August 2016 Blog Posts (8)

Tips for Making Your Home Safer While Saving Energy

Whether you are moving into a smaller home or apartment or just planning on staying in the house you’ve lived in for years, consider some of these safety improvements that are energy efficient.

The kitchen

Simple fixes in the kitchen can make this area more kid and elderly friendly. Consider replacing the existing cabinet hardware with something easier to grab if the current handles make it difficult to get a good grip. Replacing kitchen appliances like the oven and…


Added by Carlee Quintas on August 30, 2016 at 3:21pm — No Comments

Making the Most Out of the End of Summer

Applying caulk to a window frame prevents air leakage. | Photo courtesy of ©

Applying caulk to a window frame prevents air leakage.…


Added by Diane Chojnowski on August 29, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Which water heater is right for you?

Investing in a more energy efficient water heater can save you money in the long run. | Photo courtesy of Sarah Gerrity, U.S. Department of Energy


Added by Diane Chojnowski on August 22, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

The Simple Dollar's Guide to Going Solar

The price of solar panels has fallen more than 75 percent since 2009, which is great news, considering carbon emissions are at an all-time high. Despite this, however, the upfront cost of buying and installing solar panels (and their supporting parts), is still pretty steep for the average family. That’s why our team at The Simple Dollar spent weeks researching and creating a guide to help…


Added by Ilona Abramova on August 18, 2016 at 1:38pm — No Comments

5 Common Myths About Residential Solar

There are a lot of misconceptions about residential solar. | Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

A simple web search finds about 49 million results on solar energy. It’s a hot topic, and rightfully so. The amount of solar connected to the grid has grown exponentially in the past several years, and as of May 2016, there are …


Added by Diane Chojnowski on August 15, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Building A New Home? Have You Considered Radon?

If you’re having a brand new home built, we’re sure that you’ve realised that there are many things to consider and so many different choices to make. How many bedrooms do you need? Is the kitchen going to be big…


Added by Joetabone on August 9, 2016 at 1:30am — No Comments

Energy Savings Project: Lower Water Heating Temperature


Added by Diane Chojnowski on August 8, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

Under the (Heat) Dome: Staying Cool and Efficient on the Hottest Days

Prepare to keep yourself--and your pets--cool, healthy, and comfortable during extreme heat. | FEMA News…


Added by Diane Chojnowski on August 1, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

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