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Easy Green: Cut Electricity Use With 15 Unplugged Home Devices
Crank up the energy savings, courtesy of household items that come into power the old-fashioned way: manually
"than the electrical or electronic version, which needs so many additional parts, like... of many electrical appliances at thrift stores & flea markets for lots less. I have... battery or electrical ones that just die quickly - I hate it! The battery operated shredder... more than electrical ones, are simple to use (can't imagine frozen margaritas in a hand... amount of electricity as my coffee maker. I agree that there are ridiculous prices on..."
Schoolhouse Electric Powers Up Timeless Lighting
Enduring lighting designs from this storied home furnishings company mix practicality, simplicity and beauty
"Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co., a lighting and home furnishings company in Portland... Schoolhouse Electric, it's not just about the product itself — it's about the story and... Schoolhouse Electric factory.What sort of work were you doing before Schoolhouse Electric... Schoolhouse Electric started out in lighting, and Faherty has expanded the brand to include... Schoolhouse Electric building now contains a full showroom as well as offices and manufacturing..."
Find the Right Cooktop for Your Kitchen
For a kitchen setup with sizzle, deciding between gas and electric is only the first hurdle. This guide can help
"gas and electric is only the first hurdle. This guide can help... Gas and electric have long been the two standard offerings, and while traditional gas... familiar electric coil option and consider induction or radiant heat. You can also look... gas and electric cooktops, because they're such different cooking experiences — it's... on to electric hob but these radiant electric hobs maybe better than usual induction..."
Warm Up Your Bathroom With Heated Floors
"with electric floors. Taureg, Typically, with electric floor heat, the goal is not... separate electrical system. Anyway, the restoration took 14 months and this December... mount electric heater to help on cold days. We have been specifying Nu-Heat heating... ating/electric-floor-heat/cable.html This a link to Nu-Heat. Nu-Heat's shower... We have electric underfloor heating in our kitchen. We installed it as we remodelled..."
Light-Up Mirrors Offer Bright Design Solutions
If you're taking a dim view of a problem bathroom area, try the flash of design brilliance that is the electric mirror
"light-up electric mirror — yup, it's as fancy as it sounds! This mirror with built-in... While electric mirrors can be purchased online, having one custom made is an option... The electric mirrors from the Electric Mirror company all have nice finished frames... searching "Electric Mirrors" or visit this web site. http://www.electricmirror.com/p... my next Electric Mirror I'm going to design it with both RGB LED and Bright White LED's..."
Plug Into Home Power Monitors That Pay for Themselves
Stop throwing away money on wasted electricity with help from new monitors that work with your phone or computer
"wasted electricity with help from new monitors that work with your phone or computer... less electricity in your home is a good thing for everybody. It saves you money... a gas-electric hybrid car will tell you that these cars use less fuel for two reasons... savings in electricity bills tends to be much greater than the cost of the products.... for an electric dryer can keep your kids from running up the electric bill by drying..."
Clerestory Windows Are Tops at Ushering in Light
Save on electricity and lift your mood with more natural light when you add clerestory windows at the top of your home's walls
"ve on electricity and lift your mood with more natural light when you add clerestory... using less electricity for light. The benefits of natural light simply cannot be overstated... not need electricity during the day. And you may need less central air conditioning... reliance on electric light. Also consider adding clerestory windows between rooms. In this..."
Color Guide: How to Work With Chartreuse
As earthy or electric as you please, this yellow-green hue brings the zing or just freshness to homes from traditional to modern
"channel for electrical cables and wires... pipe that electrical cables and wires run through as conduit. "Conduit" has many other... where electrical can hide. The electrical conduit in this kitchen runs along the... into the electrical cable. Conduit protects and carries electrical cables to all outlets... requiring electricity. The electricity begins at the utility company, travels through... external electricity inevitable. Exposed ducting and electrical conduit are also common..."
How to Prepare for and Live With a Power Outage
When electricity loss puts food, water and heat in jeopardy, don't be in the dark about how to stay as safe and comfortable as possible
"When electricity loss puts food, water and heat in jeopardy, don't be in the dark... without electricity, these steps can help you make it through.... while the electricity is out. Wash as many loads as you can before the storm so you won't... out. An electric one obviously won't. Use hot water sparingly to make it last as long..."
Boost Your Energy With Natural Light
Abundant natural light saves electrical energy and can lower energy bills, but the best benefit may be to your own energy and spirit
More Power to You: How to Pick the Right Generator
If your home's electricity goes, don't let it take your necessities with it — keep systems running with this guide to backup power
"home's electricity goes, don't let it take your necessities with it — keep systems... Because it's electric it can be safely used indoors and is silent. You keep it plugged in... from my electric company. I also use it for my laptop and lighting just to save on... cost of electricity since you didn't have it! We chose a steel encased unit but since... so an electric starter can save you some physical exertion. Gauges. Options such..."
Front and Center Color: When to Paint Your Door Blue
Who knew having the blues could be so fun? These 8 exterior color palettes celebrate sunny-day skies to electric nights
How to Hide Those Messy Wires
Guest Picks: High-Tech Plant Helpers
Hydroponics, monitoring systems, even an electric pollinator ... these gadgets and services keep your greenery growing strong