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

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Old Home Improvement: 4 Ways Installing New Windows Can Impact Your Energy Bills

Not only do new windows make your home look and feel updated, they can also do a lot for the energy efficiency of your home. If you upgrade your windows, your home could become more efficient and your bills could get lower. They Reduce Drafts Old windows can be drafty especially if they are not installed correctly. New windows reduce the draft and can make it easier for you to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It’s important to recognize that drafty windows

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Your Office Space: How to Make Your Place of Business More Energy Efficient

The amount you pay for energy can directly affect your profits. This is especially true if you own a small or medium-sized business because of the way the profit structures work. If you want to lower your energy bills, you can start out with focusing on the efficiency of your business. There are different things you can do to protect your business from huge spikes in energy usage! Fix Your Lighting Lights can be one of the biggest draws on energy. Harsh fluorescent lighting isn’t

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Green Goals: 5 States That Are Making Renewable Energy a Priority

Due to the stress that using oil, coal, and other resources has on the environment, finding ways to incorporate renewable energy solutions is very important. Today, there are many great renewable energy options, including solar and wind technology. Overall, there are five states in the United States that are continuing to make renewable energy investments a priority.  Maine  The state of Maine continues to be a leader when it comes to renewable energy. A very impressive 75% of the state's ene

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The Man Cave: How to Make Your Garage More Energy Efficient

Having a man cave is a great way to make your family life better. It gives you privacy and a place to be a guy without interruptions. However, it can also be an energy hog. From televisions to sound systems and more, you need a way to make your man cave more energy efficient so it doesn’t break the budget. Here are five great ideas to get your started.   Lighting Your man cave might have a variety of specialty lighting. Some of it is for mood, while some of it is for being

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How Tankless Water Heaters Can Help Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

There are advantages and disadvantages to having a tankless water heater. The main advantage is that your home can be more energy efficient. There are also other benefits that you might want to consider. Here are some of the reasons that investing in a tankless water heater is better for your home. Less Overall Waste A water heater that has to hold your hot water in reserve is wasting a lot of energy in doing so. This is because it has to run frequently in order to maintain the te

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Junk Collectors: The Best Practices to Recycling Your Scrap Metal

Recycling scrap metal shouldn’t have to be a fulltime job. There are lots of different resources available in which you can dispose of unwanted metal. Here are some of the best practices that you can use in order to recycling your scrap metal and be kind to the environment. Understand Metal Types The type of metal that you’re looking to recycle will dictate the means in which you can recycle it. Ferrous and nonferrous materials are sometimes required to be recycled by a different

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Inside the Workplace: How to Keep Your Office Green and Clean

Being a green office is more than just good for the environment. You can save your business some money be investing in these green and clean solutions. Here are some tips to get you started on making a greener workplace.   Limit Your Paper Consumption Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to print out your emails. This practice is not only wasteful, but time consuming. The whole point of moving to an electronic, paperless system is supposed to be that you use less reso

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Taking Charge of Your Electrical Usage: 5 Reasons to Consider Going Solar at Home

Solar energy has become more popular in recent years because of its many advantages. Instead of getting power from electricity or gas, solar energy comes directly from the sun and can provide your home with adequate power. Here are five of the main reasons why you should consider switching to solar energy.  Less Expensive  Even though you’ll probably need to invest a large amount of money to have your solar equipment installed, solar energy will likely end up saving you a lot of money in the

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Smart Home: How to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

The earth is currently going through a lot of challenges. This includes global warming, extreme weather, pollution and more. If these challenges are to be overcome, it’s going to require action from everyone. This certainly includes homeowners. There are steps you can take as a homeowner to lessen your impact on the environment. Below are four strategies for making your home more energy efficient.     Upgrade Your HVAC System One of the biggest drains on your energy efficienc

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4 Things Energy-Efficient Windows Can do for Your Home

There are lots of perks to installing more energy efficient windows in your home. Some of the benefits provide more of a cost incentive than others. Here are just a few of the reasons that having more energy efficient windows will be good for your home.   Lower Heating and Cooling Bills One of the best benefits that you can receive from a monetary standpoint from new windows is that your heating and cooling bills can be lower. New windows tend to be more energy efficient. T

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Summer Cleanup: How to Make Your Community Green and Clean Again

If you want to have a beautiful community, then you should find ways to keep it clean. Unfortunately, there are people who don’t care about taking care of the environment. However, you can overcome the problems associated with having dirty public areas, especially during the summer.   Helping a Senior Citizen Clean a Property There are likely senior citizens who have a lot of trash on a property, but without any help, the items will degrade, creating additional pollution in

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5 Ways to Make Sure Your Heating System Is Energy Efficient

When you want to save money while using your home’s furnace this winter, you must make sure that the climate-control equipment is operating efficiently. In some cases, you can fix a heating system on your own with a do-it-yourself repair, but alternatively, there are times when you should contact a professional heating and cooling technician. Here are five ways to make sure that a building’s heating system is operating efficiently.     Learn More from a Professional Technician

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The Warehouse Environment: How to Become More Energy-Efficient During Summer

The warehouse environment can be really hard to be energy efficient. If you’re running a warehouse, it’s so important to focus on energy efficiency so you don’t have to worry about all the issues that could come from overheating and wasting energy. Think of Electric Usage If there are areas in your warehouse that would benefit from lowering the usage on them, take advantage of that! There are so many ways you can lower your energy usage just be thinking about what you’re using it

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Office Energy Efficiency: How Roof Maintenance Can Bring You up a Level

Keeping your office cool when it needs to be and hot, when it needs to be, is important. You might not know, but your roof can have a huge impact on the energy efficiency of your office. A properly maintained roof will help your office become more energy efficient. Maintenance Keeps Debris Away If there is any debris on your roof, it could be hurting the efficiency of your building. In addition to this issue, it could also cause your roof to be at risk of collapse. There are thing

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The Power of the Sun: How to Take Charge of Your Electricity Usage

The price of electricity seems to be going up every year. Energy usage is a variable cost that the vast majority of Americans are responsible for. The cost of energy can vary by region, time of year, and how the electricity is generated. There are a few ways that homeowners and renters can take charge of their electricity use. We will go over some of the best ways to do so in this article. Reduce Your Total Energy Usage In order to reduce your monthly payments to the energ

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5 Cooling Tips to Keep Your Home Comfortable and Energy-Efficient This Summer

The dog days of summer are almost upon you. This means that you need to find creative ways to survive those hot days and nights. Make your home your refuge by employing some of these strategies.   Invest in Fans The whole purpose behind fans is to circulate the air around your home. You have two options when it comes to investing in fans for your home. Window fans are a good option for you to cool your home down over night. You can either vent out hot air or bring in cooler

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The Industrial Workplace: 5 Ways to Make it More Energy-Efficient

Making an industrial workplace more energy efficient can seem like an impossible task. Don’t get overwhelmed. There are things you can do to ensure your workplace is as energy efficient as possible. Consider Your Heating and Cooling Source If you’re heating and cooling your industrial workspace, you could be wasting a lot of energy. Unless it absolutely needs to be heated or cooled, you should make sure you are using as little energy as possible on the heating and cooling. If you

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The Warehouse Business: How to Keep Operations Energy-Efficient

The warehouse is a very important element of the supply chain for nearly any company that produces a tangible product. However, a lot of money can also be lost with how businesses maintain their warehouses. Part of this loss comes from a lack of energy efficiency. This inefficiency can also have a negative impact on the environment. With this in mind, below are some strategies you can use to keep your warehouse operations more energy efficient.   Update Warehouse Lighting One of t

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Efficient DIY: How to Install Solar Panels on Your Home

Solar panel installation is becoming a major sensation among some of the smartest property owners out there. If you’re a property owner who is serious about minimizing energy expenses and doing great things for the environment in general, then you’re without a doubt a strong candidate for residential solar panel installation. Think in Detail About Your Roof If you want to install home solar panels without a hitch, you need to think things through carefully in advance. Determine whether

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5 Things Threatening the Environment and How You Can Help

Earth Day is a reminder that our environment is threatened and we should get inspired to do something about it. There are still the over-optimistic types who insist that it’s a lot of fuss about nothing, or that science will find the answers. If you really care about the Earth, or people for that matter, you know we can’t afford to stand around and hope for the best. Here are five major environmental threats and what you do about them. Global Warming Overall temperatures around the

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Summer Home Improvement: 5 Ways to Create Renewable Energy

You can install a few key items in your home in order to create more renewable energy sources. Some of these things you may already have seen around your own neighborhood. Others are a little more suited to living farther out in your community. Here are some of the ways that you can create renewable energy at your own home. Solar Panels Installing solar panels is one of the more common means for homeowners to become energy independent. There are even tax rebates that make this opt

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Make Your Neighborhood Green Again: 5 Ways You Can Help Clean up Your Community

Is your community a little bit of a mess and want to give back by cleaning it up? Fortunately, there are a wide variety of ways you can work to make your neighborhood green again. Here are a few ways you can clean up your local community, from picking up litter to cleaning up after pets. Pick up Litter One of the best ways you can make your neighborhood green again is to pick up litter. Over time, litter tends to start growing on the sidewalks and pathways of your town. However, yo

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Home Makeover: How to Give Your Home an Updated and Energy-Efficient Aesthetic

There are lots of reasons that updating your home may be the right move to make right now. You can even have your upgrades decrease the overall energy usage of your home. Energy efficient items have come a long way when it comes to looks and the technology utilized. Doing these upgrades can improve the appearance of your home and save you some money in the process. Change Your Roofing Material If you roof is looking a little ratty around the edges, replace it with a newer version.

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The Green Business: How Companies Can Help Clean up the Environment

Two of the biggest threats to the world today are global warming and pollution. If these threats are to be averted, action is required from all sectors of civilization. The business world certainly shoulder’s a large portion of this responsibility. Just because you own a business does not mean your impact on the environment has to be cumulatively negative. Below are a few ways companies can help to clean up the environment.   Convert to Paperless One of the biggest impacts

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Smart Home: 5 Features to Make Your Home More Energy-Efficient This Summer

Keeping your home cool during the summer can be challenging and costly during heat waves. All of that summer heat tends to build up inside your home and make it feel like an oven. You can employ some simple techniques to make your home more comfortable this summer. Another benefit is that you can also make your home more energy efficient. Service Your HVAC Your HVAC unit is like any other appliance in your home. If it isn’t cared for properly, it can start to experience problems.

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