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How to Make Your HVAC Unit Use Less Energy

Posted by Dan McKee, Guest Columnist

Jul 15, 2015 7:39:07 PM

Saving energy and making your HVAC unit more efficient.

On more than one occasion, you may have thought about the amount of energy that your HVAC (Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning) unit consumes every month, whether out of concern about the environment or the burgeoning utility bill. Either way, you probably wish to reduce the amount of energy consumed by your HVAC, don’t you?

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Recycling of Electronics Deserves More Attention

Posted by Tim Phelps, Guest Contributor

Jul 15, 2015 7:13:01 PM

We all use electronic devices, but how are we disposing of them?

We're fortunate to live in a time when an increasing number of people recognize the importance of protecting the environment. While there's certainly a long way to go, both on a broad, government-level scale and in our day-to-day lives, the point is being emphasized around the world that green efforts are absolutely necessary for the sustainability of healthy life on Earth. And for a lot of us, it begins with recycling at home.

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Top Five Energy Efficiency Apps

Posted by RESNET

Jul 14, 2015 12:29:43 PM

If you’re looking for some app-solutely amazing ways to save energy, check out this infographic from RESNET on what they think are the top 5 energy efficiency apps.

For more information on Home Automation and our connected future, visit our Internet of Things site.

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The Air We Breathe: Addressing Indoor Air Quality

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Jul 9, 2015 11:33:00 AM

As staggering as the facts are about outdoor air pollution, most of our exposure to pollutants may actually come from poor indoor air quality.

 Mariposa Meadows Summer Air

One of my favorite things about living at 9,000 feet in the Colorado Rockies is the fresh, crisp air. It’s particularly aromatic after a rainstorm, and it’s so clear in the evenings that, on a cloudless night, I feel like I can see the entire universe.

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4 Advantages of Metal Roofing

Posted by Paul Kazlov, Guest Contributor

Jul 9, 2015 7:20:00 AM

Metal roofing, says this advocate, has major "eco advantages" over other types of roofing.

Whether it’s time to replace your existing roof or you’re thinking about upgrading your home in the future, chances are you haven’t heard all that much about metal roofing. Although wood and asphalt shingles are the most popular materials out there, they pale in comparison to the benefits a metal roof can provide. Unmatched in longevity, durability, and cost-effectiveness, metal roofing is also gaining popularity for its myriad eco-friendly benefits as well. Below, we’ve listed the four biggest advantages to installing a metal roof, and why this is one upgrade you seriously need to consider during your next home renovation.

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