Families who have children with asthma and allergies (food, insect, latex, etc.) can smooth the transition from summer to school with a little advance planning. Here are a few tips to help you be proactive for the coming school year.
By Water Quality Association (WQA)
Today’s water softeners are leaps and bounds beyond the water softeners you may remember from your childhood. Modern-day water softeners often make water treatment easier and simpler.
By Home Energy Magazine
Consumer-facing web site will serve as a resource and forum for people wanting to make their homes more comfortable and energy efficient.
Points to Ponder
A book worth reading - In the Light of Humane Nature by Dr. Arthur Weissman
-December 1st, 2013
In the Light of Humane Nature by Dr. Arthur Weissman, the president of Green Seal, is a thoughtful discussion of the environmental challenges on Planet Earth and proposed solutions, notably the need for a new outlook, leaving 'adolescence' behind, and...
Making a Case for Solar Hot Water Heating
-November 2nd, 2013
“Hot water is typically 20-25% of a home’s energy expense,” said Carl Simpson of Renewable Energy Northwest. “Solar hot water energy generation often cuts conventional energy bills in half, and current government incentives greatly reduce net ...
SBU Study Says - Due to UV Emissions - Use CFLs Carefully
-October 22nd, 2013
SBU study says, due to UV emissions, use CFLs inside or behind glass globes or lenses, and be careful to dispose of them properly. See this precautionary info: http://www.healthyhouseinstitute.com/a-1343-SBU-Study-Reveals-Harmful-Effects-of-CFL-Bulbs-to-Skin. Thanks to Maggie Bell of Silvercreek...
Building techniques that result in a house with a small effective leakage area (ELA) to conserve energy.
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