Archives: Energy Conservation

Say Goodbye To Cheap Light Bulbs

By Todd Fratzel on Energy Conservation

Incandescent Light Bulbs No More The end of the road has finally come for the cheap light bulb. As of January 1, 2014 incandescent light bulbs can no longer be manufactured or imported into the United States. The original law to ban them back in 2007 was delayed with larger 100 watt and 75 watt…

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Installing Programmable Thermostats

By Todd Fratzel on Air Conditioning, Electrical, Energy Conservation

Programmable Thermostats Save Money Installing a programmable thermostat is a very easy home improvement project and one that could save you quite a bit of money. Installing a programmable thermostat helps save energy by automatically turning down your heat or turning up your cooling when you’re asleep or away from home. The savings from using…

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Say Goodbye To Incandescent Light Bulbs – Buy In Bulk Now!

By Todd Fratzel on Energy Conservation

You Better Hurry Up and Buy Lots of 100W Incandescent Light Bulbs I’m going to try my best to keep my politics in check with this post. However, if you haven’t paying attention you might be shocked to find out that when the ball falls in Time Square on January 1, 2012, it will be…

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Solar Panels

By Todd Fratzel on Energy Conservation

Guest Post by Scott Anthony As focus shifts to more economic and eco-friendly energy sources, some families and businesses are turning to renewable energy sources. Geothermal heating, windmills, and hydroelectric generators are becoming more and more common. In addition to these sources, the sun’s own energy can also be harnessed by capturing radiation with solar…

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10 Easy Ways to Make Your Home More Green

By Todd Fratzel on Energy Conservation

Make Your Home More Green “Green” is the theme of the millennium. Why? The population is growing faster by the minute – it’s expected to be about 9 million by 2050 — and there just aren’t enough resources to go around. Not to mention that going green is often better for your health (you’ll avoid…

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Six Easy Steps to Mastering the Caulk Gun to Save Energy and Money

By Todd Fratzel on Energy Conservation, Windows

Cut Energy Bills Using Caulking By Spike Carlsen Despite your best efforts, your energy bills aren’t as low as you think they should be and it seems that your house continues to leak energy. Sound familiar? The good news: There are steps you can take today, regardless of budget, to maximize your energy savings. All…

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How To Build Attic Stair Cover | Big Energy Savings

By Todd Fratzel on Energy Conservation, Insulation

Attic Stair Cover Insulated attic stair covers can reduce your heating and cooling energy consumption drastically. If you have an attic access hatch or a set of pull down attic stairs chances are good that you also have a tremendous amount of heat loss through that opening. We all know that heat rises and we…

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American Standard WaterSense Faucets Go To School

By Todd Fratzel on Energy Conservation, Plumbing, Product Reviews

American Standard WaterSense Faucets One a recent design-build project we used American Standard Faucets certified with the WaterSense label. We were building a green addition for a local non-profit Montessori School and the folks at American Standard were very generous to donate both WaterSense Labeled toilets and faucets. The WaterSense Labeled toilets and faucets were…

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