Can You Live the Tiny House Lifestyle?

Last month, we gave you lots of ideas for setting up a tiny house on your property for use as a home office. This month, we’ll delve into living the tiny house lifestyle – using it as your primary residence. Granted, many people won’t be able to, or want to, pare down their belongings and sacrifice

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Wishing You a ‘Greener’ Christmas

18 tips for having a cleaner, greener Christmas…

Christmas time is family timeIn keeping with our energy savings theme of the past year—I thought we’d take a look at some ‘greener’ ways to celebrate this special season.

Christmas and New Year’s eve are often a time of excess. Too much eating and drinking, too much spending and plenty of garbage and waste—all of which has an impact on our environment.

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Light Your Way to Energy Savings

Saving money with cost effective lighting…

Everyone’s talking about Compact Fluorescent light bulbs (CFL’s) but are they really what they’re cracked up to be?

Here are some important CFL facts…

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Phantom Energy Use

You may have heard a lot about energy saving tips but did you know that there are ways in which you’re wasting electricity that you may not even be aware of?

It’s one of the worst energy wasters in your home…

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Increase Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

Air-sealing your home is the most effective and cheapest energy conservation measure you can apply—potentially saving you as much as 40% of your heating and cooling energy consumption.

No matter how good the insulation, if your house leaks you’re losing money. You need to…

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Dealing With the Ductwork…

The quality and condition of your ductwork will have a significant impact on the energy efficiency (whether it’s budget friendly or not) of your heating/cooling system.

Some things to look for are…

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Summer Energy Saving Tips

It’s a hot summer day and all you can think of is getting home and turning on that air conditioner. But the cost is making you think twice. So how can you save some money on your energy bill and

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Think Water Smart…

Water is becoming an increasingly precious commodity and one of these days we’ll all find our consumption metered.

So why not get a jump start on conserving this precious resource by implementing some of the following strategies?

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Tips for Saving Energy

Last month we discussed tips to cut your energy bill by checking your home’s outer shell and furnace system.

This month we’ll look at tips for saving on home energy costs through our lighting and appliances.

Approximately a quarter of every…

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How to Improve Your Home’s Energy Use

Over the next several months we’re going to look at areas of your home where with some minor changes (and occasionally major changes) we can save money and do our part for conservation and ‘greener living’.

We’ll start with a brief overview of the thing we can do—then in the months following we’ll go…

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