Eco Friendly Tips

Eco Smart Home Tips

Tips for homeowners that want an eco friendly tips and tidbits to live a simple energy efficient lifestyle in the Denver Area

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Beautiful Colorado Yards

Having a pristine lawn adds on to the aesthetic value to your home. Your outdoors can easily form the judgment of the interior of your house. It is crucial that you keep your lawn looking lush and splendid at all times especially during the outdoor season. Maintain a beautiful lawn is certainly not rocket science and doesn’t need all those expensive chemicals to set it apart from all the neighbors’ outdoors. If you are tired of having an overgrown hedge and tanned grass then look no further- these five steps will completely revolutionize the way your outdoor looks and turn your home into the envy of others:

  1. Cutting

Cutting grass is essential and basically can change a mediocre looking outdoor into a five star

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The Ultimate List of the Most Reliable Air Conditioning Systems

Air Conditioners                                                                                                     

 

 

So you have finally found a home that you like. You like the overall design, the interior, the fixtures, and its proximity to good schools and commercial establishments. The only thing that’s stopping it from becoming the perfect home for you is its air conditioning system. More often than not, the AC systems that come with an existing home have already some years behind them. While AC systems are built to last long, some of those that come with a house are already old enough to be near the end of its rope.                           

Then again, because you love the house

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Nine Tips to Green Your Colorado Home

Sustainability starts at home. When you choose goods and services for your family, make sure they are contributing to the well-being of communities and fostering the long-term health of the planet. Here are a few ideas:

  • Buy foods grown on Rainforest Alliance Certified„ farmsChoose coffee, tea, cocoa, chocolate, bananas, orange juice, guava, pineapple, passion fruit, plantains, macadamia nuts and flowers that come from healthy farms where rainforest is conserved and workers receive fair treatment. Visit the Rainforest Alliance's SmartHouse to see how easy it is to integrate sustainable products into your everyday life. Find out where to buy Rainforest Alliance Certified products near you »
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We ALL want to save money and be more efficient with energy in our homes!

BELOW ARE SOME GREAT IDEAS -

  1. Refrigerator, Freezer and Fridge:
  2. Put each cooling device in a place which is as cold as possible, away from heat sources like radiators, direct sunlight or other big energy consuming devices.
  3. Check that the cooling device is at least 5cm (2 inches) away from the wall, and that the air can circulate well.
  4. Increase the inner temperature of the cooling devices. 7°C (45°F) are enough for the fridge and -18°C (0°F) are enough for the freezer.
  5. Keep the cooling devices tidy; label the items in the freezer, so that you can get to the food as quick as possible.
  6. Fill unused space with padding such as polystyrene or just a blanket.
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What to do in a Power Outage at Your Denver Home

Power outage

What to do if you experience power outage in your Denver home

It can happen right? Suddenly you lose all power in your home. Strong storms, grid failure, and frayed wires can all result in power outages. What you should do depends on the cause of the outage, the type of outage, and the season. The following guidelines cover all common situations, so that you can have your power back as quickly and easily as possible.

  1. If you’ve lost power, the usual culprit is the weather. First, however, check to make sure you haven’t blown a circuit breaker or fuse. If not, inform your utility provider of the outage—chances are, yours isn’t the first call and the utility company is already working
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How to fix a Leaky Shower Head | Fixing a Leaky Shower Head Denver Plumbing Tips

shower headDrip. drip. drip¦ drip. You wait to see if it stops, but it doesn™t. Not only is a dripping shower head annoying but even a small dripping of water can waste quite a large amount of water in a short period or time if left dripping. Often, the leaking is due to a worn down rubber gasket, which is easy to fix. To check if this is the problem, unscrew the shower head, using a wrench if needed. Take out the rubber gasket”or œO-ring. If it leaves black gooey residue on your fingers, it needs to be replaced.

Take the old O-ring to the hardware store and buy a replacement of the same exact size. While you™re there, pick up some Teflon tape; you™ll need some of that as

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Home energy efficiency – the new decision factor when buying or renting in Denver

Deciding on buying, selling or renting houses or condominiums is always a complicated process. Establishing the value of the home is usually not a straightforward calculation, although it is often largely based on simple factors such as location, square footage, number of  Bedrooms  and bathrooms or the year when the house was built. The price of the home or condominium should reflect its current condition, which is often the result of upgrades of the house’s interior design or amenities. However, when viewing a house they’re thinking of buying or renting, few people investigate the hidden facts of the building - the condition of the services system and whether or not

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Get your Home Ready for Winter, Winter Tips for your House

Get your Denver Home Ready for WinterYou never hear of Fall Cleaning but hear about œspring cleaning" all the time? When winter comes more time is spent indoors and more indoor entertaining is common. It seems the perfect time of year to be sure your home is cozy, clean and dust free, winterized and buttoned up. Here™s a good checklist to help ensure that this season™s winter weather and cold air stays outside.

 Important Items for Your Furnace

  • Move materials away from the furnace, especially flammable materials. Never store around the furnace or the water heater. A flair up can burn your home down.
  • Check your pilot light. If it is not lit, follow the instructions for relighting which are typically printed on access door.
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