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10 Ways to Save Electricity

Source: The Internet Journalist

  1. Buy Energy Star products, as they have met “strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the EPA and US Department of Energy”.
  2. When building or renovating a house, place insulation in the walls, ceiling and floor. It can save as much as 55% of energy in heating and 50% of energy in cooling.
  3. Don’t add blinds to your windows, rather “tint” them with Low-E glazing.
  4. Invest in a washing line, and use it to dry your clothes. This way, you are taking advantage of solar power, without the solar panels!
  5. Buy Energy Saver light bulbs, like Compact Fluorescent bulb. They can use nearly 80% less energy, but can match, or often excel the light output of a traditional filament bulb. They also emit a white light, which is more pleasant on the eye.
  6. Buy appliances that can run off batteries, rather than plug them in the wall, like an alarm clock.
  7. If installing light in your garden, buy the self-sufficient Solar-powered lights, which have a perfect beautiful glow.
  8. Take part in outdoor sport, such as football or tennis. This gets you out of the house, and prevents you from relying on a TV or computer for entertainment, and thus saving electricity.
  9. Invest in solar panels. This can be expensive, and so I’ve saved it for last, but with nearly 50% efficiency being reached in testing (If it’s not surpassed already), Solar power will become very viable and more affordable in the future.
  10. BONUS: 10. Unplug cell phone chargers / camera chargers if you aren’t using them. They consume a constant stream of electricity when plugged in, which seems small, until you have 6 or 7 of them.

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Making Your Home More Environmentally Friendly

House Energy SavingsOne: Use Fluorescent Bulbs. Replace conventional incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs). They cost a little more, but last up to 10 times longer, use two-thirds less energy and give off 70 percent less heat.

Two: Look for the Energy Star Label. Energy Star-qualified refrigerators use about half as much energy as refrigerators made before 1993.

Three: Get Unplugged. Many home electronics still consume energy even when they are turned off. Many devices with a “standby mode” will continue to use power. Also, chargers and power adapters continue to draw power from the wall socket even if the device is not attached. Unplug these devices or use a power strip to turn off multiple units, when they aren’t being used to make sure that you aren’t wasting energy.

Four: Double-Up on Windows. Replacing old single-pane windows with double pane-windows helps reduce heat loss in winter and heat gain in the summer.

Five: Turn Down the Thermostat. Lowering you thermostat by just one degree can reduce costs by about four percent.

Six: Sustainable Floors. Cork flooring not only looks great, but it’s also natural insulator. So when you look into purchasing flooring, consider using bamboo, cork or another sustainable material.

Seven: Earth-Friendly Decks. A lot of deck material comes from tropical hardwoods. These woods look great and stand up to the elements for a very long time.

Eight: Low-Flow Faucets. Low-flow water fixtures such as showerheads, faucets and toilets reduce water consumption and water heating costs by as much as 50 percent.

Nine: Buy Renewable Energy. Check with your local utility company and see if you can purchase renewable energy.

Ten: Recycle! After you replace all those inefficient, windows and fixtures, make sure you recycle all that metal and glass. By recycling half of your household waste, you can save 2,400 pounds of carbon dioxide annually. Find more information about programs in your area at www.recycle.com.

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Block Pre-Approved Credit Card Offers

Want to block the aggravation of unwanted pre-approved credit card offers? Consider “opting out”. You will have to provide your name, address and social security number but they are free of charge and backed by the three major credit bureaus. www.optoutprescreen.com

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Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Consumer Credit Reporting Companies are permitted to include your name on lists used by creditors or insurers to make firm offers of credit or insurance that are not initiated by you (“Firm Offers”). The FCRA also provides you the right to “Opt-Out”, which prevents Consumer Credit Reporting Companies from providing your credit file information for Firm Offers.

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The ABCs of Home Storage

The ABCs of Home Storage

In many American homes, the change of seasons is a signal for storing away some stuff and pulling out other supplies. Whether it’s yard tools or summer clothes, we all have items we put into storage for awhile, and pull out those things we need for another season, like holiday decorations. If you’re selling your home, you should try to store away extra items to make your home appear more spacious.

“A” is for Assessment

What do you have and where can you put it? Take a look at all your stuff and then take a look at where you can tuck it away in your home. Walk through the home with a pad and pen and dedicate an hour of your time to finish this first step.

“B” is for Banish and Box

While this may sound easy, it’s where the hard decisions get made. Box up what you’re going to keep and banish what needs to be thrown out, held for a yard sale or given to charity.

“C” is for Control

These two steps keep your storage areas neat and organized. They should also become a routine part of your storage plan. Maintaining your storage areas with smaller containers (such as see-through boxes, file folders or portable hanging racks) will keep items orderly and easily identifiable. Cardboard or plastic boxes with removable lids are your best bet for corralling stuff. The boxes are easy to handle and uniform in size.

When selling your home and if in doubt of what things should be stored away, ask your Realtor, he/she can give you some fantastic ideas.

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Tips To Help You Prepare For The Unexpected

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security www.dhs.gov provides a quick primer on how to prepare for an unexpected emergency:

1. Assemble an emergency kit that would enable you to survive comfortably on your own for at least three days. You’ll need:

  • A change of clothes
  • Sleeping bags
  • Food and water. Plan on using a gallon of water per person per day. Buy canned and dried foods that are easy to store and prepare.
  • Supplies. Include a flashlight, a battery-powered or wind-up radio, extra batteries, a first aid kit, prescription medicines and toiletries.


2. Make a family communication plan.

  • It may be wise to have everyone call an out of state friend or relative.
  • Keep a list of emergency numbers near the phone.
  • Select a “safe room” where everyone can gather. The best choice is an interior room with few windows and doors.


3. Learn more about readiness. Planning helps. Knowing what to expect, you and your family will be calmer during an emergency.

  • Find out where to turn for instructions, such as local broadcasting networks, which will broadcast information as quickly as possible about the nature of the emergency and what you should do. In case of an emergency, it’s always best to be prepared.

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California Home Network also provides free real estate reports, information for sellers, information for buyers, and find out exactly what your home is worth with a free home valuation, with current up-to-date market information provided for you.

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