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  • Jul, 13

Going Green And What It Means

Going green means different things to different people. Some people only do simple things like not throwing trash on the ground. Others opt for a more determined lifestyle and buy solar panels. Going green is about living sustainably and doing as little as possible to impact the Earth.

A great way to go green is to cut off all creature comforts and live in a shack with no electricity. It’s not as hard as it seems. Light can be made by burning candles. Candles can be made by yourself.

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  • May, 13

Energy Tips To Save The Planet and Your Wallet

Cutting your home’s energy costs doesn’t require a huge investment. Making simple improvements to your home and changing bad habits can significantly reduce your bills. Since heating and air comprise nearly half of your total energy costs, examining these areas are a good place to start.

Consider investing in a programmable thermostat. A basic unit can cost as little as 30 dollars and save you over 180 dollars a year on your utilities. Heat pumps require a specially designed thermostat to make setting back the temperature cost-effective.

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  • Mar, 13

LED Bulbs: Cost Effective And Earth Friendly

LED light bulbs are a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. LED light bulbs use less electricity than other types of light bulbs. They also provide higher quality light. LED light bulbs can be found at almost any local hardware store. You can also purchase them from online retailers. Purchasing products from online retailers can save you money. Online orders save you money because it cost retailers less money to sell online.

LED light bulbs can last longer than standard lighting solutions. Even though the initial cost is higher, the increase in service Read more…

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  • Jun, 12

Don’t Air Condition The Neighborhood. INSULATE!

You would be surprised at how much cold air is leaking from your home. A home owner is seldom aware of this issue unless it is so bad that the house doesn’t seem to be able to cool down in the summer. You really cannot go by an electric bill, unless the problem has recently developed and you see your electricity usage skyrocket. The truth is, that most homes are not insulated enough and are leaking cold air in the summer time.Didn’t catch that? This explains it.

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  • Nov, 11

Programmable Thermostats: How They Save Money

All over the country people are searching for ways to save money. We’re clipping coupons like crazy, re-evaluating our car insurance policies, and cutting back our cable plans. While these are all great ideas, make sure you are also looking at ways to reduce your energy bill. Programmable thermostats make it easy to raise or lower the temperature of your home when you aren’t there. You program the thermostat to change the temperature a few minutes after you usually leave and to go back to your preferred temperature shortly before you come home. You only have to program it Read more…

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  • Oct, 11

Programmable Water Heaters: How They Save Money

A programmable water heater is good for the environment and your wallet. A traditional water heater wastes costly energy because the tank is designed to always keep the stored water at a certain temperature. Even if there is no demand for hot water, the heating element in a traditional tank still uses up energy you pay for by turning on and off throughout the day to keep the water at the set temperature. The cycling process wastes electricity and gas and is more wear on the unit.

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  • Oct, 11

Save Energy and Money With Ceiling Fans

Everyone knows it-s important to save energy and everyone wants to save money, but when it comes to cooling down a room people are willing to sacrifice both for comfort. Air conditioners suck up a lot of energy and that all adds up on your power bill.

Ceiling fans use less energy than air conditioners and can still manage to keep you cool. They circulate the air in the room and create a gentle, nice breeze on anyone within a fair distance of the fan.This/tag helps explain it more. Though ceiling Read more…

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  • Sep, 11

Teaching Your Kids About Conservation

Trying to figure out how to teach your kids about energy conservation? We’ve got a few suggestions to get the conversation started and get your family on its way to becoming better global citizens. It all starts with the next generation.
Watch Some Shows Together: Get out the Direct TV and tune into some of the great new shows featuring green technology. Try HGTV and even Nickelodeon for socially responsible options.
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  • Jul, 11

We’re Cooking With Gas: How Gas Ranges Save Energy

Gas stoves are more energy efficient than electric ranges and cost less to operate. This is true if the gas range is equipped with electronic ignition rather than a pilot light because a pilot light constantly burns.

On average electric stoves, cost about 56 a year to operate and gas ranges cost about 28 operate which is half the cost. Gas ranges also offer a variety of features such as precise cook-top burners, smokeless broiling and easy to clean sealed burners which all help save energy.

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  • Jul, 11

5 Energy Efficient Appliances For The Kitchen

You should consider your monthly electric bill when planning to remodel your kitchen. Replace your old appliances with new models that are energy efficient. Listed below are the top five energy efficient kitchen appliances that can reduce your energy usage and save money on your electric bill each month.

1. Cook stove

Replace your traditional electric cook stove with a model that requires no oven preheating. Also, choose a modern cook stove with induction elements, which use less energy than coil elements.

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