By admin On July 21st, 2013
If you are interested in being ecologically responsible, you don’t need to go far to start. In fact, you can start right at home. Doing things like recycling, finding ways to save energy and eating more healthful and environmentally friendly foods are some great ways to go green without even leaving the house.
Most cities have a recycling program. If yours does, all you need to do is keep a separate blue or clear bag for recycled items and make sure you know what Read the rest of this entry »
By admin On June 6th, 2013
Aside from helping the environment, recycling your trash can have numerous benefits, and while many municipalities have a service that allows you recycle plastics and paper at your home, many do not. But there is no need to worry, regardless of whether the city you live in has a home recycling program or not, most cities have recycling centers where you can dispose of your recyclables. Recycling waste products such as paper, cardboard, plastics and metal can also put a little extra money in your pocket.
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By admin On March 29th, 2013
One place that is probably not very eco-friendly is your house. However, with a little work, you can greatly reduce your home’s carbon footprint. Below are some really easy to use eco-friendly home ideas.
1. Invest in Solar Panels
If you install solar panels on your roof, you can significantly cut down on your yearly energy bills. There is also a tax credit available for people that install them on their homes.
2. Use CFL Light Bulbs
Compact fluorescent light bulbs last much longer than regular light bulbs and cut down on your electricity Read the rest of this entry »
By admin On November 14th, 2012
Going green isn’t just beneficial for the environment; it can also be beneficial for your wallet. The basis of having green home is the elimination of waste – water waste and, especially, energy waste. Elimination of said waste can not only save you some green but make your neighbors green with envy, as well.
Below are three ways that you can make your home just a little greener:
1. Look into green energy and green energy providers. Some homes actually have solar panels installed to capture and harness the sun’s power. You can also look into a green energy provider. Sites for Texas Electricity Companies are a great place to start and you might even find a rate cheaper than what you currently have.
2. Keep those lights turned off when you aren’t in the room. This can be hard, especially with children in the household. There are special timer switches and even motion detecting sensors you can find at most hardware stores that you can easily install to help eliminate some of the waste.
3. Unplug unnecessary electronics when they aren’t in use. Machines, especially game consoles and computers, draw exorbitant amounts of power both in the ON and OFF position. If these machines aren’t in use, turn them off and unplug them. You’d be surprised how much you can save.
By admin On August 8th, 2012
With the new found emphasis on sustainable living and finding the most echo conscious way to exist there is more and more interest in the precise definition of a green home. While it is hard to define exactly what a green home is as everyone creates their own unique green home, there are some basic things that all green homes have in common. The general definition of a green home is a living environment that puts as much back into the environment as it takes out.
This means not using excessive amounts of electricity that Read the rest of this entry »
By admin On August 4th, 2012
Conserving ones energy not only lowers the bills, but it also saves on the burning of fossil fuels. The burning of such fuels have been linked to higher carbon dioxide in the air, leading to global warming and other pollutants. Conserving water will not only lower ones water bill, but also their gas bill. Not using as much water eliminates the need to heat that water, thus lowering the gas bill. Preservation of water is Read the rest of this entry »
By admin On August 2nd, 2012
If you own a home these days, chances are that you will want to make it as Eco-Friendly as possible. There are plenty of ways to go green with your new or existing home. One good way to start is to buy or upgrade your old appliances, such as stoves, refrigerators, furnaces, and air conditioning units to make them more energy efficient.
One great appliance you can buy to make your home green would be a tankless water heater.Is this new to you? Catch up here These Read the rest of this entry »
By admin On July 31st, 2012
What Can Make A Home Green?
We should all be doing our part to protect the environment. Global warming has been a concern and many are doing their homework on solving the problem. In today’s world everyone wants to think about ways to save energy.
Taking advantage of solar power will help heat your home by dispensing the energy of the sun. By installing solar panels on the roof it naturally becomes a remarkable inexpensive heating source. Many homeowners are taking advantage Read the rest of this entry »
By admin On July 30th, 2012
Over the last few decades, the focus on green energy has increases. There have been several innovative products sold on the market that allow consumers to decrease their carbon footprint. In addition, the introduction of solar and wind power has also increased the demand for more energy efficient products. With these initiatives homeowners are able to benefit by incorporating the use of energy efficient lighting, appliances and building material within their homes. Over a period of time, homeowners will be able to reap the benefit of these changes.
For example, the use of solar power and energy Read the rest of this entry »