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Home Energy Efficiency: How to Stay Cool in Your Home and Save Money This Summer

The summer season is rapidly approaching, which means we will start to experience hot weather very soon. Staying cool inside your house is one of the best ways to beat the intense summer heat, but it can also lead to high energy bills. These are the four best ways to stay cool in your home this summer without spending a lot of money on energy bills. Install an Energy-Efficient Air Conditioner Purchasing and installing a new energy-efficient air conditioner may seem like a big expense, but it

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Home Energy Efficiency: How to Maximize Your Heating and Cooling Solutions

An efficient HVAC system in your home can help keep the temperature more consistent and save you some money. There are a variety of ways that you can go about ensuring its efficiency. Here are some of the tips that you can employ in order to maximize the efficiency of the heating and cooling system in your home.    Clear Out Debris  Changing out the air filter regularly will help to keep your unit operating at peak efficiency. More air exchange allows the unit to work more efficie

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Home Energy Efficiency: 4 Ways to Keep Your Home Green This Winter

Depending on where you live, winter months will make for the coldest part of the year. This is why you should take measures to ensure that you and your family are warm and comfortable during this season. However, in a world where environmental conservation has become an important topic, you may want to consider ways of keeping your home green. Even as you look for ways to heat your home, it is vital that they help to conserve energy and have minimal negative impact on the environment.  

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Home Cooling: How to Optimize Your AC for Energy Efficiency

A humid hot summer can be utterly miserable sometimes. Even worse, running your air-conditioner may seem too expensive to do a lot of the time. However, with some tweaks to your system, you can make your AC far more energy efficient and cost effective. Below are a few tips you can use. 1. Check Your Air Filters The filters are what the air passes through to reach the rest of your home. They prevent airborne contaminants from flowing through your air and help protect the health of your family

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Home Air: 5 Ways to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

If you’re like most people, you want to live and work in the cleanest, healthiest environment possible. One of the most significant factors in maintaining a comfortable space is by improving your indoor air quality.To help everyone fine-tune their indoor air conditions here are five tips for you.   Follow Your HVAC Maintenance Schedule—Your HVAC System is essentially the Control Center for your comfort. Air Conditioning Units last from 10 to 15 years, so getting regular maintenance

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Helping at Home: 4 Eco-Friendly Things You and Your Family Can Do

Learning to take care of the environment outside is something that should be passed down to your children. There’s no one right way to institute this knowledge. Each family will be a bit different in how they show their love for the environment. If you’re not sure where to start, here are four eco-friendly activities that you can do with the family. Composting There are many guides out there on how to make compost bins at home. You can make this project as small as a Rubbermaid con

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Have Poor Indoor Air Quality? 5 Ways to Purify Your Space

Most people maintain a clean interior setting each week while spending time at home. The air quality in your home has an influence on the health of residents who live on the property and will determine how well you breathe while spending time in the building. If you want to purify your space, there are a few important steps to take. 1. Use an Air Purifier An air purifier is a useful product that will remove dust, pollen, and pet dander that is present in the air. Use the product in the most us

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Have a Large Garden? 5 Ways to Keep It Under Control

Maintaining a large garden is a great way to supply yourself with fresh vegetables and spend plenty of time outdoors. The one problem is that large gardens can get out of control easily if not tended properly. It might take extra effort, or even specialized outside help, but you can make your large garden as beautiful as you dreamed. Here are five ways to make keeping your garden under control simple. Mulch All Unoccupied Spaces Weeding is the single most labor-intensive aspect of

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Greener Business: How to Reduce your Negative Impact on the Environment

There are some business practices that are obviously bad for the environment, such as mailing out unsolicited advertisements and giving away disposable, branded bottles of water. However, some green practices aren't so immediately obvious. If you're looking for ways to reduce the negative environmental impact your business has on the planet, there are plenty of options that may work for your company. Reduce the Paper You Use Even recycled paper has a huge impact on the environment. Instead o

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Green Homes: How Your Roof Can Impact Your Energy Efficiency

If you have a green home, you already know that the key to green living is to make the most of your energy consumption. Did you know that having the right roof can make the biggest difference in your home’s energy usage and the size your energy bill? Much of your home’s heat loss in the winter, and source of heat in the summer is the roof. Let’s learn more about how your roof affects your green home. Dark Roofs in the Summer Did you know that darker roofs can heat up to 50 to 60 degrees h

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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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Going Green? 4 Ways to Improve Your Home Exterior

You can contribute to environmental conservation through the upgrades you install in your home. Eco-friendly installations can also save you a lot of money even though initial costs may be high in some cases. Here are some tips for going green in your home exterior. Install Solar Panels   With solar panels you can generate enough energy to use at home, and in some cases even surplus to sell to the grid. Initial installation is high because it takes a few kilowatts before it can ge

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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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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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Go Green: 4 Ways to Make Your Home Exterior Eco-Friendly

There has been a lot of discussion about the climate in recent years, and there is no doubt that doing everything you can to conserve the resources of the planet is the right move. Is it worth it to make the exterior of your home eco-friendly? Yes, it is. It will not only save you a lot of money but will also allow you to contribute towards making this world a better place. Moreover, you can take the opportunity to apply architectural designs that enhance the beauty of your home. The following f

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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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Getting Ready to Remodel? How to Recycle and Repurpose Old Materials

There's little doubt that humanity is adversely affecting the environment with trash. Home remodeling projects produce a lot of old materials that can find their way into landfills and waterways unless homeowners try to recycle or repurpose them. When you're responsible with these materials, you keep harmful chemicals and debris out of the environment. If you've ever wondered how easy it is to extend the life of old materials like bricks, cardboard, concrete, glass, green waste, metal, plastic a

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Environmental Awareness: 4 Ways to Be a Responsible and Green Homeowner

Going green has become a major focus for homeowners. Not only does going green decrease your carbon footprint, but it also saves you green (as in dollars). Below are four ways that today’s modern homeowner can help make their home more eco-friendly.   Get an Energy Audit   By now, nearly every energy provider offers a free home energy audit. If you haven’t had one yet, call your energy provider and they will send someone out to check your power use, AC service and ad

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Energy Control: How to Maintain Energy Efficiency at Home this Spring

Although the spring season is when more people spend time outdoors, it's also when each household's energy bill begins to increase. More homes begin to use more energy due to an increase in use of the HVAC system to keep the property cool with the change in weather. To stay comfortable and maintain energy efficiency this spring, there are several steps to take to avoid a high bill. Unplug Idle Electronics From televisions to DVD players, there are a number of electronics in the home that con

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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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Eco-Friendly Options for All of Your Household Waste

All your household waste doesn’t have to end up in a landfill. There are many means of managing household waste that are better for the environment and can also be good for your home’s functioning. Here are a few smart eco-friendly options for your household waste. Make Money from Unwanted Items and Materials It’s true that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and you may find people who are interested in buying some of your household waste for recycling purposes. Aluminum an

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Eco-Friendly Habits: Successfully Recycling at Home

Protecting the environment is a high priority for many people today, but a large portion just don’t know where to start. One of the easiest ways to go green is to start recycling at home. Here are a few tips to get you going on this path.  Learn the Rules and Get Organized First, look into some recycling centers nearby to see what kinds of materials they allow you to bring in. They might have specific rules about what items they will allow and what they will reject. Some facilities

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Doing Your Part: 3 Ways to Make Your Household More Eco-Friendly

Contrary to what many people believe, making a home eco-friendly doesn’t need to be a time-consuming or expensive process. The average homeowner could actually save quite a bit of money over the years by going green. Here is a look at three simple steps that you can take to make your household as eco-friendly as possible. Cut out the Single-Use Products Single-use plastic products are incredibly bad for the environment, and you might be using dozens of those items every single day

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Do Your Part: How Your Industrial Plant Can Incorporate Green Practices

There's been a big push in recent years to take a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) approach to energy conservation. Going green and onboarding sustainable practices has a number of tax benefits and can allow your organization to grow by helping you realize operational efficiencies in unexpected places.   Energy Audit   Industry plant experts say that energy is the number-one cost, so it makes sense to start there when you're talking about making a comprehe

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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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