Home Improvement Expert Danny Lipford

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Greenbuild Show in Chicago

Greenbuild Show in Chicago
I just returned from attending the “Greenbuild Show” in Chicago where we shot some great footage on a ton of new ideas that have hit the market as well as a few new twists on some old ideas. This recent interest in green building and living is big. The effort and focus that is being placed on this trend should produce some very innovative products in the months and years ahead.
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Sustainable Flooring: Bamboo and Cork

Sustainable Flooring: Bamboo and Cork
If you’re under the impression that environmentally friendly flooring products, such as bamboo and cork, are little more than the latest fad that will soon disappear, then think again. Though very different from each other, both are high quality products that make beautiful and durable floors. In addition, bamboo and cork are easy to install and cost about the same as traditional hardwood.
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Low-Flow Water Saving Showerheads

Low-Flow Water Saving Showerheads
Richard asks, “I would like to know which showerheads don’t use a lot of water.”

With drought gripping parts of the country, more and more homeowners are concerned about reducing water usage. Read on to find some showerheads that save water.
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Corte-Clean Composite Deck Cleaner

Corte-Clean Composite Deck Cleaner
While composite decking is virtually maintenance free, it does require some cleaning from time to time. Corte-Clean is formulated specifically for composite decking. When combined with warm water, it breaks down mold, mildew, dirt, pollen and even barbecue stains. This cleaner works without bleach or other harmful chemicals that harm your lawn.
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Payback on Energy Saving Efforts

Payback on Energy Saving Efforts
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.
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How to Use a Paddle Ceiling Fan Properly

How to Use a Paddle Ceiling Fan Properly
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.
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Poll Results: Eco-Friendly Changes

Poll Results: Eco-Friendly Changes
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.
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Clean and Green Series

Clean and Green Series
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.
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