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

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4 Ways to Conserve Water in your Home this Summer

On average, American families use about 320 gallons of water daily; moreover, about 30 percent of that amount goes to outdoor purposes during summer months such as filling swimming pools or wading pools, watering the yard, washing the car and taking more showers. As the southwest and other regions approach another year of drought or near drought conditions, it falls on Las Vegas homeowners and business owners to think of ways to conserve water. Water is not an unlimited resource on planet

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Commerical HVAC: Why You Need to Optimize Your System Before Summer

During the warm summer season, your business may heavily rely on your commercial HVAC system for climate control. Summer months are known for high humidity levels and intense temperatures, and both of these issues can combine together to create an unbearable indoor environment unless you have cool air from your HVAC system streaming into your space. Now is the ideal time to set up maintenance service for your commercial cooling system by reaching out to a reputable HVAC service provider. By doin

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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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5 Home Remodels to Optimize your Energy Efficiency

Nearly every homeowner loves to doll up their domicile to suit their specific tastes. Popular modifications include basement game rooms, new kitchens, redesigned bathrooms and offices. Many ambitious DIY home improvement enthusiasts are increasingly focused on energy-efficient upgrades that'll save money and help the environment. Here are a few choice options that can work in any scenario. Upgrade Windows and Doors The easiest way to prevent energy waste in the home is to ensure that t

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Propane Efficency: Why You Should Use it as a Heating Source

Whether you plan to heat the house, office or warehouse, using propane is the right choice for your budget and the environment. People using propane vehicles notice the differences when they stop using petroleum and save more money on their rides, according to research by the U.S. Department of Energy. Today, people count on propane as the ideal source of clean energy in homes and buildings. Propane is Not a Hazard Propane is a colorless, odorless gas that is nontoxic. Whether it's referred

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How to Make Sure You Have Clean Air in Your Home

Most people assume that they have clean air in the home and that their environment is safe to live in, but pollutants and dust from the outdoors are known to settle inside of buildings. This can often lead to asthma and allergies for many residents in each season of the year. To increase your home's air quality and create a cleaner setting, there are a few important steps to take to breathe easier. Replace Your HVAC Filters The filters in your HVAC system will circulate dirty air if they are

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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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How your Plumbing can Hurt your Home Energy Efficiency

One thing that affects many households is high energy bills. However, many people are left confused about what in their home could be causing their bills to skyrocket. While there are many possible causes, one thing most people don’t consider that often is their plumbing. However, issues relating to plumbing can certainly contribute to home’s energy inefficiency. Here are a few ways how. 1. It Is all About the Water Heater According to South West Plumbing, the number one source of plumbing e

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Home Heating: 3 Ways to Make Sure Your Home is Heated Properly this Winter

As Winter approaches, there are normally a few duties and projects that you do around the house in order to prepare. This year, why not enjoy a warm and toasty home all winter long? If you start today, you can ensure that your home is heated properly for years. Here are three ways that you can make certain that your heat is working properly.   Infrared Camera Service: A few years ago, people put together infrared cameras that could sense minute differences in temperature. M

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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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Summer Heat: How to Get the Most out of Your Air Conditioner

Making sure that your air conditioning system works properly is probably very important to you and your family during the summer months. If you are concerned about your system or if you want to ensure that it works as effectively as possible, however, you shouldn't worry. Instead, follow these tips to get the most out of your air conditioner when dealing with the summer heat. Block Out the Sun First of all, if you have the sun shining into your home on a hot, sunny day, it can make

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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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5 Renovating Ideas to Keep Your Home Energy Efficient This Winter

The cold wind is about to start blowing outdoors, and your home will need to work hard to keep you comfortable and warm indoors. For you to stay warm your home may need to work harder than necessary, and this will inflate your energy bills. However, by making some home renovations before winter, you will save money, boost energy efficiency and add the value of your home in the long run. Listed below are some renovation ideas.   Get a More Energy Efficient Furnace Upgrading

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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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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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The Green Business: How to Make Sure Your Company is Energy Efficient

Energy conservation has become an essential part of doing business. The American Council for Energy Efficiency states that office equipment has some of the highest electricity consumption rates at 7% of the total commercial electric power. Businesses must, therefore, find ways to minimize the amount of energy utilized to not only save money but also reduce carbon footprint. Many opportunities exist for entrepreneurs to drive their companies towards green business.     Equipment Us

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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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Why You Should Be Using Propane to Heat Your Office Building

Running a business means making a lot of important decisions on a daily basis. However, one thing many business owners tend to not think about is how they’re heating their office. One choice that has many benefits that you should certainly consider during the colder months of the year is heating your office with propane. It Helps the Environment When people think of eco-friendly fuel sources, propane does not usually come to mind. However, it is a green alternative fuel recognized by the gov

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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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How the Proper Home Utilities Can Reduce Your Impact on the Environment

As time rolls on, it is becoming increasingly apparent how much we impact the world around us. Be it the seemingly small choices we make--like what to watch on a Saturday night--or the bigger choices involving a person's livelihood, each decision has a grander importance that goes beyond ourselves; even if we don't realize it. Negative choices as well as positive ones have far reaching impacts that can last for years to come. That's why it is so crucial for households to do their part in reducin

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5 Ways to Maximize your Indoor Air Quality

You might take steps to ensure the food and water you drink is clean and healthy. But what about the air you breathe in your body thousands of times per day? Are you making sure that is clean, too? Air pollution is detrimental to humans, causing respiratory diseases, asthma and other sickness. Read on to discover ways to improve your indoor air quality. Keep Smoke Out Tobacco is the leading cause of preventable death in America. Thousands of toxic chemicals enter the body with one puff, and over

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Sunny D: Why Solar Power is a Greener and Cleaner Way to Power Your Home

Generating energy to power our homes and businesses, especially in the United States, is an expensive task, both economically and environmentally. The best way to produce that power is the topic of many research studies that seek to keep the process of energy production as efficient as possible. Solar power is quickly becoming a more reliable, affordable, and cleaner way to power your home. The Old Way of Generating Power Most energy produced in the US today is produced by coal- or natural ga

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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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4 Ways to Recycle and Make Money for Your Business at the Same Time

Some business owners don’t recycle because they’re more focused on using their time to run their businesses and make revenues. They see the process of recycling as a waste of time. Their dumpsters overflow with items that should never go into landfills, including highly recyclable paper products and electronics that contain toxic components that can damage the environment and harm all forms of life. Some business owners do recycle, but they only recycle bulk items like used office paper, old new

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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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