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Is Danger Lurking in Your Living Room?

By Cameron Bard ecomii.com
October 7, 2010
File under: Health Concerns, Remodeling Green

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Recent EPA studies have shown that air pollution inside homes can be a shocking two to five times higher than outdoor levels. But what kind of pollution are we talking about, and where is it coming from? Well, you might be standing, sitting, or looking at it right now.

The following guide will help you identify polluting agents lurking in your home and the best ways to avoid or take care of them. So get ready to clean up your home environment, while doing some favors for the planet at the same time. …read more of Is Danger Lurking in Your Living Room? here

 
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7 Simple Ways to Save Money this Winter Pt. 1

By Loretta White ecomii.com
November 5, 2009
File under: Energy Efficiency, Green Building Techniques, Health Concerns, Living Space, Pest Control, Saving Money

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Although the economy is said to be getting better, most of us are still in savings mode.  With winter approaching and 40% of our energy costs going to heating our homes, the best thing you can do to save money and energy is to ensure that the heat stays there.  And with 80% of homes built before 1980 not sufficiently insulated (According to the Department of Energy), chances are you can you save a bit of money this winter.

The good news is that you don’t have to tear apart your walls to add extra insulation.  In fact, the greatest bang for your buck is by insulating exterior walls.

Here are 7 areas to start insulating to prevent heat loss: …read more of 7 Simple Ways to Save Money this Winter Pt. 1 here

 
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Insulation: Save Money and Gain Heat

By Loretta White ecomii.com
October 30, 2009
File under: Energy Efficiency, Green Building Techniques, Health Concerns, Heating Systems, Living Space, Natural Alternatives

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Insulation is the one of the best ways to save money on heating and air conditioning. Considering a third of a home’s annual costs are spent on heating, it’s worth spending a little on insulation to keep that heat inside.  In this series, I will focus on an array of cost saving solutions for effectively insulating your home. By following these tips, you’ll be able prevent heat loss and conserve energy without breaking the bank. You can even receive a 30% tax credit in certain areas.

Where to Start

Test your airflow  On a windy day, hold a lit candle or incense stick to these areas: …read more of Insulation: Save Money and Gain Heat here

 
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