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6 Home Improvements That Are Good for the Earth and Your Bank Account

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In the last several years, there has been a growing awareness of environmental issues among consumers and, with consumer interest, comes economic opportunity.

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pam w. (138)
Saturday June 7, 2014, 9:25 am
Each and every one of us can do SOMETHING!

Sandi C. (151)
Saturday June 7, 2014, 9:58 am

Anne F. (17)
Saturday June 7, 2014, 10:22 am
And urge local ans state government to take the same steps in schools, libraries and police stations. Using energy wisely and sparingly ti a good idea.

Athena F. (131)
Saturday June 7, 2014, 10:37 am
thank you

Lindsay Kemp (5)
Saturday June 7, 2014, 10:54 am
Noted - thanks for posting

Sara P. (67)
Saturday June 7, 2014, 11:22 am
Thanks Cher.

Past Member (0)
Saturday June 7, 2014, 12:26 pm
Noted. Thank you Cher

Winn Adams (203)
Saturday June 7, 2014, 1:11 pm

Birgit W. (159)
Saturday June 7, 2014, 1:39 pm

Colleen L. (3)
Saturday June 7, 2014, 1:46 pm
Good information. Had more of these things done to my home last year. Will continue to do more. Thanks Cher

Kamia T. (89)
Saturday June 7, 2014, 3:56 pm
Noted. Of all of these, the company that did a home energy audit said that comprehensive sealing with quality insulation will result in the most impact, both financially and environmentally. They also shocked me when they suggested abandoning a central HVAC system in favor of only heating or cooling the minimal areas needed for occupancy and pipe protection at any given time!

Patsy Olive (0)
Saturday June 7, 2014, 6:32 pm

Mary Donnelly (47)
Saturday June 7, 2014, 7:00 pm
Thanks again Cher.

Sherri E. (128)
Sunday June 8, 2014, 12:44 am
I agree with Pam each of us can do something. Noted TY Cher

Debra G. (0)
Sunday June 8, 2014, 1:08 am
I didn't know about the energy burst needed by tankless water heaters. May not be the best choice when my current tank goes belly up. Did have an energy audit - learned that you can tell if there are air leaks around baseboards by looking for dirt smudges on the carpet around the baseboards.

gabriele jefferson (147)
Sunday June 8, 2014, 3:28 am
noted,, shared on fb, twitter, g+, thx.

Fi T. (21)
Sunday June 8, 2014, 4:41 am
Let's keep moving for this win-win ending

John Gregoire (293)
Sunday June 8, 2014, 5:45 am
Be very careful of tankless hot water uneles you have very soft water. Hard water will quickly pack and destroy the coils' efficiency and cost you more if it doesn't break down first. Can't clean or fix them so you are in for a total replacement. there is no planned maintennace possible to alleviate this either. Over insulation is also a problem as houses need to breathe.

Misty Delahay (32)
Sunday June 8, 2014, 6:12 am
Thank you for the great ideas

Jonathan Harper (0)
Sunday June 8, 2014, 12:40 pm

Barbara K. (69)
Sunday June 8, 2014, 1:24 pm
Great ideas, my friend, thank goodness I've already done most of them.

Nelson Baker (0)
Sunday June 8, 2014, 2:02 pm
Thank you.

James Maynard (84)
Sunday June 8, 2014, 2:24 pm
The last thing we did to the house
in Austin before moving here, was
to replace the old windows with
double pane. It made a huge
difference in heating/cooling and
in the noise level from the street!

Fran F. (122)
Sunday June 8, 2014, 5:36 pm
Noted and bookmarked. Thanks!

lisa O. (6)
Sunday June 8, 2014, 6:00 pm
Cool, I will look into more insulation soon!

natasha salgado (717)
Monday June 9, 2014, 10:10 pm
Good suggestions-thx Cher
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