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

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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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How to Make Waste Disposal Environmentally Friendly in Your Community

If you are in charge of waste disposal in your community, you will be responsible for making sure that waste products are disposed of in a manner that is green. Community waste products that are normally safe can become hazardous if they are not managed properly. For example, motor oil is normally safe, but can contaminate drinking water in large quantities. Even products that are not hazardous will fill up landfills. Renting a Dumpster When it is time for your community to dispose a lot of

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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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3 Reasons to Convert Your Office to Propane Heating This Fall and Winter

Propane heating is a smart move for heating your office this fall/winter. It is innovative, and it has a variety of benefits. It is a more "green" choice, it saves money and it is a safe and reliable option compared to electricity. Detailed below are three reasons why you may want to convert to propane heating. Clean Energy Propane is on the approved clean fuel list according to the 1990 Clean Air Act. Propane is actually one of the cleanest fossil fuels to burn. Using propane to h

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Home Energy Efficiency: Why you Should Consider Solar Energy

There are very few things in life that we can be 100 percent sure of. One of these things is the fact that the sun will rise every single day. Because of this and as a result of increasing energy prices, more people are opting to rely partially or solely on solar energy. The following are a few reasons why. The Sun Will Come out Tomorrow The honest truth is that if the sun does not come out tomorrow, the world will have a lot bigger problems to face than finding inexpensive environmentally f

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How to Help your Community Become More Energy Efficient

A more energy-efficient community is a goal that is reachable nearly anywhere. There are a number of different ways that a community can become more energy-efficient. The key is to find those areas of the community that use the most energy and then work to lower that use. It is also helpful to work to increase to the overall green nature of the community at the same time. Cutting Energy Use and Lower Costs The first step in creating a more energy-efficient community is to cut energy costs by

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7 Reasons Why Now is an Important Time to Get Your Family Involved in Recycling

Recycling as a family can be beneficial and fun. Being able to teach children about the benefits of the practice instills good habits and provides a science lesson they never expected. Here are seven reasons why it is important to start recycling as a family. We Can Cut Down on the Production of Cans According to the charity, Wheels for Wishes, there are approximately 105,784 aluminum cans being recycled in the United States every single minute. Unfortunately, 350,000 brand new c

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Soil Excavation: How it can Help Create a Cleaner, Greener, Better Earth

Soil excavation is a process of digging soil with an aim of cleaning the soil, making trenches for water drainage and infrastructural purposes. The excavated soil may be used for treatment or for disposal in a landfill. Excavation has various advantages as it helps to unravel the harmful debris that could contaminate groundwater and also pollute the soil. Agriculture makes the back born of different economies in the world. Soil fertility is of key importance for plant growth and development. Whe

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5 Energy Efficient Ways to Keep your Office Warm this Winter

These five energy efficient tips will keep your office warm and your bills low this winter. Most of these tips are incredibly simple to implement and should become annual best practices for your office. Adjust the Thermostat Keep the office cooler at night when no one is there working. Raise the temperature a few hours before people arrive so they are able to work in a pleasant environment straight away. Maintain the temperature at a comfortable level that is neither too hot nor too cold for

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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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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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4 Major Reasons Why the World Needs Efficient Energy

Efficient energy is something that the world desperately needs now. Growing populations in many areas of the world have stretched the needs of energy suppliers who often need to struggle to keep up with the demand. For many populations in need, the existing infrastructure cannot keep up with the demands. In other cases, the supply of energy is too expensive for the community. 1. Much of the World Lives Without Electricity Many find it hard to believe, but experts estimate that, by 2035, ther

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

5 Home Repairs in Spring and Summer for Optimal Energy Efficiency

As the weather turns warm and thermostats get turned down, many people will see a spike in their electric bills. Fortunately, there are a lot of options to make your house more energy-efficient. From simple steps that can be done in minutes to more intensive projects that may require hiring a professional, these tips can help lower your energy costs and make your home more environmentally friendly. Install Ceiling Fans Ceiling fans can drop the temperature of a room up to four degrees withou

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3 Ways to Keep Well Water System Green and Clean

We all know we must have water in order to survive. Many people do not question the safety of the water that comes out of their tap. According to the US Geological Survey, approximately 15% of individuals use private well water for their drinking water source. But is such water safe? We will look at 3 ways to ensure your well water is safe for consumption. Pay Attention to Warning Signs Many well system owners rely upon their wells for drinking water and water for cooking and cle

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