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energy savings

  • Why You Should Buy A Weatherproofing Kit

    When it comes to winterizing and weatherproofing, some simple materials can make a big difference in your home’s interior temperature — and help you conserve energy, too. Maybe you have drafty…

  • Add This Thermostat To Your Must-Have List

    If you’re eager to make your home more energy-efficient, one of the best things you can do is install a programmable thermostat, which will help keep the temperature in your home…

  • Keep Your Cool Without A/C

    After enduring five stifling, A/C-free days earlier this month, I have a newfound respect for those who choose to brave the summer months without A/C. It can certainly be done, however,…

  • Can You Self-Install An Attic Fan?

    Attic fans are one of those brilliant inventions that you don’t really notice until you don’t have one. Growing up, my dad’s house had an attic fan and it made all…

  • Quick Ways To Lower Energy Costs

    Happy Earth Day! Although when I was younger, we had a saying — “Every day is Earth day.” Kinda true, right? We talk a lot about going green here at C&H…

  • Want An Easy Way To Go Green? Try A Boost Box!

    There’s no denying it–going green is all the rage these days. But when it comes to making your home an environmentally friendly, energy efficient machine, it can be tough to know…

  • How An Energy Audit Can Save You Big Bucks

    We’ve talked about energy audits before here at C&H–they’re a great option if you want to gauge your home’s energy efficiency. Audits also provide an ideal starting point if you’re planning…

  • Stay Warm Without Turning On The Heat

    Here at Charles & Hudson, we’re all about conserving energy — and saving money, too! Depending on your home’s heating source, bills can skyrocket during the winter months, especially if you…

  • Identify Leaks And Save Big On Water Bills

    We talk a lot about energy conservation, yet water conservation is just as important for both homeowners and commercial building owners. Besides making good environmental sense, monitoring your water consumption is…

  • Quick Tip? Install A Furnace Filter Whistle

    That’s right — now, your furnace can whistle while it works! Or, rather, doesn’t work, as the furnace filter whistle emits noise when your furnace filter is 50 percent clogged. Knowing…

  • Should You Make The Switch To Radiant Heating?

    The majority of homeowners use a forced-air system to provide heating and cooling. Yet more and more are turning to radiant heat for several reasons, including its superior heating power, energy…

  • Missouri’s green sales tax holiday nears

    Residents of the Show-Me state (and those nearby)–it’s time to mark your calendars! The state’s annual green sales tax holiday begins one week from today, running April 19-25. The tax holiday…

  • Top 10 Ways to Build Green

    The Central Plains chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council is at the Greater Kansas City Home Show this weekend, offering tips and resources for homeowners interested in going green, especially…

  • Do You Need More Attic Insulation?

    When considering energy-efficient and environmentally friendly improvements to make to your home, the attic is an often overlooked area that, if poorly insulated, results in higher heating/cooling costs, not to mention…