Making My Home More Energy Efficient

Making My Home More Energy Efficient

  • A Bit Of Information About Buying A Home With Asbestos

    If you love older homes and are looking to buy one, you need to be sure to have an asbestos inspection performed before going through with the purchase. But just because the inspection shows that there is asbestos in the building does not mean you should give up on buying it. However, you should understand what the report tells you and what it will mean if you do go through with the purchase.

  • Which Types Of Garbage Can Be Recycled?

    With the convenience of single stream recycling for consumers comes a price for recycling centers, who must contend with inappropriate items being tossed into recycling bins. Single stream recycling allows several types of recyclable materials to be placed in a single recycling bin for curbside pickup. This differs from earlier efforts in municipal recycling programs, where recyclables were required to be sorted according to the material composition of the items. Glass containers, plastic containers, and paper products are placed in separate bins for pickup and delivery to the recycling center.

  • Propane And Solar Are Two Alternative Power Sources Open To Tiny Home Owners

    Tiny homes are becoming very popular. One reason that a lot of people have chosen to go with a tiny house is because they want to live off-grid. An off-grid house isn't hooked up to the electrical grid or a natural gas system. That means that the people who have those houses need to have a way to provide electricity, heat, hot water, and a fuel source for cooking. There are a couple of different ways that these things can be done.

  • Fire Suppression For Your Brand-New Building: The Four-Prong Approach And What It Can Do

    If you are constructing a new building for your business, and the building is worth a lot of money, you may want to protect it with more than just insurance. A fire suppression system is required for all new buildings, but usually a sprinkler system or fire extinguishers on each floor is considered sufficient. In your case, with your new and very expensive building, you may want to take the four-pronged attack to suppress fire in the event that your new building does burst into flames.

  • Three Tips For Implementing Hazwoper Training

    Hazwoper training is a must for industries that deal with any type of hazardous waste. This acronym simply stands for hazardous waste operations and emergency response, and it is required by safety regulations to be kept up to date. The following tips can help you ensure your employees are getting the most out of this necessary training. Tip #1: Keep Good Records Don't depend upon your employees to remember when it is time for recertification training and definitely don't count on any outside organizations to send a timely reminder.

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    Making My Home More Energy Efficient

    After struggling with yet another high power bill, I realized I really needed to work on my home's energy efficiency. I started thinking about what I was doing wrong, and it occurred to me that it might be smart to install solar panels and perhaps a windmill. I started going through and evaluating my personal impact on the power grid, and I was able to calculate that those additions would be a good idea. This blog is all about reducing your impact on the environment so that you can enjoy a happier, greener life, and spend less money during the process.