Energy Efficiency

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…

LED bulbs poised to light the future Thumbnail

There have been many worthy inventions over the decades – the phone, the mobile phone, the internet, electricity, so many things that it would be impossible to list them all. But perhaps the most useful and most relied upon is the light bulb. It's difficult to imagine, but at one time, homes and businesses across…

5 Tech Tools to Help You Save on Utility Rates Thumbnail

When it comes to cutting back on your budget - whether that's to splurge on a summer vacation or just to have some savings for the unexpected - it can be difficult to find meaningful ways to reduce your bigger expenses, like your monthly food bills or your utilities. However, there are a variety of…

Thermal Curtains Result in a Much Cooler Space Thumbnail

Living on the third floor is taking some getting used to. Aside from the obvious difference — having to walk upstairs — there are some changes I didn't anticipate. The biggest one? It gets hot up here! We previously lived on a first floor apartment with few windows, so it was relatively cool all the time…

A Few Green Acts and our Electric Bill is Down More Than 60% Thumbnail

Remember a few weeks ago I shared with you that my washer stopped working? Well, we've been saving up for a new one and simultaneously trying to find a used top-loading, high-efficiency model on Craigslist. Since that hasn't happened yet, we've been going to the laundromat across the street. The cooler fall weather has also…