The Difference of Energy Efficient Light Bulbs In Your Home

When searching for ways to stop the hemorrhaging of their bank accounts each month, homeowners are always looking for areas in which to cut back to help keep expenses in line with incomes— especially utility bills.  Whether it involves lowering the monthly water bill through inspection and maintenance of their outdoor sprinkler system, or saving pennies by insuring that their window frames are set tight and not losing any hot or cool air dependent on the season, homeowners are in a constant … [Read more...]

Eco-Friendly Lighting Ideas for Your Home

Contrary to popular opinion, making your home more environmentally friendly will actually save you money in the long term. Many people shy away from green modifications and changes because they believe them to be ‘too expensive’. However, the initial cost should be offset against the savings you will make on your energy bills, particularly now that gas and electricity prices have risen steeply over the last couple of years. One area where eco-friendly planning can really make a difference is … [Read more...]

Table Lamps Instead of Recessed Ceiling Lights

Family Room Without Table Tamps

Sometimes it's the simple things that can go far in conserving energy consumption and reducing the 'operating' costs incurred in running a home. You don't have to engage in a major home renovation / makeover in order to achieve significant reduction in your home's energy bills. We have written previously about using CFL light bulbs in place of incandescent bulbs. One reason was of course the reduced consumption of electricity. The other reason is because of the extreme amount of heat … [Read more...]

CFL (Energy Saving) Light Bulbs – Now, the Pool Table

Billiard / Pool Table

We wrote last week our first article on CFL light bulbs and shared a very nice visually appealing and interactive web site called SpringLight CFL. This web site had pictures of various rooms in a typical home and all the different areas where light bulbs tend to be used. So, it got me thinking about what areas of our house contained incandescent (high energy usage) type of light bulbs that were candidates to be replaced. I am all about saving money, as my financial background will … [Read more...]

CFL Bulbs – Compact Florescent Lamp Bulbs

Energy saving light bulbs. If you are an average Joe like me who can be confused easily by terms and acronyms, it's easy to understand why so many of us shy away from 'new stuff'. Yet, as a home owner trying to make 'ends meet', no one is going to take responsibility for you saving money on your household expenses except you. And, you are not a renovation expert (who really is?) but you do want to make simple changes in your house that can both save you money and help you feel good about … [Read more...]

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