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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 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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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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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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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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Community Cleanup: How to Safely Recycle Scrap Metal

If you are renovating your house, getting rid of an appliance or otherwise have come into possession of scrap metal, it is important to dispose of it safely. It is also important that you know how to store it safely to reduce the odds of anyone getting hurt while it is in your possession. What are some tips to follow when recycling scrap metal?   Wear Safety Equipment When Carrying It Copper wire, metal from a gutter or any other type of scrap metal could come with sharp ed

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Stay Cool: 5 Ways to Enjoy Energy Efficiency This Summer

The heat of the summer can start to get you down. You may be relying on your air conditioning to see you through it. This can start to add up for your monthly expenses. Here are some ways that you can stay cool and minimize your electric bill.   Eliminate Unnecessary Heat Generation Cook your food during the cooler parts of the day. Running your oven can heat up your whole house. Either prepare your food ahead of time or invest in cool food options during those really hot d

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The Warehouse Environment: How to Make Sure Your Facility Has Clean Air Circulation

The four most basic necessities of sustaining human life are clean air, water and food, sunlight, and shelter. While, here in the highly-developed United States, people use many more things on a regular basis, these four necessities are always present.   Fortunately, the United States is known as having generally clean air, with most cities having objectively clean air, ranked as “Good” by the Real-Time Air Quality Index. In and around workplaces, particularly indoor workplaces, ai

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5 Ways to Enjoy Energy Efficient Air Conditioning This Summer

In the summer, air conditioning is essential in creating a comfortable indoor environment for you and your family. When it’s hot and humid outside, you can crank up your home’s air conditioning to stay cool. According to the Department of Energy (DOE), however, heating and cooling accounts for nearly half of the average U.S. Home’s energy usage. Thankfully, you can stay cool this summer without spending a fortune on energy bills by following some simple steps. Change the Air Filter

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The Green and Clean Community: 5 Ways Your Family Can Make Your Neighborhood Environmentally Friendly

All over the country, people are looking for ways to be more environmentally friendly and encourage others to be a part of the process. Here are some of the best ways you can work together with your neighborhood to become a green and clean community!   Carpool Did you know that U.S. Car owners spend about $900 a month on car expenses alone? Starting a neighborhood carpool can save you and your community money, and lessen the carbon footprint of the neighborhood. If there ar

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How Going Solar Can Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

The benefits of going solar are pretty incredible. You can make your home a lot more energy efficient by simply making use of solar panels. Here’s how it works, and why you’ll want to consider getting them put up on your own house. How They Work First, the solar panels will need to be placed over your roof. Then, you can sit back and expect them to do all of the work for you. It’s that simple. The sun will provide the panels with the light they need. This will be the same l

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Community Cleanup: 5 Ways You Can Help Keep the Environment Green and Clean

We too often think of the environment as someone else’s problem—automobile manufacturers, oil refineries, and power plants, for example. But we each have a personal responsibility to help keep Mother Nature healthy and happy. We as individuals can contribute to a green, clean environment in more ways than you might expect. The Last Straw Did you know plastic straws are one of the most widespread environmental hazards? According to the article “Straws: Why They Seriously Suck,” more

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Power Monitoring Solutions: How to Make Sure Your Business Stays Energy Efficient

When it comes to energy efficiency, it can really affect how successful your business is. If you require a lot of heavy equipment, he costs for maintaining them can add up quickly. This can cause you to have to take out extra capital to pay for it, tying up your potential investments. This means you could lose out on opportunities to grow quickly. To avoid this, make sure you’re monitoring your power and keeping your company energy efficient the right solutions. Dual Phase Converters

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4 Reasons Your Office Should Be Using Green Cleaning Supplies

The world is changing and becoming aware of toxins and chemicals that are harmful to their health. This is one reason the health revolution seems to be sticking. People are opting for natural or homemade cleaning solutions that contain ingredients they can read. This change is not only happening at home because businesses are now opting for green cleaning solutions for some of the following reasons.   For Those with Chemical Sensitivity Some people are allergic to certain c

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