Tag Archives: Energy Efficiency

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Central Air Conditioning Maintenance & Cleaning

Keeping your central air conditioning system in good working order is easy to do. Learn about ways to save money and extend the life of your central air system.
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Wood Burning Stoves

Save money on home heating costs with an efficient space heating wood stove. Our guide will show you how to select and install a wood or pellet stove.
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Fireplace Design Ideas

To pull off a fireplace design that is unique, energy efficient and complements your home decor, follow these tips and ideas on fireplace design and decor!
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Wood Fireplace Inserts

You can increase the efficiency of your older home fireplace with a wood fireplace insert, but is an insert right for your fireplace? In this guide we'll give you tips and advice on fireplace inserts.
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Fireplace Venting Options

Venting your fireplace depends on the type of fireplace to be installed and your budget, fireplace fuel preference and overall fireplace design, as well as the climate in which you live.
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Vent Free Gas Fireplaces

The blue flame of a vent-free fireplace is designed to provide nearly complete fuel combustion, resulting in less carbon monoxide and soot than a vented model.
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Ten Ways to Lower Home Air Conditioning Costs

With summer around the corner and warmer temperatures on the way it’s a good time to plan ways to lower your home air conditioning. This year especially, with energy costs rising, we all want to stay cool and comfortable at home without spending a fortune! So, we have compiled a list of the top ten [...]
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Rotor House: Avant-Garde Architecture, Small Footprint

So, how do you put an entire home into only 36 square meters (387.5 square feet)? Designed by Luigi Colani, the prototype Rotor House features some pretty ingenious space saving to fit kitchen, bathroom, sleeping quarters an a little spare living space into the ultra compact living space. Taking a page from the mobile home [...]
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Benefits of Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)

Insulated or Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs) give you all the benefits that have made concrete popular over the years. Concrete forms offer the same wind and fire resistance, but also offer an additional built in layers of foam insulation. Homes built with insulated concrete forms offer homeowners greater energy efficiency and less noise pollution from [...]
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Energy Star Appliances Conserve Money & Resources

You may have heard the term ‘Energy Star’ or seen the labels on various appliances, but what is the Energy Star program? The Energy Star program is a voluntary labeling program sponsored by the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency. The Energy Star label helps businesses and consumers easily identify highly efficient products, [...]