Energy

5 Inexpensive Ways To Make Your Home More Energy Efficient This Summer

There’s a lot of information out there on how to make your home more energy efficient. While it’s all meant to be helpful, some of the advice is not the most practical. Not all of us can afford to install solar panels or to buy all new appliances. With that…

Quiet Appliances Make a Noticeable Difference

Quiet appliances can make your home a more restful, relaxing place. Hero Images/Getty Images The noise generated by the appliances in your home can add up quickly and make quite a racket. With washers, dryers, dishwashers, heating and cooling units, vacuums and more in modern homes, the sound can…

How to Save Money on Your Electricity and Water Bills

While you want to be comfortable in your home, it’s possible to achieve this goal while also saving money. Making small adjustments that you will barely notice can result in significant savings. Keep reading to discover ways to save money on your electricity and water bills. Avalon Interiors…

Renovating with a Green Perspective: Tips for Keeping an Eco-Friendly Mindset

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Renovating with a green perspective may be easier than you think. Source: Rinox Inc. Renovating with a green perspective presents a unique set of considerations…

Everything You Need to Know About Solar Panels for Your Home

A remote eco retreat in the U.K. Image: Brockloch Ever considered solar panels for your home? As costs decrease and climate awareness increases, more homeowners than ever are opting for sun-powered energy in their own homes. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)…

10 of the Hottest Green Technologies

This amazing home embraces nature in a very green way. In addition to the spectacular, there are a lot of simple ways to introduce green technologies into your home. Image Source: Ken Wyner It’s no secret that the energy you use in your home…

Why Home Automation is Essential for Energy Efficiency

Home automation is no longer reserved for the extremely wealthy or the tech lover. Image Source: Unique Stone It once seemed like something from science fiction, but home automation technology is here—and it may be the key to maximizing your home’s energy…

What is a LEED Certified Home?

Is a LEED home right for you? Image Source: Jeffers Design Group LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a certification program for green building. There are numerous levels and ratings within this certification program that recognize best-in-class building strategies for…

10 Tips For Saving Money On Your Electricity Bill

There are so many modern ways to reduce your energy bill. Image Source: Photo Klik Rich or poor, we could all use a little frugality in our lives. After all, who wants to waste money on electricity bills when there are far more…

What Makes a Building Green ?

At Freshome we’ve talked a great deal about about green homes and buildings. And while we know that you understand that “green” means environmentally friendly – we wanted to help you better understand what it really means for a building to be green. In the paragraphs…