If you planned to make energy efficiency improvements to your home and receive Federal tax credits but missed the December 31st deadline we mentioned here, we have good news! Congress and President Obama passed legislation that extends federal tax credits for energy-saving upgrades another year. The tax credits were set to expire at the end of [...]
Common Signs of Home Energy Opportunities! / ¡Señales comunes de oportunidades para ahorrar energía en el hogar!
While a few inches of snow may be a nuisance to some, it presents an opportunity for those in the know. Inspect your roof as the snow melts and compare it to your neighbors. Snow melt is one easy way to identify inadequate insulation and air leakage in your attic. The pictures below show a few examples [...]
Is your furnace or water heater on the fritz? Are you thinking of insulating your attic or making other energy efficiency improvements? NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT! The federal tax credits for energy-efficient home improvements are set to expire at the end of next month. The credits offer consumers 30 percent, or up to $1,500, off the [...]
Did you hear the news? Arlington County chose APAH to partner and build the residential component of the new Arlington Mill Community Center on Columbia Pike. The Arlington Mill Residences will feature 122 committed affordable units, 80% of which will be family-sized and twelve of which will be set aside for supportive housing. Also, Arlington Mill Residences will [...]
Slay phantom loads that drain your energy dollars. Surprise! Your appliances use electricity and cost you money even when they are switched off. The same is true for your stereo, coffee maker, microwave, clock radio and other electronics. Yes, even chargers for cell phones and MP3 players may siphon energy when plugged in – even [...]
Congratulations on a job well done to ACE Board Member Dan Conant for a successful launch of the pilot Solar Raisers program this past weekend. This achievement has been anticipated by several local bloggers and the installation was also covered in TBD.com, Sun Gazette, and ArlNow.com. We would be remiss if we didn’t highlight this housing success too. [...]
On Saturday, October 16th at the Arlington Career Center, there will be many valuable free workshops at the Home Maintenance Workshop. The topics to be covered include plumbing, electricity, heating, A/C maintenance and how to improve your home’s comfort, health and energy efficiency. The event will be held from 10:30 am – 1:00 pm. For [...]
Do you live in Virginia and have you been thinking about replacing some appliances or water fixtures in your home? Today marks the start of a four-day sales tax holiday for WaterSense labeled products and ENERGY STAR appliances.
Watch HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan on PBS reflect on the American Dream and the average American family spending 52% of its income on housing and transportation costs. He said that driving further to find affordable housing has costs and that affordable transportation choices are essential to a strong economy and a healthy environment. Also, see Arlington’s [...]
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