Category: energy-efficiency-e3

3 Ways to Save Energy While Increasing Hand Washing

With the Coronavirus continuing to spread across our state and nation, most of us have probably increased our hand washing quite a bit.  If you are like me, your hands are dry and cracked and they sting whenever hand sanitizer …

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4 Alternative Forms of Insulation for Any Home

Adding insulation to your home is one of the easiest ways to increase its energy efficiency in both the winter and summer months.  How does it work?  In a nutshell, heat always tries to move to a cooler place.  This …

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How Does My Roof Affect My Home’s Temperature?

Do you remember that song about bones?  “The toe bone connected to the foot bone…” etc…?  It is incredible when you realize how each of the systems in the human body connect with each other and work together.  In many …

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5 Energy Saving Slow Cooker Recipes

It’s no secret that slow cookers are a friend to many busy people.  Dump ingredients in the morning, and by the time it’s dinner time your home smells like a 5 star restaurant and everything is ready to go.  Slow …

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5 Ways Practicing Hygge Can Help You Save Energy

Have you heard of the Danish concept of Hygge?  Pronounced “hoo-gah,” this is a trend that has recently gained quite a bit of traction here in the United States.  Country Living explains that Hygge, “…cannot be translated to one single …

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What Do Frosted Window Panes Say About My Home?

When it comes to music, it is hard to fault Frank Sinatra.  I mean, he was Frank Sinatra.  But, there is one thing that I just can’t quite get on board with:  how he romanticizes “frosted window panes” in his …

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5 Simple Goals to Help Save Money and Energy in the New Year

Ahhh, the New Year’s Resolution.  For most people new year’s resolutions revolve around exercise and diet, which makes sense.  There’s not better way to justify weeks full of sugar, alcohol, and rich foods in between Thanksgiving and Christmas if you …

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How to Entertain Kids during Christmas Break (and Save Energy!)

School is out for Christmas break!  While most kids are probably ecstatic, parents may be a little less so.  Christmas break means two weeks of kids at home.  And, two weeks of kids at home while the weather is cold …

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Can Santa Get Down a Chimney with a Chimney Liner?

This time of year, it is hard not to think about Santa.  The old tale that on Christmas Eve he slips his way into homes via the chimney in order to leave gifts for good children is being told to …

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7 Tips for Saving Energy in the Kitchen

I think we can all agree that during the week leading up to Thanksgiving, food is on our minds.  Whether you are menu planning or trying to figure out how far your need to run on Thanksgiving morning to justify …

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