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What’s the Best Temperature for Your Home?

Now that spring is here, chances are you're getting ready to switch from running the heat to running the air conditioning. Do you know the best temperature for your home? Here in Atlanta, the open wi…

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Heat Up Your House With Compost

When compost breaks down, it provides a lot of heat as a byproduct—so much heat that you can actually cook with it. Many people have long wondered why that heat should go to waste, such as students a…

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Save Energy and Stay Warm During Winter

As fall gives way to winter and winds begin to blow harder and colder through the cracks in my home, my productivity tends to plummet, along with my mood. But you can find several ways to keep the coz…

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14 Ways to Keep Cool in Your Home Without Air Conditioning

Here in the South, the weather has definitely taken a turn toward the sweltering. There have been some unseasonably warm days already, with highs in the 90s, and the temptation to flick the switch on…

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Say Good-Bye To Oil (infographic)

Adéu, 再見, Näkemiin, Au revoir, Auf wiedersehen, Slán, Sayōnara, Adeus, Adiós, Hasta la vista, Adieu, Arrivederci, and in any other language…it’s time to say GOOD-BYE to non-renewabl…

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10 Cheap Winter Tips To Stay Warm

Hot water bottle sales are up! This might seem like headline from a newspaper 50 years ago. Hot water bottles are enjoying a moment again, and not as a frumpy relic from a bygone era, but as a frugal …

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How Your HVAC System Impacts Home Efficiency

Before you know it, ice and snow will be a distant memory, and instead you'll be looking for ways to stay cool during the hot summer months. Understanding the ins and outs of your home’s heating an…

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IKEA Goes Geothermal

A new IKEA store in the Denver area will employ 500-foot-deep holes in its cooling and heating system. The 130 holes will be just below the store's parking garage. Temperatures in the holes hover arou…

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Biomimicry: Designed By Nature

"We do not seek to imitate nature, but rather to find the principles she sees." ~ Buckminster Fuller Here are some questions biomimicry can answer: How would nature get water to the desert? How w…

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Heating With Wood: DIY Wood Tote and Wood Rack

My whole house is heated by wood. I have a huge respect for this natural resource. We have a woodstove that heats the house, a small woodstove in a detached studio, and an even smaller woodstove outdo…

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