Archive for October 2021
DIY Projects to Save Energy: Adding Insulation
An important step in reducing energy in your home includes adding more insulation. As long as you follow the product manufacturer’s “safe handling instructions,” DIY (do-it-yourself) insulation projects can often fit within your budget and completed in a weekend. Eco-friendly options include products made from recycled newsprint and blue jeans Many different types of insulation…Read More
Fabulous Prefabs: an affordable option for first-time homebuyers
You might be thinking, “will I ever be able to own a home?” The good news is that there are many options for homes that are both affordable and sustainable. The construction industry has traditionally consisted of “stick-built” homes, which are labor-intensive, and can take many months, depending upon weather conditions. The majority of construction…Read More
What is a “net zero” home?
Think of your home as an electric meter working backwards. When averaged over the course of 12 months, if your solar or other renewable energy system generates the same amount of energy as your house consumes, the effect is known as “net zero.” “Positive energy” is the result of your system producing more electricity than…Read More
Ten lucky people throughout the U.S. and Canada are getting their signed paperback copies of Live in a Home that Pays You Back from our September giveaway. More than 3,300 people entered the contest. You can still try again! Another 10 signed books will be given away in the Goodreads giveaway starting October 10th. Winners…Read More