10 Tips for a Green Home

October 10, 2014

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“Going green” means living in a way that’s environmentally friendly. It uses less water, less electricity, and less fuel, conserving natural resources while protecting the environment. It also saves money on utility bills, which is something all homeowners can appreciate. From simple to elaborate, here are a few ways to green your house and property. [...]

How to Lower Your Heating and Cooling Costs

September 5, 2014

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When temperatures drop below freezing or rise to the point of sweltering, does it seem like your wallet develops leaks? If keeping your home comfortable year-round taxes your budget or tempts you to forgo comfort, you need to find a better way. Try implementing simple methods to lower your heating and cooling bills. Save on [...]

Go Green: 5 Ways to Cut Your Energy Costs

January 10, 2014

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Implementing energy-saving measures in your home will reduce your utility usage and costs. Every bit you save has a far wider impact, however. You’ll also lessen your consumption of the Earth’s natural resources and eliminate a portion of the air, water and soil pollution that occurs in the process. Start with five methods to cut [...]

Energy Inspections for Home Sales

June 29, 2012

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The global conscience regarding the environment has rapidly shifted in recent years, and an interest in saving energy (and money!) is shared by many people in all demographics. Homebuyers in particular are making more energy efficient choices in the search for their next home. As a result, energy inspections for home sales are increasingly an [...]

Your New Home and Its Appliances

June 1, 2012

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The money pit – that’s how lots of homebuyers describe their new purchase. First, there’s the down payment, then the closing costs. Then, there are all the things to purchase to make the home comfortable for you and your family. Sometimes the house just needs a new coat of paint, or new flooring. Many new [...]

Alternative Home Energy Installation: What are Forms of Renewable Energy

March 23, 2012

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To recap our earlier article on alternative energy home installation, three forms of renewable energy (the most common) are solar, wind and hydro. Less-known are tidal (sea waves), geothermal (natural heat), biomass (decomposed matter), fuel cell (hydrogen and oxygen) and nuclear energy. We continue here with a look at wind power for home use, along [...]

Considering Alternative Energy for Your Home

September 29, 2011

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Whether or not one believes global warming is an issue to be concerned about, it’s hard to refute the evidence that the world’s carbon dioxide production is the main cause of the warming of our planet. To slow the effect, more individuals and corporations are doing their part to minimize their carbon footprint. Recent advancements [...]