6 Ways to Save Energy on Laundry

6 Ways to Save Energy on Laundry

Did you know that the average family of four washes almost 400 loads of laundry a year? Your laundry could be adding up over time – and we don’t mean the clothes in your laundry basket! Washing and drying clothes uses a lot of energy, but it doesn’t have to with these 6 ways to save money on your water and energy bills while doing laundry.

7 Tips to Protect Your Personal Information

7 Tips to Protect Your Personal Information

We’ve all heard about phone and email scams, where hackers try to gain access to your personal information by posing as a company you do business with. With these scams on the rise, we wanted to share 7 tips to keep your information safe and secure so you don’t become a victim of a phishing scam.

3 Unique Grilling Recipes for your Next BBQ!

Living in Northern New England, we spend most of our snowy winters longing for summertime and warmer days. That’s why, when grilling season rolls around, we’re more than ready to fire up the gas grill for those backyard BBQ’s!

This summer, we’ve rounded up some unique side dishes that you can cook on the grill alongside your main meal. If you missed last year’s healthy grilling recipes, be sure to check them out.

We recommend using a propane gas grill for precise temperature control, no charcoal mess, and easy clean up! And since propane is an EPA certified green energy, gas grills are better for the environment than alternative options.

Now, let’s get cooking! Scroll through the slides for the recipes.

Photo credit: How Sweet It Is

Grilled Corn with Bacon Butter and Cotija Cheese

Ingredients (serves 6)

  • 6 ears of corn
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 slices bacon, cooked & crumbled
  • 3-4 ounces cotija cheese, crumbled
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Black pepper

Get the full recipe from How Sweet It Is.

Photo credit: Feasting at Home

Grilled Potato Salad with Black Garlic Vinaigrette

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1 ½ pounds baby potatoes
  • 4 cloves black garlic
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chives
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh dill and cilantro

Get the full recipe from Feasting at Home.

Photo credit: She Likes Food

Grilled Cucumbers with Creamy Feta Dip

Ingredients (serves 4)

Grilled Cucumbers:

  • 10 baby cucumbers
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 pinch of salt

Feta Dip:

  • 6 ounces plain green non-fat yogurt
  • ½ cup feta cheese
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon dill, chopped
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt

Get the full recipe from She Likes Food.

Benefits of a Home Heating Budget Plan

Benefits of a Home Heating Budget Plan

As we approach summer in New England, we are happily turning down the thermostat, putting away the snow shovel, and pulling out the grill. The last thing we want to think about is next winter, but now is the perfect time to plan ahead and budget for your heating bills!

18 Green Energy Tips for Earth Day

18 Green Energy Tips for Earth Day

Earth Day, celebrated annually on April 22nd, is a global environmental movement that raises awareness for protecting our natural resources by “going green” and reducing waste and energy use.

Many homeowners want to be more energy efficient, or “green.” From bigger projects to small changes, there are many green-living solutions to make your home more environmentally friendly.