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Category: Green News

Selling Tip: Think Green

Are you interested in selling your piece of Northwest Florida real estate? Well, put current market conditions aside and start to think about the things that will help your home sell. No, we are not just talking about the granite countertops and stainless steel appliances fads, but something a li... Read More

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Tips to Help You Save Energy this Holiday Season

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, it's time to start thinking about holiday decorations.  Whether you celebrate Chanukah, Kwanza, or Christmas - lights will probably be a large part of your festive theme.  Here are some tips to help you save energy this holiday season: LED lights use 90% ... Read More

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How to Resolve Humidity Issues in Destin, FL Homes

Due to the location, Destin, FL homes are some of the most desirable in the nation.  However, there are unique challenges homes is a warm climate face with respect to indoor air quality. Newer homes, especially, are built to be air tight.  This is great for not allowing cool air to escape, but ... Read More

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Keep the Lights On to Conserve Energy…Sometimes

If your parents were anything like mine, then you grew up in a home conscious of energy conservation.  These messages were embedded into our brains via simple four-word phrases, such as “Stop cooling the neighborhood!”, “Quit running the water!”, and “Turn off the lights!” While the ... Read More

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Save Power in your Home Office

Destin, FL homeowners can always benefit from ways to save electricity, and one area of opportunity for huge savings is in a home office.  If you have a home office, then where you are saving on gas you could be losing on electricity if you don’t have an ENERGY-STAR computer and/or laptop. ENERG... Read More

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Tankless Water Heaters

The traditional method of heating water involves a large storage tank that requires a great deal of electricity to be kept warm.  Tankless Water Heaters – also called Instantaneous or Demand Water Heaters – only heat water as needed which eliminates the need for a storage tank. These units hav... Read More

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Solar Water Heaters

When it comes to energy efficiency through solar power, Destin, FL homes have a huge advantage.  Being in a sunny climate year round offers many more opportunities than are available in other parts of the country.  One of these opportunities is a solar water heater. On average, a solar water he... Read More

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Cool Roofs on Destin, FL Homes

Last week, I wrote about the benefits of landscape shading for Destin, FL homes.  This week, I’m going to focus on cool roofs. Satisfying both meanings of the word “cool”, these roofs combine hip with energy efficiency.  A cool roof reflects the sunlight and absorbs less heat - also know... Read More

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Landscape Shading Destin Beach Homes

The heat is here, and so is the time to begin thinking about ways to keep your home cool.  Besides cranking the AC to full blast and paying exorbitant electric bills, there are some other ways to help keep your home cool.  One thing homeowners can do to keep their Destin Beach homes cool is know... Read More

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How to Efficiently Cool Your Home

Now that June is here, we are entering our hottest season.  AC units will be cranked at full blast, and Destin Beach homeowners will be looking for ways to save money without compromising efficiency.  Here’s a list of things homeowners can do that will make cooling Destin Beach homes a breeze.... Read More

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