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Category Archives: Green Living

April Showers Bring May Flowers

“April Showers Bring May Flowers”. And while that may be true for those of us that live in this part of the Lone Star State, we often get showers (sometimes too much rain) throughout the entire month of May as well.  So it may seem a bit odd to talk about water conservation during a […]

Fall & Winter Clean Up: Gardening Guide

Growing season is winding down, but your garden still needs your love. Spent vines, stubborn weeds, greens gone to seed are making your garden look sloppy and tired. Here are some fall vegetable garden cleanup tips. Bury the dead Nothing looks sadder than leggy tomato vines, yellow zucchini leaves, and dried-up perennials that long ago displayed their […]

Texas Appliance Rebates Back On

  It began on December 20th of 2010.  The State of Texas re-introduced rebates for appliances that comply with ENERGY STAR standards.  Unlike previous energy efficiency appliance rebates, the 2010-2011 rebate is mail-in only.  Online registration and phone calls brought the first rebate system over-capacity very quickly.  The new mail-in system has met resistance with […]

Home Flooring Defined

  When viewing properties with the intention of buying, flooring is one of the most noticeable differences between homes. So we decided to make it much easier to tell the difference between the most common types of flooring found in today’s homes. Hardwood:  Although hardwood flooring has the reputation for being high maintenance, scientific breakthroughs […]

Healthier Living Carpet

Here in Aggieland, Carpet One has created a healthier living alternative to carpet installation.  I spoke with Katy over at Carpet One and she explained that the “Healthier Living” carpet is about the installation and can be done with any carpet that you choose. This process adds an additional $.50 per square foot to the cost of […]

Texas Solar Energy Gets Aid

Evolution Solar Corporation announced that they signed a partnership with Solar-Nomics. The negotiations have been in the process since October and the partnership is said “to drastically increase the number and scope of solar energy projects that EVSO is able to undertake” said Robert Hines to Business Wire. The demand for alternative energy sources is […]

Online Eco-Friendly Resources

Here are a few resources to help you find your way around the eco-friendly products, trends, and health tips that are readily available on the internet.  Environmentally friendly products are gaining popularity and the demand for green focused communities is becoming more apparent. Whether you’re looking to set up recycling in your home or keep it clean with […]

Think Tankless

Tankless water heaters provide an alternative to heating water with a higher efficiency. Tankless heaters are often called “Instantaneous” or “Demand Water Heaters” because they only run when you need them. Typical water heaters hold a large amount of water that it continuously heats throughout the day, even when you are not using water. Benefits […]