Green Living Inside and Out

Green Living Inside and Out

Living an eco-friendly green lifestyle does not translate to giving up some of the nicer things in life. In fact, greener lifestyles often lead to richer lifestyles in several different ways. And, you will always know you are contributing to reducing our carbon footprint. Our “green” topics today start with a look at new HVAC systems that are energy efficient, reliable, and provide homeowners value by reducing electric consumption. Then, we take it out to the back yard to see how mosquitoes can be kept at bay using a unique treatment that is safe for pets and humans. Finally, we

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Discover the Efficiency of Amana

Discover the Efficiency of Amana

What do you do when that old AC unit starts causing problems or stops working? The good news is that there are affordable, energy-efficient, and environmentally-friendly options on the market today. Joining Debi Marie is Jim Fisher from Goodman Manufacturing, and Cameron Carrow, Owner of PMS Mechanical, to show us “Think Green” trends in terms of heating and cooling. Jim and Cameron cover the latest trends in new HVAC technology, including how energy efficient systems are lowering utility bills. Newer units are quieter, more cost effective (lower electric bills) and environmentally friendly. Also, issues of reliability and value are discussed

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Taking Back the Backyard

Taking Back the Backyard

With summer comes the enjoyment of the great outdoors, even if it is only the backyard. Ah yes, the patio lifestyle, kicking back, sipping a cool drink, eating meals hot off the grill. And then…the unwanted guests….MOSQUITOES! Michael and Carmen are homeowners plagued by mosquitoes in their back yard. An understanding of mosquitoes, and how they reproduce, thanks to Stanton E. Cope Ph.D, Terminix Director of Entomology & Regulatory Services, reveals the first steps to be taken to begin eliminating the pests. Richard Russell, Terminix Service Technician demonstrates the actual service offered by Terminix to eliminate mosquito problems. At the

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An Education On Solar for Today’s Homeowners

An Education On Solar for Today’s Homeowners

Meet Millie. She’s a 12 year old enthusiast for solar energy, and along with solar energy technical expert Andy, she has a message for homeowners. Solar panels on your home are not for rich people. In fact, with Vivint’s ideas, solar energy becomes an option that may significantly reduce your utility bill, and the best part, you don’t have to pay for the solar energy system. Why have Millie talk to home owners about solar energy? Because if she can understand how it works, so can a grown-up who owns a house. Consider this: the earth gets more energy from

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Thinking Green Can Save You Green

Thinking Green Can Save You Green

On this edition of Think Green, we focus on the money side of living greener. The environment is always at the forefront, but green technology is contributing to living more economical lifestyles. First, we address an American dream; home ownership and acquiring a first house, and how mortgage insurance could be a key component to make dream come true. Then, we visit one community where electric vehicles are the norm, and contribute to keeping the cost of living under control. Finally, we visit a house in Maryland to examine measures homeowners can take to reduce energy usage; good for the

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Mortgage Insurance and Buying your First Home

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Meet Vanessa and Mark. Like many Americans, living in an apartment building, waiting for their chance to move out, and into a home. With a growing family, they work hard to build up their worth, looking forward to the day they have saved enough to make a down payment on their first house. Joining Debi Marie is Matt Young, Senior VP of Sales with Genworth Mortgage Insurance Corporation, to talk about mortgage insurance, which could prove to be a perfect fit for someone looking for a first home, like Vanessa and Mark. After answering questions about how mortgage insurance works,

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Living a More Energy Efficient Lifestyle

Living a More Energy Efficient Lifestyle

Green Spaces visits a home in Maryland to talk with energy experts from Constellation. They are a leading national provider of electricity, natural gas and energy related products and services for homes and businesses. Different experts explain the measures a homeowner can take to reduce energy usage and potentially save money, by purchasing electricity and gas from a trusted provider. Also covered are ways to manage and maintain heating and air conditioning systems and appliances in a home. Competitive energy markets have given consumers more control over managing costs. There are many options and suppliers for consumers to choose from

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Keefe Family Military Makeover – Episode 4

Keefe Family Military Makeover – Episode 4

There are families across this country that look just like any other in America, but there is something different. In each case, there is a loved one who has made the commitment to defend the United States of America. Join R. Lee Ermey and a battalion of good folks from around the country in a project to change the lives of one more military family. Meet Bianca and Robert Keefe, and their three children. Marine 1st Lt. Robert Keefe’s Humvee hit an Improvised Explosive Devices during deployment, causing severe spine injuries and rendering him unable to continue military service. Designing

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