Ceiling Fans and Roof Turbines

Did you know that ceiling fans and roof turbines could be saving you a lot of money?  They’re extremely efficient and can do a lot to improve the temperature of your home, winter or summer.  Here’s a look at what you can do with your roof turbines and ceiling fans to improve energy efficiency and save money.

Most of us are used to turning on the ceiling fan to cool things down in the summer, but it can also be used during the winter.  Turning the switch to make the ceiling fan run clockwise will pull warm air down from around the ceiling to lower levels.  That means less energy spend heating.  If you’re going to be buying a new ceiling fan, make sure it’s one that can be reversed.  These very efficient fans can cut your costs by as much as ten percent.

3 Organic Methods to a Great Smelling Home

Most people find that their home doesn’t always smell the best.  There are some foods that leave a smell or others can smell bad if they accidentally get burned while being cooked.  Then there are some “experiments” that accidentally get created inside the fridge, which can really leave a foul odor as well.  Of course, while you may want to eliminate those nasty odors, you won’t want to bring in the poisons that can come along with air fresheners that are synthetic and full of chemicals.  Here is a look at some organic methods you can use to get a home that smells great.

Get Rid of the Odor

Green Roof Insulation

For most homes in the temperate parts of the world, roof insulation is very important in many ways.  Your house will be warmer in cold weather and colder in warm weather.  You can save on the costs of electricity necessary to run the heater or the air-conditioner.  In the process, you are also doing your share in lessening greenhouse emissions.

Unfortunately, the most common material used in roof insulation in most homes is neither eco-friendly nor health-friendly.  We are talking about fiberglass batts, which contain formaldehyde – a known carcinogenic that induces respiratory problems in humans even on short-term exposure.  Plus, the production process for fiberglass batts is very energy-intensive.  Fortunately, you have many eco-friendly options available.  Just choose the one that best fit your house, your preferences and your budget.

Eco-friendly Methods: How to Stop an Ant Problem

In many cultures, ants form an integral part of cuisine, rituals and medicine as well as in biological pest control.  However, these very small insects are also considered invasive pests especially inside residential structures.

If you have ants for house visitors, you need not use the store-bought insect repellant and start spraying each and every corner of the house.  You should consider the many eco-friendly ways to prevent ants from making your home theirs, too.

Ant Deterrents

If the ants in your home are still trying to get a foothold, you may apply milder ant deterrents.  You have many choices in the matter, of which the most common, most effective and yet the most affordable can be found in your kitchen pantry.

Eco-Friendly Organic Cotton Blankets

We snuggle in them.  We keep warm with them over and under our bodies.  We even derive emotional security from them well into our pre-pubescent years.  Think Linus van Pelt of Peanuts fame.  We are talking about blankets, of course.  Well, did you know that even the choice of blankets must be eco-friendly and health-friendly, too?  After all, your beloved family members, especially your babies come into contact with blankets every time they sleep and, hence, it makes sense to protect their health first and foremost.  Environmental protection comes in a close second.

Environmental Issues

Arguably, non-organic blankets serve their purpose very well.  You are kept warm throughout cold days and nights, not to mention that blankets also add beauty to the bedroom.  However, you have to be aware of the health risks and environmental damage that these blankets pose.