When it comes to making your home more energy efficient one of the places you’re not likely to look is at your ballasts, and while it might be a bit obscure, it’s still a valid way of reducing your homes energy consumption. To help you get a better understanding of what a ballast actually is
Looking for an elegant and simple way to save money and make your home more energy efficient? Installing a few basic timers throughout your home is a great way to do exactly that. You see, timers (like the one pictured above) will help to reduce the amount of vampire power that your electronics consume every
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Your hot water tank represents one of the biggest opportunities for both money and water savings in your home. Literally every gallon of warm or hot water you use throughout your home will pass through it at some point and as a result your unit will require periodic maintenance. Fortunately, maintaining your hot water tank
Keeping your home properly sealed is a great way to ensure that it’s using energy efficiently, and if you know where to look finding and sealing air leaks can be a quick and simple task. One of the best places to start looking for air leaks in your home is around your door and window
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When it comes to illuminating your home there seems to be an endless number of options available, but which one is the right one for you? By today’s standards, the answer would seem to be one of two choices (LEDs vs CFLs), however picking between two types of bulbs is only the tip of the
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I had just arrived to camp for the night, roughly 30 miles from the trailhead, and low and behold one of the most beautiful sunsets I have ever seen was just starting to ignite in the early evening sky. It was as if any and every color I had ever seen was being brushed onto
If you’re looking for a way to spend a little less money around your home, try finding places where you can use 3-way light bulbs. Not only will they give you more control over the level of light in a given room, if used properly, they should save you money on your monthly electric bill.
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Clean water coming from the tap used to be a given but from severe droughts to industrial chemical spills, our water security is growing more questionable. For daily drinking, cooking, and washing or for emergencies, the EcoloBlue Atmospheric Water Generator (AWG) from Molecule New Water Technologies* may be an option worth exploring
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The importance of properly insulating your home should be quite apparent at this point. Creating so-called thermal barriers in the home to keep heat from moving from one place to another can save a lot of money on heating and cooling costs as well as help keep living and working spaces more comfortable
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For many of us who graduated from college within the last five years, finding a career job has been difficult. Not only were jobs becoming more scarce, the competition for those jobs was getting harder and harder by the day. We entered the workforce among people with years of experience (and sometimes master degrees) in
It seems like every month we’re adding more and more special holidays to our already busy calendars, for example, did you know that September 19th is “talk like a pirate day”? Yeah, me neither. However, not all of these holidays are a complete gimmick. Take for example October 16th which is also known as World
Water. It could be argued that it’s one of the most diverse substances on our planet. It can be found in all three phases of matter (gas, liquid and solid) and is the key ingredient to creating and sustaining life as we know it. Without water, we simply wouldn’t exist. By following that same logic
Green living is a terrific lifestyle. Not only do you get to save money, it’s usually very good for the planet (you feel better about leaving the world a better place for your loved ones), and it’s usually very good for your health. Biking? Better than sitting in a car inhaling fumes. Walking? Sure beats
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Host a costume swap this Halloween to save some cash and reduce your impact. Here's how to put one together
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If you’re like me, and don’t want to spend more money than you should on anything, than I suggest you take a good look at your fridge/freezer. Does your unit have an automatic ice maker built into it? If so, it’s probably a good idea to turn it off. After all, there is nothing convenient
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We live in the information age, where it seems that almost anything can be found by simply typing a few words into a Google search, but did you ever stop to think of how much that convenience might actually be costing you? The answer might surprise you. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA) computers
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Everyone knows how uncomfortable it can be to be stuck in a hot car, classroom, or home in the middle of a heat wave…it’s pretty tough! Fortunately, beating the heat and providing yourself with a cool, comfortable environment doesn’t have to be synonymous with spending money and using lots of energy. Just try implementing some of these
Have a gas guzzler? You could save thousands of dollars and large amounts of carbon emissions by having a more eco-friendly car. But you knew that, of course. But, did you know that how you drive is almost as important as what you drive? It’s true. So to help you save money the next time you
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I recently came across two really interesting diaper recycling solutions that might just help reduce waste without parents giving up the convenience of disposables
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Hot water is a triple whammy for your utility bills. First, it costs money to get the water (water bill). Second, it costs money to heat that water (electricity or gas bill). And last, it costs money to dispose of that water (sewer bill). All together, that’s a lot of potential savings with some small