Is That Carpet Really As Eco-Friendly As You Think?
31 July 2015
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.
Low-E Windows: An FAQ For Homeowners Replacing Their Windows This Summer
9 July 2015
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.
Two Tips To Help You Cool Your Home For Less
25 June 2015
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.
A Closer Look at the Downfalls and Shortcomings of Outdated Windows
15 June 2015
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.