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Geothermal systems provide energy independence for more homeowners

Geothermal systems provide energy independence for more homeowners

For years Dwight Nadig and his wife suffered through the cold winters in their York, Pa., ranch-style home, originally built in 1979. “We have no access to natural gas in…

Resolve to reduce waste this year

Resolve to reduce waste this year

Americans produce 25 percent more household waste during the holiday season – that’s an extra 1.2 million tons of trash per week from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day. Here are…

Bacteria lurking in your home plumbing

Bacteria lurking in your home plumbing

Many people are already familiar with the benefits of soft water for their skin and hair and how it significantly reduces energy consumption and increases the life of heaters, appliances…

How to make household drafts a thing of the past

How to make household drafts a thing of the past

With the onset of cooler weather, now is the ideal time for homeowners to consider the efficiency of their heating systems. Drafts, gaps and poor insulation throughout the building envelope…

Tidying Up Donna’s Way

Tidying Up Donna’s Way

Members of the East Brook Middle School REACT Club recently helped to clean up Donna’s Way, the entrance courtyard at their Paramus school, and planted bulbs to bloom in the spring.…

How to boost energy efficiency in your home and live green

How to boost energy efficiency in your home and live green

It’s now easier than ever for homeowners to transform their homes into models of green living thanks to the growing availability of affordable, energy-smart building products and materials. From replacing…

Three easy tips to create a more natural bedroom

Three easy tips to create a more natural bedroom

The formerly “fringe” back-to-nature movement has become mainstream in America and nowhere is the desire for a more natural approach to living more prevalent than in our homes. From organically…

‘Come meet your planet’ and discover the secrets of the natural world

‘Come meet your planet’ and discover the secrets of the natural world

Have you ever watched an amazing nature documentary and wondered how filmmakers captured such incredible scenes and compelling stories? Have you ever wished you could visit some of those same…

Simple ways to green your life at home and at work

Simple ways to green your life at home and at work

Reduce, reuse, recycle – it’s the mantra we’ve heard for decades, and it appears Americans are taking the message to heart and making efforts to go green in all aspects…

Easy season: Fall gardening spells success

Easy season: Fall gardening spells success

Scrumptious, healthy veggies, hefty harvests and a break on your grocery bill – many appealing advantages draw people to growing their own vegetables. If you’ve never gardened before or you’re…