8 Ways to Prevent Indoor Allergy Flare-Ups at Home

If you suffer from allergies, then nowhere is safe — not even your own home.  Fortunately, while there’s no way to avoid allergens altogether (especially if you have pets or kids), there are several steps you can take to improve air quality and reduce flare-ups around the house. Here’s where to start: Use the [...]

By |2020-01-21T07:25:17-05:00November 6th, 2019|Categories: DIY, Eco|Tags: , , |

5 Things to Think About Before Starting a Hobby Farm

Rural living and hobby farming hold great appeal as alternative lifestyles. Growing your own food and raising livestock in a rural area can provide a much-needed escape from city living and the suburban sprawl. Is a hobby farm right for you? Here are some things you'll want to consider before making a decision: 1. [...]

By |2020-01-16T00:35:56-05:00October 30th, 2019|Categories: Eco, Misc, Purchase|Tags: , |

A Guide to Keeping Your Garden Fresh in Summer Heat

Keeping your garden cool and fresh becomes even more important as those balmy spring temperatures rise to summer highs. Water is key, whether you're growing flowers or hoping to reap a harvest of summer vegetables. And, while the serious drought conditions many parts of the country experienced just a few years back have receded, water [...]

By |2018-08-09T02:17:58-04:00June 6th, 2018|Categories: Eco, Maintenance|Tags: , , , |

10 Things You Can Do Right Now to Conserve Water

Who would have thought that water would become a precious commodity? After all, isn’t two thirds of the planet covered with water? Truth is that in the years to come, water will indeed be a precious commodity in the first world, as it is already in the third.

By |2017-10-25T16:41:10-04:00March 16th, 2016|Categories: Eco|Tags: |

New appliances – Be an Energy Star

We’re always looking for ways to save both money and energy. Of course sometimes you have to spend money to save money. One way to do both is to consider the purchase of new appliances for your kitchen and laundry room.

By |2017-10-24T17:31:12-04:00September 18th, 2014|Categories: Eco|Tags: |

Consider an Energy Audit

Over the last ten years energy providers, particularly electric companies, have been working to educate consumers about their energy use. Electricity use is a concept that’s hard to visualize until you get the bill and it’s quantified in dollars and cents.

By |2019-10-31T16:48:54-04:00September 12th, 2014|Categories: Eco|Tags: |

Alternative Energy Sources- Solar Panels

One of the first alternatives, and one that held out hope for home owners was the solar panel. These photo voltaic panels that capture sunlight and turn it into energy held the promise of heat in winter and air conditioning in summer without burning oil.

By |2017-10-24T14:47:50-04:00September 11th, 2014|Categories: Eco|Tags: |

Shedding light on LEDs

In 2007 Congress passed legislation to effectively ban the incandescent bulb by raising the standards of efficiency. By doing so, they created a race to innovate, as well as a political firestorm. Europe and other countries around the world are also taking similar steps to phase out the outdated and inefficient bulbs.

By |2017-10-23T14:12:49-04:00August 20th, 2014|Categories: Eco|Tags: , |