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Energy Advice – Saver


In the cold months, set your thermostat to 68 degrees while you’re at home. At night, or when your home is unoccupied turn down your thermostats to 58 degrees. A programmable thermostat is ideal if you are away from home during set periods of time throughout the week – According to the Environmental Protection Agency, through proper use of pre-programmed settings, a programmable thermostat can save you about $200.00 a year.

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Ten things you need when landscaping


1.  A design plan

2. The right plants and trees with climate.

3. Plants need to be grouped in the same irrigation zone.

4. The plants need to be spaced from one another.

5. Exposures that reduce unneeded maintenance.

6. Use  Larger growing spaces for small, plants and trees.

7. Drip irrigation for plants and trees.

8. A spray system that covers the entire lawn efficiently and uniformly, and a low volume drip system for deep-rooted plants.

9. An irrigation clock with multiple programs that allows watering in 1 – minute increments.

10. Make sure you meet all local codes and ordinances.

English: Drip irrigation uses a series of pipe...

Natural Gas


 

Stove 

Natural gas is greener than you think a home with natural gas appliances can lower your home’s carbon footprint by 46%.

Natural gas is the cleanest fossil fuel.

Natural gas is domestically abundant.

Natural gas is 3x more efficient than electricity.

Natural gas is typically the lowest costing fuel.

Cooking with a natural gas range cost about half as much as a electric range.

The Green Idea of Saving Money


Older refrigerator model, with freezer compartment

Image via Wikipedia

 The refrigerator or freezer in your garage or basement may be running up your energy bill by an average $140.00 a year. Recycle it, reduce your energy use and keep harmful material out of landfills and make some extra ca$h. If you are thinking of purchasing a new refrigerator consider an ENERGY STAR these are the most efficient models on the market.

Tips:

Try to position your refrigerator so that there’s at least 1″ of space on each side and in back. This will allow for the proper circulation, which can actually reduce energy consumption by 10%.

Try to watch and minimize opening the refrigerator door for consumption and teach small children & your husband this green tip.

You have the choice to be greener than you think.


Natural Gas Usage

Image by drbrain via Flickr

Did you know?

The Benefits of Solar Water Heating Systems.

* Can be used in any climate

* Uses the sun’s energy to heat water

* Saves up to 40% of natural gas used to heat water

* A cost effective way to generate hot water for your business & home

HAVE A GREEN BBQ


This summer enjoy your outdoor grilling and so will the rest of America! That’s why nearly 74 million households nationwide own at least one barbecue grill. Choosing the correct grill can make you greener than you think. Natural gas grills are the most environmentally friendly choice  the least amount of greenhouse gases. Enjoy the outdoors while leaving a smaller carbon footprint.

CHARCOAL:

> Emit 11 pounds of carbon dioxide  each – hour

>Can flare up or burn out during cooking

>Have longer pre- heating times (up to 30 minutes).

>Are messier, require more clean up

LIQUID PROPANE:

>Emit less than 6 pound of carbon dioxide each hour

>Can run out of fluid during cooking

>Store fuel in heavy tanks

>Are more expensive to operate

NATURAL GAS:

>Emit less than 6 pound of carbon dioxide each hour

>Eliminate worries about running out of fuel

>Have shorter pre- heating times (average 15 minutes)

>Offer convenience by not having to store tanks

Green energy tip of the day


* Clean the lint filter after each load. lint  buildup reduce air- flow and dryer performance, driving up your energy usage.

* Clean exhaust duct work, vent and the hood cover (outside the house) periodically.

* Dry full loads, but do not overload. Clothes need to tumble and air needs to circulate freely.

* Over- drying wastes energy and most fabrics need natural moisture.

* Read garment and fabric for care label for proper settings, Separate  lightweight and heavy clothes for energy- efficient drying.

* When drying is in operation, do not open the door unneccessarily.

* Use no -heat cycle to plump pillow, freshen stores items, and remove lint or dust from drapes and spreads.

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