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Habitat for Humanity Seeks Used Vehicles

Habitat for Humanity Seeks Used Vehicles

In recognition of Earth Day, Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County (Habitat Bergen) encourages the community to recycle their used cars and vehicles to help build homes and hope for…

School lunches are gold mines for recycling, reusing and replenishing

School lunches are gold mines for recycling, reusing and replenishing

From an early age, children can roll up their sleeves and get involved in helping reduce the amount of trash they produce by participating in recycling programs. Across the country,…

Why invest in insulation during a renovation?

Why invest in insulation during a renovation?

When it comes to enhancing the value and comfort of a home, most homeowners will opt to address the cosmetic features of a home when completing a renovation project. Yet,…

Sowing the seeds of spring: How to start your garden indoors

Sowing the seeds of spring: How to start your garden indoors

While cooler temperatures slowly fade, gardeners across the country eagerly await the arrival of spring – and the chance to get outdoors and grow something. If gardening is your passion,…

Eliminate VOCs when planning a home remodel

Eliminate VOCs when planning a home remodel

Remodeling a home’s decor leaves the space feeling fresh and new – something which all family members will enjoy for years to come. However, a home remodel can do more…

Add value to your home with smart spring home improvements

Add value to your home with smart spring home improvements

Snow, blizzards, Arctic winds and damaging ice storms have wreaked havoc across the country this winter. While it may feel as though spring will never come, building experts suggest that…

Geothermal systems provide energy independence for more homeowners

Geothermal systems provide energy independence for more homeowners

For years Dwight Nadig and his wife suffered through the cold winters in their York, Pa., ranch-style home, originally built in 1979. “We have no access to natural gas in…

Resolve to reduce waste this year

Resolve to reduce waste this year

Americans produce 25 percent more household waste during the holiday season – that’s an extra 1.2 million tons of trash per week from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day. Here are…

Bacteria lurking in your home plumbing

Bacteria lurking in your home plumbing

Many people are already familiar with the benefits of soft water for their skin and hair and how it significantly reduces energy consumption and increases the life of heaters, appliances…

How to make household drafts a thing of the past

How to make household drafts a thing of the past

With the onset of cooler weather, now is the ideal time for homeowners to consider the efficiency of their heating systems. Drafts, gaps and poor insulation throughout the building envelope…

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