CLICK HERE to Read our July 2012 KEY Newsletter. This issues offers an overview of the current and rising housing market, Tips for Summer Cleaning, JULY Event Calendar including links to the areas BEST NW Summer Events, Everything you need for 4th of July including a link to Seattle area Independance Day Celebrations, Party & Craft Ideas & FUN Recipes. Looking for info on activies that will get you out on those perfect NW summer days - check out the 10 Golden Rules of Golf and Boating Safety Tips, along with information about who needs a Boater Education Card.
Trying to save money while lessening your impact on the environment is a popular trend these days. Choosing to purchase energy-efficient appliances is one way to save green while going green. But are these appliances all they're promising to be?
The Pros and Cons
Frankly, there is no easy answer. Appliances have increased their energy efficiency steadily over time, while generally not increasing in price at the same pace. So why pay more for an appliance labeled "energy efficient"? The immediate cost of purchasing a house full of new energy-efficient appliances is just not practical for most people, especially in this economy.
Plus, a study by Consumer Reports found that many people don't use their appliances correctly, which can actually mean they spend…
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With ever-rising energy costs, it makes sound economic sense to review the following points to determine where you can cut energy consumption for you home.
Check for your home for air leaks. You may be able to save 10 percent or more on your energy bill by reducing the air leaks in your home. On a windy day, carefully run a lighter or smoke stick around windows and door joints, and at electrical outlets and light fixtures. If the flame or smoke is drawn toward or forced away from the object, you have found an air leak that may need caulking, sealing, or weather-stripping.
Maintain your heating and cooling system. The energy used to heat or air condition a house can account for more than half of the average family’s energy bill. Make sure your
Home Energy Efficiency Ideas from HGTV - Remodeling & Improving for Green Living
Whether sealing up a drafty home, looking for a greater return on your investment, or testing your home's energy efficiency - HGTV and their team of professionals offers great advice. If you are seeking a GREEN Home to purchase, don't hesitate to contact Chance Drake or Stacey Lange, both of whom are Certified Earth Advantage Eco-Brokers.
Built Green is an environmentally-friendly, non-profit, residential building program of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties, developed in partnership with King County, Snohomish County, and other agencies in Washington State. This website provides consumers with easy-to-understand rating systems, which quantify environmentally friendly building practices for remodeling and new home construction, communities and multifamily development units. We hope you will consider buying or remodeling according to Built Green standards, becoming a member of Built Green, or sponsoring our program. Please read more about Built Green & Master Builders Association!
Healthy Home Tips Landscaping: sneezeless landscaping Air Filters: tips for maintaining indoor air quality Humidity: tips for controlling you home’s moisture level Biological Pollutants: tips to reduce exposure to biological pollutants Indoor Pollution Sources: tips to reduce exposure to interior pollution sources Secondhand Smoke: tips for reducing your exposure to tobacco smoke Radon Measurement: tips for testing your home Radon Mitigation: tips for fixing a radon problem Pollutants in your Home: Identify pollutants that may be in your home and learn steps to reduce exposure
Here are some common household products; potential hazards and product contents, proper disposal options, and safer alternatives, where they exist. You will find a list with more information on: ingredients, alternatives, disposal, and more. There is also additional information on safer alternative cleaning products and healthier options for around your yard.
Not sure what to do with old holiday lights & Christmas trees? Below are some helpful tips on what to do:
Christmas Tree Recycling Most cities have curbside tree recycling or a Boy Scout Troop in the area that will take trees for a small donation. Contact your city or local Boy Scout Troop for locations and more information, otherwise check out the county websites:
King County: www.kingcounty.gov/solidwaste Pierce County: www.co.pierce.wa.us/treecycle
Snohomish County: www.co.snohomish.wa.us
Holiday Lights Do you have a pile of burned-out holiday lights? Are you replacing your traditional holiday light strands with energy-efficient LED (light-emitting diode) lights? This holiday season, don’t throw out your old light strands. Recycle them!