Last week, I read an interesting green/money-saving tip in one of my mom’s magazines. It recommended mixing a little baking soda with your facial cleanser to make a non-abrasive scrub.
Earth Hour is next week, March 31st at 8:30 p.m. Last year more than 5,200 cities participated in Earth Hour by turning off their lights. Earth Hour started in Australia in 2007 as a way to show that we can change the world. Since then, it’s popularity has exploded all over the world.
This is part of a continuing series on ways we’re updating our almost 60-year-old house following the recommendations of a home energy audit.
We’ve made several easy, and mostly affordable fixes so far. One of the easiest was replacing the filter on our air vent.
Climate scientist James Hansen, who co-authored a paper in 1981 about climate change, recently spoke out about the importance of blocking the Keystone XL Pipeline.
This is another part in the continuing series on making our almost 60-year-old home more energy efficient.
The main reason for our energy audit was the temperature in our nursery. In the winter, it was so much colder in there than the rest of the house. While in the summer, it was a lot warmer. Apparently, our master bathroom was the problem.
When we first bought our almost 60-year-old house, we replaced most of the original windows with energy efficient ones. But there was an addition in the back. We didn’t replace those, since they were newer. Even though we didn’t replace them, we should have caulked around them.
We had a home energy audit done a couple of weeks ago, and have been tackling the projects in the list provided. Luckily for us, we are able to do most of the repairs to our almost 60-year-old home by ourselves.
Our ducts were apparently a mess. We didn’t know anything about ducts, but I’m sure with the various updates over the years, our ductwork took a beating.
A couple of weeks ago, we had a home energy audit. Although we had done a good bit to weather-proof our older home, we found out that we still had some work to do. Luckily for us, most of the suggested improvements are easy and DIY.