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6. Use appliances and electronics responsibly. Appliances and electronics account for about 20% of household energy bills in a typical U.S. home. The following are tips that will reduce the required energy of electronics and appliances: Refrigerators and freezers should not be located near the st...
03/09/2010
5. Install efficient shower heads and toilets. The following systems can be installed to conserve water usage in homes: low-flow shower heads. They are available in different flow rates, and some have a pause button which shuts off the water while the bather lathers up; low-flow toilets. Toilets ...
03/08/2010
4. Seal and insulate your home. Sealing and insulating your home is one of the most cost-effective ways to make a home more comfortable and energy efficient -- and you can do it yourself. A tightly sealed home can improve comfort and indoor air quality while reducing utility bills. An InterNACHI ...
03/07/2010
4. Replace incandescent lights. The average household dedicates 11% of its energy budget to lighting. Traditional incandescent lights convert approximately only 10% of the energy they consume into light, while the rest becomes heat. The use of new lighting technologies, such as light-emitting dio...
03/03/2010
3. Install a tankless water heater. Demand water heaters (tankless or instantaneous) provide hot water only as it is needed. They don't produce the standby energy losses associated with storage water heaters, which will save on energy costs. Demand water heaters heat water directly without the us...
03/02/2010
2. Find better ways to heat and cool your house.  As much as half of the energy used in homes goes toward heating and cooling. The following are a few ways that energy bills can be reduced through adjustments to the heating and cooling systems: Install a ceiling fan. Ceiling fans can be used in p...
02/28/2010
These are two terms commonly use by uninformed parties trying to profit from the hysteria surrounding mold. The fact is, there are very few species of molds that may have toxic effects and routine testing cannot determine if your indoor environment had "Toxic Mold" versus "Non-toxic Mold." When t...
02/24/2010
I was tring to do something nice for my mom, I found out that the company I had put my trust in, did not deserve it! I received my C.C. statment today to find out that i had been charged $129.52, with out my knowledge.  So I phoned the # beside the charge only to find out that the number was to W...
02/23/2010
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By Nick Gromicko,  Rob London and Kenton Shepard Ever wonder about your house number? Often, the previous owner installed the number and the new owner never had to think about it, leaving them clueless as to why it was placed where it is or why a particular color or size was chosen. These number...
02/22/2010
Most people don't know how easy it is to make their homes run on less energy, and here at InterNACHI, we want to change that. Drastic reductions in heating, cooling and electricity costs can be accomplished through very simple changes, most of which homeowners can do themselves. Of course, for ho...
02/21/2010
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