Mary Virginia Boutwell | 7/10/2010 2:29:53 AM
Improving the energy efficiency of your home is an important and responsible step. Being energy efficient can save you up to one-third on your annual energy bills. Improved energy efficiency also has a positive effect on the environment.
Energy-efficiency improvements can be made to an existing home, even when you're not renovating. You can start by simply replacing old light bulbs with newer compact fluorescent bulbs. When remodeling, you can improve energy efficiency by selecting energy-efficient fixtures and/or Energy Star appliances. Energy Star is a non-regulatory, government-supported program that helps protect the environment while saving money for the individual. Appliances and household products marked by an Energy Star have met strict guidelines created by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy.
It is an issue that affects everyone.
Have you ever experienced the hair-pulling, nerve-wracking frustration of trying to find an important record when you need it on short notice?
You and your family go through many stages. Each change brings the need to add, delete and update family records. If your basic records are well-organized, changes are easy to make.Organize Your Important Papers: What to Keep and Where is a guide to record keeping that will help you work out a personalized and efficient system for preserving and safeguarding important family papers. Moreover, it will provide a handy reference for deciding what items to keep, why you need to keep them, how long to keep them and where they should be kept.