Eco Friendly Home Maintenance

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How To Insulate Your Hot Water Heater Tank

Did you know that by simply insulating your hot water tank you could save anywhere from 4%-9% on your water heating costs? If you go one step further and insulate the hot water pipes as well, you’ll save even more! Luckily, insulating your hot water tank is a relatively inexpensive and straightforward task that doesn’t […]

September 16th

How To Insulate Your Hot Water Pipes

One of the best ways to save money and energy around your home is to insulate your hot water pipes. It will save you a lot of energy and money. Luckily, this home improvement project is inexpensive and easy to do. Just follow these easy steps to start saving money and energy today.  First things first–assess the […]

September 15th

How Your Pool Pump And Filter Work

Most people think their pool might be a “fixed cost” when it comes to its electricity consumption, often assuming that, for hygienic reasons, they need to keep the pump going all day. However, as a general rule, cycling through your pool’s water once per day (one complete turnover of the volume of water in the […]

September 13th

Proper Lighting Levels For Various Activities

When it comes to illuminating your home, ensuring that you aren’t over or under-lighting your living spaces can make a big difference. Proper lighting levels will not only help to save you money on your monthly electric bill, they’ll also help to make your home a more comfortable and welcoming place. Ever walk into a […]

August 26th

How To Install A Shower Flow Valve Adapter

Water represents one of the biggest opportunities for savings in your home, and one of the best places to start is in your shower. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average american uses 100 gallons of water per day! With nearly a quarter of that being used in the shower alone. By installing […]

July 22nd

Water Leaks: A Silent Menace

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average american household wastes roughly 10,000 gallons of water a year through both known and unknown water leaks. That’s enough water to run an additional 270 loads of laundry! Worse yet, roughly 10 percent of US homes waste over 90 gallons of water per day. When you […]

July 21st

How to Unclog a Drain Using a Sink Plunger

It’s never convenient, and its happened to just about everyone you know. A clogged drain. Conventional wisdom would say reach for the drain-o. But the problem is that products such as drain-o contain many harmful chemicals than can contaminate local ground water and aquifers. Instead, try using a drain plunger. Not only will you avoid […]

May 15th

Checking for Phantom Loads Using a Watt-Meter

Eliminating phantom loads (vampire power) from your home is a great way to save money on your monthly utilities. What’s a phantom load? A phantom load is the amount of energy your electronic devices will use when they’re plugged in, but not turned on. That’s right, many electronic devices (especially older ones) will actively draw a small […]

May 6th