6/18/12

Independents Week is July 1 - July 7!

Greener House Today is participating again in Local First Arizona's Independents Week Golden Coupon!  Schedule your home energy audit for July 1 - July 7 and receive 20% any home energy efficiency improvements you choose to do!  Click on the link for other participating local businesses and help Arizona's economy by shopping local!

Local First Arizona Independents Week Golden Coupon participants

5/31/12

U.S. Department of Energy Website

The U.S. Department of Energy has an excellent website!  It provides information about saving money and energy at home, at work, and driving in your vehicle; gives up-to-date information regarding renewable energy and available tax credits; and contains a section on products and services that will help you on your journey to become more eco-conscious.  Check it out!

http://www.energysavers.gov/

4/19/12

Energy Star launched their 2012 Change the World, Start with ENERGY STAR campaign. They have a map showing energy efficiency events in cities/towns across the country. Just go to the map and see what is planned for Earth Day in your neck of the woods.  I love seeing the excitement Earth Day brings about.  Let's keep the momentum going!

www.energystar.gov/changetheworld.

4/12/12

Green Cave Creek presents Cave Creek Earth Day

Cave Creek Earth Day is a free event!  Hope everyone can make it!

Greener House Today's Green Your System AC Service

A GREEN YOUR SYSTEM full HVAC checkup from Greener House Today ensures routinely scheduled preventative maintenance of your heating and air conditioning systems. This helps protect you from unexpected and sometimes costly expenses from equipment breakdowns. Bi-annual tune-ups are designed to keep your system(s) running at maximum efficiency which results in lower energy costs as well as improved comfort and safety.

Reasons to Green Your System:
1.    Save up to 30% on your utility bills.
2.    Avoid unnecessary emergency breakdowns.
3.    Prevent costly repairs.
4.    Improve comfort and temperature stability.
5.    Routine maintenance doubles the life span of the average residential air conditioning system.
6.    Many health risks associated with home air quality can be dramatically reduced with proper system maintenance.
7.    A complete system replacement is 70% more likely to be required in systems that have not had routine maintenance.
8.    Safeguard your home and family.
9.    Be environmentally friendly by saving fuel and energy.
10.  Enjoy peace of mind!
 
Give us a call if you are interested or respond to this blog post and we'll get you set up right away!

2/9/12

Basic Tips on How to Reduce Household Waste

  • Eliminate all but essential single-use items. Instead use real dishes, napkins and reusable containers and water bottles.
  • Buy food in bulk, making sure to select options that contain more food than packaging. One jug with a gallon of juice is way better than juice boxes that have 6 ounces of juice in each box.
  • Before buying durable goods new, consider whether you can find it pre-owned. Shop second hand stores, search craigslist and Freecycle, and ask friends and neighbors for the item first.
  • Consider donations or swaps for items you might otherwise throw away. That old toaster, laptop or bin of kids’ clothes can have a second life with another family!
  • Look for quality products that will last longer than cheaply made alternatives. You’ll save money in the long run.
  • Cook at home from fresh ingredients, cutting down on pre-packaged meals and take-out food in packed containers and bags.
  • Bring reusable bags to every store, they’re not just for the supermarket anymore! Some stores will even give you a bag discount.
  • Set up an easy-to-use sorting system for recycling, compost and garbage, and keep it in place during parties and gatherings.
  • Skip the junk mail. Let unwanted magazine subscriptions run out, and opt out of catalogs and other junk mail so you don’t have to throw it away. Catalog Choice is a good place to start.
Happy Reducing!

1/19/12

1/18/12

Another Successful Home Show for Greener House Today!

WE LOVE DOING HOME SHOWS AROUND THE VALLEY!  We get to meet so many interesting people all over the energy-awareness spectrum. 

One end of the spectrum is the people that are already doing all they can to save money and energy; that have everything from LEDs in every light to solar on their rooftops.  These people appreciate what we do, and we can "talk shop" about making homes greener. 

The other end of the spectrum are the people that have not delved into the green thing yet.  These people are a true delight because we get to educate them on easy, cost-effective ways to be more green.  We love seeing the look in their eyes when we talk about the benefits of sealing a duct system, or how their R-30 fiberglass batt insulation only has an effective R-4 value because it's not in contact with the air barrier.

Schmoozing with fellow greenies and getting the word out definitely makes for a inspiring weekend.  Anytime anyone wants to get in on the conversation, just blog back, email us at greenerhousetoday@gmail.com, or give us a call at 480-213-3509.  We are small, we are local, we are responsive and will answer!