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Eight Ways To Make Your Home Greener

Between rising energy costs and the effects of global warming, going green and helping the environment has become increasingly more important.

One of best ways to help the environment and practice eco-friendly energy conservation is to do it a home. As it stands, the average American household spends $2,200 every year on energy bills. Additionally, up to 50 percent of the average household’s energy bill goes toward heating and cooling costs.

Fortunately, there are a number of easy steps and many green products that can make your home more environmentally sound and help you practice eco-friendly energy conservation. Here are eight steps/products you can take to make your home greener.

  • Improve the insulation: Adding insulation helps cut down on leaks in walls, windows, doors and ducts. This can also help lower energy costs. By sealing and insulating your home, you can save up to 20 percent on heating and cooling costs.
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Considering Installing Backyard Pools? Keep These 4 Tips in Mind During the Design Process

Custom pools are a wonderful way to add value to your home and increase your family’s enjoyment of the yard. However, with so many pool designs and options available, finding the perfect fit for your yard and preferences can be tough. It’s important to do a bit of research before meeting with your pool contractor to create the final design. Here are a few tips to help you create a beautiful one-of-a-kind pool that you’ll love for many years to come.

Consider Who Will be Using the Pool Most

Backyard pools can have everything from waterslides to designated lap areas for those who want to use the pool for exercise. Knowing how the pool will be used and who will be using it most lets you decide which amenities and design elements need to be added. A lap pool requires far less sculpting than custom pools with lounge areas and waterfalls. Regardless your contractor will be able to bring your vision to life.

Think About Pool Maintenance Requirements

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Looking for New Flooring? 5 Reasons to Check Out Bamboo

When it comes to adding style and warmth to a home, it is hard to beat the look and feel of hardwood flooring. The problem is that there are some drawbacks to using this material for floors in a home. While wood is a renewable resource, it takes a long time. A tree can take 20 years, or more, to grow to a size that can be used for wood flooring. That is a long time. By contrast, a bamboo plant will reach its peak for usage is between three and five years. For example, if you put in gray bamboo flooring into your home, the plants that were used to create it will be replaced m a much shorter amount of time. Here are some more reasons to consider this kind of flooring:

  1. It is incredibly durable. One of the reasons that people like the idea of traditional hardwood flooring is the fact that it lasts a long time and requires very little in the way of maintenance or repair. Read more ...

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