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23 Ways to Reduce Your Home’s Carbon Footprint

The United States has one of the highest carbon footprint rates in the world, with each person producing an average of 16 tons of greenhouse gases per year, according to data from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). From what we eat to how we do laundry, our actions and homes play a large role in…

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Types of Light Bulbs: Your Ultimate Buying Guide

Photo: Delmaine Donson / E+ / Getty Images Choosing the perfect light fixture and an accompanying light bulb can completely transform a room. That’s why choosing the right lighting for your dining room chandelier or bedside table lamp is so important. Don’t worry—we’re here to help make the decision process easier.  Below, we’ll discuss different…

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41 Home Energy-Saving Tips for Every Season

Saving energy is an attainable goal for any household. Several factors can affect your energy consumption, like your home’s square footage or your family size, but everyone can take advantage of home energy-saving tips. You might even want to begin a sustainable home improvement project to address sources of energy waste. To lower your energy…

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7 Easy Ways to Save Water in the Summer

The summer heat brings the need to use more water, whether it is watering your lawn and flowers or filling up the pool, overall use skyrockets in the summer months. Here are 7 ways that you can save water, which will help the environment and your wallet! 1. Water at Night or in the Morning…

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Tax Credits & Solar Shingles: Is It Finally Time to Swap to Solar Power?

If you’re considering rooftop solar for your home, there’s no time like the present! Because the most generous government incentive, a federal tax credit covering 30 percent of the project, will start to be phased out at the end of 2019. Given the national average solar panel installation cost of $23,000, that’s $7,000 in savings…

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How Much Energy Do Holiday Lights Use?

Did you know that the U.S. uses more electricity during the month of December than some countries do in an entire year? The Rockefeller Center Tree in New York City uses five miles of lights and uses 20,000+ watts of electricity. Thankfully, they’re LED and powered by solar panels. But if you deck out your…

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Single-Hung vs. Double-Hung Windows: What’s the Difference?

Left/Top: Photo: Diane / Adobe Stock Bottom/Right: Photo: pics721 / Adobe Stock On This Page: What Is a Double-Hung Window? What Is a Single-Hung Window? Appearance Cost Upkeep Durability Installation Life Span Environmental Impact Versatility and Customization Are Single- or Double-Hung Windows Better? Single- and Double-Hung Windows vs. Other Options Single- and double-hung windows are…

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Water Conservation Throughout the Home

Today’s modern household uses water for numerous purposes. Everyday tasks like cleaning dishes, taking showers, doing laundry and washing the car can add up to several or even hundreds of gallons of water used every month. Conserving the amount of water used at home will not only keep your water bill lower; it’s also better…

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Solar Energy: Common Questions & What to Ask When Hiring Installers

Need a Solar System Contractor? A solar energy system is a big investment. It’s important to find a quality contractor for your product selection and installation. As intimidating as that seems, with the right information, you can make the best decisions for your home, your energy needs and your wallet. In this guide, we answer…

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Wooden vs. Vinyl Windows: What Are the Differences?

The biggest difference between wood versus vinyl windows is the material. Wood windows are made with natural materials, while vinyl windows are made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC). They have many differences, particularly in appearance, price, and durability. In this article: What Are Wood Windows? What Are Vinyl Windows? Appearance Cost Upkeep Durability Installation Life Span…

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