July is here and that means fun in the sun, Independence Day, and fireworks! For many of us it’s the time of the year to be outdoors with friends and family.
To make outdoor entertaining more satisfying, go In the Garden with Rebecca Cole for tons of great design and garden tips to make your backyard the envy of the neighborhood. And to make yourself the envy of your neighbors, check out Karel’s Korner for advice on exercising your mind and body.
Our friends at Quiet Solution, the makers of Quiet Rock Soundproof Drywall and Grand Hall, the makers of the Eternal Hybrid Water Heater have been kind enough to share some handy information that can lower your stress level during the hot summer months. Serious Materials, the parent company of Quiet Solution, have recently announced that it has acquired Alpen Windows. Alpen Windows is the “green” leader in energy efficient, high performance windows and glass, uniquely constructed to save energy and money. Plus, learn about the latest and greatest in “green” water heating with the Eternal Hybrid Water Heating System. It’s also designed to save energy, lower your utility bill and minimize greenhouse gas emissions to near zero levels.
And speaking of saving energy, with temperatures rising as fast as oil prices, there’s no better time to become energy efficient and On The House has you covered. All you need to do is enter our new contest; the Energy Efficiency Challenge. One lucky winner will be walk away with a Lennox High Efficiency Air Conditioner, an Eternal Hybrid Water Heater from Grand Hall, and a Whole House SuperFan from wholehousefan.com!
Are there more energy saving tax credits on the horizon? Tune into our radio program on July 12th as we will be joined by U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer, representing Oregon's third district, who will discuss his work on the Committee on Ways and Means, including the recently passed "Energy and Tax Extenders Act of 2008," which includes tax incentives for energy efficiency upgrades to the home.
Can you believe that we are halfway through the year? Go have some fun in the sun and we’ll see you in August!