|By Marketwired .||
|August 11, 2014 06:00 AM EDT||
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 08/11/14 -- When temperatures soar and AC systems get cracked up to provide relief, energy bills follow suit. Such high power usage comes at a significant cost not only to homeowners, but to the environment as well. However, achieving home comfort in summer doesn't have to break the bank or result in a heavy ecological footprint.
"By using energy-efficient appliances and supplementing central air conditioning with less power-intensive cooling options, you can save money and remain environmentally friendly," says Tom Kraeutler, home improvement expert and host of syndicated radio show The Money Pit and founder of moneypit.com. "There are also eco-friendly ways to improve the air you breathe while you're hunkered down indoors to escape the heat."
Kraeutler and co-host Leslie Segrete recommend the following solutions for maintaining a cool, green, healthy home even at the peak of summer.
Give your air conditioner -- and wallet -- a break
Cranking the air conditioner to beat the heat can be a strain on your wallet and the environment. You can save green -- and be green -- while still keeping cool with a ceiling fan from Hunter Fan Company. Ceiling fans use relatively little energy to operate, and they create a wind chill effect that allows you to turn up your thermostat and save as much as 47% on cooling bills. Fans like Hunter's Orchard Park are Energy Star rated, which means they require even less energy to operate. Learn more at HunterFan.com.
Lower utility bills with a dryer that recycles heat
Eco-friendly laundry no longer means stringing a clothesline across your backyard. The new LG EcoHybrid Dryer benefits not only the environment, but your monthly utility bills as well. "This dryer features heat pump technology similar to that found in air conditioners and dehumidifiers," says Kraeutler. "It actually recycles heat once it's generated -- the first dryer on the market to do so." The result is a drop in energy consumption of up to 57% for each load of laundry! The LG EcoHybrid Dryer will debut this fall with select appliance dealers. Go to LG.com to learn more.
Filter allergens and reduce strain on cooling systems
Relief from allergies and hefty energy bills might sound too good to be true, but with Filtrete Healthy Living Ultra Allergen Filter MPR 1500, both are within reach. Designed to bring relief to allergy sufferers, this filter cleans indoor air and reduces allergens by capturing 90% of airborne dust, pollen, and mold spores. It also reduces stress on air conditioning systems, lowering the amount of energy needed to cool your home. Find a retail location by visiting Filtrete.com.
Control odor and moisture the all natural way
Typical air fresheners just mask smells, but Citrus Magic products completely eliminate them. Citrus Magic Solid Air Fresheners use the power of natural citrus to immediately absorb and eliminate odors, replacing them with clean, fresh scents. Other major sprays are 90% filler, but Citrus Magic Spray Air Freshener contains 100% active ingredients in an eco-friendly, non-aerosol spray. Brand new Citrus Magic Triple Action absorbs not only foul odors, but moisture as well! The innovative packaging has moisture-absorbing crystals on one side, solid air freshener on the other, and a third chamber that collects the moisture from the air. Visit CitrusMagic.com to learn more.
The many IoT deployments around the world are busy integrating smart devices and sensors into their enterprise IT infrastructures. Yet all of this technology – and there are an amazing number of choices – is of no use without the software to gather, communicate, and analyze the new data flows. Without software, there is no IT. In this power panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists will look at the protocols that communicate data and the emerging data analy...
Sep. 28, 2016 05:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,712
Sep. 28, 2016 04:45 PM EDT Reads: 337
Sep. 28, 2016 04:30 PM EDT Reads: 2,799
Sep. 28, 2016 04:15 PM EDT Reads: 2,420
Sep. 28, 2016 04:15 PM EDT Reads: 1,855
Sep. 28, 2016 04:15 PM EDT Reads: 1,470
Sep. 28, 2016 04:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,479
Sep. 28, 2016 03:15 PM EDT Reads: 347
Sep. 28, 2016 03:15 PM EDT Reads: 1,307
Sep. 28, 2016 03:15 PM EDT Reads: 4,139
Sep. 28, 2016 03:00 PM EDT Reads: 3,863
Sep. 28, 2016 02:45 PM EDT Reads: 1,740
Sep. 28, 2016 02:30 PM EDT Reads: 3,317
Sep. 28, 2016 02:30 PM EDT Reads: 2,924
We’ve been doing it for years, decades for some. How many websites have you created accounts on? Your bank, your credit card companies, social media sites, hotels and travel sites, online shopping sites, and that’s just the start. We do it often without even thinking about it, quickly entering our personal information, our data, in a plethora of systems. Sometimes we’re not even aware of the information we are providing. It could be very personal information (think of the security questions you ...
Sep. 28, 2016 02:00 PM EDT Reads: 4,777