The weather in Ohio has been a little crazy lately. We have been alternating between rainy and cool, hot and humid, or just plain hot, hot, hot. Some days the A/C is running and some days not. I guess I should just be thankful for the days that are not so terribly hot...the days when I can open my windows at night because the temperature has fallen below 80 before I nod off for the night. It is a constant summer pass time...trying to keep the house comfortable without using the A/C too much and … [Read more...]
Energy Efficient Mortgages (EMMs) – What Are They?
With the effects of global warming becoming more noticeable, it's very important to be environmentally conscious. Fortunately, there are many opportunities available to save money and help the environment. Green mortgages are one of these fantastic opportunities. What is a Green Mortgage? Green mortgages are special types of mortgages and are backed by the government; these mortgages are also known as energy efficient mortgages. These mortgages will help you have a home that's more energy … [Read more...]
Be Your Own Green Home Designer
More and more, folks are looking for simple and conscientious solutions to the planetary problems we face, while at the same time wanting to live in a home that is convenient and cozy. If you’re looking for a more eco-friendly home design you don't have to read design magazines, hire a prestigious designer, or win a home makeover. There are numerous quick, easy, and economical eco-friendly design options that virtually anyone can use. #1 Passive solar. The sun has amazing capabilities to … [Read more...]