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Braving the Winter: More on Home Comfort with Kellye Markowski of Energy Smart Homes

– Posted in: Blog, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes

Today we’re gabbing with Kellye Markowski of Energy Smart Homes, an energy auditing and consulting company. She focuses on home comfort by helping homeowners reduce their energy consumption and costs. By working with a company like Energy Smart Homes, homeowners are able to improve the home’s energy efficiency, whether it is a new construction or [...]

Holiday Organizing: A Gift to Your Future Self with Lea Gallagher of Untangle Organizing

– Posted in: Blog, Green Gab Podcast, Green Living, Home Organization

Wondering what to do with all of those holiday decorations all around your home? Lea Gallagher is a professional organizer and provides tips to get that holiday organizing handled. After all, there can be a lot of chaos around the holidays, with busyness, deadlines, and—let’s face it—wrapping paper everywhere. As you start off the new [...]

5 Low-Cost Ways to Warm Up Your Home

– Posted in: Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Green Living, Home Performance, Homeowners

It’s easier than you think to warm up your home, just click over to some of the products mentioned in the episode in the resources. Insulating Curtains and Drapes Everyone thinks you need to replace your windows. But simply adding insulating curtains or drapes can keep the cold air out. Calking Caulking under the window [...]

Keep You and Your Home Eco-Friendly

– Posted in: Blog, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Green Living, Home Performance, Homeowners

Today we’re going through our most popular posts from the last month, with some great green ideas you can use this winter season to keep you and your home eco-friendly. We talk about LED lighting with Tyson Taussig in the 4 Green Benefits of Switching to LED Lighting. It’s only been recently that LEDs have [...]

Give the Gift of a Connected Home for the Holidays

– Posted in: Consumer Issues, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Green Living

Today, we’re gabbing with Tony Pratte, the director of builder relations at the Sound Room. We’re talking about how a connected home is a great way to control your energy use, be environmentally aware, and increase safety for homeowners. These devices also make great gift options for others or yourself. What Is a Connected Home? [...]

Choose Healthier Personal Care Products This Holiday Season

– Posted in: Consumer Issues, Green Gab Podcast, Green Living

Today, we’re gabbing with Elizabeth Allen, a safe beauty advocate and toxin-free educator. She is passionate about educating women about safer alternatives for healthier personal care products. The products we choose to use not only affect us. They affect the people around us, our community, and the world. During the holiday season, many of us [...]

4 Green Benefits of Switching to LED Lighting

– Posted in: Blog, Consumer Issues, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Green Living, Renewable Energy

Today, we are gabbing with Tyson Taussig with Lighting Inc. about LED lighting. LED stands for light-emitting diodes, and these LEDs were originally used for computers, cars, and other electronic components. It’s only been recently that LEDs have become commonly used for home and office lighting. And the benefits of switching to LED lighting are [...]