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The Benefits Of Installing Shutters

When homeowners consider things they can do to improve the livability and value of their homes, they often think of large, difficult, expensive projects. For most people, structural renovations, extensive repairs and landscaping projects top the list. These are good ideas, but there are also less expensive things a homeowner can do to make their home more pleasant for them or for prospective buyers. One suc ...

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Why Timber Buildings Are The Best Homes For The Environment And For You

Over the past few decades a snobbery has emerged about timber buildings. Some people think they are inferior to brick or concrete buildings. But that perception is changing now. People have become much more environmentally aware and realise the importance of buildings and homes that cause the least environmental impact. People have also become aware of the amount of energy they use in their homes. Timber bu ...

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Ten Delicious And Edible Plants You Didn’t Know You Could Grow Indoors

1) Strawberries Strawberry plants tend to sprout little white flowers before the berries themselves start growing, but strawberry plants tend to last and bear fruit for 3 years so even though they do need to be fertilized quite often – they’re worth it. 2) Bonanza Dwarf Peach Tree Should be kept in a sunny place, preferably near a window, with temperatures ranging from 50-55°F while it’s growing but once it ...

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Going Solar Has Never Been Easier

Going Solar Has Never Been Easier There's never been a better time to retrofit your home with solar panels. The United States is the second largest consumer of electricity in the world and the demand for electricity will continue to rise for the next 30 years. As demand rises the costs will follow and with costs rising many homeowners are looking at alternative energy production. How solar works Installing ...

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Discover The Magic Of Energy Efficient Gadgets

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past ten years you’ll undoubtedly have seen the influx in the popularity of going green, and no we don’t mean as in fashion and the colour; sustainability and people doing your bit for the environment is something that’s growing by the day. Not only will you be able to put a spring back in your step by doing your bit, you’ll also notice an increase in your bank ...

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Musicians Who Eat, Drink, And Breathe Green

The green movement is indeed a force to be reckoned with.  Millions upon millions of dollars are spent each year on promoting green education, including conservation efforts.  Forbes Magazine reported an independent study (administered by Verdantix) that predicted green spending in the US will increase from $28 billion in 2010 to $60 billion by 2014.  Those are a lot of consumer dollars floating around, and ...

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Home Energy Tips To Save Money This Winter

Home Energy Tips to Save Money this Winter Good old winter is just around the corner and it's time to start thinking about what you can do to save money this season. If this cold weather season is anything like the last winter then we are in for a long cold winter. There are some really easy things you can start doing now prepare your home for the cold season that will help you save money. Energy Efficient ...

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Make Your Home Greener

There is a lot more pressure now on everyone to ensure that they are being as green as possible to reduce their carbon footprint as much as possible. There are many ways which we can help save energy and reduce our carbon footprint. Many of the ways which we can do this is very simple which we can implement into our everyday lives. Turn It Off Everyone underestimates how much energy leaving your television ...

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Understanding The 4 Different Types Of Green Cars

Electricity is the ubiquitous energy source that every single one of us makes use of every day of our lives. Produced from a variety of sources, including nuclear fission reactors, wind and water turbines, coal plants, even solar panels, electricity is available everywhere we live. From our homes and jobs and everywhere in between, we can tap into this power source easily and safely to power everything from ...

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How To Fight Childhood Allergies With An Eco-Friendly Nursery!

It seems as though allergy sufferers are growing in numbers, as most families will have some experience in it now, or in the future. Runny noses, coughs, and rashes are rampant, as is asthma. Unfortunately, it can go way beyond an inconvenient sniffle, and be quite dangerous.   Contributing factors and irritants to allergies are dust, pollen, and even chemicals. The bad news is that chemicals are found ...

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