Unfortunately living in someone else’s building means most of the big decisions are out of your hands but there are a few things that you can do to save energy and lower your bills. Of course many of the things you can do depend on how your utilities are calculated and if they are part of your base rent. They will also depend on how your heating and cooling needs are delivered.
Many apartments have their own water service and water …
There are a variety of air cleaning systems that can help you make the air you breath cleaner and healthier. When used in conjunction with green home building methods humidifiers, dehumidifiers and heating and cooling systems you can dramatically improve your living area and your health.
So, lets take a look at some of the appliances and products you can use to clean your air.
If your home has a forced …
There are a variety of insulation types that can be used around your home and selecting the right one for the job you are working on can be a little confusing.
For most jobs you will probably want to stick with fiberglass insulation. Whether in batt form or loose fill it gives a decent R-Value per square inch and with proper precautions working with it can be quick, easy and clean.
This does not mean that fiberglass should be the only choice …
Your homes insulation works both in the winter and the summer so the amount and type of insulation that you have will make a huge impact on the livability of your home year round. Unfortunately once a home is built it can be difficult to add insulation to the walls but because heat rises and the sun impacts your homes roof increasing attic heat in the summer a large benefit can be seen by increasing the amount of insulation in your attic.
Attic insulation can …
The Sun is the most powerful source of energy in our Solar System and without its light and heat the Earth would be just another inhabitable Planet. The problem we find today is harnessing its energy for our own use. Although there are many products being manufactured such as Photovotaics for Energy to Electric conversion one of the first known and easiest methods of harvesting the Suns energy is …
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