Right at Home
December, 2013 - Issue #110
Prepare Now for 2014
Is there a remodel in your future? With the uptick in the economy, well-respected contractors are now averaging multi-month waits for quality add ons and remodeling work.

What should you do now? "Get on it early," advises Randal Winter, owner of Randal G. Winter Construction, Inc. "The best contractors in the business are getting swamped, with good reason. Homeowners should make it their New Year's resolution to make sure they have the right company and really know what they want to see in their new kitchen, bath or add on. There are wonderful options available for most budgets, so use this time now to connect with the right contractor and make a plan. Come Holiday Season 2014, you can be preparing Thanksgiving dinner in a gorgeous new kitchen. Just don't delay!" 799-8089

A Smart Investment in any Season
According to the US Department of Energy, leaky and inefficient windows, skylights and doors account for up to 25 percent of the average household's energy bills. Some sources estimate as high as 40 percent.
The colder or hotter the climate, the greater you're heating or cooling costs and the greater potential you have to save money on energy costs. Nearly everyone can benefit by replacing leaky, inefficient windows with modern energy-efficient windows. Depending on your location, you can cut energy costs by as much as 15 percent.

To find out more about the many benefits of energy-efficient windows and doors, visit Preferred Glass & Windows' showroom. 298-2165

$200 Rebates for Washing Machines still Available
When you purchase a high-efficiency washing machine with a water factor of 4.0 or less, you can score a $200 rebate. Your new machine will typically use about half as much water as a standard machine and, with this rebate, the price is now comparable to much-less-efficient washers. The list of eligible machines is available at local appliance retailers.
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