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Free Yourself from Ghastly Energy Bills

Free Yourself from Ghastly Energy Bills

Oct 17, 2017


Aside from your mortgage, your energy bill is likely one of the highest payments you make month-to-month. Who wants to sacrifice their hard-earned cash on grid-based energy when they can make their own? Consider where you’re using the most energy in your home and take advantage of these shockingly effective money-saving techniques and enchanting alternative … Continue reading Free Yourself from Ghastly Energy Bills

Saving the Environment with Solar Energy

Saving the Environment with Solar Energy

Oct 04, 2017


As experts continue to assert that traditional energy generation methods are contributing to climate change, the “green” movement has gained strength. Now more than ever, people are pushing for the implementation of more environmentally friendly ways of generating energy and advancing society. One increasingly popular avenue of creating energy is harnessing sunlight to generate electricity. … Continue reading Saving the Environment with Solar Energy

What Does Carbon Footprint Mean?

What Does Carbon Footprint Mean?

Sep 07, 2017


The Carbon Footprint is the specific measurement of the total amount of carbon dioxide and methane emissions in set boundaries of a specific population, system or interest. These carbon dioxide emissions measurements may be individually- or collectively-accrued by all of humanity. Greenhouse gases are commonly emitted through land clearance (such as controlled burns) or through … Continue reading What Does Carbon Footprint Mean?

Maintaining Your Home’s Solar Panels

Maintaining Your Home’s Solar Panels

Aug 08, 2017


Installing solar panels on your home’s roofing is a small change that can make a big difference in your energy bill throughout the year. In addition to offering the “green” edge you’ve been looking for in your home, solar panels can also increase your home’s value and make you a more independent energy consumer. Once … Continue reading Maintaining Your Home’s Solar Panels

Why You Need a Home Energy Audit

Why You Need a Home Energy Audit

Jul 11, 2017


What is an Energy Audit? An energy audit, often called an energy assessment, is a comprehensive review of how efficiently your home uses energy. While you could perform an audit on your own, a BPI (Building Performance Industry) certified technician has access to the specific tools and diagnostic equipment needed to perform the most accurate … Continue reading Why You Need a Home Energy Audit

Types of Insulation for Your Home

Types of Insulation for Your Home

Jun 19, 2017


Remodeling, restoring or adding onto an existing property requires many steps and there are many factors to consider. Features such as insulation might be an afterthought, but play an important role in keeping a home comfortable and livable despite its hidden nature. Installing or updating your home’s insulation can have a significant impact on your … Continue reading Types of Insulation for Your Home

Solar Panel Ground Mounting Systems

Solar Panel Ground Mounting Systems

Mar 29, 2017


If you’re considering installing solar panels for your home, you likely expected to install them on your roof. This is an effective option, but there are other mounting systems available for residential solar systems. Ground-mounted solar systems cost the same as rooftop solar panels on a per-watt basis but also offer a number of other … Continue reading Solar Panel Ground Mounting Systems

Celebrities Going “Green” at Home

Celebrities Going “Green” at Home

Feb 22, 2017


Many celebrities use their star power to raise awareness on global issues, from the refugee crisis to global warming. One key issue celebrities have chosen to support is living sustainably. Although million dollar mansions tend to be the norm when it comes to celebrity lifestyles, many still practice the sustainable living practices for which they … Continue reading Celebrities Going “Green” at Home

The Dawn of Solar Panel Installation

The Dawn of Solar Panel Installation

Jan 27, 2017


“Going green” is becoming more than just a trend in today’s economy. Companies and even governments are incentivizing taking advantage of green practices like going paperless or switching to renewable forms of energy. One of the fastest growing areas of renewable energy is solar power and it’s now more affordable than ever thanks in part … Continue reading The Dawn of Solar Panel Installation

Top Energy Conservation Solutions

Top Energy Conservation Solutions

Dec 29, 2016


Conserving energy is an important step when it comes to saving both the environment and your finances, especially during the cold winter months. Monitoring your household energy consumption can help save you money and prevents excess energy from being wasted. Here are some energy conservation tips that will keep you, your wallet and the environment … Continue reading Top Energy Conservation Solutions