Energy Efficient

Aug. 6, 2019

Deter Insects with Essential Oils

Pesticides are highly toxic and detrimental to humans and pets alike. The next time you see a pest in your home, reach for essential oils instead of the can of insect spray. These recipes for homemade insecticides contain absolutely no dangerous chemicals, are highly effective, and as an added bonus ...

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Aug. 5, 2019

Brighten Up Your Summer Evenings with Outdoor Lighting

Adding lighting to your yard, patio, or garden is a great way to increase both atmosphere and practical illumination. Here are three ideas for doing it with the best effect:

String Lights:

Quick and easy to install, string lights bring an extra sense of magic and romance to a warm ...

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July 8, 2019

Save on Summer Cooling Costs

Turn Up the Thermostat. The U.S. Department of Energy recommends setting your thermostat to 78 degrees when you are home and even higher when you’re away. If this sounds too balmy for you, try setting it one or two degrees higher than normal and work up from there. You ...

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