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Energy Efficiency How to KonMari your technology

How to KonMari Your Home Technology

What does Marie Kondo have to do with home technology? Quite a bit, actually.

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Setting Up Your Constellation Connect

Your Constellation Connect smart hub is the brains of your home automation and security system. Using Wi-Fi, Z-Wave, Bluetooth, the cloud, and more the smart hub connects to your smart devices so you can control and manage them in a simple, centralized way.

Energy Efficiency How to Automate Your Appliances with Smart Plugs

Automate Anything in Your Home: Smart Plugs and Outlets

Smart homes give homeowners control over everything from energy use to home security, but transitioning to an entirely automated home can be a little overwhelming. If you don’t already have a smart-home hub, smart plugs might be the perfect compromise.

Small Business Energy Savings 8 Ways to Go Paperless in your Small Business

8 Ways to Go Paperless in Your Small Business

As businesses grew increasingly reliant on electronic communication, experts assumed the era of the paperless office was upon us. Despite this, shops, restaurants, salons, law firms and small manufacturing firms still have difficulty converting to a paperless office.

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Home Energy Savings Series: Cleaning Air Ducts

Since your home’s air ducts are out of view, you probably wouldn’t think to clean them — you may even wonder, “What is ductwork, really?” But it’s important to keep your air ducts, like any other part of your home, clean — not for aesthetic reasons, mind you, but for your health and to help

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How to Choose Solar Lights for Your Home

Let’s talk about saving energy. Specifically, how to choose solar lights for your home.

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Home Energy Savings Series: Creating an Energy Efficient Garden

Spring is a time to ponder what to do with that garden you’ve been thinking about all winter. While it might seem as if saving energy is something you can only do inside your home, savvy gardeners know that energy efficient garden design can help them enjoy the fruits of their labor and energy savings

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How to Retrofit Windows & Retrofit Air Conditioning

We fall in love with a home — its look, its location — and we move in, only to discover that it is not, indeed, perfect. Maybe it needs a new HVAC system or other home energy improvements.

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How to Shop for the Best Energy Efficient Office Equipment

The year is young and business goals are still fresh in the minds of most small business owners. Often, near the top of the list are ways to save on operating costs, including energy costs.

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Presidents Day Appliance Sales: How to Choose the Most Energy Efficient Appliances

Presidents Day, officially the third Monday of February, is meant to celebrate — depending on which history site you read — George Washington’s birthday (actually Feb. 22) and Abraham Lincoln’s birthday (Feb.

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How to Weatherize Your Home for Winter

The time to weatherize your home for winter is before the winds start to blow and the thermometer drops. But even if you’re late to the game, there are still home weatherization steps you can take to help lower your energy costs and while making your home warmer.

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