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Halloween Events in Destin, FL

Halloween is just around the corner, so here's a list of "spooktacular" halloween events in Destin, FL this weekend and next!   Monster Paddle When:  October 20 Where:  Harborwalk Village at 10 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL What:  Get costumed up and grab your paddles for a YOLO board race star... 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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10 Tips for a Fuel-Efficient Trip

As many sun-seeking folks head down to vacation at an Emerald Coast home, gas mileage (and prices) might become a concern for those taking to the road.  No worries though.  I’ve created a handy list of ways you can conserve gas and money during your trip. Keep Your Engine Properly Tuned By ... Read More

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Why We Need Energy Storage for Renewable Energy Sources

One of the biggest challenges to renewable energy has been energy storage – harnessing the technology of a battery and applying that to a much bigger scale, such as our electricity grid.  Doing so would enable increased generation of renewable energy, primarily produced from wind and solar powe... Read More

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“Plug and Play” Solar Energy Systems for Homeowners

Northwest Florida homeowners may soon have a relatively easy and affordable means of using solar energy to power their Northwest Florida homes. Plug-and-play photovoltaic (solar systems) systems, known as PV systems, will simplify the process of purchasing, installing, and implementing solar energy... Read More

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Celebrate Earth Day 2012 by Going Green

Earth Day is this Sunday, April 22, 2012.  And what better way is there for us to show our appreciation then by getting our Northwest Florida homes in “green” working order? Not all “green” installations are practical, much less affordable.  Things like solar panels and geothermal syste... Read More

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