Spray foam insulation is a versatile and easy way to cut energy consumption and costs while being environmentally conscious.
If you’ve been fiddling with the thermostat more often than not, chances are your home is suffering from severe energy inefficiencies, likely caused by weak insulation. But, how can you check where your insulation may not be sealing well? The easiest (and cheapest!) way to check is by picking up an inexpensive laser thermometer from your […]
When it comes to saving money and energy around your home one of the best things you can do is detect and eliminate drafts around your window and door frames. The easiest way to check your window and door frames for leaks is with the use of an infrared thermometer. Just follow these instructions to learn […]
A great way to ensure that your home is using energy efficiently is to be sure that your attic is insulated properly. Did you know that a properly insulated home can save roughly 20% of a homes annual heating and cooling costs? Its true. Thankfully, measuring your attics insulation is a very straight forward and […]
Keeping your home properly insulated can a long way when it comes to ensuring that it’s using energy efficiently, but did you ever stop to think about your attic temperature and insulation? Odds are it may be the last thing you think of when it comes to home energy usage, but you’d be surprised at […]
By now most Green Living Ideas readers know the value of home insulation, but for those new to the green lifestyle, insulation is like an extra blanket on your bed in the winter. Except for houses, the insulation can help keep in cooler air in the summer and warmer air in the winter. Pointing out […]
Uh-oh. Turns out that many of the insulation materials we use to reduce our energy use (and thus reduce greenhouse gas emissions), are themselves producers of extremely potent greenhouse gases. How bad? Try up to 1,430 times. You are better off using a fiberglass like CertainTeed’s Sustainable Insulation, or mineral wool, or cellulose, like old […]
While it isn’t difficult to plan a green building from scratch, many eco-conscious individuals who have a desire to convert their traditional homes to something more eco-friendly may face a few more challenges. Green remodeling requires the home remodeler to consider many things before making the necessary changes. The main concern is dealing with the […]
Sean Daily, Green Living Ideas’ Editor-In-Chief, discusses the topics of insulation and energy efficiency in green home building projects with Marty Sweeney, Green/Sustainability Market Development Leader at Owens-Corning. Click Play Below,or
Window inserts are a cost effective way to insulate your house. This review shares before and after thermal images, and a personal review of window inserts in the home.
We all know that energy efficient technologies and greener routines are the future. Not necessarily because we prefer them or because they’re more convenient, but because the health of our world demands it. Yet, one of the reasons why homeowners often struggle to adopt eco-friendly changes is a lack of understanding. We don’t spend enough time […]
When you think of an intentional community, do you envision a rural setting far away from it all with people living an abundant life in shared housing? Or more of a yoga retreat center with colorfully adorned and long haired people that smell like patchouli and talk about the alignment of chakras? Or a cluster […]
Keeping your home clean and green can help you save money, live more comfortably, improve your health, and reduce environmental impacts. Some things are obvious, like switching to LEDs and keeping your dryer vent clear, but others, like cleaning your gutters, can make a major impact and aren’t quite as obvious.
Electronic cables can get messy: here are some tips from Thornbury Electric on how to keep them organized and hassle-free!
Hemp holds a world of promise as a crop for food, fuel and raw product. It’s partly legal to grow, but what is holding the industry back from full growth?
There are many ways to create a greener home: learn some quick tips here from Strata Homes UK.