Archive for December, 2017
In the relentless pursuit of the greenest, cleanest clean, many consumers have taken to making their homemade cleaners using natural and organic ingredients that they already have around the house. Unsurprisingly, many of these homemade cleaners are just as if not more effective than their store-bought counterparts, while being less expensive and even more environmentally sustainable.
For example, homemade wood conditioners used to polish furniture and clean wooden cabinets and wall Continue Reading No Comments
Why Choose a Sheet Metal Roof?
When do homeowners usually repair their roof? Homeowners are most likely to repair their roof after weather c
What’s the Deal With Low VOC Paint?
If you have a family, you should know everything possible about VOCs. These are harmful solvents that are released into the air as paint dries. VOCs tend to cause acute symptoms, such as headaches and dizziness, which you may have experienced in the past when you were painting your home. However, in some cases it may make sense to choose paint with low VOCs, such as when you are protecting the younge
If you are looking to installing a new water heater, you have a number of options. This is an important decision as the water heater does usually amount for about 20% of a electricity bills for a home. Many people today are looking at tankless water heaters to get more hot water, quicker and for less.
The first step to deciding what kind of water heating to get is understanding the difference in how they work. Traditional boilers are basically reservoirs of water that is kept hot. Tankless water heaters operate a lot differently. In these machines, water is pulled through a pipe. Around th
Do Your Heating Bills Seem to High?
If you answered yes to this one, you are probably like most Americans and spending an average of 45% of your energy bill on heating. If you?re using natural gas, the average heating cost is $649. Since drafty windows alone can increase your energy bills by 10-25%, they should be prime suspects when you?re looking for culprits for your high energy bill.
That?s a lot of money, and replacement windows can make a big difference. Say you have a 2,600-square-foot house with older double-pane windows. The Efficient Windows Collaborative estimates that you?ll save about 15% a year with new energy-efficient, low-E coating windows.
Are You Thinking About Remodeling?
Yes? Then you?re in goo
Environmental responsibility goes far beyond waste removal or recycling plastic bottles, and instead points to a lifestyle that aims to reduce, reuse, and recycle items as much as impossible, including “trash” such as yard waste.
Although commonly discounted as garbage, yard waste
Most homeowners like to have their yards looking their best. When people look at your home, the first thing they may notice is your yard. if you are looking to hire landscape services to make your home look great, here are some tips to getting the right design.
- Think of what might look good all year. If you live in a part of the country that has real seasons, this is more important that if you do not but it is important to think about what plants and trees will look just as good in the summer as they do in the winter. You can work with your landscape architect but is never a bad idea to look for plants and trees that you like and will look