Tag Archives: Energy Efficiency

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Going Green? Four Steps to Finding a Sustainable Apartment

Apartment dwellers have less control over the structure and fixtures in their residences than home owners, even if they are able to exercise the same personal and lifestyle choices, such as recycling, reducing water usage and reusing things whenever possible. However, there are an increasing number of apartment buildings and complexes being built or remodeled [...]
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Finding Power Sources in Emergency Situations

In an emergency situation, access to a reliable power source is incredibly important. We never know when something is going to go wrong, and so we have to be prepared for any situation. Modern generators and power sources come in a variety of different models, and each one has some benefits and drawbacks for different [...]
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Latest Trends In Energy Efficient Appliances

We are not strangers to energy efficient appliances. Since the realization of our increasingly depleting resources, experts have taken it upon themselves to device new household appliances to help lessen the use of electricity and water. How Much Energy Do Inefficient Appliances Consume? Quite a lot, if you ask me. But since we are going [...]
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Going Solar: Choosing The Right Solar Panels

Choosing the right solar panels can be a pretty daunting task.  You may feel swamped by the fact that there are lots of calculations that need to be made, and lots of different qualitative factors to consider.  It’s a tough decision, but one that needs to be made if you’re looking to make the switch [...]
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Renovate Your Home Without Breaking The Bank

You renovate a home based on three things: you want to freshen up your space a little, your needs changed, or you want increase the value of your home. And of course, you want to do it the most quick, easy, and inexpensive way. No matter how trendy and expensive your home is, it gets [...]
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Repairing Leaky Faucets

In this economic time, it’s a priority to save money wherever possible. Unfortunately, whenever we have a few extra bucks to spend, it seems like something always gets in the way – including home improvement projects. Small problems, like leaky faucets, put an extra drain on your wallet. Fortunately, leaky faucets are pretty simple to [...]
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Improving Energy Efficiency in Three Simple Steps

With some knowledge and understanding, you can create an environment for yourself and loved ones that is energy efficient and comfortable. Whether you need repairs done to the plumbing or you have questions concerning electrical work, it’s important to decipher when you should do the repairs yourself and when you need to hire a professional [...]
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Your Home’s R Value – Attic Insulation Do-it-Yourself Guide

Why Should You Care About R Value? R value (resistance to heat flow) may not seem that crucial, but it could be costing you money! Insulation is a material you probably spend precious little time thinking about. Until sub zero (or sweltering) weather, a three-digit utility bill or chilly drafts start to come, and you [...]
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Air Duct Cleaning

Regular cleaning of your home's air ducts helps prevent major maintenance issues, promotes good health for your family and reduces your home energy expenses.
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Top Ten Ways to Winterize Your Home

Keep the cold outside and the warmth inside this winter by taking advantage of these cheap and easy steps to winterize your home.