Category: Home Energy Saving Devices

The 5 Ws of Kraft Faced Insulation Posted by Wattson on May 21, 2016

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Do you ever feel like you're playing Twenty Questions when you're trying to figure out methods of making your home more energy efficient? We'll take the guessing games out of lowering your monthly energy bill. As you already know, insulating your home is a must, no matter what climate you're in. But how do you know which type of insulatio...

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Insulation in Warm Climates…Isn’t that an Oxymoron? Posted by Wattson on Sep 22, 2015

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When you think of a well-insulated home, you likely envision sitting by the fire in a warm and toasty house, which is buried underneath a mountain of snow. You probably don’t think of a home basking in the shade of a palm tree. In reality, having proper insulation in your home is crucial in warm environments and cold environments al...

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10 Ways to Prepare Your Home for a Hot Summer Posted by Wattson on Jun 23, 2015

Summer has finally arrived! Before you bust out the sunscreen and make for the outdoors, you'll want to ensure that your home is also ready for summer's heat. These ten home preparation tips will help your home stay cool without skyrocketing your energy bill. 1. Install a programmable thermostat. These nifty devices allow you to set...

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You Don’t Need Tom Brady’s Budget to Have a Solar Powered Home Posted by Wattson on Apr 16, 2015

Did you know that football star Tom Brady's home is completely custom-built and includes Earth-friendly features like gray water collection, reclaimed and recycled construction materials, and solar panels that provide all of the home's electricity needs? While celebrities may have unlimited budgets for investing in sustainable ene...

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5 Easy Ways to Turn Spring Cleaning into an Energy Saving Success Posted by Wattson on Apr 9, 2015

Spring is a great time to refresh your home after a long, buttoned-up winter. While making your usual spring cleaning rounds, consider these tips for tidying up your home's energy usage. 1. Improve Air Flow While you are cleaning baseboards, don't forget to make sure that air vents are clean and not blocked by furniture, draperies, or d...

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Do Laundry Like a Money Saving Champ Posted by Wattson on Feb 9, 2015

In the average American household, appliances account for about 20% of the home's total energy usage. If you're looking for ways to chip away at your energy bills and reduce your impact on the environment, let's take a look at one appliance-heavy chore: the laundry. Energy Efficiency Makes a Big Difference Energy-efficient washing machi...

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CFL Lightbulbs! I’ve got an idea that will save you money! Posted by Wattson on Nov 18, 2014

We are the verge of a new energy era. One in which older models of inefficient appliances, equipment, and even tools are being transformed from energy drainers into peak energy performers. One of the easiest and most revolutionary ways you can create a more energy-efficient home is by replacing outdated incandescent light bulbs with C...

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No Energy Bills, No Energy Problems – The Benefits of A Net-Zero Home Posted by Wattson on Apr 28, 2014

A Net-Zero home is one that has the ability to produce as much energy as it consumes and sometimes more. This is done using clean, renewable energy resources in conjunction with a home that is extremely well-insulated and energy-efficient. While the initial cost of construction may be higher, the benefits of a Net-Zero home make up f...

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Top Energy-Saving Devices for Your Home Posted by Wattson on May 24, 2013

Sometimes saving energy isn't about trimming consumption or cutting back. Sometimes it’s about going shopping! We all know about replacing older, inefficient appliances and consumer products with newer and more energy-conserving models, and on top of that there are also new ideas and new ways of doing things with less energy. Here are...

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The Nest – Future of Home Automation Posted by Wattson on Nov 19, 2012

What ever happened to the home automation that movies and television have been promising us since the 1950s? Where is George Jetson’s house? Finally, the first steps are being made in turning these fictions into reality. The Nest has arrived to transform the energy efficiency of our homes. The temperature in our homes is imperati...

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