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all you need to know about solar powered homes

From the minute I toured my house for the first time, I knew that I would be making many changes to the way it was set up. The fact that the house is on top of a big hill with limitless sunlight gave me the idea to install a solar power system for the entire house. I started digging and researching everything that it would take to go completely solar powered for my home. My blog contains all of the facts and information that I compiled over the year that I took to learn all that I could about utilizing the sun to power my home.


Safety Steps To Take Around Your Power Lines

7 April 2016
 Categories: Environmental, Blog

If you have power lines connecting an electrical pole to your home, there are some precautionary steps you can take to ensure those on your property are kept safe when near these live wires. Here are some maintenance and safety steps to keep in mind when engaging in activities around these power lines in an attempt to thwart injury and damage to your home. Trim Back Overhanging Tree Branches Make it a priority to do an evaluation of the trees in the vicinity of the path of the power lines. Read More …

Is Ground Solar A Right Choice For You?

6 April 2016
 Categories: Environmental, Blog

If you have been thinking of getting solar panel system for your home, but you aren't sure about putting the panels on your roof, then you should know this is another option. A ground solar panel system can be a viable alternative for people who either don't want panels on their roofs or can't place them there for a variety of reasons. Here are some advantages and disadvantages to choosing ground panels over roof panels. Read More …

Three Tips For Going Paperless In Your Personal Life

5 April 2016
 Categories: Environmental, Blog

In this digital age of email, smartphones, many Americans are already well on the way to transitioning their personal lives to paperless ones. But if you'd like to speed the process along, here are three options to help you get closer to 100% paper-free. 1. E-cards Instead of sending a paper card for your nephew's birthday when you know he's going to totally overlook it and instead focus on the check inside, why not send an e-card that won't end up in a landfill? Read More …

Tips For Choosing A Chemical Storage Cabinet

4 April 2016
 Categories: Environmental, Blog

As a business owner, you should understand the importance of proper storage for the chemicals that your company relies on. While many hazardous chemicals have their place in manufacturing and similar work areas, improper storage can put everyone's safety at risk. One of the best ways to protect your chemicals and your staff is by investing in chemical storage cabinets. Here's a look at some of the things you should consider as you shop. Read More …

Three Reasons Why Politicians Should Not Ban The Production Of Lead Use And Products

30 March 2016
 Categories: Environmental, Blog

Recently, there has been much controversy and advocation for the total ban of lead and lead products in the U.S. Since lead is a known carcinogen and can cause several other health problems in children, this may seem like a good idea on the surface. However, before you put your pen to paper and sign a petition that asks your political representatives to ban lead, you should know more about useful lead products and why politicians should not ban lead entirely. Read More …