Energy Efficiency

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 [...]

Who Knew a Smart Light Bulb Could be So Much Fun? Thumbnail

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. This, ladies and gentlemen, may look like a simple, ordinary entryway with a simple, ordinary light bulb in a fixture. But...it's magic. OK...not exactly magic. But it is a smart LED bulb I can control with my phone, so it [...]

Are Solar Systems a Worthy Investment? Thumbnail

For many of us with green aspirations, having our homes be energy independent — not to mention getting rid of an electric bill altogether — is like finding the Holy Grail. Installing a solar energy system on your home is one of the quickest ways to achieve that. However, this isn't an inexpensive option, and [...]