The right home improvement products, techniques, and services:
Contractors, home improvement stores, and specialty shops in your area may not yet have a complete familiarity with the ‘green’ opportunities, products, system integration, and overall savings potential. So, you may get some resistance, since people in general are typically more comfortable recommending something that they are already familiar with rather than something new. To help break the inertia, use the information across this website like our Return on Investment Master ROI Table. Also feel free to post a question in our forum on the message board about a particular need for your home relative to your area. Our team has spent multiple years aggregating research from public and private sector performance reports and from manufacturers and homeowners across the country in order to provide you with the perspective you may need to see the initial payback and long term advantages. Environmental enthusiasts and leading institutions like the American Institute of Architects and the National Association of Realtors, see the value and link into our resources to support their members.
The Green Home:
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Make sure to consider the latest Home Improvement products and services. If you are doing the work yourself or planning on working with a home improvement contractor use this checklist below as a guide to review and ask questions about the preferred products, details, and installation techniques related to:
Clean, Safe, and Healthy Homes
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Grandmothers know best. In a world of often overwhelming product choices, sometimes the ‘old school’ approach still works best. Depending on your age, these tactics may have been used by your…great grandmother.
Go Clean and Natural with WHITE VINEGAR
Make sure to use good quality white vinegar, some low cost brands are made with petroleum which is a hazardous chemical. Heinz is a good brand making their white vinegar from grain and water.
- Remove coffee stains on mugs and coffee pots by wiping white vinegar over spot. Rinse clean.
- To remove labels or sticky glue residue wipe with vinegar.
- Grind vinegar ice cubes in your garbage disposal to deodorize and sharpen blades.
- Pour vinegar into your toilet bowl, let sit for 10 minutes and flush, remove stains and bacteria.
- Boil vinegar and pour down clogged drains to unstop pipes.
Go Clean and Natural with BAKING SODA
- Sprinkle a little bit of baking soda on your carpets, let sit for 10 minutes before vacuuming. Baking Soda will deodorize and absorb odors.
- Place an open box of baking soda in your refrigerator and freezer to deodorize. Make sure to replace them very 3 months.
- Remove scuffmarks on linoleum or tile by wiping a damp sponge dipped in baking soda over the spots.
- Give old sponges a second chance; soak overnight in baking soda and water.
- Baking soda can wipe away crayon, pencil or scuff marks from your walls, rub gently over spots with a rag.
Home Improvement Basics:
When it comes to home improvement basics, look for interior home improvements like creating a clean, safe, and healthy home through sustainable ‘green’ furniture, home décor, zero VOC and Interior Paint, plus ENERGY STAR Appliances and Electronics. For energy and utility savings you can focus on insulation and air sealing, windows, doors, lighting and skylights, water saving plumbing opportunities, and high efficiency heating and air conditioning systems. On the outside of your house, look for exterior home improvement opportunities through landscape design and gardening plus solar energy, wind and other power sources. If you are undertaking a major home renovation, an additions, or building a new home, then take the lead to ‘go green’ in as many ways as possible to save money and the environment.