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…

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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. →…

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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 →…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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

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