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Helping to make our society more green and energy independent one blog post at a time

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Being and Living Green: How Everyone can Help our Environment Become Squeaky Clean

Air pollution in many cities is caused by emissions that are produced from automobiles. Other issues pollute the environment too, such as household waste. However, if you make a few small changes, your contributions will benefit everyone in your community.   Save Energy The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reported that homeowners can lower carbon emissions by using less energy throughout the day. When families leave their lights on, various energy sources are used at power plants, which

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How Aromatherapy can Create a "Greener" and Healthier Home

There are few things that can make a home more inviting and pleasant to be in than a wonderful scent. Of course, everything from the kids' smelly shoes and your pets to grease from cooking and more can impact the smell of your home. Many people go to great lengths to overcome these smells and to improve the odor in their space. For example, it is common to spray air fresheners, to use deodorizers on your carpeting and even to light candles in various rooms in the home. While these are common ste

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New Technology that will Make your Home More Energy Efficient

In the past few years, there have been advances in energy efficiency that make investing in efficient appliances and upgrades more cost-effective. The basic principles that help homeowners save energy have been known for a long time, but it is only recently that energy efficient tech has become cheap enough to make the investment worthwhile. This article will discuss some of the best ways to save energy in the home and discuss the recent advances that have made it worthwhile to upgrade the home.

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5 Myths About Gas Prices Everyone Thinks are True

When the price of gas increases at the pump, there is a lot of speculation as to the reason. Over the years, people have heard several myths as to why prices rise and who is to blame. As a result, there are several misconceptions surrounding this essential commodity. The following is a list of the five most popular myths about the price of gas. Fighting in the Middle East always causes Higher Prices While turmoil in the Middle East seems to be a recurring news story, the fighting may have litt

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5 Ways to Maximize your Indoor Air Quality

You might take steps to ensure the food and water you drink is clean and healthy. But what about the air you breathe in your body thousands of times per day? Are you making sure that is clean, too? Air pollution is detrimental to humans, causing respiratory diseases, asthma and other sickness. Read on to discover ways to improve your indoor air quality. Keep Smoke Out Tobacco is the leading cause of preventable death in America. Thousands of toxic chemicals enter the body with one puff, and over

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7 Ways to Create a Green and Family Friendly Home

If you are a home owner or are looking to buy a home, you should consider the importance of having an energy efficient and family friendly home. A green home will keep your energy bills down and will be helpful for the environment. There are many green communities like the ones found at Princeton Classic Homes in Texas. Below, you can find out what they are doing to accomplish this with these seven tips. Fluorescent lighting Switching to fluorescent lighting in your home will cut down on your

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3 Energy-Efficient Heating Strategies for Your Office

Maintaining an energy efficient environment is one of the most discussed issues in the international forums. Although it may appear to be a complex issue, it is actually simpler than you would think. The following are a few energy efficient heating tips for your office. A Heating Maintenance Program Make sure that you have a maintenance program for air conditioning and venting systems. Ensure that you:   Clean air filters every month. Clean refrigerant coils, water, evaporators, condensers and

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Home Improvement: How New Innovative Technology can Make your Home More Energy Efficient

The amount of energy-efficient innovations on the market is at an all-time high. This is great news for the homeowners who wish to cut down on electrical costs. Here is how new technology can make your home more efficient. Rainwater Harvesting System Investing in a rainwater harvesting system will certainly help you to live an eco-friendly lifestyle. Not only are rain collection systems very inexpensive, but they are also relatively simple to install. The stored rainwater can be used for a vari

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5 Home Energy Efficiecy Fails Everyone Makes in the Summer Time

Creating an eco-friendly home doesn't just mean switching off lights before heading out of the house or installing Energy Star appliances. Many families just need to change a few common habits in order to cut down on energy consumption. Before carrying out an expensive “green” overhaul of your home, take a look at these 5 mistakes that many families make during the summer without even realizing it.   1. Using Insulation Rolls and Batts Checking on insulation should be a yearly habit for ever

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Home Restoration: How to Make Your Home "Green" and Energy Efficient

Making your home eco-friendly doesn't need to be an expensive or time-consuming chore. In fact, most families only need to make a few small changes around their house in order to cut down on their carbon footprint. Here is a look at five simple steps that you can take today to lower energy bills and potentially remove some toxins within your own home. Switch to Plant-Based Cleaners There is a long list of unhealthy chemicals sitting under the kitchen sink in most homes. Some of these common cle

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7 Cutting Edge Ways to Make your Home More Energy Efficient

There are many benefits to making your home more energy efficient. It will save you an enormous sum of money in utility bills and will also give you the great feeling of knowing that you are doing your part to protect the environment. Here are seven cutting edge ways to make your home more energy efficient. Install Solar Panels Instead of counting on your power company to heat your home, you can harness the natural power of the sun with solar panels. They will substantially increase the comfor

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3 Major Benefits to Installing Solar Panels on Your Home

Between your appliances, lighting, heating and cooling system and various other features, you may use energy throughout your home on a regular basis around the clock. While many will use the energy provided through a public municipality for all of their home energy needs, others are interested in alternative energy sources for some or all of their energy needs. One of the increasingly popular sources of alternative energy that many homeowners are taking advantage is solar power. There are three

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5 Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient this Summer

Homeowners often find themselves in a state of shock when they get their energy bills during the summer months. When the weather starts warming up outside, it makes financial sense to make your home more energy-efficient, and when you conserve energy like this, you also do your fair share towards reducing your carbon footprint. When you implement the following tips, you can stay cool during the summer without constantly worrying about the cost of your utility bills: Seal Cracks The easi

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How Green Heating can Solve Your Home Energy Problems

Going green isn't just about doing what's best for the environment. You can save a large amount of money by choosing to rely on more renewable and efficient sources of heating in your home. Combined with the numerous government credits that may be available to you, the long-term savings of switching to green heating sources may mean that you save even more than you might believe. Let's examine some ways that you can utilize green technology to improve how efficiently your house heats, whic

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How Your Heating and Air Conditioning Affect the Energy Efficiency of Your Home

When you are struggling with energy efficiency in your home, you need to make sure that you are managing your air conditioning and heating. These systems use a great deal of energy, and you need to be sure that they are not sapping all the energy in the house. Take the steps below to make sure that your home is as efficient as it can be. Servicing You need to have your HVAC system serviced every couple months. Your service technician is going to check all the parts of the system, and they

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Going Green: 5 Energy Efficient Home Renovating Ideas

With the growing awareness among both manufacturers and consumers that energy-efficient products should be part of their building projects, green remodeling has become a very large business. Yet despite the notion that many homes have already implemented some of these changes, there are always areas in energy efficiency that homeowners can improve upon. Here are five relevant energy efficient ideas for remodel projects: Extend the amount of solar coverage that you plan: You may not receive

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How to Keep Your Home Cool and Energy Efficient This Summer

With summer heat looming just around the corner, it’s time we look into ways to keep our homes cool and energy efficient. While it’s incredibly tempting to turn up the A.C., we all know how that will impact the electricity bill. Fortunately, there are several energy efficient ways to keep your house cool this summer. 1.Highly reflective window film Windows allow the sun’s energy into your home which in turn can increase the temperature, reflective window film can block up to 72% of the sun’s

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7 Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient this Spring

With spring right around the corner, it is important to prepare your home for the changing weather. Every winter can damage your home in ways that you did not expect, and that is why it is so important to make your home energy-efficient. Weather-Proof Your Garage You lose a lot of cool air through your garage. This spring, make sure that you apply some weather stripping to the garage door and to the door between the house and the garage as well if you have a connected garage. Get Your Air

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Global Warming: How to Help Preserve Our Planet's Energy and Natural Resources

Global warming remains one of the biggest threats to humanity. In order to protect our beautiful planet, it is going to take a team effort. Here are some things that you can do to help preserve our planet’s energy and natural resources. Reduce the amount of time spent in the shower Taking a long, hot shower can be very relaxing. Unfortunately, this can waste electricity and a lot of precious water. According to experts, you can save more than a $100 a year by simply taking shorter showers. I

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