Every year around this time we hear about ways to save money on heating bills, but how long does it take to actually recoup the money spent on these investments? While all efforts to drive down the cost of keeping your home comfortable this winter have value, some pay off a lot quicker than others.
Ceiling fans are a great way to keep cool in the summer and warm in the winter if you know how to use them properly. Though there is much confusion on the subject, it’s not that hard as long as you remember two simple rules.
With all the talk about going green lately, we wanted to find out what you are doing to make a difference. Last month, we asked, “What is the most recent change you have taken to be more eco-friendly?” Here are the results, and a few tips of our own.
Part of embracing a green philosophy is to adopt our everyday lifestyle. Reducing the consumption of electricity, natural gas or propane means we are also reducing the emission of greenhouse gases. Innovations in the field have made solar powered items more practical for today’s homeowner.
Heating water is the second largest single user of energy in the home. While we all enjoy a soothing hot shower, rising energy costs—along with their adverse environmental impact—make it a good time to take a closer look at the various options now available.
The facts are undeniable: landfills are overflowing, forests are disappearing, water resources are being contaminated, and prices at the store are skyrocketing. What can be done to reverse this trend? The answer is surprisingly simple—recycling.
So you want to go green but aren’t sure how to take that first step without cleaning out your wallet in the process? Well look no further than the lighting aisle of your nearest home improvement store. There you’ll find a wide selection of compact fluorescent light bulbs, or CFLs, that will actually save you money while helping the environment at the same time.