Monthly Archives: May 2010

Can you use Solar Thermal panels to heat your house during the winter months?

Yes you certainly can do this, but it is more complicated than one would think  purely for the reason that most solar hot water heating systems just don’t get that much heat out of the sun in the winter.  This … Continue reading

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Can you use Greywater to flush your toilets?

That depends on the type of toilet that you have, but more importantly, you should ask yourself if this is really the best way to use greywater.  The problem with greywater is that it is not just water, but is … Continue reading

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“Save the Air Day” Starts At Home

Remember when your mom used to say “Go play outside and get some fresh air?”    Turns out your mom was more right than she knew.  Numerous studies have shown that the air inside a common single family residential home is … Continue reading

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