Top 5 Ways to Save Energy With Window Treatments

Most apartments in Charlotte, NC, are constructed with energy-efficient materials that help reduce residents' monthly heating and cooling bills. Did you know you could also save even more money on energy bills by dressing your windows with energy-saving window treatments? Interior decorators call curtains, drapes, blinds and other window coverings "window treatments." The best, energy-saving window treatments…

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How to Prepare for a Power Outage

People living in Charlotte, NC, apartments sometimes report losing their electricity due to severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, flooding or, more rarely, brown-outs (sudden spiking of power usage during heat waves). Loss of power can also happen unexpectedly when transformers blow or electric company workers replace old wiring and poles. Do you remember the last time you lost your…

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3 Ways You Can Recycle More Today

Recycling can be a little daunting at first. People may think they have to examine every piece before they place it in one container or another. But recycling at home doesn't have to be complicated if you know the basics. Keep these tips in mind before you throw anything else away.  Paper, Plastic, Metal  All…

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How Much Water Should You Drink a Day?

Everyone knows they're supposed to drink water throughout the day, but not everyone wants to swap out their coffee or soda for something as seemingly boring as water. There's also quite a bit of confusion about how much water a person is supposed to drink, largely because official health reports can be both confusing and…

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