Home Improvement

From weekend DIY projects to full-blown retrofitting, our collection of Home Improvement Guides will put you on a path to living a more eco-friendly lifestyle.

And don’t forget – most eco-friendly retrofit projects will help you save money over the long-term too!

The Homeowner’s Guide to Rainwater Harvesting

In this article, we outline why every homeowner should have a rain barrel set up for rainwater harvesting, how to set up your rain barrel, some of the best uses for rainwater once you collect it, and some important information on the legality of rain barrels in some U.S. states (seriously – in some places, they're outlawed).
Home insulation

Home Insulation Tips for Better Energy Conservation

Increasing the thermal insulation in an existing home doesn’t have to be difficult, and the financial payoff can be substantial in the long run.
energy efficient windows in a house

How Your Windows Can Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

You’ve probably heard by now that installing energy efficient windows can help to reduce the cost of your monthly energy bill by sealing in heat when it’s cold and cool air when it’s hot outside. There are also great environmental benefits.
natural light through windows

How to Add Natural Light To Your Home and Save Energy

Whether your home is a period property with small windows or a new build still in the early design stages, there are plenty of ways you can maximize the natural light in your home and save money on energy bills at the same time.
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Selecting the Right Solar Battery for Your Residential Solar System

When selecting the right solar battery for your residential solar system, there are factors that you have to consider yourself, such as cost, lifecycle, safety, installation, and maintenance.
water consumption

Cut Water Consumption with These 3 Devices

Do you find that your water bill is increasing all the time? Perhaps you know how important water is to the planet’s survival and want to start conserving more.Regardless of your reasons, there are...
winter home energy saving tips

Winter Energy Saving Tips for Your Home

Try implementing one or more of these winter energy saving tips and see how much you can cut down on your energy usage costs this winter.
Solar air heating on home

How to Use Solar Air Heating in Your House

Fuel prices may increase at anytime, but sunshine will always be free. And this is why many people are turning to solar air heating systems to keep their homes comfortable during the winter season.
Ground source heat pump

Dispelling the Myths of Ground Source Heat Pumps

So, where are the misconceptions and what is the truth about ground source heat pump technology? Find out in this detailed article!
Solar water heater on roof

Getting Started with Solar Water Heating for Your Home

There’s little point in installing a solar water heating system if you can’t benefit from domestic hot water which is a necessity all year round. Read this guide on how to get started with a solar water heating system for your home.