Energy-efficiency, going green, renewable energy…the list goes on and on when it comes to protecting the planet! In celebration of Earth Day, we thought we would spotlight renewable energy options highlighted in a Jackson EMC Ty Talk video featuring TV Host and Home Energy Expert Ty Pennington. Continue reading
Happy Earth Day! I’d like to take a moment and share with you a few tips that will greatly benefit the environment, but also benefit you in terms of your utility bills. These are three steps that don’t require a lot of time or energy on your part.
For starters, change your light bulbs. They make energy-efficient light bulbs, and if you don’t know which ones they are, look specifically for the ENERGY Star label. Changing the top five most frequently used lights in your house can have a drastic impact on energy costs and the greenhouse gas. If everyone took this step, we would save $8 billion dollars in energy costs a year.
Approximately every three months, you should replace the air filter in your heating and air conditioning system. When this gets crud-covered, it makes it difficult for the air to flow and subsequently uses more energy. By regularly changing the filter and making sure it’s clean and unclogged, you will reduce energy costs and also have fresh, clean air in your house.
Apply extra insulation and ensure the home is air sealed. An average homeowner can typically save up to 20% of heating and cooling costs by making their home air tight and adding insulation in places that need it: attics, basements, etc. This makes perfect sense when you think about it Continue reading
Mark Your Calendars! eon at Lindbergh, located in South Buckhead, is hosting an Earth Day Celebration at the Sales Gallery located at 520 Main Street in the new Lindbergh City Center off Piedmont Road. The event, which will be held Tuesday, April 22, will be a fun-filled day complete with food, prizes, and lots of guests to speak about how easy it is to incorporate a variety of green practices into our everyday lives. Developed by The Dawson Company and Lane Company, eon at Lindbergh is one of the first communities in the Buckhead area to pursue EarthCraft certification but the ‘green’ aspects don’t stop there. Residents of eon will be encouraged to take advantage of the community’s close proximity to the Lindbergh MARTA station, as well as utilize the recycling bins which will be located throughout the community. eon’s Earth Day celebration Continue reading