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Nov 14, 2012

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Back in the 90's A company called Buldiers Square had a product that you put up plastic mouldings around older windows with these permenant constructors,

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Nov 07, 2012

Vent Free Gas Space Heaters - Drainless Sinks?

In the 1996 September/October issue of Home Energy Magazine, a staff researcher from the University of California, Michael Apte, wrote an article comparing

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Mar 01, 2012

A Home Remodel with Energy Efficiency in Mind

Read about home remodel strategies that incorporate energy efficiency and green living principals. Save money, live healthier and do it all sensibly and within budget.

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Feb 15, 2012

Day light : Out best ally for energy conservation

I designed some creative activities for kids so they spend some time in the outdoors having fun and at the same time reduce our consumption of the power

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Jan 19, 2012

Energy Efficient Foundation Ideas

Examples of energy efficient foundation types with pictures of problem basements, crawl spaces, and slabs and how issues can be resolved.

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Dec 02, 2011

A Thermostat Done Right - From the Minds that Developed the I-OS Dynasty

Leave it to the brilliant minds from Former Apple Exec to re-invent your boring, incorrectly used thermostat into functional, over-delivering artwork on your wall. Like having your own personal energy engineer cooking up energy savings for you unprompted, U GOTTA SEE THIS!

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Nov 09, 2011

Challenges Going Green – Obstacles to Energy Savings

There are many challenges going green. Where do you go for accurate information on energy products, green technologies, costs & savings, rebate programs, etc.?

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Nov 07, 2011

Energy Rebates and Funding for Home Energy Upgrades

Read about energy rebates and ways to pay for your home's energy upgrades. Remodel using government programs, credits, incentives and private rebates through utilities and manufacturers.

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Nov 07, 2011

Lease Solar Equipment and Put Renewable Energy Within Your Reach

You can now lease solar equipment that makes solar electricity affordable, but there are caveats. Read about the pros and cons on this page.

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Nov 07, 2011

Home Energy Tax Credit Decoded

All about the Home Energy Tax Credit, what it is, what improvements it applies to, maximum caps for programs, and how much credit can you get, ALL IN ONE PLACE! The summary you've been looking for.

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Nov 07, 2011

Use Energy Star Rebate Programs to Buy Efficient Appliances at Bargain Prices

The Energy Star Rebate Program has promoted high-efficiency appliances for years. If you're in the market to replace your energy hog, then read on.

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Nov 07, 2011

Energy Efficient Mortgage Lenders - Do They Even Exist?

Energy efficient mortgage lenders can finance your upgrades, but finding a needle in a haystack is easier. Let me explain this majorly under-used loan option...

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Nov 07, 2011

Energy Efficiency Incentives From State and Federal Agencies

Find Energy Efficiency Incentives that can help pay for your energy improvements. This is a broad category that includes Federal, State, Local, and Utility Programs.

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Nov 02, 2011

Cool Roofs - Effective Green Roofing Method

Retrofit with cool roofs can reduce your energy bills

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Nov 02, 2011

Green Roofing and Rooftop Gardens - Beautiful and Beneficial

Green roofing technologies that make can transform several habits, habitatss and make a statement

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Nov 02, 2011

Your Window Stories, Tips and Questions

FAQs and window stories, tips and experiences to improve window efficiency

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Nov 02, 2011

Utility Bill Tracking and Understanding

Utility bill tracking is the first step to understanding your energy usage, overcharges, and choosing the right fuels and suppliers. HERE is what to know

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Nov 02, 2011

Mold in Your House - Spot it and Safely Deal with It

A simple overview on mold in your house for us, non-biologists. Much of the treatments you can do yourself, but first know what u r dealing with, how it grows and how to safely remove and prevent it.

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Nov 02, 2011

Energy Rates: What do We Pay For in Our Bills?

Learn about energy rates, different types of power, transmission and distribution versus supply, and demand charges in your utility bill

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Nov 01, 2011

Concrete Foundation Repair that Paves the Way for Home Energy Savings

DIY Concrete foundation repair for cracks and leaks in precast and masonry block foundations.

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Nov 01, 2011

Waterproofing Concrete Foundation Systems and Your Home's Energy

Basics of waterproofing concrete foundation systems and energy efficiency. Waterproofing is like moisturizer for your skin: no one sees it, but you know you're protected and wrinkle-free!

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Nov 01, 2011

How do Home Foundations Affect Your Energy and Utility Bills?

Home foundations and how well they are bundled up in cold climates can have a huge impact on your energy use and pocketbook. They also act like batteries, storing heat and cold and affecting comfort.

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Nov 01, 2011

Basement Insulation Methods for Inside and Outside Foundation Walls

Basement insulation methods in a simple, practical and do-it-mostly-yourself approach. With a little planning and effort, results are OUTSTANDING for your comfort and pocketbook.

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Oct 31, 2011

Happy Halloween, Now Let's Talk HELL!

A profound-if risque scientific analysis of HELL, mmmmwahaha...

HELL EXPLAINED...BY A CHEMISTRY STUDENT

The following is an actual question given on a University of Arizona chemistry mid term, and an actual answer turned in by a student.

The answer by this student was so profound' that the professor shared it with colleagues, via the Internet, which is, of course, why we now have the pleasure of enjoying it as well:

Bonus Question:Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)?Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's Law (gas cools when It expands and heats when it is compressed) or some variant.

One student, however, wrote the following:First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So we need to know the rate at which souls are moving into Hell and the rate at which they are leaving, Which is unlikely. I think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets to Hell, It will not leave. Therefore, no souls are leaving. As for how many souls are entering Hell, let's look at the different religions that exist in the world today.

Most of these religions state that if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell. Since there is more than one of these religions and since people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all souls go to Hell. With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the number of souls in Hell to increase exponentially. Now, we look at the rate of change of the volume in Hell because Boyle's Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to stay the same, the volume of Hell has to expand proportionately as souls are added.This gives two possibilities:1.If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase until all Hell breaks loose.

2.If Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in Hell, then the temperature and pressure will drop Until Hell freezes over.So which is it?

If we accept the postulate given to me by Teresa during my Freshman year that, 'It will be a cold day in Hell before I sleep with you,' and take into account the fact that I slept with her last night, then number two must be true, and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic and has already frozen over. The corollary of this theory is that since Hell has frozen over, it follows that it is not accepting any more souls and is therefore, extinct .... Leaving only Heaven, thereby proving the existence of a divine being which explains why, last night, Teresa kept shouting 'Oh my God.'

THIS STUDENT RECEIVED AN A+.

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..........Lou

Oct 31, 2011

For Those into Sustainability and Social Action

I don't usually talk about activism, though I believe in it, but today's Care 2 Daily article was particularly interesting. Here is a way to have an effect on sustainable regulation through petitioning, and having your voice heard, by pumping it up to 11! Feel free to subscribe to this site. Some cause is bound to catch your eye.

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Oct 28, 2011

How Energy Deregulation Opens the Door to Healthy Competition

Has energy deregulation created competitive energy suppliers with the option for green energy?

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Oct 28, 2011

What are Your Electricity Charges

What you pay for in your electricity charges

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Oct 24, 2011

Professional Women in Real Estate Directory

A directory of women in real estate who offer various services and products in the residential market

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Oct 24, 2011

Top 4 comfort issues in your home that can be fixed

If I've said it once, I've said it 1,000 times - DON'T HEAT THE OUTDOORS!

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Oct 24, 2011

Foot-warming Toilets! Maybe "Fun" IS the name of the Game in Energy Efficiency

Can fun gadgets and appliances for home energy efficiency with web integrated smart controls be the key to making energy efficiency sexier? let's find out...

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Oct 24, 2011

The popularity of Energy Efficiency Products -

The survey results are in...Are energy efficiency products making a headway in our society? yes, but the results are far less than stellar...

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Oct 18, 2011

Essential Home Lighting Topics

Useful home lighting topics are presented for efficient lighting upgrades

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Oct 03, 2011

Efficient Windows Add to a Home's Form and Function

learn about energy efficient windows, and general tips on how to improve your windows' effectiveness in increasing passive solar gain and comfort

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Sep 26, 2011

LED Lights - the New Hero of Energy Efficient Lighting

Learn about LED Lights, and why they are by far, the best option for energy efficient lighting

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Sep 26, 2011

High Intensity Discharge Lamps - Intense and Long-Lasting

Brief overview of high intensity discharge lights, and the types of technologies

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Sep 25, 2011

Tankless Water Heaters - The Debate Goes On

Tankless water heaters can save money and energy by avoiding standby losses, but do these heaters really measure up in cost, convenience and longevity?

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Sep 25, 2011

New Device for Heat Recovery from Dryer

Heat recovery from dryer - A new filter for clothes dryer not only filters lint, but also redirects heat and some moisture to interior spaces. Two Senior

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Sep 25, 2011

Cheapest Home Ventillation Methods

Question about Cheapest Home Ventillation: Hello, what a great site! I am a first tie home owner and have a ton of questions about properly ventilating

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Aug 11, 2011

Heat Recovery Ventilators

We are looking to install a heat recovery ventillation system (HRV) in our home (new construction)and couldn't find any useful information on benefits

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Jul 06, 2011

Recycling newspapers at home

Well I have a few tips we've always used in my family to share. 1. Use sunday comics a gift wrap We have never bought wrapping paper except 1 roll for

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Jun 24, 2011

How to recycle very thin plastic bags?

Such bags are a great problem. Those can not reuse. People use it for landfill, which is harmful to the earth. Burning is polluting air. Lina's Response

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Jun 24, 2011

SOLAR PANELS what do you think?

With the current discussions re climate change & renewable energy should the goernments of the world enforce (through legislation) that all new buildings

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Jun 24, 2011

Where do you install a whole house fan?

Lina's Response: A whole house fan is a large, horizontally-mounted electric fan that should be installed into a hallway ceiling in the top floor of the

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Jun 17, 2011

Using Solar Water Heaters as a Primary or Auxialliary Source of Hot Water

Many advances in solar water heaters have made this technology more viable and affordable

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Jun 13, 2011

Efficient Whole House Fans for Eco-Cooling

Whole house fans are economical and ecological.

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Jun 10, 2011

Home energy management and picking up nickels

Like it or not, automating energy use at home is going to be more effective than training people to adjust their thermostats. An energy management system like Ecofactor's product can adjust a thermostat a thousand times a month, pciking up pennies of savings here and there, whereas most people will adjust their thermostats a few times a month (maybe?) - even with programmable thermostats. Remember that the first line of attack in saving energy should always be the HVAC, and tightening up the house (while maintaining ventilation).

Picking up these nickels may not sound like much but they add up to huge amounts. I like this company's approach.

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Jun 10, 2011

Frisco homeowners remodel for low-carbon footprint

Now this is what I am talkin' about...homeowners in CO with finite money who use diligence and some sweat equity to upgrade their existing home. Read about their challenges, successes and lessons learned.

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May 24, 2011

Appliance Energy Savings and Efficiency Lead to Cost Savings

Discover ways to acheive appliance energy savings, by operating them more efficiently, and reducing waste

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May 16, 2011

Chip designed to improve LED light quality

Semiconductor company Marvell today is set to introduce a chip geared at improving the light from LED bulbs and connecting them to a network.

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