December 2014 Blog Posts (6)

Get Your Ducts in a Row

Your ducts are often out of sight, out of mind, tucked away in the attic or basement, but a home with central heating can lose about 20% of the air that moves through the duct system.

Make sure your ducts are in order by properly sealing and insulating them. Tightly sealed and…


Added by Diane Chojnowski on December 29, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Give the gift of energy savings

Looking for some creative holiday gifts this year? Why not give the gift of energy savings?

Energy Saver has made a list and checked it twice, so whether you want to give gadgets or something a little cozier, they've got it covered. →…


Added by Diane Chojnowski on December 22, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

The 12 Days of Energy Savings

Saving energy = more $$$ for presents

Check out the 12 Days of Energy Savings slideshow for tips on how you can save #energy during the #holidays →…


Added by Diane Chojnowski on December 19, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

LED Holiday Lights

Did you know? Not only do LED holiday lights consume less electricity, they also have the following advantages:

Safer → LEDs are much cooler than incandescent lights, reducing the risk of…


Added by Diane Chojnowski on December 15, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Active solar heating

Active solar heating systems use solar energy to heat a fluid -- either liquid or air -- and then transfer the solar heat directly to the interior space or to a storage system for later use. If the solar system cannot provide adequate space heating, an auxiliary or back-up system provides the additional heat. Liquid systems are more often used when storage is…


Added by Diane Chojnowski on December 8, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Wiping out the Graywater Yuk Factor as an Environmental Strategy – GBRI

"For a significant number of us, water just spills out of a fixture, and we consider it past this purpose of contact. We have lost a feeling of appreciation for the wild stream, for the complex workings of a wetland, for the mind boggling web of life that water helps." composed Sandra Postel in Last Oasis: Facing Water Scarcity, 2003. In the United States, clean drinking water has turned into a human…


Added by Abrham Millar on December 7, 2014 at 11:50pm — No Comments

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