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Solar power adoption in Seattle

  Is it the weather? Nope, Seattle gets as much, if not more sun than Germany, the world leader in solar implementation. Even with our grey days, we get enough sun to effectively run solar systems. Is it the availability of solar systems? We have plenty of imported and local system choices. Washington State is…

Posted in : Air conditioning, Home energy audit

Avoiding the home buyer’s blues

  The major problems tended to be in the exterior (roof, siding, paint, windows), and plumbing. Many experienced mold or insect issues, heating and cooling systems that didn’t perform, and appliances that would not run. They discovered rooms with no heat, wiring problems, basements that flooded with the first rain and bad smells. There were…

Posted in : Siding, Home energy audit, Plumbing

5 ways to get the most out of your tax refund

The best home improvements for your tax refund buck Take care of the essentials Home appliances that use water, such as water heaters, dishwashers and laundry machines have a lifespan of 8-15 years. If they fail while in use, (and like toast falling butter side down they will), the flooding can cause a significant loss,…

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How are our green habits?

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11 ways you might not have thought of to save energy

  1. Biking to work year-round People who bike to work in sleet or shine may seem crazy, especially if their bike commute lasts more than 30 minutes. But the decision to bike daily and leave the car at home can save you as much as $1,000 a year. Plus, the reduction in car use…

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Teaching kids to be energy savers too

Sharing a great resource Kids can be energy superheroes. It doesn’t only happen in the movies; your little ones can help save a big world challenge one house, backyard, school or community at a time. When we started to research an article on teaching children about energy saving, we discovered Energy Star Kids (the kids’…

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Five stylish ways to green up your holidays

  1. LED lights and solar powered light strands. If you haven’t switched over to LED holiday lights, they are now readily available and prices have come down. They use 1/10th the energy of regular mini lights and are just as bright. Take the ouch out of your holiday electric bill and switch to LED. Small…

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Winter is coming

Prep your home for winter coupons.

Posted in : Home energy audit, Insulation

Home performance – what is it and why does it matter?

When we say home performance, we are talking about looking at the home as a system of interconnected airflows, structures and equipment that make up a whole. This sounds more complicated than it is. So to explain it in an easier way than we ever could on paper, we’ve got a short video series for…

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How green is a Seattleite?

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