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energy efficient

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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.…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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:…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…