Solar Powered Security Lights – A Worthy Addition to Your Home?

Solar powered motion-activated lights are a relatively new product with several advantages over conventional security lighting.  They are easy to install, use the power of the sun, and can offer light during a power outage.  But, solar powered security lights have a few setbacks such an unreliable battery charging during cloudy or winter months, a high initial investment, and the use of batteries which must be disposed of. So the question still stands, are they worth it? –  Advantages Environmentally Responsible. No need for an...

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Recycling Paint in Reno

Have you ever finished one of your painting projects only to find out that you purchased way to much paint?  If so, don’t just throw it in the trash and call it a day.  Paint is considered hazardous waste and must be disposed of properly, or better yet, recycled!  The best way to be ‘green’ while completing your painting projects is to buy just enough paint so you don’t have to throw any away.  But, judging by my experiences as a handyman in Reno, this is almost never the case.  So, we’re faced with the task of...

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Why Choose Low-Flow Shower Heads?

Low flow shower heads are an excellent home improvement for anybody trying to go green.  Not only are they great for the environment, but they can save you some cash.  Who wouldn’t want to save some cash? What are they? Low flow shower heads get their name because they limit the amount of water that is flowing through the shower head at any given time, thus reducing the amount of water being used.  The cool thing is that they do this while keeping the shower pressure the same, or at least very close to the same. A typical shower head...

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Why Choose LED Lighting?

LED Light Bulbs   LED light bulbs are a relatively new and excellent choice for your home lighting.  Not only are they more energy efficient than both CFL and incandescent bulbs, but they also contain no mercury and last much longer than both.  They can last up to 10 times longer than a CFL!  That’s a long time.  They are also durable, produce much less heat than alternatives, and are available in dimmable options. LED light bulbs can be an excellent upgrade to anyone trying to be green, but they can be a bit pricey.  In the last...

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