1. Clear your A/C Unit’s Surroundings One of the easiest ways to make your air conditioning unit operate more efficiently is to ensure it is clear from any excess brush, plants, or garbage that may have accumulated over the winter. If the air flow pathway is kept clear, air has an easier time getting in and the A/C unit doesn’t have to work as hard. This rule goes the same if you’re using a window unit and have clutter
Eco-friendly air conditioning is becoming more widespread as air conditioner manufacturers phase out ozone-depleting refrigerants in their products in order to meet new government regulations. A number of technological innovations are also making AC units greener. Whether by purchasing units with energy-saving technologies or by improving a home’s energy efficiency, here are seven ways to make air conditioners greener. 1. Size Matters An under-sized air conditioner not only won’t keep the home cool but will keep trying, wasting electricity
In the following you can learn how to create a great place for potting plants and gardening chores by building this tough, good-looking potting bench. This one is built from cedar to hold up to years of use outdoors. It looks so good that you might decide to use it as a serving station on your deck or patio, too. Materials Required: Materials Required: Wood Products: (5) 2×4, 96?, Board (2) 2×6, 96?, Board (1) 1×10, 96?, Board (5)
The best type of design is that one which is both functional and aesthetically pleasing and the greatest designers manage to implement both of these features. Saitama, Japan based Hideo Kumaki Architect Office designed this amazing house with a green screen and created a harmonious blend of nature with architecture. The green screen was designed in order to protect the rooms from the sun and also to create a cozy outdoor dining area, right under the curtain of leaves.
Living a more sustainable life is a goal many people hope to reach one day. Recycling, using natural resources without harming or poisoning the environment can become a way of living and it has lots of benefits. If you’re looking to go on this path, than this rainwater reuse tank system can help you get started. The Atlantis reuse system has proven to be effective in providing a regular supply of clean water for both domestic and commercial use.
Grandpa Charlie had a workshop in his basement where he used to make the most awesome handmade wooden toys. Sadly, the workshop is closed now, since his custom made toys were hard and expensive to ship securely, but you will still find tons of inspiration just by browsing through his old blog. The wooden toys displayed here vary from small trucks, to cars and even trains. Most of them were made out of cherry and walnut wood and each
‘The Intellectual’ is a 40-foot container loaded with personality. Inspired by an experienced tiny homeowner who adds function and utility and a California designer who brings style and quality. Together they bring you an intellectual 320 sq. ft. oasis that functions flawlessly as a tiny home or an accessory dwelling unit. This 1 bedroom, 1 full sized bath home is outfitted with a fireplace and two double French doors opening up to the beautiful mountain air. Intellectual Shipping Container
A 40? shipping container tiny house built by Backcountry Containers, located outside Houston, Texas. The home was featured on Tiny House, Big Living! Haven’t seen the episode yet? Catch it on HGTV June 5. Rustic Retreat XL Sale Price: $44,999
Thousands of years ago, the Anasazi tribe of Native Americans made their homes in the cliffs of southeastern Utah. Their cliff dwellings provided a cool reprieve from the desert sun, warmth from the cool, dry nights and a measure of defense from their enemies. Now, a modern off-grid home built into the cliffs is on the market. Located just 20 minutes outside Monticello, Utah in Montezuma Canyon, Cliff Haven is rich in Anasazi history with artifacts throughout the property.