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This is the place to view the past and present contests put on by ActiveRain and its members. Everyone can join the
group and help encourage each other. Current contest will be highlighted posts so it's easy for you all to see. Let it
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AR's community takes the time to leave honest and transparent reviews of their experiences
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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
that will boost their business and increase their visibility in the community and beyond.
Earn points by partaking in these contest and climb the leaderboard
Do what's good for you and your business by participating
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Your Homepage will alert you of new questions in your state
A wonderful way to open a door to a possible new client
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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
State, County, City and Neighborhood pages make it easy for consumers to find what they're looking for.
Post your listings, school information, local events, market reports and more
Consumers peruse these pages for information
Farm your niche market and cover all the happenings in your neighborhood
If you think about it, saving some cash is just as good as getting a raise or working another job. Either way you have more money in your pocket. Here are a few suggestions to go green in Glenview to save some green in your life.
1. You may not realize it, but that old fridge in your basement may be costing you as much as $150 per year in energy costs over what a newer EnergyStar appliance would cost.
2. Do you have a programmable thermostat but don't use it much? You could be saving three to five percent of your power bill for every degree you turn your thermostat down in winter or up in summer. And a programmable thermostat can make it almost painless! Have it set to heat up your house a few degrees before you get up in the morning, and once everyone has gone off to work or school, set the thermostat to move the temperature back down a few degrees.
3. Why not dress up your water heater and water pipes this year? A new insulating jacket for the water heater will only set you back about $20, and insulation for the pipes is even less expensive than that. They'll pay for themselves in a short time.
4. Make a note on your calendar to clean your furnace's air filter once a month, at least during the time of the year when it will be running most.
5. In hot weather, run the dishwasher during the evening hours to avoid heating your home up during the warmest part of the day.
6. Use ceiling fans to circulate the air in your rooms, helping to heat and cool throughout the year.
7. Install new water-efficient toilets to save on the water bill. You may want to check with your local city government as many of them offer rebates to homeowners who save water this way.
8. Replace incandescent light bulbs with EnergyStar compact fluorescent bulbs. They may seem a bit funny looking at first, but when you see how much energy they can save, you'll be the one laughing.
9. Check the attic and add insulation if the old stuff is going flat or is non-existent.
10. If you have windows that face either the east or the west, you may want to add some shading to them if possible during the summer. If there are no trees on those sides of your home, consider putting up awnings to shield the windows from the sun. Do-it-yourself tinted window film is another fairly simple option.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.