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  • 5 Easy Ways to Boost Home Value

    It doesn’t matter whether you’ve found your forever home and never intend to leave or if you’re looking to move someplace new. Chances are, your home is one of your most valuable assets. It’s the roof above your head, but it’s so much more than that. Finding ways to boost home value is one of […]

  • 3 Things You Didn’t Know About Indoor Air Pollution

    From smokestacks and garbage mountains to a city skyline overtaken by smog, images of pollution storm everyday life for most people. Yet it is in these incredibly familiar images that one of the most common misconceptions about pollution is conceived. This is not to say issues like excessive vehicle emissions and trash infested waterways are […]

  • yellowblue Replies to Reuters Energy Efficient Green Buildings Research

    PLEASANT HILL, IA – (September 27, 2017) – yellowblue™ Eco Tech has a pretty profound response to a recent report by Reuters Health. In a Sept. 19 article entitled “Energy-efficient green buildings may emit hazardous chemicals,” Reuters reports the same newly renovated low-income homes in Boston that earned awards for being green failed indoor air […]

  • What Are the Different Types of Alternative Energy Sources

    For most people, alternative isn’t necessarily the first word that comes to mind when thinking about energy. Those energy bills come and go every month, as users pay to light their homes, charge their electronics, keep the air comfortable, and eat and cook fresh, healthy food. Power lines grid the cities, bringing homes and businesses […]

  • How to Reduce Oil Fouling in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Systems

    It happens to most people over time in various levels of severity. Clogged arteries are known as a “hidden disease,” yet it is a major problem that is responsible for one in four deaths each year. And it’s a lot like oil fouling. Just as arteries get clogged over time, heating, ventilation and air conditioning […]

  • Ventilation and Insulation: Partners in Fighting Crimes Against Energy

    It’s less than the price of most movie tickets and chances are it’s lower than what most of us pay out to Starbucks on a weekly basis. At about $10.28 cents per kilowatt hour, the average retail price of electricity in the United States honestly doesn’t sound like much. Yet any homeowner would disagree. That […]

  • 6 Quick Energy Saving Tips in the Home – Fall 2017 Edition

    ‘Tis the season for pumpkin spice and everything nice. Or apple spice, if that’s what you prefer. Either way, fall is on the horizon. That means corn mazes, apple orchards, pumpkin patches and just about every kind of fun fall festivity has already begun creeping onto our news feeds across social media platforms. From marshmallow […]

  • U.S. Residential Energy Conservation Opportunities

    Per McKinsey & Company*, there are many energy conservation opportunities to reduce consumption and minimize its total cost by using existing technologies—and without changing the everyday habits of consumers. This is especially true when it comes to the residential sector in the United States, which accounts for 35 percent of the end use potential for […]