Tag Archives: Energy Efficiency

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The Low Down on Whole House Evaluation

Sometimes called an energy audit, a whole house evaluation is essentially a complete inspection of a home’s heating, ventilation and cooling (HVAC) system, done to check for and correct problems and inefficiencies. A whole house evaluation can identify any problem areas which can make your home more comfortable and save you more energy in the [...]
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5 DIY Steps to Ensure Your House is Warm this Winter

Nobody likes a cold house so why not arrange plumbing insurance, turn up the heating and do a bit of DIY? There’s nothing worse than a cold breeze, so visit your local home store and show off your handy work. Here are 5 ways to make your house cosy – without calling a plumber. Bleed [...]
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Taking Care of Double Glazing

Double glazing is a great investment. The benefits of quality double glazed windows are numerous. Not only does double glazing reduce your carbon footprint, and save you money on heating bills, it also makes your home more comfortable, and has a noise reducing effect. There are many initiatives promoting double glazed windows. Nottingham council ran [...]
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The New Wave of Discreet and Stylish Solar Power for Your Home

The environmental and financial benefits of solar panels cannot be disputed. Installing solar panels will reduce your carbon footprint, reduce your electricity bills and earn you an average of 11% rate of return on investment from the government-introduced Feed-in Tariff. A point that is sometimes raised however is the appearance of the panels, as some [...]
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Multi-Tasking Solar Screens are “Green”

One of the best secrets for “Going Green” is an item that isn’t just energy efficient, but enhances the comfort of your family’s home life as well. Shade is an Asset If you happen to live in an area where big beautiful shade trees are nowhere in sight, there is an increased burden in the [...]
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Tour of Affordable Homes Spotlights Comfort and Elegance

The Street of Dreams typically showcases the latest in home luxury and design, and while many of us can enjoy the tour each summer, few can afford the opulence on display. Keeping in tune with the economic downturn and the need to build more sustainable homes, the Street of Affordable Homes in Portland, Oregon offers [...]
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Seven Not-so-Difficult Ways to Live More Sustainably

Living sustainably means developing habits and making lifestyle choices that are consistent with protecting and maintaining the Earth’s ecological balance. This may sound like a lofty and intimidating goal, but sustainable living is really about making small, manageable choices and developing good, environmentally conscious habits. In fact, making a difference in one’s environmental footprint is [...]
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Top Five Tips to Make Your Home Green

There’s been a lot of talk in the last few years regarding recycling and clean living, and it seems to be catching on in a big way. Environmental consciousness and healthy living trends have led to new industry booms as the corporate world rushes to take advantage of our new interests. In this case, that [...]
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Spending Green vs. Living Green

If spring fever has hit you and you’re already thinking about all of the projects you want to do to improve your home this spring, then you’re probably also thinking about what kind of budget you have to work with. It’s hard to stick to a budget as you flip t hrough beautifully colored, shiny [...]
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Save Money By Building an Energy Efficient Home

If you are not yet a homeowner and you are planning to build a new home from the bottom up, there are numerous techniques that you can use to make your home more energy friendly. New homeowners can reap many benefits through the construction of energy efficient homes. Factor in Climate The ideal energy efficient [...]