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27 Dishwasher Maintenance Tips to Maximize Performance

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 13, 2014

A dishwasher is a marvelous time- and labor-saving device. A green one will also conserve energy and water, actually consuming less water than washing plates and pots by hand. (Besides,...


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Pressure Washers Give Impressively Clean, Green Results

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 12, 2014

Pressure washers are amazingly handy tools. They work by forcing water at extremely high pressure across the surface that you need to deep clean, a technique that's eco-friendly, fast,...


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Composting in the Snow

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 11, 2014

If you love gardening, chances are good that you don't view winter as hibernation season. Instead, you want to keep busy with your hobby (obsession?), even when the weather is too chilly...


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The Homeowner's Guide to Tile Grout

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 10, 2014

Today, trendy tile is used as an eye-catching decorative feature, covering walls, floors, countertops, and backsplashes in some of the most striking homes in town. But no matter how...


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Do's and Don'ts to Reduce Paper Use at Home or Work

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 06, 2014

Even though we live in an increasingly digitized world, an astounding 69 million tons of paper and paperboard are produced annually in the US. Although Americans have a commendable...


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13 Things You May Not Be Allowed to Do in Your Backyard

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 06, 2014

A man's -- or woman's -- home is their castle, correct? Well … sometimes. Although you might think you have the right to do whatever you want in the privacy of your backyard,...


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Humidifier, Dehumidifier -- Which Do You Need?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 05, 2014

Too dry in winter, too damp in summer … does this describe the air in your house? If, like Goldilocks, you're looking for something that's just right, a humidifier or dehumidifier...


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Green Glossary of Home Heating and Cooling

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 02, 2014

In the typical American home, heating and cooling account for close to 50 percent of all energy use. This means that regulating your household temperature can cost you a bundle in terms...