The paradigm is shifting for those of us who are looking to live a permanent eco-friendly lifestyle, especially when it comes to our homes. Today, doing your part to protect the environment is more than simply being a recycling enthusiast. It extends beyond that. While separating plastic, glass, and other recyclable materials from your regular […]
Eco Friendly Home Maintenance
A little knowledge goes a long way when it comes to keeping your tankless water heater efficient. Matt Risinger, owner of Risinger Homes, provides a useful video that will assist anyone who feels they may not be up to the task. As he points out, the work is not that difficult, and if you do […]
We have collected nearly 50 tips and tricks for how to make your home more energy efficient. Tips for kitchen, bathroom, bedroom & beyond!
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If you’re trying to think of ways to save money and water around your home, try looking in the tank of your toilets. I know, it’s not the most logical spot, but if left un-checked a constantly running toilet can add a substantial amount of money to your monthly water bill (the Environmental Protection Agency […]
A great way to ensure that your home is using both water and energy efficiently is by installing a high efficiency faucet aerator in both your kitchen and bathroom faucets. However, not all kitchen and bathroom faucets will be the same. In some cases the aerator will be embedded into the fixture itself (like the […]
If you’re looking for a quick, easy and inexpensive way to make your home more energy efficient, try installing a filter whistle on the filter of your homes HVAC (Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system. Filter whistles are simple devices that, when clogged, start to whistle. So this is effectively an “alarm” that tells you […]
When it comes to saving both money and energy around your home, installing a a new timer for your pool pump can be a great way to do just that. It’s not as complicated as you might think and the savings can be significant. Just follow these easy steps to learn how to install your […]
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 […]
When it comes to making your home more energy efficient one of the places you’re not likely to look is at your ballasts. While it might be a bit obscure, it’s still a valid way of reducing your homes energy consumption. To help you get a better understanding of what a ballast actually is and […]
Your hot water tank represents one of the biggest opportunities for both money and water savings in your home. Literally every gallon of warm or hot water you use throughout your home will pass through it at some point and as a result your unit will require periodic maintenance. Fortunately, maintaining your hot water tank […]
Keeping your home properly sealed is a great way to ensure that it’s using energy efficiently, and if you know where to look finding and sealing air leaks can be a quick and simple task. One of the best places to start looking for air leaks in your home is around your door and window […]
If you’re like me, and don’t want to spend more money than you should on anything, than I suggest you take a good look at your fridge/freezer. Does your unit have an automatic ice maker built into it? If so, it’s probably a good idea to turn it off. After all, there is nothing convenient […]
When it comes to keeping your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are great at doing just that. However, they can be costly to operate, especially if they aren’t maintained regularly. So to help you save money and get a better understanding of how […]