Conservation

Easy Ways to Save Energy on Air Conditioning in The Summer

In today’s world energy conservation is more important than ever. Not just because of the environment but because of rough economic times as well. Hundreds of dollars can be saved every year by consistently doing the smallest things to conserve energy in your house or even workplace. Here are seven simple ways one can conserve energy and money during the summer when air conditioning gets to be an absolute must.

DIY Solar panels for your home

In case you haven't noticed, most people opt to carry out home improvements on their own rather than hiring professionals. The primary benefit of doing this is to save money. DIY solar power system feature as one of the cheapest yet most beneficial home improvement projects. Apart from the cost factor, it also comes with other benefits.

Smart Energy Monitoring Tools Changing the Face of Home Energy Management

Home energy management is a big issue when it comes to how individuals can lend value to the overall energy efficiency of communities. This is especially so because houses (and buildings in general) have been identified as being particularly big culprits in terms of energy inefficiency. So much so that a whole industry has come up on just how to make buildings more energy efficient.

The Benefits of a Remotely Programmable Thermostat

When outdoor temperatures reach the extremes of summer and winter, the cost of heating and cooling the great indoors spikes in response. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, controlling indoor temperatures accounts for 43 percent of the average home's monthly utility bill.

Chances are, 43 percent of your monthly bill in February or August adds up to a chunk of change -- that's money that would be far better spent on family fun, a home renovation, or put into savings.

Preventing disaster while on vacation

The holiday travel season is coming up faster than you can say “cranberry sauce,” and with all of the focus on packing, making sleeping arrangements and finding affordable transportation options, a lot of homeowners forget to take important steps to protect their houses. While you’re away during the colder months, your house is at risk for several common—and costly—types of water damage. Fortunately, if you take a few simple precautions before you leave, you can avoid coming home to a big mess—and an even bigger repair bill.

Turn Off the Main Water Valve

Reuse and Repurpose Plastic for a Healthier World

In the hustle and bustle of today’s society, convenience trumps many things. One unfortunate reality is the fact that plastic disposable items come in so many forms that most people are oblivious about how much plastic they add to landfills, not just each year, but each week. Disposable cutlery, cups, lunchbox food containers, plastic bags, margarine tubs, water bottles, medicine bottles, shampoo bottles, milk jugs, plus countless other products encased in plastic, enter our homes each week.

5 Tips for Winterizing Your Home

Winter can actually be an enjoyable time of year to spend in the comfort of your own home. In order to make that possible, though, it is important to take the right steps to winterize your home. Winterizing your home will make your house more enjoyable, help you cut utility costs and even reduce the risk of having to pay for pricy repair costs down the road.

Old Appliances: Fix It or Ditch It

Advancements in technology have made today's appliances enormously more efficient than the ones of yesteryear. Cash for Appliances programs offer cash incentives to replace outdated appliances for newer models, but is it worth the cost of upgrading?

Cash for Appliances

Cash for Appliances programs offer consumers a chance to upgrade to new, Energy Star appliances. You do not need to trade in an old appliance to qualify for a rebate. Simply purchasing a qualifying Energy Star appliance makes you eligible to collect between $50 and $200 in rebate savings.

Save Money- Weatherproof Your Home

There are many reasons to check your home and perform routine maintenance. If you own a home, or even if you are renting but have an absent landlord, you can save energy and money by making your house resistant to the effects of bad weather, especially rain. We call this weatherproofing. It is important to do annually, as houses shift and change with time. It can help you cut down on gas and electricity bills from heating and air conditioning, and keep your home secure from outdoor pathogens that may cause extra dust and allergies.

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