the sweltering summer Texas heat behind. Unless you’re taking proper action, it’s likely that your electric bill is also feeling the heat. Below are a few tips to keep cool while lowering your electric bill. Program your thermostat Make sure to program your thermostat so […]

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New changes to Austin’s energy efficiency ordinance

In June 2009, the Austin City Council approved the Energy Conservation Audit Disclosure (ECAD) Ordinance. The aim of this ordinance was to make Austin homes more energy efficient, and it required some homeowners serviced by Austin Energy to have an energy audit performed on their home prior to selling. To date, more than 4,000 energy audits have […]

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Resolve to be more energy efficient in 2011

Do you have any New Year’s resolutions for 2011? Maybe you have vowed to get more exercise or spend more time volunteering. Why not also make 2011 the year you cut down on living expenses and help the environment by making smarter, energy-saving decisions at home? Below, we have listed five actions you might consider […]

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