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Is That Carpet Really As Eco-Friendly As You Think?

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If you’re trying to choose materials that are eco-friendly for your home, you’re probably looking at green carpet options like wool, sisal and maybe low-VOC synthetic. Choosing a carpet that is made from renewable materials and does not give off harmful chemicals is important, but if you really want your carpet to be as eco-friendly as possible, you need to look beyond the carpet itself and also consider these factors. The Cleaning Requirements Most carpet cleaning companies now offer eco-friendly cleaning options for homeowners...

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Low-E Windows: An FAQ For Homeowners Replacing Their Windows This Summer

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Homeowners installing replacement windows this summer have a wonderful opportunity to get the latest in green technology: low-E windows. These energy efficient clear glass windows can save homeowners money while also reducing their carbon footprint. This FAQ will help you determine whether or not low-E windows are right for you.  What are Low-E windows? Low-E stands for Low Emissivity. Low-E windows are made from glass that is protected by an invisible metallic coating. Low-E glass reflects harmful UV and infrared rays back into the...

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Two Tips To Help You Cool Your Home For Less

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When the warm weather hits, the first thing that many people want to do is crank up the air conditioning.  Although that cool air certainly feels wonderful, you may take a hit in the pocket when your energy bill arrives, since Americans spend more than $22 billion dollars each year on air conditioning.  However, you don’t have to make a choice between maintaining a comfortable indoor temperature and juggling astronomical air conditioning costs.  Use these tips to help make your air conditioning bill more affordable....

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A Closer Look at the Downfalls and Shortcomings of Outdated Windows

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It is no big secret that if you want your home to be more energy efficient, the first place you should start investigating and considering changes should be the windows. Old windows can mean a major downfall when it comes to making sure your home is as efficient as possible. However, most homeowners do not completely understand just how damaging old windows can be in a home. Here are a few of the downfalls and shortcomings you should consider when you are checking to see if you need replacement windows in your home. Loss of Heated and Cooled...

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Maintaining Your First Machine: 3 Maintenance Tips For Novice Welders

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Investing in the purchase of a welding machine can be exciting for novice welders. If you have recently taken up welding as a hobby, and invested in your first welding machine, there are some important maintenance tips you should follow in order to keep your equipment running right at all times. Here are three tips that will get you started with proper welding equipment maintenance, so that you can produce solid welds in the future. 1. Don’t exceed the manufacturer’s specifications. Novice welders can sometimes be quick to...

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Proper Planning for Septic Tanks

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Septic tanks are a necessity for areas outside of municipal sewage treatment areas, but they aren’t always an eco-friendly or easy-to-maintain option. Whether you’re installing a new septic tank or moving into an area that has a septic tank on your property, keep a few things in mind as you plan upgrades, prepare for repairs, or even just walk over a buried septic tank. Septic Tanks Can Be a Hazard Instead of flushing toilets and emptying sinks into a professionally installed and managed system of sewage, a septic tank is the...

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9 Tips To Conserve On Energy Bills

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During the cold winter months, keeping your energy costs to a minimum is important if you want to save money. Fortunately, you can keep your heating budget within reason by staying vigilant when it comes to your heating system and oil. Here are nine ways you can save money when it turns cold outside.  Buy heating oil off season. When the weather warms up, the price of heating oil is dropped by some dealers. This is a great time for you to stock up on oil and save money.  Choose the right pricing plan. If you have signed up for a...

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Small Ways To Increase Late-Night Employee Safety At Your 24 Hour Business

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Security concerns are heightened when businesses stay open for 24 hours. Working after dark when the streets are relatively empty comes at its own risks. Following these tips will help you keep your employees safe after hours. Provide Secure Employee Parking Employees who get off their shift at midnight must walk to their car in the dark, and may need to do so alone. Providing your employees with secure parking for these occasions will increase their safety. Provide your employees with a parking lot that is: Near the store or business...

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Easy Ways To Fix Your Clogged Kitchen Sink

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Is your kitchen drain backed up? If so, you may have tried running your garbage disposal to help break down any items that have created a blockage in your kitchen sink. Well, if your garbage disposal isn’t working properly then this may not resolve your issue. To ensure your garbage disposal is working correctly, there are a few things that you will want to do to fix any issues that your disposal may have so you can use your unit to clear your kitchen drain. So, to fix your garbage disposal, you will want to try: Manually Spinning The...

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2 Outdoor Lighting Tips That Will Make Your Home Look Incredible

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If you are a new homeowner, you might be eager to put a personal touch on your place by adding outdoor lighting around your yard. However, if you light your land incorrectly, it could make your space look unorganized. Here are two outdoor lighting tips that will make your home look incredible: 1: Highlight Your Home’s Assets After you run to the hardware store and fill your shopping cart with flood lights and string lighting, you might be ready to find a ladder and get to work. However, if you want to make your outdoor lighting a little...

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