In their efforts to conserve resources and preserve the environment, many homeowners are turning to high-efficiency appliances. Not only do these appliances save energy, but they can even increase the value of your home. When you’re ready to go green, here are the top four appliances to splurge on.
Everyone knows the Sun has to play a big role in helping us realize our dream of a sustainable future. In fact, if science could find a way to harness every last photon that comes into contact with the earth, our closest star would bestow on us more than 8.2 million quads BTU (British thermal units) of clean, renewable energy each year. To give this figure some meaning, the human race collectively uses a paltry 400 quads annually for all of our energy needs, in all forms. Clearly, no energy source currently available even remotely comes close to that supplied by the Sun in terms of both abundance and cleanliness.
Home automation has come a long way since the days of automatic garage door openers, programmable coffee makers and electrical outlet timers. In those days, people chose to automate based on convenience, but today’s homeowners are all about creating energy-efficient homes and green living. Whether you choose to automate your home to save on your utility bills or to save the planet, investing in smart technology is a solid way to improve your home and reduce energy costs.
Poor insulation system can increase energy expenditure of your home. In most cases a faulty window is responsible for this. While selecting windows for your new home or remodeling purpose make sure that they are energy efficient. However, there are other points to keep in mind. Windows can significantly change the appearance of your home’s exterior and interior. Thus you have to consider the appearance of windows too. Also, windows fulfill other purposes like letting in sufficient wind and light inside the home. Homeowners should try windows in Calgary. To help their selection, this post offers tips on selecting energy efficient home windows.
Heat pumps are rapidly gaining popularity across the United States as a home heating and cooling solution. Because of their energy efficiency, they can yield great savings that can quickly become evident on a home electric bill, depending on the climate in which you live. In particular, those who live in warm climates, can see great savings from a heat pump.
Xinyi Wang is an industrial designer who has designed the Knowing Trash Can. Not a common trash can, but a design that is adept at bringing a change in recycling and how people perceive it.
Plants are useful and make excellent décor companions for the indoors. They not only add to the décor but also purify the air inside a home or office. Often, places apart from the living room are ignored when placing plants, let’s explore some of them and correct the folly.
Science imitates the nature for creating brilliant technologies that make our lives simpler. Nature is simple but it s also smart. The mechanism of nature and its beauty can also be used in your home.
Having plenty of old worn out tires in your backyard that you simply don’t know what to do with? Consider repurposing them in several ways in and around your home. If you are looking for inspiration, then here are some excellent DIY ideas that would help you figure out what to do with those old tires.
Several studies have revealed that indoor can be equally if not more polluted than outdoor air. Hence, investing in an indoor garden filled with plants that improve air quality can be considered as a wise decision. However, not many of us have the time to tend to these plants on a regular basis.