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Simple ways to reduce our impact on the environment in 2015

Although the environment has an unfortunate habit of tumbling down the list of priorities for many, 2014 was a real eye-opener, even for those who prefer to remain blissfully ignorant. From the avid to the reluctant recyclers, nobody could ignore some of the headlines – they were the equivalent of a Hollywood blockbuster, albeit a […]

January 20th

How To Replace The Wax Ring On Your Toilet

A leaking toilet may be one of the last things you think of when it comes to saving water and money throughout your home, but if left unchecked one of these could end up costing you thouands of dollars. Fortunately, fixing some of the most common types of toilet leaks (like fixing a leaky toilet […]

January 20th

What To Do When You Discover Your Home Has Sprung A Leak

Have you ever heard of the legend commonly referred to as “The Little Hero of Haarlem“? Well, if you haven’t it’s a pretty straightforward and simple story *spoiler alert, brief synopsis to follow*. Essentially a little boy, discovers that his village will be destroyed because a small leak has sprung in the town’s nearby dike. […]

January 15th

How To Install a High Efficiency Cache Aerator

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 […]

December 18th

How To Install A Filter Whistle On Your A/C Unit

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 […]

December 18th

Natural Ways To Feel Good This Holiday Season

Stress. It’s probably one of the last things you’ll likely associate with the holiday season, but for so many people it’s the one and only emotion that they’ll be experiencing throughout the coming weeks. What I’m referring to here is seasonal affective disorder (SAD), and if you or someone you know is experiencing this, I’m […]

December 17th

How To Measure Your Attic’s Insulation

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 […]

December 10th