September 2013 Blog Posts (5)

Autumn Home Energy Checklist

Fireplace and Chimney

The fireplace is an absolute must for maintenance and inspection. Although fireplaces are not energy efficient in most cases, they can be a money saver if you have a wood source. They are also most efficient when a…


Added by Home Energy Saver on September 24, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

At Home in The Sumac Grove

The mission began when our last child graduated from college and we began to look to downsize our living accommodations. We have lived in the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan, since the late 70s, and as nature lovers were looking for some land with a little elbow room. In 2011, after about a year of searching, we found a five-acre parcel, The Sumac Grove, that suited our…


Added by Home Energy Saver on September 16, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Adding Up - Couple Finds Green Adds Value to Home

Rick and Joann Sandoval live in a green Ferrari – a souped-up, high-performance home loaded with 21st century, energy-efficient and green-home features.  But when it came time to refinance their house and capture value from those features, the Sandovals…


Added by Melissa Baldridge on September 15, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Why Japan's Electricity Crisis Matters

You may not read about it on the front page of the newspapers, but Japan is undergoing a second electricity crisis. The first took place last spring and summer after the Fukushima earthquake, tsunami, and subsequent meltdown of multiple nuclear power plants. That power crisis mostly affected Tokyo and northern Japan. This second crisis affects all of Japan, and it…


Added by Home Energy Saver on September 9, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

A Housing Recovery, but Not for All Americans

Driven by rising home prices and growing demand, the U.S. housing recovery is well underway, concludes The State of the Nation’s Housing report released recently by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. While still at historically low levels, housing construction has…


Added by Home Energy Saver on September 2, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

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