Green Homes

By: Danny Lipford

From high-tech gadgets to simple changes, Danny takes a look at some new ways to make your home green whether during new construction or a remodel. Automated irrigation systems, solar paneled roofs, and programmable thermostats are just a few of the green additions seen here.


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  • REY Says:
    April 28th, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    I would like to know exacly how to install those solar panels, I’m really insterested on installing those at my house.

  • John Cannamela Says:
    January 16th, 2008 at 8:25 am

    another cheap tip is to buy foam gaskets for all those outlets -if you add a tyipcal home amount of outlets it can be the same as opening a window- think about it 9square inches times 50 or so openings thats about 3 square feet. and don’t forget the attic access door thats a huge energy vacuum.
    for about 25-150 bucks you can save all that in 6 months.
    John Cannamela

  • Frank Schaefer Says:
    December 7th, 2007 at 11:24 am

    I have changed every bulb in my house to the ones that look like ice cream cones and my energy bill has gone down and i love it. I think they should stop making the old style bulbs altogether so we are forced to go GREEN.

  • johndottenwhy Says:
    July 10th, 2007 at 10:10 pm

    i would like to put solor but i dont know where to get the systems. I live in indiana and wo are on an remc coop for electricity so our Kw rate is high. were is the brake point.

  • johndottenwhy Says:
    June 23rd, 2007 at 2:20 pm

    we are looking for energy windos ans slidint glass doors. is it better to go all vinyl or clad on the out side and wood inside. Is the difference just a preference which is better.

  • Chris Says:
    May 3rd, 2007 at 1:31 pm

    I like the idea of saving energy and this segment had some ideas that I’d like to incorporate in my home. My home is a 1970’s brick ranch in Mobile, AL near Skyland. What of these energy solutions would have the quickest payback for my un-updated home?

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