Since winter decided to come back from its vacation this year, you might be thinking of how to save a little on your heating and electrical bills this winter. This quick video runs through five easy and pretty inexpensive tips that can save you a lot of money with very little work.
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Environmentalism meets do it yourself mentality with this household project – making your own solar furnace If you have ever wanted to experiment with solar energy, but didn’t want to spend the money on expensive panels like those on the right, why not try making a solar furnace yourself?
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Minerals are a great thing. We need them to survive, and some make lovely decorative jewelry. However, like many other things in life, too much of a good thing is possible. Heavy concentration of minerals in water makes for hard water.
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Given our interests and passions, it probably comes as no surprise that Luis and I have some friends with very unique homes. We have friends with elaborate passive solar systems, solar hot water systems, geo-thermal heating systems, wind turbines, photovoltaic panels, straw bale adobe construction, thermal mass for cooling, and other green elements that add [...]More →
As I was out on a listing call yesterday, I was talking with the future sellers regarding what they could do to improve their home and help it sell more quickly. This is a topic that frequently comes up when talking with sellers. “Should we replace the roof?” “Is it worth repainting the purple polka [...]More →
Earth Day is about more than just recycling and composting. There are many ways to go green as a homeowner that can help protect your health and the earth. Maintain indoor air quality and use low VOC paint in your next remodeling project to reduce off gassing. Use sustainable flooring like bamboo or cork. Consider [...]More →
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Brenda sold my house! She was great to work with and made the process super easy and low stress by helping me pinpoint improvements that would – and would not – improve the bottom line. The result was a lot less work on my end. The ability to handle most of the process from out of town was a real benefit. I’d work with her again— Deirdre Gruendler
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