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Energy-Smart Ways to Cool Your Home? Look to the Past

On days when the mercury hits 90 degrees and keeps rising, it’s almost instinctive to reach for the HVAC control. Most folks in the US, especially in warm, humid states, can’t imagine life without …

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12 Ways to Save Energy & Money This Holiday

The holidays are upon us again, and many of us are making efforts to green our seasonal activities. This year, as we plan festive celebrations with family and friends, how about keeping our energy usa…

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Could Blue Roof Coating Be More Energy-Efficient?

By Megan Treacy, TreeHugger Dark-colored roofs are major heat absorbers, making buildings harder to cool, which requires more energy. For years now, the idea of white roofs has been promoted as a …

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Habitat for Humanity: Building Good Green Homes

Habitat for Humanity is addressing a global housing crisis one home at a time. According to the non-profit, Habitat for Humanity: “About 1.6 billion people live in substandard housing and 100 million …

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Is Your Refrigerator Running… On Too Much Energy?

What’s stuffed full of food and constantly running?  Nice try, but nope, not me... I meant your refrigerator.  Like all things that heat or cool, refrigerators are incredibly power-hungry.  But unlike…

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Putting the Deep Freeze On Your Energy Loss

I don't know about you, but one of the coolest appliances we have is the refrigerator (bad pun intended). Maybe it's just that I'm a juice guy, or the fact that you can't find cold pizza anywhere else…

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A Greener Home: 5 Steps

Last week, the New York Times ran an interview with the author, Eric Corey Freed of Green Building & Remodeling for Dummies, and asked him what 5 steps homeowners should take to achieve a greener home…

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DIY: Window Caulking

Nobody likes sky-high heating bills—global warming, even less so. Yet according to the Alliance to Save Energy, the average U.S. household will pay $2,300 this year on residential energy costs, with h…

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How to Deodorize Your Dishwasher and Other Tips

I was just looking at the inside of my dishwasher the other day, thinking it needed a good cleaning, so it was fortuitous to come across Renee Loux's suggestions in Easy Green Living for deodorizing a…

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Cheap Green Home Heat Tips

Although the globe may be warming, we still need to heat our homes once autumn chill sets in. But staying warm doesn't need to break your bank account or make the planetary problem worse: find out how…

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