Monthly Archives: August 2011

Energy Saving Tip: Utilize Lighting Controls

Lighting controls are an excellent option for saving energy. It is not necessary to invest in a comprehensive control system where the entire house is rewired. There are simple and less-expensive methods for controlling light to save energy, such as … Continue reading

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Energy Saving Tip: Install Ceiling Fans

Install ceiling fans in frequently occupied rooms. Using a fraction of the electricity used by an air conditioner, a ceiling fan can make a room feel noticeably cooler. The thermostat can be raised by six degrees – say to 78 … Continue reading

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Energy Saving Tip: Replace Bulbs with CFLs

Switch out incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent versions. A compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) provides the same amount of light as an incandescent by using only one-quarter of the electricity. For example, a 26-watt CFL provides the same amount of … Continue reading

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Free Illuminated Tiffany Butterfly

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Make Your Living Room More Livable

 A beautifully lit space makes living and entertaining much more enjoyable. To create a well-lit space, light must be layered. This technique allows you to illuminate each feature separately to control the aesthetic focus. Layering does more than just … Continue reading

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What is a good guideline for spacing and number of recessed lights for a kitchen area?

Place the edge of the recessed fixtures approximately 30 inches from the wall. That distance will allow the light to flow over your shoulder and onto the kitchen counter. The fixtures should be placed four to six feet apart. If … Continue reading

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