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It’s important for business owners to avoid excess spending. Fortunately, you can take care of this problem by monitoring commercial energy usage. Research shows that commercial building HVAC systems make up for 40 to 60% of total energy consumption. Considering that, it’s understandable to want to research ways to reduce energy consumption costs. With that in mind, here are four smart tips for reducing your company’s energy bills.
- Choosing Energy Efficient Light Bulbs
If you want a simple way to reduce energy usage, it’s wise to get rid of traditional light bulbs. You can obtain major savings by switching to bulbs that are more energy efficient. Depending on the size of your company’s building, it might cost a bit of money to implement these changes. However, the costs savings associated with this decision will end up saving you lots of money.
- Powering Down Equipment After Office Hours
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The highest percentage of most monthly expenses are spent on utilities, with the greatest of those being heating and cooling. Many energy saving products can be used to update your home to help reduce those bills. Many eco-friendly energy conservation options exist, with much to gain from installing them to your home for all power needs in your home.
Use Energy Saving Products to Update the Home
Right now, the average American home spends over $2,000 annually on heating and cooling, meaning that a change to eco-friendly energy conservation could be an improvement for individual homes and the environment at well. With the addition of sealing and insulation alone, those costs could be reduced by about 10%. Some of the most beneficial smart technology for the home includes the ability to update to efficient and eco-friendly energy savings. Whether you install solar panels or another type of renewable energy, there is much to gain from the use of energy saving products to red (more…)
Construction certainly plays an important role here in the United States, there is certainly no doubt about it. From the homes that we live in the buildings that we work in to the bridges that we cross, the use of the construction industry has proved absolutely instrumental for the modern development of the world as we know it, particularly in countries like our own, the United States.
In just the year of 2016 alone, billions upon billions of dollars worth of various commercial buildings were put into place in locations found all throughout the country. In fact, this number totaled more than $74 billion by the time that the year of 2016 had finally drawn to a close. In the years that have followed, the amount of construction has only continued to be quite impressive, to say the least. And there are certainly many of different construction projects being built here in the United States, projects that come in at all different budgets and span all different sizes.
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If you are considering remodeling or renovating your home, you are in good company. New research shows that about two-thirds of all American homeowners plan to do some sort of work on their home within the next 12 months. One area that usually brings an 84% return on investment (ROI) is the bathroom. If you have small bathrooms, you may be looking for good ideas for small bathroom makeovers. There are a number of things you can do to make that small bathroom look larger. Here are a few:
- Consider a corner sink. This can increase the amount of space you have in your bathroom and make it easier to move around once inside. Even smaller vanities and sinks can make it hard to maneuver around a small space. One tip from many local bathroom remodeling contractors is to put in a sink in the corner of the room. This can make the area feel larger because there is more usable space.
- If you do not want a corner sink, consider floating your vanity. Not only will you get some (more…)
Fossil fuels such as coal and oil have seen widespread use ever since the Industrial Revolution, but in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, alternate means of providing energy have emerged, such as solar. Solar energy, wind farms, hydro-electric dams, and more are appearing more and more often to provide for the world’s rapidly growing energy needs. In the last few decades, the world’s demand for energy has grown rapidly, and fossil fuels might not be able to keep up with it all. And even if they can, fossil fuels have come under a lot of scrutiny for their pollution and other by-products, prompting many to invest instead in solar panels and solar energy systems to meet the growing need for energy while reaping the other benefits of pursuing alternate, clean energy. How can this be done? Why is solar popular?
It is clear that the United States and many other nations, both developed and developing, need more energy than ever in both the civilian and busines (more…)
The air ducts in every home should be cleaned every three to five years in order to maintain peak performance. Heating and cooling efficiency may be lost if this is not done, and over time the need for air duct repair will become greater if these ducts are not cleaned.
HVAC Cleaning Services
The air ducts in any building need to be cleaned, along with the maintenance of the HVAC system that can help maintain proper heating and cooling throughout the year. There are also many things needed for air duct cleaning, cleaning floor vents, professional dryer vent cleaning, and other services that will keep these systems running problems.
More than just the air ducts that are a part of the HVAC system, there are dryer ducts that catch fire many times every year, with the majority cause of those (over one-third) coming from the failure to clean them. That is something of great danger, especially when there is the potential for the start of a dryer cycle before leaving the h (more…)
Having a bug screen or porch netting is an important tool to protecting your home from unwanted invasions. If you find that you are in the market for a new door or window screen, you may feel overwhelmed with the number of fiberglass screens out there.
To help you find the right type of screen for your home or outdoor space, here are some things to keep in mind as you look at the different options that are available to you.
The Climate or Insect Population in Your Area
If you are starting from the beginning of the screen installation process and are unsure of the volume of window screen supplies that you will need, the climate and amount of insects that you have noticed in your area can help with this decision.
If you live somewhere that is humid and has a large mosquito population, you will likely want to invest in a pool and patio screen mesh. Whether you choose fiberglas (more…)
Looking to invest in some home renovations that will increase the value of your property? Consider the following options. With a bit of research and some hard work, you can have your home upgraded in no time, ensuring you get more offers at a higher price range, should you choose to put it on the market. There are lots of options out there from adding a fireplace to fence installation to adding some crown molding and more. A little work can go a long ways!
Improve Curb Appeal
How your home looks from the outside says a lot about its overall value. Improve your landscaping by planting a garden, applying some paint, having a fire pit built, investing in fence installation, or adding a pergola. A quick online search will lead to lots of potential ideas for improving your home’s exterior, so do some browsing and find the ideas that stand out to you.
Just remember to keep upkeep in mind when making new investments. An outdoor fireplace, for instance, needs to be regularly ins (more…)
Elevators are an essential feature of both residential and commercial buildings, with maintenance and service being essential to keep them running. The most popular elevators support the needs of the elderly, basically chairlifts and others that are able to carry them up and down the stairs and help keep them in independent living. At this point almost 25% Americans state that they believe elevators are desirable or even required in a home, but it is questionable as to whether the installation and service of an elevator can easily be managed.
The Right Residential Elevator Company
Questions exist related to the size of an elevator, including the amount of maintenance and service it requires. Especially with a residential elevator, there is a great value to ensuring elevator inspections are made on a regular basis. The research of whether you have a nearby elev (more…)
When deciding on the decor in your home you can choose from hundreds of different styles, designs, and accessories to amp up your space and make it your own. Area rugs are one of the biggest decisions you can make and can add a touch of class to any room. So what are the benefits of area rugs and why should you consider them in your decor?
If you live in a home with hardwood, laminate or tile it can get quite cold on your feet and cost a lot of money to heat up the room. By adding an area rug to your room you can decrease the amount of heat needed to warm up the room. Shag carpets are a great way to add warmth and comfort to every hard, cold floor in your home. Saving on your heating costs is important to everyone as your money can be better allocated to more enjoyable things for you and your family.
If you live in a home where you have people living around you, underneath you, or beside you it would be greatly appreciated by everyone if you had shag area rugs all over your (more…)
Do It Yourself Repair
It’s important for business owners to avoid excess spending. Fortunately, you can take care of this problem by monitoring commercial energy usage. Research shows that commercial building HVAC systems make up for 40 to 60% of total energy consumption. Considering that, it’s understandable to want to research ways to reduce energy consumption costs. With that [...]
The highest percentage of most monthly expenses are spent on utilities, with the greatest of those being heating and cooling. Many energy saving products can be used to update your home to help reduce those bills. Many eco-friendly energy conservation options exist, with much to gain from installing them to your home for all power [...]
Construction certainly plays an important role here in the United States, there is certainly no doubt about it. From the homes that we live in the buildings that we work in to the bridges that we cross, the use of the construction industry has proved absolutely instrumental for the modern development of the world as [...]