Archive for July, 2018

How to Reduce Your Energy Consumption in the Summer

Even your pets know how to find the most comfortable place in the house in the summer: it’s right in front of the air conditioner. When the mercury rises, it’s impossible to avoid the temptation to turn up the air conditioning, even though you know that that next month’s electric bill is going to be a shocker. However, there are a few simple steps you can take to reduce your energy bills. Your local ac repair company can help you out here, with regular maintenance visits that will keep your system running efficiently.

The dog days of summer are here
When the dog days of summer hit, air conditioning feels like a necessity rather than a luxury. About two-thirds of all homeowners in the U.S. would agree with that statement, and have air conditioning options in their homes. About 48% of home energy consumption goes into heating and cooling, which means that there’s no respite

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3 Important Benefits of Renting a Dumpster

It’s often surprising to realize how much trash the average adult throws away. Statistics show that the average person in the United States throws away 600 times their adult weight in garbage. Considering that, it’s understandable to feel that your home has become too cluttered with trash and clutter. During these times, it’s understandable to wonder how to properly clean out your home. Many are realizing how beneficial it is to contact a dumpster rental service. In this post, you’ll learn three beneficial reasons to rent a dumpster.

  • Not Waiting on Municipal Services

    You’ll find that renting a dumpster provides you with an immensely large container. In turn, this enables you to remove clutter and trash from your home much faster than normal. Statistics gathered from the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements found that only 25 to 55% of waste in large cities is ever picked up by municipal authorities. In addition, municipal services are often onl

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A Look At The Waste And Garbage Industry Of The United States – And How Recycling Is Making A Big Change

From yard waste to residential waste, there is no shortage of waste products all throughout the country of the United States. Every person living here contributes significantly to the growing problem of waste and what to do with it, with the average adult in the United States individually contributing as much as six hundred times the amount of their weight over the entire course of their lives, men and women alike. In just one day, an average person living in the United States will create as much as four pounds of trash before the day comes to a close. There are many ways in which we all contribute to this waste, from our yard waste to other waste that we generate, such as the waste that is made when buildings are constructed and even food waste.

Waste management is key to managing yard waste as well as other types of waste, and the waste management world is a more expansive one than many people realize. In fact, the industry of waste management actually encompasses as many as tw

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Why ICF is a Green Building Material

One of the newest advancements in green building materials is insulated concrete forms, or ICF. ICF blocks and ICF home construction offer a healthy, secure, energy-efficient, and environmentally friendly way of building. Keep reading to understand what these green building materials are and why they work.

What Are ICF Building Blocks?

Insulated concrete forms start as hollow foam blocks. This might not seem like the first word in green building materials, however, what happens next is pretty neat. These foam blocks are stacked into whatever shape is required. They are then reinforced with steel rebar, and finally, they are filled with concrete. The result is a wonderful combination of energy efficiency, strong structural material, and excellent insulation. Once the insulated concrete forms are in place, brick, siding, rock, or whatever other material is desired can be attached to the outside. Before the concrete is poured, plumbing and electrical lines run through the foam

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4 Possible Risk Factors for Radon in Your Home

It’s important that every homeowner knows about the dangers of radon. The Surgeon General has warned the American people that radon remains the second leading cause of lung cancer throughout the United States. Unfortunately, this gas contains no odor and can’t be seen with the human eye. That being said, there are certain potential indicators of radon that you shouldn’t ignore. With that in mind, here are four potential radon risk factors.

  1. A Tightly Sealed Home

    There’s certainly nothing wrong with wanting to have a sealed home. Having too much air escape from a home can lead to increased spending on heating and cooling bills. It’s important that homes have some type of airflow occurring, especially those with high radon levels. Many buildings contain trace amounts of radon. However, even small amount

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