Prefab Blog ~ September

                            Curb Your Temper(ature) 

                                                 

Every degree you lower the thermostat in winter and raise it in summer can reduce your heating and cooling bills by 1 percent or more. Our Green Prefab Energy Star Homes are outfitted with a programmable thermostat which allows you to set specific temperatures for different times of day. For example, in winter you don't need it as warm when you're sleeping, and in summer you don't need to cool the house while you're at work. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the device can save you about $150 a year. While on the subject of temperature, make sure your water heater is set at the mid-range of 120 degrees; anything hotter and you're wasting energy. And if your water heater is at least three years old, wrap it in an insulation blanket (newer models are better insulated), which costs less than $10 at your local hardware store and will save enough energy to prevent the release of up to 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide, as per climatecrisis.net

For more home energy tips, go to FlexYourPower.org













American Home Sales has adopted a whole-building approach to sustainability as recognized by the US Green Building Council for performance in five key areas of human and environmental health:

Sustainable Site Development
Water Savings
Energy Efficiency
Materials Selection
Indoor Environmental Quality

Building Green helps to preserve the environment and provides you with a home that is more efficient and healthier for your family! 

We have an integrated project team to assist you with all your project needs! 


 



                                               
                            

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Green Living Tips:

Packing peanuts & other loose fill will sit in a landfill for centuries, but there are  places you can bring them for recycling. Call the
Peanut Hotline at 1-800-828-2214.

Many computers, monitors, cell phones and other electronics include toxic materials that should not sit in landfills, and you’d be surprised how many retailers and other companies will take your old gadgets for recycling. The Environmental Protection Agency can help you find local electronics recyclers. 

*Note the picture at the end of definitions. 

And that's not all: Did you know you can recycle athletic shoes? Mattresses? Dry-cleaning hangers and plastic?

Click Here for
seven items you didn't know you could recycle.