Green Home

Recycling chute in kitchen cabinets leads to bin under house

Foundation Door and Recycling Chute for Kuppersmith Project House

A metal mesh foundation door was installed on the Kuppersmith Project house to provide access to the crawlspace under the house. The foundation door also allowed access to bins for the recycling chutes, which we installed behind a door in the kitchen cabinets. Watch this video to find out more.

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Tankless vs. Heat Pump Hybrid Hot Water Heaters

Charles asks, “What is your opinion on the comparison of the operating costs of a propane tankless water heater vs. an electric heat pump hybrid?”

Both are very energy efficient, and it depends on the cost of gas and electricity in your area. Read on to find out more.

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How to Reduce Radon Levels in Your Home

Reducing the level of radon gas in your home is not a do-it-yourself project and should be left to licensed, certified radon mitigation professionals.

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How to Improve the Energy Efficiency of the Furnace in Your Home

Ruthie asks, “How can I be sure my older, recently serviced furnace is operating at peak efficiency?”

There are a number of steps you can take to improve the energy efficiency of your furnace and home. Read on to find out more.

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Can a Tankless Hot Water Heater Be Installed in a Mobile Home?

Norman asks, “Can I put an on-demand gas water heater on a mobile home?”

As long as you have the proper hook-up, a tankless water heater can be installed on a trailer. Read on to find out more.

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Installing a Wind Turbine to Generate Electricity for Your Home

Andrea asks, “I’d like to get off the grid by installing wind power to produce electricity. Do you have any recommendations?”

If you live in an area with consistent wind, installing a wind turbine can be an option. Read on to find out more.

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Save Energy Around Your Home

Making a few simple changes to your home can save energy and reduce utility bills. Energy saving changes include installing CFL bulbs, replacing your air filter regularly, adjusting the thermostat, and sealing up cracks. Watch this video to find out more.

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Do Houseplants Release or Remove VOCs in the Air?

Grace asks, “I’ve read how houseplants remove air pollution, but I’ve also read where some plants actually release VOCs into the air. Which is true?”

While a recent study found plants released some VOCs, it doesn’t mean we should throw away our houseplants! Read on for more.

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