Tag: energy savings

Keeping cool shouldn't make you lose yours when the electric bill comes.

Challenging Common Energy Misconceptions (A Series)

There’s a bunch of misconceptions and mistaken assumptions about energy that often mislead people into doing things that wind up either causing more problems or costing them more money. The very vexing thing about these misconceptions is that at first glance, they seem to make sense. Let’s take a closer look to find out why […]

Green Ideas for Your Outdoor Lighting

Green Ideas for Your Outdoor Lighting

Though my budget may not reflect it, I’m a total freak for lighting. Indoor, outdoor, you name it: I want great lighting. But great lighting is an energy suck, or at least it used to be. The latest and greatest advances in light bulbs and how we power them have given the greenest of lighting freaks a […]

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Cruel Summer is Coming: Protect Your Wallet

Summer’s cruel heat is headed your way – and with little escape from the impending sweaty season, you’ll most likely have to turn to your air conditioner for sweet relief. But don’t let the rising temperatures blow out your electricity bill. That’s right. We want you to use less energy. Luckily for you, using less […]

Dive Into an Eco-Friendly Pool (Part 1)

Dive Into an Eco-Friendly Pool (Part 1)

Few things say summertime like a warm evening spent with good friends around a pool; there’s just something about it that brings back the best of memories! As someone who likes to live life on the greener side, I have to resign myself to the fact that pools are a guilty pleasure as they fall […]

5 Simple Ways to Celebrate Earth Day Every Day

5 Simple Ways to Celebrate Earth Day Every Day

Mark your calendars, if you haven’t already, for Earth Day on April 22, 2015. It’s the 45th Anniversary of Earth Day, and it’s sure to be a great one! Though Earth Day is a special day, unfortunately it is only one day out of the year where people come together in masses to perform an […]

7 Steps to Getting Your Attic Ready for Summer

7 Steps to Getting Your Attic Ready for Summer

Summertime heat is around the corner. Attics can get insanely hot under the summer sun —as high as 150°F. That heat adds onto your home’s air conditioning bill. Now, before the heat hits hard, is the best time to get your home’s attic ready for summer. While not all attics are the same, most share the […]

Challenging Common Energy Misconceptions – Part One: Heating & Lighting

When it comes to saving energy, misconceptions and mistaken assumptions often mislead people, causing more problems or costing them more money. Some were part of standard building codes until research proved them wrong. The vexing thing about these misconceptions is that, at first glance, they seem to make sense. Only after closer examination do you find out […]