Archive for August, 2018

Learn More About Heating and Cooling Systems and How to Reduce Your Energy Usage and Cost

Many of the homes built during the 1980s may still have heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems that are more than 20 years old. Recent estimates indicate that this applies to 20% of the homes built during that time period. In order to keep air conditioners running throughout the United States, about six percent of the electricity produced within this country is used. While that may not sound like a significant output, reducing it could have a positive effect, particularly for reducing household energy usage and costs.

How to Reduce Energy Usage and Costs

Since nearly 87% of American homes do have air conditioning to cool down during hot weather, reducing energy usage and utility bills tends to be important. When the temperatures rise, this usually accounts for an additional ten percent to 22% tacked onto a household’s overall energy costs. One way to reduce usage and cost is for households to lower their thermostats when they’re asleep or away from home

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Simple Recycling Tips for Every Household

Some of us tend to not think about what happens to our weekly garbage after we toss our trash in the dumpster or take our bins to the curb for a garbage truck to pick up. Others are a little more aware of the non-degradable waste that is pilling up in landfills or making its way into our oceans and are trying to make better consumption habits but aren’t sure where to start. The majority of us heard Reduce, Reuse, Recycle at some point in lives but aren’t sure how to apply to it their household. Below are a few simple and easy recycling tips that any home can do to improve their environmental impact.

Reuse

One of the simplest recycling tips to reduce waste is to stop buying single-use products. Instead of using paper towels to dry your hands or clean up messes, buy a few washcloths or make your own out of an old towel and you’ll never have to buy paper towels again. You can also purchase reusable c

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Why You Need To Add Shelves To Your Kitchen

When it comes to home modeling, the kitchen is the most popular room in the house. Out of the top 20 U.S. metro areas, homeowners in San Francisco spend the most money on kitchen remodels, averaging almost $70,000 for a large kitchen.

Within the kitchen remodeling realm, U.S. kitchen cabinet demand is projected to grow to almost $17.1 billion by 2021. Cabinets alone generally account for 40 to 50 percent of total kitchen remodel costs.

A lot of kitchen remodeling is done to breathe some new life into a worn down kitchen and perhaps to add some more space to a once cramped area. You can anything from cabinet lights to decorative knobs and pulls to a slide out spice rack to add a fresh look to a kitchen.

One way to add more space in a kitchen and to any room is adding shelves. Here are some benefits of adding adjustable wood shelf brackets to your kitchen: