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Jun 30

Energy Efficiency Advice for Pole Buildings

If you are thinking about opting for a pole barn home, energy efficiency is something you will want to carefully consider. You are probably already aware that pole barns are generally much more cost efficient than a traditional home. However, you do need to consider the costs on the whole, and this includes assessing your …

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Jun 29

From Recycling to Renewables: How You Can Turn Your Home Green

Image Source   We all have to do our part to help the environment. Whether it’s small things like putting street garbage into the bin or composting, we can all do something to keep the world a little greener. Renewable energy sources have given us all a great opportunity to get away from how we …

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Feb 01

5 Ways to Create an Eco Friendly House

“Green” building has become not just a trend in recent years, but a legal requirement. Of course, large building firms have budgets to cope with such changes in the law, but you can change your home to a greener, more eco friendly house cheaply enough. Here are five cheap ways: Invest in good insulation You …

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Dec 06

4 Ways to Save Energy and Money This New Year

National Cut Your Energy Costs Day takes place every January, which means now is the ideal time to get your home winter ready. You’ll need to insulate to accumulate energy and cost savings, so let’s start at the top of the house, and the 20% of heat that escapes through your roof. Savings start at …

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Aug 18

District Heating & Cooling – a Glimpse into Sheffield’s Energy Network

For those of you who haven’t already heard, District Heating & Cooling has become one of the greenest solutions to distribute heat, hot water and cooling. The technology has been around quite some time now, dating back to the 80s, but it is becoming celebrated more and more, with facts and figures showing the green …

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Mar 31

Save Energy At Home With These Spring Cleaning Tips

Springtime is usually associated with decluttering your home, but in addition to spring cleaning it’s also a chance to review ways to conserve your energy at home. Here are a few simple things you can work into spring cleaning routine to ensure your home is as energy-efficient as possible. Air Leaks & Insulation: Check throughout …

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Mar 11

Eco-Living In The Countryside

image   When we think about eco-living, it doesn’t get any better than heading to the countryside. Living in a rural part of the world gives you a better opportunity to live an environmentally sustainable lifestyle. You can live off the land by cultivating your own vegetables. It’s easier to collect your own water, and …

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Jan 05

How You Can Install a Green Roofing System At Home

You’ve seen them before. Green roofing systems, that is. They are popping up on top of commercial buildings in large and mid-sized cities all across the country. There is a very good reason for this. Not only do they look great but they are also beneficial to the environment. What about your home? Is it …

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Nov 24

Steps for Energy Savings in a Large House

When owning a large home, you must be ready to maintain the home. This means more rooms to clean, more floors to mop, etc. As the owner of a large home it also means larger cost. Not only does the home have a large cost with the mortgage but you also have operational cost. A …

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Sep 22

External Solid Wall Insulation Will Save You Money

External solid wall insulation is one of the most effective ways of reducing your heating bills if your home has solid walls. Homes built before 1924 would have solid walls. According to the March 2014 UK Government report there are 8 million homes in the UK that have solid walls. However, only 257,000 (3%) of …

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Feb 25

5 Quick Home Modifications to Help You Conserve Energy

Every homeowner wants to cut back on extra, wasteful spending. As energy costs are steadily rising, many individuals are desperately seeking ways to reduce their monthly energy bills while also helping the environment and lowering their carbon footprint. Luckily there are several things any homeowner can do to save energy and cut back on spending. …

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Feb 03

Infographic: How to Stop Energy from Sneaking Out Your Windows

Your home’s windows are essential components of your home. Not only do they make your home look beautiful from the outside, but also, they afford you a view from the inside that makes home ownership worth the investment. However, if you don’t have energy efficient windows, that investment is something that’s going to increase in …

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