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Older homes offer a lot of charm, but unfortunately many do not use a central HVAC system, making you wonder how people in the olden days survived without AC. Luckily, some HVAC methods require no ductwork and can efficiently replace those pesky window...
Looking for ways to keep your energy bill low and your air conditioning efficient this summer? Look no further! We’ve collected a few tips to help you maximize the efficiency of your air conditioning unit. Clean Air Vents You can increase air flow...
A little over a year ago, COVID-19 broke out and changed millions of lives in many different ways. Since then, many different procedures, innovations, and products have emerged in response. Some of the most notable measures implemented across the globe:...
Snow globes make a nice souvenir or gift, but sometimes they can be pricey. If you want to make a custom snow globe for that special someone, check out this guide to learn how to make one right at home! Materials Needed: Mason Jar Glue gun...
Tea packets make great stocking stuffers. But why not craft a specialty decoration out of tea packets? A Christmas tea tree is a simple, fun craft that doubles as both a decoration and useful present. Materials Needed: Cone Glue gun...
Nothing beats stepping out of the searing summer heat into a cool, air-conditioned building. But finding the right air conditioner to do the trick can get confusing. Terms like ‘split system,’ ‘package AC,’ and ‘central air conditioning’ get tossed...
Why camp in hot, sweaty tents when you can camp in a stylish RV or trailer? Of course, it’s hard to enjoy your camping experience without a proper HVAC system. You might as well go back to the tent! In this guide, we explain the type of vehicles used for...
The National Fire Protection Agency publishes official updates to the National Electrical Code (NEC) every three years. As of June 1, 2021, eleven states enacted the 2020 NEC. Eleven more states have begun the process to update their current version of...
Everyone loves a good game of volleyball, but no one wants to lose a point because they couldn’t see the ball. Adequate lighting on the court ensures that players, audiences, referees, and cameras see the ball, making the game enjoyable for everyone....
Parking garages provide convenient parking and protect cars from the elements. Unfortunately, dimly lit parking lots attract crime, which can deter customers away from your businesses, especially at night. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics,...
Between work, school, and home, most people spend quite a bit of time indoors. While you may not often consider the quality of the air in your home, it can affect you more than you might think. Poor indoor air quality presents a problem in a lot of...
Looking to bring down your electricity bill? Installing dimmer switches might offer the perfect solution! Dimmers allow the lighting to create a warm and comfortable atmosphere while reducing how much energy your lights consume. How do dimmer switches...
We always hear “everything in moderation,” but what about light? We have phones, laptops, TVs, and even LED light bulbs readily available 24/7, providing constant light. Of course, overexposure to anything can lead to negative effects. But how are LED...
Spring bestows upon us blossoming flowers, blooming trees, wonderful views, and of course… pollen. Pollination proves crucial for nature, but some people can’t tolerate the yellow stuff. Allergy sufferers experience symptoms including itchy eyes,...
As the weather warms up, you may want to begin preparing your air conditioning unit for summer. By preparing ahead of time, you can prevent any potential setbacks by the time you need to use your unit. Help prepare your AC unit with a few simple steps:...
Reducing energy use offers quite a few benefits, like saving you money and decreasing your carbon footprint. By using less energy in your home, you reduce the amount of waste produced by power plants. Power plants use fossil fuels to generate electricity...
Image by Nathan Oakley We spend a lot of time in living rooms and bedrooms, so we want what’s best for them! If you want to make these spaces eco-friendlier, you can make small, active changes to help make them safer for you and the environment. Paint...
Many areas around the home consume water and energy. But according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), bathrooms use the most water, accounting for more than 50 percent of indoor water use. When reducing the amount of water used, alongside...
We cook, wash dishes, and plug in quite a few daily appliances in the kitchen. This means the kitchen consumes plenty of energy and water. It also produces a lot of waste, which, when thrown in a landfill, can contribute to greenhouse gas emissions....
Certifications exist to denote a luminaire’s safety standards, operating conditions, and even energy efficiency. One certification, Dark Sky Friendly, determines if outdoor lights can provide light without contributing to light pollution.   What...