Category Archives: Conservation

  • Energy Conserving Landscaping Tips

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    As you plan your landscaping for your new home, remember the green you plant outside affects the green you have left inside your pocketbook. Trees and shrubs can reduce the amount of electricity your home requires. Try these... 

  • Ten Water Saving Tips for Your Garden

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    Ten Water Saving Tips for Your Garden Published by Anne Gibson  www.themicrogardener.com  Want to save time and money? Whether or not you are on water restrictions, water is a precious resource and the cost is rising... 

  • 8 Places Your Home has Warm Air Leaks

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

    For what the typical family wastes every year on air leaks — about $350 — you can plug energy-robbing gaps, start saving money, and enjoy a more comfortable home. Read more: http://www.houselogic.com/home-advice/insulation/home-air-leak-seal-tips   A... 

  • How to Reduce Your Water Heater’s Energy Use

    BY Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty

      In the fight for reducing energy use, the hot water heater is a born loser. That’s because most of us have a conventional storage-type water heater. A water heater setting between 120 and 140 degrees F is hot enough...