Can Energy Savings Help your Marriage?
My wife and I have been trying to cut back on the budget lately. A summer full of household projects, a vacation, and general “if you want it, buy it” attitude has left us a bit leaner in the bank account. It’s not too bad, we didn’t go into debt, just depleted some of our [...][continue reading...]
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In our on-going series of posts on the home construction methods I used in my current home, we finally discuss probably the most important strategy I used — spraying foam insulation instead of using fiberglass or cellulose insulation.
First, why choose foam insulation? Compared to standard fiberglass insulation, both cellulose and foam insulation provide superior performance. [...]
It’s been incredibly hot in NW Arkansas over the past few weeks. With temperatures averaging in the mid and upper 90’s each day, my A/C system has been working overtime. I finally relented to lowering the thermostat in the house to 76 degrees. It had been set at 78 degrees.
Add to that the fact that [...]
Here’s another Low Cost Tip that can help reduce your energy bills. Use your microwave (or the smallest appliance that will get the job done) when cooking.
Heating food in the microwave uses only 20 percent of the energy required by a full-sized oven.
Now I know you can’t cook Thanksgiving dinner in the microwave, but [...]
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