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How to find green and energy efficient home appliances

How to find green and energy efficient home appliances

If you recycle, if you watch your water consumption, if you carry your own bag to the grocery store and you minimize your purchases of plastics, you’re putting in a lot of time and energy to watch your impact on the environment. That’s why it should bother you when your appliances don’t live up to the standards you set.

Amazing qualities of bamboo and natural bedding

Amazing qualities of bamboo and natural bedding

Bamboo is a popular bedding material but not without good reason. There are a number of things about bamboo comforters that make them one of the most popular ones amongst the range of organic bedding available today.

Metal Roofing and 4 Energy-Saving Tips for Your Home

Metal Roofing and 4 Energy-Saving Tips for Your Home

Using energy-saving materials to improve your home is a cost-effective strategy that brings both personal and environmental benefits. According to the U.S.

Deck Building Decisions: Wood or Plastic?

Deck Building Decisions: Wood or Plastic?

While your ultimate goal may be to have a comfortable, cozy and beautiful deck that can act as a sanctuary for your in the cool summer evenings, all of it comes after smart decisions. If you’re planning to build a...

Eco-Friendly Ways To Improve Your Home's Air Quality

Eco-Friendly Ways To Improve Your Home's Air Quality

We spend a lot of time worrying about outdoor air quality and how smog, car emissions and factory pollutants are affecting our health; however, we should also take the time to consider improving the air we breathe while we’re indoors,...

Make your house energy efficient with home window tinting

Make your house energy efficient with home window tinting

Windows are one of the most important and useful features in a house. They play a vital role in brightening your room and allow fresh air to enter into your house.

Window film is a cost-effective energy saver

Window film is a cost-effective energy saver

Guest post by Darrell Smith, executive director of the International Window Film Association Window film can be a very cost-effective solution for a variety of building issues: minimizing cooling costs, cutting glare and heat buildup, upgrading windows to safety standards,...

Save money and go green with DIY home automation

Save money and go green with DIY home automation

The primary goals for home automation technology are convenience and security. It makes living in your home easier and makes your home a little more secure, by providing ways for you to control your various home electrical systems from afar.

Solar Power: breaking down the pros and cons for your home

Solar Power: breaking down the pros and cons for your home

Fossil fuel and coal are getting harder and harder to find. Meanwhile, approximately 93 million miles away, the sun continues to crush hydrogen into helium and energy at a rate of 620 million metric tons every second, releasing enough energy in a single moment to power every home in the world for an entire year.

5 energy-saving household appliances

5 energy-saving household appliances

Saving energy from everyday household appliances is no more just a personal concern corresponding to expense but as we are aware already, this has far reaching implications on environment, nature and sources of energy. Because of the rising concern for...

Top 5 benefits of insulated roller shutters

Top 5 benefits of insulated roller shutters

Installing roller shutters is perhaps the most affordable and efficient solution to protect an indoor space. They are not only strong and durable, but also occupy a little space and are very easy to clean and maintain, which makes them...

Discover the pros of modular buildings over traditional buildings

Discover the pros of modular buildings over traditional buildings

The word “Modular” itself suggests several different things that depend on the way it is actually employed. When one utilizes the word modular, one need to ensure that the word is used in proper context and that too within the situation one refers to modular houses.

Save water and energy while washing

Save water and energy while washing

Modernization and the use of machines have touched all our lives. We are quite dependent on machines and thus there are a plethora of machines in the market available.

12 reasons why LED lights are perfect for your home

12 reasons why LED lights are perfect for your home

We have all known light bulbs and their importance since their very invention, without the invention of a light bulb we would’ve been practically left in the Stone Age. The light produced by a bulb allowed better visibility than what...

How to choose the right lumber for your deck

How to choose the right lumber for your deck

Whether you have to build a deck or repair it, it’s more or less the same in terms of stress. Many homeowners choose to repair the deck themselves and some even build them from scratch.

Green building and its benefit for the environment

Green building and its benefit for the environment

In an effort to fight ecological issues such as global warming, builders have long resorted to the concept of Green Building. The following post explores the concept and highlights the benefits of Green Building.

6 organic ways to rid your home of pests

6 organic ways to rid your home of pests

As we have researched and learnt about synthetic insecticides and pesticides, the more we have become staunch on our belief to never use these materials as they are extremely hazardous for insects and no less harmful for humans. Since then...

7 home improvements that give your home a fresh look

7 home improvements that give your home a fresh look

As soon as you get the title of a homeowner, you instantly become responsible for each and everything in your home and stuck in the vicious cycle of home improvements for life! Does your home look like an old shack;...

What’s in Your Groundwater?

What’s in Your Groundwater?

Water is the single most important resource to sustain life and our community infrastructures. When potable water is contaminated, it is an issue that requires immediate attention. But how can we tell if our water is contaminated? In order to...

Fresh Air for Old Homes: Achieving Energy Efficiency in Historic Properties

Fresh Air for Old Homes: Achieving Energy Efficiency in Historic Properties

Renovating older homes can be one of the greatest challenges to any contractor – especially if a home qualifies as historic. Here are a few more tips to keep in mind on making your historic home more energy efficient.

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