Energy Efficiency

A Green Approach to Heating and Cooling Thumbnail

It is no secret that HVAC units use a large amount of energy. In fact, it is estimated that in the middle of summer and winter, heating and cooling comprise 50% of the average home energy bill. In addition to costing you money, using a lot of energy consumes a substantial amount of natural resources. [...]

5 Signs of a Great HVAC Company Thumbnail

Calling a repair technician to fix a problem in your home can feel like a gamble. While it is often necessary to hire experts, some companies take advantage of their customers' lack of knowledge. The stress of hiring professionals can be especially heightened when your HVAC system breaks down, since these repairs are essential but [...]

Lutron: Your Home in its #BestLight Thumbnail

Like all parents, I spend a lot of time telling my daughter to turn off the lights. This is particularly true when she's in her brightly-lit room in the middle of the day. With the light on. For no discernible reason. So when Lutron approached me to partner with them about a potential solution, I [...]

Three Ways we Save Energy in Early Fall Thumbnail

Fall is by far my favorite season. After growing up in a place where the climate was basically the same throughout the year, I still relish in the changing of the leaves and the cooler temperatures that offer relief after the scorching summer.  But those aren't the only reasons I enjoy fall: The new season [...]

If LED is the Future, the Future is Now Thumbnail

It's amazing to think about how far green technology has come in a few short years. When I started Green Your Decor back in 2008, people were just starting to convert their homes from incandescent light bulbs to the new compact fluorescent options. They weren't always easy to find in stores, but they were worth [...]