Going Green

5 Benefits of Green Appliances

Not all appliances are created equal. While, generally, all appliances will perform the tasks for which they were built with acceptable quality, some offer more benefits to home owners than others. When getting new appliances, think about the green options that are currently available on the market. There are many compelling reasons to select greener versions of the appliances you use every day when time to replace these appliances rolls around. Consider these reasons when deciding if green appliances are the best ones for you.

Reduced Energy Bills

The Best Money Saving Plumbing Appliances

There are always ways to save money when buying appliances for the home. And when looking for plumbing appliances it is no different. There are a number of appliances that any homeowner can purchase which will save them money over the life of the product. Please find here a few examples of some of the best money saving plumbing appliances:

  1. Water filtration systems
  2. Low flow shower heads
  3. Tankless water heaters
  4. Dual flush toilets

Each of these, once installed in your home, will end up saving you hundreds of pounds or dollars.

Organic Indoor and Outdoor Pest Control -- Is it Worth It?

With more and more people spending money on pest control, there comes a time when a responsible homeowner must consider the total cost. Many pests are irritating, and some of them can be dangerous to the people and animals in your household. However, chemical pest control measures are often very powerful and can be hazardous in their own right, which has many people leaning towards organic methods of control. What can be done to prevent pests from invading your home or your garden? Are they effective? 

Teak Wood: History, Popularity, Uses

Teak wood comes from tree scientifically known as Tectona Grandis. It’s lavish and expensive, has a rich texture and, as everybody knows full-well, makes for great patio furniture. The tree originated in southeast Asia, and some of the world’s most dense teak forests can be visited today in Malaysia, Burma, India, and other countries in that area. However, since the discovery of naturalization, the tree has also been popularized in Africa and several countries in the Caribbean archipelago.

Stories in Teak

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.

Natural Pest Control Tips

Pests are everywhere and they can make life miserable. When outside, they may eat at plants and vegetables, or inside, they can get into food and just be generally annoying. The key is to get rid of them without harming anything else. This is where using a natural remedy is the best idea. There are several different natural tips for pest control that can be used quickly and effectively.

Green Remodeling: What it Means for Your Home.

Green living is not just current fad. It's a domestic lifestyle that values the environment and does everything possible to leave a very small carbon footprint. Homeowners who are sensitive to the ecology respect the need to do their part in keeping global warming and harmful pollution under control. They take a close look at their living space and try to find ways to make changes. Lucky for them, the green movement has spread into home improvement areas. There are number of ways to make a living space a very green space for all the inhabitants.

Using Your LED Light on Your Indoor Garden

Caring for your indoor garden goes far beyond providing it with the ideal amounts of fertilizer, water and other nutrients; not that these elements aren’t crucial for success, mind you. In many cases, you must also provide the garden with supplemental artificial light, which will not only promote healthy growth, but the lights can even extend the growing season for several weeks.


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