The Many Benefits of LED Lighting

There are many different types of light bulbs, but none have achieved the energy efficiency of the Light Emitting Diode or LED. Indeed, it has been a revolution in lighting.

Incandescent bulbs are only 20% efficient.

Unlike traditional light bulbs, LED bulbs emit little heat. As much as 90% of their energy goes into producing light. That means replacing your incandescent lights with LEDs can take a chunk out of your monthly energy bill.

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Tips on Organizing/Decluttering Your Home This Winter

Cold air, snow, and ice have gripped the country. You may not be outdoors much, but the extra time can be spent organizing and decluttering your home. A few helpful items may be no farther than your local hardware store.

In fact, cleaning things up can have health benefits—physically and mentally. Too much clutter can cause stress and depression. With some home improvement, a cleaner space helps people:

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Lighting and How It Affects Your Mood

Have you ever thought about how different light levels make you feel? For instance, you tend to feel upbeat and more energetic on bright sunny days and sleepy and less motivated on cloudy and rainy days. That is because our bodies respond to the psychological effects of lighting, and it often changes our moods.

How we feel and respond to light extends beyond natural sunlight. The light bulbs used in your home or work environment also affect our moods, creativity, and productivity. What type of lighting is best? Let’s look at how different types of lighting affects us, first. Then you can decide what light bulbs are best for the rooms in your home or office.

 

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Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Why They Are Essential

If you have a fuel-burning appliance in your home, such as a stove or a fireplace, it is important to install a carbon monoxide detector in your home! Carbon monoxide is a deadly gas that can creep into your home through gas appliances, cars, lawnmowers, and fireplaces. Learn more about carbon monoxide and what you can do to protect yourself and your family.

 

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3 Tips for Increasing Energy Efficiency and Helping the Environment

There are many benefits to going green. Not only do energy-efficient homes have higher resale values and are healthier to live in, but less energy—and, therefore, less carbon—is required to power them. If you find that your energy bills are costing you more these days, and you want to improve the environment, you’ll be happy to discover there are several products available to help.

 

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