Tag: save energy

May 10

7 Silly Little Ways To Save Energy In Your Kitchen

You probably know some of the more obvious ways to save energy at home, but what about all the little silly things you don’t think about? They are so obvious, and they all add up. They might not save you thousands of dollars by themselves, but they will save you something. Let’s look at

Apr 27

The Best Green Replacements For All Your Hobbies

Going green is a lifestyle decision and is not something you can do overnight. In other words, it takes a lot more than just replacing a few light bulbs to be completely ‘green’, and actually many of the activities you wouldn’t even necessarily associate with going green have a green element to them.
                A perfect example

Apr 25

Are Portable Greenhouses Any Fun To Have Around?

 
For people who enjoy gardening, the ability to be able to grow their beloved plants all year round can be a big boon. Constraints to do with the weather, lack of space and resources has made most gardeners to adhere to seasonal patterns for growing plants. For them, portable gardens can be the most

Sep 18

Simple Ways To Make Your Home More Environmentally

What can we do to protect the environment? Without pay too much, which seemed to be difficult, if not impossible. Do your part does not need to be tough. Small steps lead to a big difference, you just need to know what lasts.
 
 
Use less water.
 
It is many small steps to save water, here

Sep 09

Should You Join the Green Movement?

“It ain’t easy being green”. Kermit the Frog

No, it ain’t, Kermit. First of all¸there is recycling with all its concomitant mess, work, smells, difficulty, time devoted, lost space, money that it costs, and yes, even the risk of creating unsanitary conditions, all while trying to do good.  And recycling is just the

Sep 03

5 Ways to Make Your Home More Green Friendly

In 2011 there are more and more people who want to make their lifestyles more eco-friendly. This has a knock on effect in all parts of life such as diet, shopping, fuel and of course in the home. By going green in your home, you can help to protect the planet while also saving money

Aug 17

Easy Ways to Save Energy and Go Green at Home

Whether you are concerned about the Earth or looking for ways to garner some residential energy savings, there are a lot of energy saving tips that can accomplish one or both. Here are three of the easiest, which also happen to create the biggest impact in terms of Earth friendliness and your wallet.
1) Purchase

Jul 15

Purchase Energy-Efficient Dishwasher and Clothes Washer

The biggest cost of washing dishes and clothes comes from the energy required to heat the water. You’ll significantly reduce energy costs if you purchase and use energy-efficient machines.

Dishwashers
Conventional wisdom says that washing dishes by hand saves hot water. If, however, you wash dishes several times a day, this

Jul 07

More Hot Water Heater Tips

Lower the Water Heater Thermostat
You can reduce water heating costs by simply lowering the thermostat setting on your hot water heater. For each 10ºF reduction in water temperature, you can save 3%-5% in energy costs.
 
Although some manufacturers set water heater thermostats at 140ºF, most households usually only require them set at 120ºF.

Jun 26

Tips For Cost-Effective Hot Water Energy-Savings

Install aerating, low-flow faucets and showerheads.
Repair leaky faucets promptly; a leaky faucet wastes gallons of water in a short period of time.
Lower the thermostat on your water heater; water heaters sometimes come from the