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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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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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A is for Adjust Your Thermostat

Adjust your thermostat one degree higher in the summer and one degree cooler in the winter. Each degree less will save about 10 percent on your energy use. Invest in a programmable thermostat, which w…

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Top 10 Eco-Tips for the Holidays

‘Tis better to give than to receive, but with all the season’s generosity of spirit, the environment often pays the price. During the holidays, we travel more, our purchasing increases, we use more e…

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Top 10 Green Gizmos for the Home

Even if you aren't a gizmo and gadget person, some of the energy- and resource-saving inventions on the market now are truly inspired and helpful. I was recently at a Green Summit festival in Phoenix …

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Audits/What Should I Do About My Oil Bill Part 3

For those of you who have followed my quest for sustainable heat this winter, don't despair that I have given up. Not only am I still working on it but I am making very good, if slow, progress. Just …

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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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