How to save money on heating and cooling equipment

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Good housekeeping starts with taking a good care of your home. A regular maintenance is necessary to keep your home in good condition. You must have invested a lot of money on buying the most effective heating and cooling equipment for your home. But what if they break down on regular basis and do not perform well? By keeping a check on heating and cooling equipment, you not only increase the life span of the home appliances but also save on your energy bill. Remember, little chore could help you to save money on major repair in the near future. Continue reading

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Carbon Offsetting for Business – Who’s Leading the Way?

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Carbon Offsetting for Business – Who’s Leading the Way? (via Dude, Sustainable!)

As the 2000s rolled into the 2010s and the Green Revolution gathered pace, pressure continued to mount on businesses to either become carbon neutral or reduce their footprint through emissions offsetting. While some companies openly embraced the idea… Continue reading

Fixing Fascia – A How To Guide

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The fascia are the boards that cut the bottom edge of the roofing system, and they generally hold the gutters. Most repair works involve removal of at least part of the fascia, and that means eliminating the gutters, all while standing on a ladder or scaffolding.

 

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Setting up an extension ladder for fascia repair can be difficult, since its top end can’t rest on the section you are replacing. Structure L-brackets for the fascia from 1/2-inch plywood and attaching them before removing the old boards, makes it easy to keep the brand-new boards in location while you’re securing them. Continue reading

5 Simple Ways to Revive Your Home’s Exterior

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5 Simple Ways to Revive Your Home’s Exterior (via Dude, Sustainable!)

Whether one is preparing to sell their home or simply wanting to spruce up the aesthetics of the home, reviving a home’s exterior can be fairly easy if one considers the following tips: Power Wash Power washing can prove to be the solution to many… Continue reading

The Future of Sustainable Building Design

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The Future of Sustainable Building Design (via Dude, Sustainable!)

The concept of sustainable design has been around for a long time now, certainly long enough for builders and architects to actually start putting such designs into practice. As time goes on, we’ve seen this more environmentally conscious method of… Continue reading

Six Ways Using a Storage Unit Can Help You Be Green

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Six Ways Using a Storage Unit Can Help You Be Green (via Dude, Sustainable!)

Are you considering ways to make your business greener? Increasingly, entrepreneurs conscious of the environment want to find ways to travel the green path with their business. Leading the way are bosses who encourage recycling and reusing by workers… Continue reading

Top Eco-Friendly Materials To Use For Your Green Kitchen Remodeling

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Top Eco-Friendly Materials To Use For Your Green Kitchen Remodeling (via Dude, Sustainable!)

More and more people today are deciding to make their homes a lot more eco-friendly. When you take a look at your home, the part that spends the most amount of energy is the kitchen. Because of this, you may wish to start your eco-friendly plan in that… Continue reading

Green Finances: Five Green Remodel Ideas That Save Money

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Green Finances: Five Green Remodel Ideas That Save Money

 

You don’t have to drop tens of thousands of dollars into solar panels to start living green. In fact, some of the most effective green home improvements are also very affordable. If you’re making improvements in the home and trying to be eco-friendly, consider these five smart options.

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Green Solutions for an Older Home

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Guest Post: Green Solutions for an Older Home (via Dude, Sustainable!)

By Nicholas Haywood When it comes to older homes the withering effects of time and multiple inhabitants make them a little harder to comfortably live in every year. Completely remodeling a house is an expensive task that few are able to do and has lead… Continue reading

Five Ways You Can Improve Your Homes Insulation and Save More Money

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Five Ways You Can Improve Your Homes Insulation and Save More Money (via Dude, Sustainable!)

Insulation isn’t just for the cold winter months. A well-insulated home also stays cooler in the hot weather. Adding insulation doesn’t have to be an overwhelming process. Here are five ways you can boost the R-Value of your home with smart insulation… Continue reading