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

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5 Reasons to Take Your Home Solar This Summer

Summer is coming and the sun is shining. But the sun serves as more than just a backdrop for long summer days and vacation memories. Those same solar rays that illuminate your days at the beach and your backyard picnics can also serve to provide energy to your house. Listed below are five ways in which switching to solar energy benefits your lifestyle and your bank account. Energy Savings One of the greatest befits of going solar is the amount of savings incurred on monthly electricity bills

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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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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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How to Keep Your Home Energy Efficient and Warm During the Fall and Winter Months

The fall and winter season is the coldest time of the year when harsh weather conditions are common. For many households, it can be difficult to stay warm and cozy without causing your energy bill to increase dramatically. If you want to keep your home energy-efficient without sacrificing your level of comfort, there are a few important steps to take. Eliminate Drafts Drafts that are present in the home can increase your energy usage and make the heater work harder as it attempts to raise the

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Winter HVAC: How to Keep Your Home Energy Effcient During Winter

Being energy efficient does also include saving an extra cash by cutting down energy use other than just those in need of protecting the environment. During winter seasons, a lot of energy goes to waste when maintaining the warmth of the house. Curbing expenses regarding efficient use of power at your home during winter require the following steps. House Insulation Air sealing, attics, and walls should get enhanced with additional insulations materials to ensure that walls, windows, an

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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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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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How to Run an Energy-Efficient Warehouse Business

Simple cell phones and incandescent light bulbs are being replaced this century. If you run a warehouse business, keep track of the new energy-efficient trends that are appearing. Review several components that will help you to create a more energy-efficient warehouse. Led Lighting LED lighting is the most energy efficient type on the market. In the beginning, people used fluorescent lights to illuminate their buildings, but decades later, they found out that LED lights are cooler,

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3 Unexpected Ways You Can Cleanse Your Life And Help The Environment

If you're constantly surrounded by clutter in your life, you're bound to be stressed and anxious. Believe it or not, but the best way to get a personal jump start in your life is to clean up and declutter. Getting rid of the old to make way for the new, revamping a space in your room, and picking a new healthy habit to adopt can help you cleanse your life so that you're happier and healthier. Amazingly enough, your mission to improve you can help the environment in the process. Here are 3 ways t

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Use Well Water? 3 Strategies For Keeping It In Top Shape

If you depend on a well for your water supply, you will be responsible for taking the specialized measures that will help to keep your water safe and continuously available for cooking, washing, drinking and other purposes. Your well requires a number of preventative measures to ensure it will provide sanitary water. Here are 3 strategies to help your well system maintain good operation. 1—Avoid Contamination From Toxic Substances Property owners should take special care to ensure

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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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How to Choose the Highest-Efficiency Vehicle for Your Habits

With vehicle emissions a hot topic and budgets strained by the cost of gas, fuel economy has become increasingly important. Many car buyers wonder how to find a fuel-efficient vehicle that suits their needs. Here is a process for finding a fuel-saving vehicle and still getting what you need out of your next vehicle purchase. Choose a Suitable Vehicle To make the most fuel-efficient choice, consider what the smallest vehicle is that suits your needs, advises Energywise. A compact car ca

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Natural Plants: 4 Tips for Starting an Organic Garden

If you’re looking to start your own garden, there’s a good chance that you want to grow your plants organically without using artificial pesticides or fertilizers. Organic gardening, however, comes with its own set of challenges that can make it a difficult task for beginners. Here are four expert tips to help you start your own organic garden. Start Small Many novice gardeners get ambitious and try to handle a large plot very early on, but it’s best to begin with a small area of

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Inside the Workplace: How to Keep Your Office Green and Clean

Being a green office is more than just good for the environment. You can save your business some money be investing in these green and clean solutions. Here are some tips to get you started on making a greener workplace.   Limit Your Paper Consumption Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to print out your emails. This practice is not only wasteful, but time consuming. The whole point of moving to an electronic, paperless system is supposed to be that you use less reso

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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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Why Businesses Need to Manage Their Impact on the Environment

Todays' consumers champion business owners with environmentally-friendly practices. Business owners that haven't made an effort to manage their environmental impact stand to lose customers, fail to meet federal requirements and lose money. Considering making the move to become more eco-minded? Read on for four ways to do just that. Going Green Improves Sales With over $40 billion spent annually on green products, businesses that aren't cashing in on being environmentally-friendly

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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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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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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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Reducing Emissions: Why You Should Heat Your Business with a Boiler System

Energy is an important component to keep a business running smoothly. No company can operate without energy. The energy used by most businesses emanates from combustion of fossils fuels like coal, natural gas and oil. However, this energy has some harmful effect as it produces greenhouse gases which are harmfully to the surrounding. The most common gas produced by human activities is carbon dioxide. Therefore, it is advisable to use a boiler system to reduce carbon dioxide emission among other a

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How Tankless Water Heaters Can Help Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

There are advantages and disadvantages to having a tankless water heater. The main advantage is that your home can be more energy efficient. There are also other benefits that you might want to consider. Here are some of the reasons that investing in a tankless water heater is better for your home. Less Overall Waste A water heater that has to hold your hot water in reserve is wasting a lot of energy in doing so. This is because it has to run frequently in order to maintain the te

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How to Achieve Maximum Energy Efficiency for Your Air Conditioner

If you are like a lot of people, you might just turn your air conditioner on when you need it without really putting much thought into its efficiency. However, focusing on air conditioning efficiency is smart for a few reasons. These are some tips that can help you do so. Have Your Air Conditioning System Professionally Installed If you are having a new air conditioning system installed in your home, it is not a good idea to try to do it yourself. Even though you might be tempted t

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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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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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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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