By Becky Striepe on January 12, 2011
After last month’s cold snap here in Atlanta, I have got to tell you that I am pretty tired of being cold, so turning the heat down feels a little bit counter-intuitive right about now. Luckily, with a little bit of help, you can make your house (and yourself!) a little warmer without running the heater quite so much.
By Timothy Hurst on January 7, 2011
They always say energy efficiency is the low-hanging fruit. Well, the lowest of the low-hanging fruit of energy efficiency is probably insulation. Check out this snazzy infographic from our friends at WellHome to learn more.
By Becky Striepe on December 8, 2010
We recently had an inspector take a peek at our house, and he made a few recommendations about how to save on energy costs. A couple of his suggestions were things we do already, like weatherstripping around doors and windows, but there was one tip that I’d never heard before and thought I’d pass along to you guys: insulating our pull-down attic door.
By Becky Striepe on September 17, 2010
The refrigerator can be the most energy-sucking appliance in your home. If you’ve got a second fridge out in the garage, you might consider ditching this unnecessary appliance to save money and energy.
For those of us with just the one, cleaning the refrigerator every few months can increase its efficiency greatly!
By Timothy Hurst on July 23, 2010
Some tricks of the trade and a few upgrades that can help pools use less water, consume less energy and require fewer harsh chemicals to keep clean.