• Air conditioner filter Tips and Tricks

    Air conditioner filter Tips and Tricks Unfortunately, an air conditioner air filter is not a set-and-forget thing. Installing it correctly and making sure that it is working as it should, as well as replacing it when necessary, requires a level of attention. Below are some tips and tricks to ensure that your air conditioner filter [...]   Read More

  • Ten features that make swimming pool solar heating green.

    Ten features that make swimming pool solar heating green. The technology behind swimming pool solar heating is not new. Plants have been capturing, storing and utilizing solar energy since the beginning of time. Yet strangely, humans only started to harness this unlimited source of energy during the 1960s. In 1967, Swiss scientist Horace-Benedict de Saussure invented the [...]   Read More

  • Drip Irrigation Systems

    Drip Irrigation Systems Tips and Tricks Use the right system – Drip irrigation systems do not suit all garden layouts. So, the first question you might be asking yourself is whether to use a soaker hose or a drip irrigation system.  The answer depends on how sophisticated you want your irrigation to be.  Drip irrigation [...]   Read More

  • Solar window films

    Ten Best Features of Solar Window Films Solar window films are a great solution for homeowners who cannot afford expensive thermal windows. Their motivation is usually to reduce high electric bills, or UV light damage to their furniture, carpets, drapes and other possessions. No-one likes to live in a home that has hot sun rays [...]   Read More

  • What makes a home air filter green?

    What makes a home air filter green? Being green is not only about saving whales and glaciers. It is also about protecting our health. We would not think that this would be necessary for our homes, however, other than in our working environment, our homes are where we breath the most polluted air. The problem [...]   Read More

  • FAQs For Solar Pool Heating Systems

    FAQs For Solar Pool Heating Systems Why are solar pool heating systems popular? Solar pool heating systems use a tremendous amount of energy. In fact, heating swimming pools can be the largest use of energy in a home.  Solar pool heating systems are one of the most cost-effective ways of heating pools and using one [...]   Read More

  • How a Drip System Works

    How a Drip System Works A drip system consists of a series of small pipes that carry water under low pressure to your plants. Drip irrigation systems continually provide small amounts of water to the roots of the plants. A drip system is more efficient than a sprinkler system. It conserves water because it delivers [...]   Read More

  • How Air conditioning filters work.

    How Air conditioning filters work. Air conditioning filters are required to trap small particles that are suspended in the air. Fundamentally they are simply a medium with small holes that allow air to pass through but not particles. A home central air conditioning system includes two types of air filters. The first are the flat panel [...]   Read More

  • 20 reasons why synthetic turf is green

     20 reasons why synthetic turf is green One of the most unsustainable and disasters of our time is our obsessive love affair with grass lawns. Installing toxic, expensive features around our homes, which have to be maintained on a weekly basis, at great increasing financial, labor and environmental cost, makes no sense at all. One green [...]   Read More

  • How a Solar Tubular Skylight works.

    How a Solar Tubular Skylight works. A tubular skylight can be described as a big pipe (tube), usually 8inches to 16 inches in diameter, that has been installed between a home’s roof surface and the ceiling of one of its rooms. Light travels down the tube and illuminates the room during the day time. To [...]   Read More

  • Drip Tubing FAQs

    Drip Tubing FAQs Why is a drip tubing system a good way of watering? A drip tubing system saves water because it delivers water directly to the roots of plants where it is needed.  It delivers a slow, constant, steady supply of water to your plants, which is good for them and prevents mold and [...]   Read More

  • 10 Best Features of a Drip Irrigation System

    10 Best Features of a Drip Irrigation System A drip irrigation works system come to mind for me every morning when I go outside to grab the newspaper and notice sprinklers running. Given that plants absorb water through their roots, and sprinklers throw water out into the air, I am aware of how inefficient they [...]   Read More

  • 10 Best Features of a Solar Swimming Pool Heaters

    10 Best Features of a Solar Swimming Pool Heaters Solar swimming pool heaters are a very popular green features for homeowners who want to extend their swimming seasons without the high cost of electric or gas heating systems. For many, it is also important to be able to heat their pools in such a way [...]   Read More

  • Home Air Purifiers – Best Features

      Home Air Purifiers – Best Features REDUCES SICK HOME SYNDROME RISK –  saving expensive trips to the doctor. IMPROVES PRODUCTIVITY – less sick-days off from work and school. MAINTENANCE FREE – no cleaning or servicing required. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED – by major cruise lines, restaurant and hotel chains. http://livinggreenreviews.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC [...]   Read More

  • Dehumidifiers – What makes them green?

    Dehumidifiers – What makes them green? The phrase “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is true when it comes to dehumidifiers being green.  Energy Star® certified dehumidifiers require only a small amount of power to run. So they are efficient and cost very little to operate. Another reason why dehumidifiers are [...]   Read More

  • 14 Best Features of a Home Ventilation Systems

    14 Best Features of a Home Ventilation Systems SAVES MONEY – recovers conditioning from in and outgoing air streams EXTENDS HVAC LIFE – helps air conditioners to have to work less REBATES – some utility companies offer incentives for new installations SECURITY – allows for constant fresh air without open windows http://livinggreenreviews.com is a participant [...]   Read More

  • Vent Free Fireplace – FAQ

    Vent Free Fireplace – FAQ Is a Vent Free Fireplace safe to use indoors?  Vent Free Fireplaces were specifically designed to use safely indoors, either free standing in fireplace hearths, on a wide range of flooring materials, or mounted to a wall. However manufacturer’s safety and operational guidelines must be strictly adhered to, and the fireplace [...]   Read More

  • What makes a no-salt water softener green?

    What makes a no-salt water softener green? We have all noticed the white stains on showerheads, faucets, shower stalls, sinks, and basins. This is caused by calcium and magnesium in water that precipitates and then sticks together to form lime scale. The stains that we notice are only a small part of the problem. What [...]   Read More

  • How Salt Water Pool Systems Work

    How Salt Water Pool Systems Work Salt Water Pool Systems create their own hypochlorous acid.  Ever hear of hypochlorous acid?  I never even thought of it until I looked into how chlorine is used to sanitize and clean a pool.  Everyone thinks that chlorine is what sanitizes the water in a pool but in reality [...]   Read More

  • Best Features of Outdoor LED Lights

    Best Features of Outdoor LED Lights Outdoor LED lights have become very popular with security minded people who also want to support a greener lifestyle. Below are some of the most popular reasons why. If you know of any additional benefits of using outdoor LED lights, please let me know so that I can add [...]   Read More

  • Hot Water Circulator Pump FAQs

    Hot Water Circulator Pump FAQs Is special plumbing required? A hot water circulator pump is designed to use existing plumbing. What is the life expectancy of a hot water circulator pump?Life expectancy varies with use but on average the pump will last fifteen to twenty years. Are spare parts available? Yes, they are readily available [...]   Read More

  • What makes a Electric Heat Pump Water Heater green?

    What makes a Electric Heat Pump Water Heater green? Removing 1.6 million cars from our roads and thereby saving 19.6 billion pounds of carbon emissions would be an effective green effort. This is what the Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program has estimated would be the impact on our planet if every water heater bought [...]   Read More

  • Tips and Tricks for an ERV Home Ventilation System

    Tips and Tricks for an ERV Home Ventilation System Plan your ductwork correctly – When installing a ventilation system in your house you will have to run some ductwork.  You will need to install a fresh air intake vent.  You will also need to install an exhaust vent that will remove the stale air from your [...]   Read More

  • On Demand Hot Water Heater Tips and Tricks.

    On Demand Hot Water Heater Tips and Tricks. Make sure that your choice of heater(s) will meet your demand. You must calculate your home’s potential maximum demand for hot water and make sure that it can be met by the on demand hot water heater that you intend buying. If the demand is too great, then [...]   Read More

  • Whole House Dehumidifiers Tips and Tricks

    Whole House Dehumidifiers Tips and Tricks Conduct periodic checks. It is easy to forget about a properly working portable or whole house dehumidifiers.  They are quiet and if they are operating correctly your room or home will be dry and comfortable.  Be sure to check that your dehumidifier is functioning properly on a regular basis.  [...]   Read More

  • How does heat pump water heater efficiency work?

    How does heat pump water heater efficiency work? Heat pump water heater efficiency has resulted in our planet being spared billions of pounds of additional greenhouse gases. But how does this technology work? Have you ever wondered why warm air comes out from underneath your fridge? The reason for this is that a fridge uses [...]   Read More

  • Whole house dehumidifier benefits

    Whole house dehumidifier benefits Whole house dehumidifier benefits start with comfort. When moisture gets into your home, the air can make you feel uncomfortable.  Rooms feel stuffy and perhaps even smell musty.  Too much moisture can have some more serious disadvantages. An overly humid home can lose its structural integrity, attract pests like silverfish and [...]   Read More

  • Tips and Tricks for Variable Speed Pool Pumps.

    Tips and Tricks for Variable Speed Pool Pumps.   Check your pump basket regularly. Pump baskets can become brittle and crack. When this happens, debris can slip through and end up interfering with the impeller, and cause the pump to malfunction. If it does happen, you can remove it manually. However, best practice is to check [...]   Read More

  • Whole House Water Filter Tips and Tricks.

    Whole House Water Filter Tips and Tricks.  Hire a plumber to install your system. Although a whole house water filter is sold with clear instructions, cutting into water pipes might be best left to a plumber. In addition, an understanding of pressure and flow is helpful to ensure that the system is set up to [...]   Read More

  • What makes Whole House Water Filters green?

      What makes Whole House Water Filters green? So where did we get the idea that whole house water filters are green? Well, this is how I see it: anything that can get us as humans away from producing more plastic water bottles and depleting aquifers at the expense of local populations, sounds very green [...]   Read More

  • How does a whole house water filter work?

    How does a whole house water filter work? In order provide pure drinking water, a house water filter needs to take care of a number of undesirables found in ordinary tap water, such as particles, odors, live disease carrying organisms, and chemicals. The average house water filter only takes care of one or two of them. [...]   Read More

  • Variable speed pool pump motor FAQs.

    Variable speed pool pump motor FAQs. Are tax credits available for Hybrid Hot Water Heaters? No, to my knowledge there are no tax credits available but some States, Counties and utility companies provide rebates. However, I am not a tax professional, so please check the database of Federal and State energy tax credits and incentives. [...]   Read More

  • How variable speed, energy efficient pool pumps work.

    How variable speed, energy efficient pool pumps work. Unlike variable speed energy efficient pool pumps, traditional single speed pool pumps can easily be the first or second biggest consumer of electricity in a home.  This is mostly because traditional pumps are designed to run at a fast speed at all times in order to be [...]   Read More

  • Saltless water softener Tips and Tricks

    Saltless water softener Tips and Tricks Install your saltless water softener in the right location. It is important to Install a saltless water softener as close to the point where the water enters the home as possible and before the water heater. This can be inside or outside the home although indoor protection is always [...]   Read More

  • Hybrid Water Heater FAQ

    Hybrid Water Heater FAQ Can I install a hybrid water heater myself? It is recommended that Hybrid Water Heaters should only be installed by a licensed plumbing contractor who has been certified to install this type of advanced technology. This is also required to comply with the manufacturers warranty. What set point will give me the most energy [...]   Read More

  • Tips and Tricks for Hybrid Water Heaters.

    Tips and Tricks for Hybrid Water Heaters.   Hire a licensed plumber to do the installation. It is recommended that Hybrid Water Heaters should only be installed by a licensed plumbing contractor who has been certified to install this type of advanced technology. This is also required to comply with the manufacturers warranty. Use the vacation [...]   Read More

  • How does a bioethanol fireplace work?

    How does a bioethanol fireplace work? Everyone enjoys the sight of a wood burning fireplace, but no one enjoys cleaning up afterwards.  A bioethanol fireplace solves this problem and much more. A bioethanol fireplace is also a much greener way of heating a room, but how does it work? A traditional fireplace requires the burning [...]   Read More

  • Skylight Tube Tips and Tricks.

    Skylight Tube Tips and Tricks. Locate appropriately. Make a good choice of location for placement of the Solar Tubes by considering the area of the house that is directly opposite to the southwest. The idea is to get maximum sunlight on the dome of the Solar Tubes. Avoid shading Make sure that there are no [...]   Read More

  • 13 Reasons why Solar Tubular Skylights are green.

    13 Reasons why Solar Tubular Skylights are green. Our environment can be protected through the use of green, sustainable products. Planet Earth is blessed with abundant sunlight, something that is experienced as a gift by all of us. Tubular skylights are green features that capture this natural light and transfer it to areas of poor light [...]   Read More

  • Synthetic lawn tips and tricks.

    Synthetic lawn tips and tricks. Consider a gopher mesh. You should know if gophers are active in your yard. Mounds of dirt and chewed up lawn are always a tell-tale sign. If you do have this problem, then you must install a gopher mesh under your crushed granite/stone. Don’t attempt to patch damaged areas. Yes, [...]   Read More

  • Artificial turf grass – How it works.

    Artificial turf grass – How it works. Artificial turf grass has turned out to be a boon for not only sports fields and playgrounds, but also for residential backyards. The product has certainly proven it worth on the durability front. This can be seen when sports team players, kitted out with stud shoes tear back [...]   Read More

  • Synthetic grass – frequently asked questions.

    Synthetic grass – frequently asked questions. What are the disadvantages of synthetic grass? The first disadvantage to synthetic grass is the up-front cost. This is a problem for those who can’t afford to take advantage of the long-term financial benefits. The second disadvantage is the fact that it gets hot when the sun shines on [...]   Read More

  • Window Insulation Films Tips and Tricks

    Window Insulation Films Tips and Tricks Check the specs of window insulation films before buying. There are a variety of different specifications that you will see listed on window insulation films.  Although they have different names, they measure more or less the same thing, the amount of the various components of sunlight that they block.  [...]   Read More

  • 12 Features that make Reflective Window Films green

    12 Features that make Reflective Window Films green Reflective window films are green mainly because of their energy saving features. Because solar heat gain through windows accounts for nearly 40% of a building’s cooling requirements, studies have shown that inefficient windows can waste anywhere from 25% to 35% of a building’s energy budget.  So while [...]   Read More

  • 26 Best features of artificial lawn

    26 Best features of artificial lawn Tired of spending your weekends, cutting grass, pulling weeds, spraying chemicals, and fixing lawnmowers? Want to spend more time barbecuing and relaxing, annoying neighbors less with noisy maintenance equipment. Want to support sustainability and the environment a whole lot more? Well, here are 26 good reasons why artificial lawn can [...]   Read More

  • Low E Window Film FAQs

    Low E Window Film FAQs How long does low E window film  last? Window films last for many years.  The exact length depends on how the film was installed, the quality of the film, the amount of light the film receives, the type of glass it is installed on, and the climate where you live.  [...]   Read More

  • How window films work

    How window films work To understand how window films work, we need to understand a little more about windows and light. It seems that windows these days are made of an amazing variety of different types of glass.  Some windows are clear, others are totally reflective, and yet others feature what seems to be an infinite [...]   Read More

  • Air conditioning filter Frequently Asked Questions

    Air conditioning filter Frequently Asked Questions What does MERV stand for? MERV stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. What is a HEPA Filter?  HEPA stands for High Efficiency Particulate Accumulator. A HEPA filter has to meet US Department Of Energy requirements that are more stringent than those for high MERV air conditioning filters. An air [...]   Read More

  • Solar Swimming Pool Heater Tips and Tricks

    Solar Swimming Pool Heater Tips and Tricks Investing in a solar swimming pool heater is a great way to ensure more outdoor family time. However, it makes no sense if the system does not work properly simply because of a few oversights in the planning and pre-purchase phase. Here are a couple of tips and [...]   Read More

  • What makes a Drip Irrigation System green?

    What makes a Drip Irrigation System green? A drip irrigation system has to be one of the most effective ways to advance sustainability in residential landscaping. With our precious water resources rapidly depleting before our eyes, the use of wasteful water inefficient irrigation system as we know it has to end, together with our obsession [...]   Read More