Feature Stories

Well water is your responsibility
If you rely on a well or spring for your water, you should have it tested yearly
A seed that grew deep roots
North Carolina’s Cooperative Extension Service at 100—Part 1
Metal roofing
Metal roofing can cool your energy expenses and last longer than traditional roofing
Seal it up
Looking for leaks and sealing them pays off in energy cost savings
Window film Q & A
Uses include minimizing cooling costs, cutting glare, creating privacy, reflecting heat inside and more
Hiring an  energy contractor
Before you make home improvements for energy efficiency, get a professional energy audit
Energy-saving HVAC systems
Climate, costs, and technology matter in choosing among the options
Hot options
When purchasing a water heater, size and energy factor rating matter
Where the wild things are
Get up close to animals in the Piedmont and the mountains
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