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Water Saving Tips For The Kitchen

When it comes to helping the environment, there’s a wide array of things we as individuals can do. Recycling properly, composting at home, switching to energy efficient light bulbs and turning off the lights when you leave a room. You can broaden the scope to change how the whole house uses energy by installing solar panels and a geothermal HVAC system in your home. You can take it down to a smaller level and change your cleaning products to all-natural and eco-friendly brands. Staying on the small scale, here are a few tips to help you reduce water waste...

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Lock It In: Energy Efficient Windows

Nowadays, there are as many ways to upgrade your home’s energy usage as there are paint colors. Almost. Solar panels, geothermal energy or HVAC, appliances, energy efficient toilets and faucets, the list goes on. While you’ve probably invested in most of these things already (get those government and seller rebates while they’re hot!) one area that you might not be thinking about is your windows. The Benefits You home leaks. Foundational shifts are typical, especially as the house ages, which can create gaps between the walls and windows. On average, your windows attribute to 35% of your home’s heat...

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Tips For Choosing Your Solar Panel Roof

Going Green is now more the norm than anything else. With a future that’s highly dependent on how we treat the environment over the next decade, it’s vital to take advantage of every opportunity to switch to efficient and renewable energy sources. Many have already made the investment in solar panels. If you haven’t upgraded your home to a grid, here are a few things to consider before making the leap. How’s Your House? The first place you have to start is where the magic is going to happen. Your house may or may not be suited for solar...

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Boost Your Home’s Green Power With Geothermal HVAC

Boost Your Home’s Green Power With Geothermal HVAC Harnessing solar energy for your home is a great way to reduce your house’s carbon footprint. Solar panels are popping up on so many roofs it’s kind of become the norm. Solar energy is a trusted and reliable source of energy that powers your home. But what if there were another way to reduce your home’s carbon footprint even more in addition to solar energy? Good news, there is! Geothermal heating and air systems are a fantastic compliment to solar panels taking a large chunk of energy required to heat and...

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Benefits Of A Green Roof

Benefits Of A Green Roof Green roofs or Living Roofs are starting to take hold in America. For very good reason, too. They benefit the environment as much as they do your home, while being a natural thing of beauty in the process. Appearing in Germany as early as the 1940s, these roofs aren’t just limited to the patches of Sod you might see in a British TV show. So what’s all the hype about and is it worth investing in a green roof for your own home? What Are They? Green roofs are roofs that have been specially...

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