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

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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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4 Ways Manufacturers Can Utilize Recycled Materials for Greener Products

In today's world, most people understand that recycling is an important part of preserving resources for future generations. A key part of recycling, though, is maintaining a market for recyclable materials so that recyclers have an incentive to continue recycling. To aid in this effort, manufacturers can use various recycled materials in their processes and products to create a better world, one sale at a time. Buy Machines Made From Recycled Metals One unique way to approach the conc

4 Professionals to Call to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

Although your home should be designed to protect you and your family, it's great if it can help protect the environment, as well. While some eco-friendly repairs are easy to do yourself, other repairs and maintenance services need to be left to the professionals. If you know who to call to help take care of these repairs, you'll be well on your way to a more eco-friendly home. HVAC Technician Your HVAC system is one of your home's biggest energy users. It makes sense, then, that if you

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Window Styles That Can Improve Your Home’s Insulation

In most homes, people spend about 40% of their annual budget on heating and cooling. Windows are key to insulation. Therefore, the choice of windows in your property will affect how much money you spend or save annually to improve the comfort. When investing hundreds of thousands on a window replacement, ensure you get the most out of your money. Some products are highly effective and will help to cut the heating and cooling costs significantly to make your home more comfortable. Nowadays,

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5 Ways to Encourage Environmental Safety and Responsibility in Your Community

There's no question that the earth is important. It's where we live, work, and raise our families. Sometimes issues like pollution and environmental responsibility seem too big to address. After all, we are talking about the entire world! The best that you can do to address these issues is to begin on your local level. Check out these five ways that you can encourage environmental safety and responsibility in your community. Education Education is crucial to the beginning of any environmental

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Going Green: 5 Innovative Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Improving your home’s energy efficiency not only saves you money, it increases your comfort year-round. These five tips offer durable ways to lower the amount of energy it takes to cool and heat it. Some are do-it-yourself projects, while others require the help of a specialized contractor. Energy Recovery Ventilator These affordable HVAC appliances exchange stale indoor air with fresh outdoor air without increasing energy costs. The energy recovery ventilator (ERV) traps the energy in the ou

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Cool Metal Roofing: How it Can Make Your Office Building More Energy Efficient

As the world becomes more educated on the importance of sustainability, more people are trying to implement the knowledge into everyday living by recycling, saving water and eco-friendly buildings. One of the most recent sustainable solutions in the construction industry is using cool metal roofing which is basically a roof designed to reflect and re-emit back sunlight and heat instead of absorbing it like other roofing materials. How Cool Roofs are Made Cool metal roofs are made from tin, alu

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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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Recyclable Materials That Don't Go in the Recycling

Recycling is a key component of sustainability that allows you to do your part for the environment. It's also a great way to help green companies make more products or services that you like to use. However, not all recyclable materials should go in your standard recycling bins. You'll find a few examples of things that you can recycle in other ways below.  Cords This category really applies to any durable material that you can tie into a knot. If it meets these basic criteria, don't r

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How to Do Your Part in Reducing Water Use Around Your Home

Drinkable water is the Earth’s most precious resource. It is essential to life, but often in short supply. And despite what the steady stream coming from our taps suggests, it is a finite resource. It is incumbent on all of us to do what we can to limit our water usage, allowing us to build a sustainable future together. But what can you do to help reduce your usage? What adjustments need to happen? What habits need to change? There are countless little things you can do that add up to make a ma

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How to go Paperless With all Your Business Transactions

Technology has changed the way of doing things in this modern age. The conventional way of doing things was very tiring and full of inconveniences. Over the years, technology has been able to facilitate business transactions, and it is possible to transact online without paperwork. In this piece, we have outlined several ways a business can be able to transact without going through endless paper works.   Electronic Payments   Electronic payments have made it easier to do busi

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A Starter's Guide to Recyling Metal

Did you know that many of the metals used to produce everyday objects are recycled rather than mined from the earth? Collecting and selling scrap metal for recycling is a great way to earn money for hobbyists and professionals alike. Whether you’re looking to make a little extra cash on the side or recycle scrap metal as a full-time job, here are some tips to help you get started. Know Your Metals When it comes to scrap metal, copper is the reigning king. The energy and expense require

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How to Prevent Warm Air From Escaping Your Home This Winter

For most homeowners, finding ways of keeping the house warm during winter is attributed to the need to minimize costs. Energy bills always skyrocket, especially during winter, since it is the time where heat is required the most for warmth. However, keeping warm during winter also contributes to comfort one can experience in the house. The winter season is always associated with the holiday season, but what good is it if one is freezing and not in a joyous state? There are strategies a homeowner

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How to Make Your Plumbing System More Efficient for the Winter Months

The winter season poses several problems for Colleyville residential and commercial property owners. Sudden temperature drops can freeze pipes and cause leaks, flooding and expensive remediation. It can also take longer than usual and cost more to get repairs during emergency calls this time of year. To make your plumbing system more efficient and less likely to break down this winter, do the following: Add More Insulation One of the best ways to prevent pipe freezing is by using insulation

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