Your poor water heater is cold, put a jacket on it! {Living Green}

Tip # 57  Put a jacket on your water heater … [Read more...]

Don’t shoot the messenger {Living Green}


Don't shoot the messenger!   I know, none of us want to think of Old Man Winter's impending icy grip and howling winds, but like it or not, for many of us, he's quickly heading our way! You know that drafty window or the back door where you can actually feel the wind blowing on your toes?  Well, those types of areas in your home can actually waste between 5% - 30% of your energy.  Not only is that a huge energy drain, it's also a very big financial drain. … [Read more...]

This A to Z Challenge post is brought to you by the letter “K”


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Living Green, One Tip at a Time – (a weekly feature)


Tip # 38 It may be the most wonderful time of the year but it's also the most wasteful! Save energy by choosing LED lights for your Christmas tree. Choose LEDs (light-emitting diodes) instead of incandescent bulbs to decorate your tree and home. They're more expensive, but last much longer and use 80% to 90% less power than conventional mini bulbs. LEDs, which cast a bright white light, also stay cool to the touch so they won't singe the tree—or your child's fingers. The … [Read more...]