Enviroment: Local

Homeowner Reaps Benefits

Condensing Gas Boiler Lowers Energy Bill

POSTED 10/22/2013 | BY

Homeowner Reaps Benefits of Installing a Rinnai Condensing Gas Boiler “... I can see the savings on my energy bills”

Like most people, Nick Conte was interested in ultimate comfort…

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History in the Making

The Residential Green Movement

POSTED 10/22/2013 | BY

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “green building” is: the practice of creating structures and using processes that are environmentally responsible and…

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Cold Weather is Coming!

A few ways to keep your energy costs low

POSTED 09/29/2013 | BY

We can’t escape it—colder weather is coming. And, with fall and winter right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about a few ways to keep your energy costs low. According…

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Keeping up with the Blakes

Reduce Your Utility Costs and Carbon Footprint Like They Did

POSTED 09/28/2013 | BY

Knowing that 29 percent of your home’s energy usage goes towards heating with 14 percent of that being use to provide hot water for every day activities, it makes sense to evaluate…

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Southern Hospitality Made Easy

Get Tips and Endless Inspiration at Fontanel

POSTED 09/28/2013 | BY

Hospitality in the South runs deep. Being a good host begins with welcoming guests inside a home that feels effortless inside. The Southern Living Idea House is famous for…

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The 4-1-1 on Efficiency Rating Systems

All things sustainable in one place.

POSTED 09/28/2013 | BY

Understanding how to measure sustainability becomes more difficult as more groups and organizations establish more codes, systems and guidelines. All that being said, wouldn’t it…

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Heating Up Homeowner Tax Credits

Energy Efficiency Pays Off

POSTED 09/28/2013 | BY

The term "fiscal cliff" is one most people have become familiar with throughout the last several months. With the reinstatement of the homeowner tax credit, an additional emphasis…

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There’s No Place Like Home

Make Your House Livable for Years to Come

POSTED 07/30/2013 | BY

Life changes at 65, for most this is retirement age. Generally life's pace slows and more time is often spent with family and close friends. And for a staggering 90% (according to…

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From Kitchen to Table

Restaurants Benefit from Reliable, Tankless Hot Water

POSTED 06/11/2013 | BY

If a restaurant’s kitchen were to suddenly find itself without hot water, dishes wouldn’t get cleaned. A lack of clean dishes means the food doesn’t go out. And if this were to…

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A New Bathroom Spa

Good for the Pocketbook and the Environment

POSTED 05/16/2013 | BY

Low-flow showerheads. Today’s modern showerheads can flow at a rate less than 2.5 gallons per minute (gpm), which is a huge improvement from before 1992 when the average…

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