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What is Your Home’s MPG

What is Your Home’s MPG

A new measurement from the U.S. Government will determine the miles per gallon your home gets just as if you were evaluating it like a vehicle. Are you living in a Prius or a Hummer? Federal agencies are working together to develop such a label for all homes. Currently, new […]

Reconsider Replacing Windows

Reconsider Replacing Windows

We recently had the pleasure of interviewing renovation consultant, Bruce Irving and he shared with us his pet peeve which is homeowners who spend big money to replace windows all in the name of saving energy. Unless your windows are leaking like crazy or falling apart, Bruce recommends upgrading your […]

Home Star – Cash for Caulkers is a Go!

Home Star – Cash for Caulkers is a Go!

It’s official the Cash for Caulkers program is a go. Today while speaking at the Brookings Institute, President Obama announced that new spending is required to give the economy another push. The new plan would cut taxes on small businesses, increase spending on infrastructure and offer new rebates to reward […]

White Painted Roofs = Lower Energy Consumption

White Painted Roofs = Lower Energy Consumption

It’s been mentioned by the new Energy Secretary Steven Chu and supported by Barack Obama that if we were to paint 30 billion square feet of commercial roof space in the United States white, it would be the equivalent of taking 75 million cars off the road for a year. […]

Super Efficient Gas Furnaces Explained

Super Efficient Gas Furnaces Explained

The SeattlePI.com explains the differences in the new super-efficient gas furnaces that are available today. It’s possible you could cut 40% off your energy bill which is a savings that anyone would welcome.

Save Money and Energy by NOT Replacing Windows

Save Money and Energy by NOT Replacing Windows

We’re always happy to see the latest newsletter from Bruce Irving in our email inbox and his latest edition doesn’t disappoint. He selects some of his favorite new products on the market but also weighs in on one of his pet peeves which is homeowners who spend big money to […]

A Dimmer Evening for a Brighter Tomorrow

A Dimmer Evening for a Brighter Tomorrow

Nathaniel from Garber Hardware share’s with us another challenge, “consume less oil”. He says the easiest way for New Yorkers who don’t drive to do this, use dimmer switches. Here’s how: I have a challenge for all of you this year, and that is for you to reduce your oil […]

Landscaping for Energy Conservation

Landscaping for Energy Conservation

The art of landscaping can get lost in the chaos of remodeling or building a new home. The approach should start from the beginning with your architect and flow from the site plan and footprint of your home. Taking into account geographic elements around your site such as rolling hills, […]

Energy Efficient Light Bulbs

Energy Efficient Light Bulbs

We’ve waxed poetic about the benefits of energy efficient light bulbs and their advantages are many. But the backlash from designers and consumers is coming to a head and although most people want to save energy and lower their utility bills, they also want their living space to be cast […]

LED Christmas Lights for the Rockefeller Tree and You

LED Christmas Lights for the Rockefeller Tree and You

They’ve towed in the Rockefeller Christmas Tree which means its time we start thinking the same thing. Last year we pulled some tips for hanging Christmas lights and we want to remind you to stay safe on that ladder while decorating. We just found out that LEDs will illuminate the […]

Save Energy by Line Drying Your Clothes

Save Energy by Line Drying Your Clothes

It’s a novel concept that is practiced in 90% of the world, but air/line drying your clothes will save 5-10% on your energy bills and washing in cold will save another 4%. But in America many of us live in areas that are regulated by HOA’s (Home Owner’s Associations) that […]