Water Saving Tips from Energy Geeks

Water Saving Tips

August 31, 2016

  Water Saving Tips;  If you get no more than one useful idea from the list of water saving tips below, then it will be worth my effort. Water during early morning or late afternoon to avoid the hottest part of the day thus avoiding evaporation. Don’t over-water your lawn, one inch of water a…

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Indoor Air Quality Tips from Energy Geeks

Energy Saving Tips

August 24, 2016

Energy Saving Tips: Add additional insulation to your attic (Note: Rebates are available for this item). Programmable thermostats can save up to $150 a year on energy costs when used properly (Note: Homeowners may receive this item free during a no-cost home energy audit). Unplug appliances and electronics when not in use. A task made…

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Indoor Air Quality Tips (home or office)

August 17, 2016

Besides mold, There are many other potential indoor air quality hazards to be aware of. Here we list a few suggestions: Minimize chemical pollutants in your home Avoid smoking indoors Minimize the use of all products containing harsh chemicals Look for fragrance free or naturally scented products Don’t store harsh chemicals or gasoline indoors. Remove…

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Home Design RI-MA-Floor Plans: Great First Impressions

August 10, 2016

  Floor Plans An interior vista is an opportunity to make a great first impression. When analyzing your floor plan, ask yourself what your guests observe when crossing your threshold. Houses are fifty percent dreams and fifty percent house. The house part satisfies the practical left side of the brain, offering: shelter, safety, protection, security…

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Home Design RI-MA: Aging in Place (Lighting and Entries)

August 3, 2016

Home Design RI MA-Aging in Place With Grace This is the second part of a three part series on home remodeling projects in Rhode Island and Massachusetts for seniors and disabled persons. As our population ages and people continue to live longer, barriers associated with aging in place with grace will affect more and more…

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Home Design RI-MA: Aging in Place

July 27, 2016

In this column we will discuss the retrofitting of existing homes in Rhode Island and Massachusetts with some modifications and upgrades having to do with maintaining mobility as a person gets older. Sensitive design can help compensate for chronic health problems or being confined to a wheelchair. Aging in place means, living independently in a…

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