Category Archives: Energy Efficient and Green

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How to Stop Energy Escaping Through Your Windows

At times it seems as though we’re under a constant barrage of people telling us to reduce our energy consumption. Most please require some kind of “sacrifice” or at least an “initiative” on our part: forgo trips to the store, unplug all AC adapters at night, raise the thermostat in the summer, lower the thermostat […]

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Happy Holidays

Wishing our readers happy holidays and happy new year. Hoping you received the blessings of peace, health, and happiness in 2014!

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How To Tell If Your Windows Need Replacing

There is no doubt about it, home maintenance can be very expensive and laborious. The DIY industry in the UK and abroad is booming as a result, as people are trying to save hundreds and thousands of pounds by getting stuck in and doing any necessary repairs themselves. Obviously you need to have some DIY […]

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Ways to Stay Cool

You think it’s bad when your air conditioning goes out right?  Can you imagine what it was like before air conditioning and fans were invented?  Take a look at the infographic to see How People Have Stayed Cool Over Time.  It’s interesting to see how creative people were before the advances in modern technology. To […]

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Benefits of Insulation

There are lots of reasons why you might consider getting insulation for your home.  Here are just some of them: Insulation makes your home a warm, comfortable place to be. Lower heating bills. Wall and ceiling insulation can prevent unwanted drafts getting in your house. You’ll save yourself money. Insulation not only keeps your house […]

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Durham’s Greenest House

I just returned from a visit to the greenest house in Durham today, the “Smart Home”. This was a tour given to my child’s class by the program’s director that I had the fortunate honor of helping to chaperone.  Many times I have past by this house built on Duke University’s campus, but this was […]

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