15 Feb
2018

Winter Green Pest Control Tips – Ants, Organic Pesticides

Posted by Norman F, February 15th, 2018

Green pest control with orange guard

Winter time brings on the bugs, seemingly at the same time every year. The ants in our area seem to love to visit our kitchen when the first heavy rains hit. Almost everyone has to deal with pests.  Whether indoor or outdoors, we need to think about eco friendly, green alternatives to toxic pesticides. Here are some Winter Pest Control Tips that we have found from trial and error.

Access control – Finding Where Ants are Coming From

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5 Feb
2018

How to have a Green Valentine’s Day – What is Eco Friendly Green Sex?

Posted by Norman F, February 5th, 2018

Valentine's Day, Champagne, lingerie, chocolates

Having an Eco Friendly Green Valentine’s Day or any holiday, is more and more desirable these days. How can you green your Valentine’s Day?

fair trade certified flowers, roses, whole foods

  • Instead of a Valentine’s Day card, send a virtual Valentine’s Day card or make your own card
  • If you must send flowers, try to purchase flowers that were grown locally to your area or ones that are Fair trade Certified
  • Why spend a large amount of money and resources eating out, when a romantic dinner is even better?
  • Buy your meats and vegetables for your big meal from a local farmers market or from local sources
  • Buy any new garments from a high-quality used clothing store
  • Utilize reusable bags to hold gifts
  • Compost any meals leftovers, flowers, cards etc.
  • Give out green oriented treats like handwritten poems, homemade scents, and handmade arts and crafts.
  • Observe eco-friendly romantic relations

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9 Jan
2018

Improving Indoor Air Quality – VOC eating Plants – Hepa Air Filters

Posted by Norman F, January 9th, 2018

air cleaning plant, air purifying plant

Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality refers to how clean the air indoors is. We spend 90-95% of our time indoors. Often times the air outside is cleaner. This leads to health problems like allergies, asthma, etc.

Consumer Product Safety Commission and EPA has a good guide on how to improve indoor air quality. EPA has an extensive list of items that affect indoor air quality.

Major air quality problems include: Smoking, Fireplaces, Mold, Dust, Radon, Stoves.

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1 Jan
2018

AEP Ohio Energy Efficiency Rebates

Posted by Norman F, January 1st, 2018


New AEP Ohio rebates have been added.

Utility Company AEP Ohio has a bunch of programs and incentives to help save energy and money.

  • Free Home Energy Profile
  • Have AEP Ohio haul away that old refrigerator or freezer energy hog for FREE and get $50
  • $50 rebate for buying energy Star qualified washing machine, freezer, refrigerator, electric water heater
  • Instant discount on qualified ENERGY STAR compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) you purchase at participating retailers.
  • Solar energy fund grants are also available for solar panel installations.

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1 Jan
2018

TXU Energy Efficiency Rebates – Oncor Energy Efficiency Rebates

Posted by Norman F, January 1st, 2018

TXU Energy Rebates
New TXU Energy rebates have been added.

Utility Company TXU Energy has a bunch of programs and incentives to help save energy, go green, and save money. They serve the Texas area and are the Number 1 Electricity Provider in the State.

  • Free Mornings & Evenings when you sign up for AMS enabled smart meter.
  • 3% Cash Back Loyalty Reward for selecting an energy plan – Payable by the end of February for the previous calendar year to eligible customers in good standing as of the payout date who have remained a customer continuously from date of enrollment on an eligible plan.
  • Up to 50% off when using a Season Pass
  • Refer a friend and get $50
  • Sign up for renewable energy in Texas

Questions, call TXU Energy at 1-800-883-6060.

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1 Jan
2018

Duke Energy Energy Efficiency Rebates

Posted by Norman F, January 1st, 2018

Air purifier, Gas Furnace
New rebates have been added.

Utility Company Duke Energy has a bunch of programs and incentives to help save energy, go green, and save money. The programs vary depending on the state you are in.

Questions, call 1-877-388-7676.

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1 Jan
2018

PG&E Energy Efficiency Rebates 2017 – 2018

Posted by Norman F, January 1st, 2018

pge energy efficiency rebate form
New PG&E rebates have been added for 2018. Most expire 12/31

Our local utility Pacific Gas and Electric – PG&E has cash rebates and ways to go green and save money. Here are some PG&E Energy Efficiency Rebates:

PG&E 2018 Residential Rebate Catalog

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1 Jan
2018

11 Tips on Keeping New Year’s Resolutions

Posted by Norman F, January 1st, 2018

happy new year, champagne bottle

Happy New Year from EasyEcoBlog!

May the new year bring you lots of luck and prosperity, and more greenness! Only through education can we learn how to be eco-friendly, green. We all need to learn new ways of doing things and need to help teach our friends and neighbors how to do things the right way.

Did you know that the psychological stress that the holidays bring causes us to eat too much and automatically steer towards comfort foods full of fat and sugar?

We went through some of our old green information and extracted the best tips that can make an impact. How about adding these to your New Year’s resolutions.. Read the rest of this entry »

1 Jan
2018

SCE Rebates or Southern California Edison Rebate for Energy Efficiency

Posted by Norman F, January 1st, 2018

Southern California Edison energy efficiency rebate form
New rebates have been added for 2018

Southern California’s power utility Southern California Edison rebates are here.  SCE has a bunch of cash SCE rebates and ways to go green and save money.

  • Smart Thermostat Rebate up to $125
  • Solar Energy rebates including Photovoltaic (PV) incentives for solar panels
  • $25 rebate on Home or Business Area Network
  • Up to $200 rebate on Hybrid Electric Heat Pump Water heater
  • Up to $400 on Energy Efficient Evaporative Cooling.
  • Up to $200 rebate with Window Evaporative Cooler
  • Up to $200 on Variable speed pool pumps and motors.

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1 Jan
2018

ComEd Energy Efficiency Rebates

Posted by Norman F, January 1st, 2018

New rebates have been added for 2018

Utility Company ComEd (An Exelon Company) has a bunch of rebates, programs and incentives to help save energy, go green, and most importantly save money.

  • $50 ComEd rebate on select top-loading ENERGY STAR qualified clothes washers
  • $50 Rebate for Electric Clothes Dryer ≥ 4.4 Cubic Feet
  • $50 rebate on Energy Star Refrigerators ≥ 7.75 Cubic Feet
  • $25 rebate on Freezers ≥ 7.75 Cubic Feet
  • Smart Thermostat $100 on certain models
  • $50 rebate on Air purifier
  • $500 rebate on Heat Pump Water Heater (when purchased through your retailer)
  • Up to $450 rebate on Central Air Conditioning Cycling to save money. Also covers Air Source Heat Pump and Ductless Mini Split Heat Pumps
  • Instant discounts on CFL Light bulbs
  • Attic Insulation Rebate
  • Air Sealing Rebate
  • Wall Insulation Rebate
  • Duct Sealing Rebate
  • $50 back on old working Refrigerator and Freezer recycling

Questions about ComEd Energy Efficiency Rebates, call 1-877-928-8776.

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