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The Biggest Reasons To Winterize Your Home

The Biggest Reasons To Winterize Your Home

What is home sealing and weatherization and why should you take action?

Time Is Running Out For Energy Tax Credit

Time Is Running Out For Energy Tax Credit

Need a new furnace? Now is definitely the time to buy. An energy tax credit that gives a credit worth up to $1,500 for upgrading to an energy-efficient furnace expires on Dec. 31. Other energy-saving equipment is also eligible for the credit, including water heaters and heat pumps. According to […]

Dream Of A Green Christmas With Energy Star Lights

Dream Of A Green Christmas With Energy Star Lights

We don’t want to completely bypass Thanksgiving to get to Christmas, but many people opt to break out the holiday decorations the weekend after Turkey Day. And if you have Christmas lights hanging on a tree, elsewhere in your home or outside, you may want to make the switch to […]

Tips To Put Your Fridge-Buying Fears On Ice

Tips To Put Your Fridge-Buying Fears On Ice

Searching for the perfect refrigerator is a bit like a quest for the holy grail. What brand? How large? Do you want a fridge and freezer side-by-side, or do you prefer a drawer freezer at the bottom of the unit? To Energy Star, or not to Energy Star? I’m exhausted […]

Do Sustainable Kitchens Have To Be Small?

Do Sustainable Kitchens Have To Be Small?

Contemporary design is hot, no doubt about it. And many modern designs are slim, subtle and sustainable. But when I looked at this award-winning design from Kristin Laass and Norman Ebelt, I began to wonder. Does having a sustainable kitchen mean that I need to be minimalistic in terms of […]

Recycle Your Fridge, Get Cash

Recycle Your Fridge, Get Cash

When it comes to all the government rebates out there, I have trouble understanding how to cash in on everything. I totally missed out on the “cash for clunkers” concept, but I want to take advantage of the more than $300 million available in rebates for energy-saving appliances. “Appliances consume […]

Water Heaters, Refrigerators, Washers, can all be Recycled!!!

Water Heaters, Refrigerators, Washers, can all be Recycled!!!

Don’t let your large appliances end up in a landfill. In fact its now illegal to dump appliances in more than 20 states. Older appliances typically contain a tremendous amount of steel, especially a water heater. If you are unsure about where your local recycling centers are, start by contacting […]

Lawmakers Push Green Tax Holiday

Lawmakers Push Green Tax Holiday

Missouri governor Matt Blunt pitched a green tax holiday this week during a speech in mid-Missouri. The exemption period would allow consumers to purchase Energy Star designated appliances without paying sales tax, and has been included in two pieces of state legislation, House Bill 2250 and Senate Bill 964.