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How to Choose the Right Hot Water System for Home

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Choosing the right hot water system for your home is no easy task. Hence, it’s a buying decision you don’t want to make at the last minute. You have to consider lots of factors such as the number of people in the house, area of installation, fuel or energy source, your budget, energy efficiency rating… Read More →

Are Solar Water Heaters Worth it in Arizona?

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Solar water heaters are a great way to save money on energy costs. Your water heater is probably one of the biggest energy consumers in the house because it has to keep the water temperature up at all times, even when you aren’t using it. Using a solar water heater can dramatically reduce your costs,… Read More →

Don’t Eat Dead Food – “Peak Up” Your Meals Through Raphaology

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Not all food is considered equal. Let me explain. I consider many foods today “dead food,” because they have been genetically modified or grown in depleted soil and no longer contain the nutrients our bodies need to stay healthy. Some foods can actually deplete your body of nutrients. They can cause the body to pull… Read More →

How Green Does Your Garden Grow? Tips to sow.

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Going green is an important trend spreading across Arizona, the nation and the world. But how can you make gardening more green? Easy. Here are three areas to help your garden — and the environment — thrive. Natural pesticides: Pesticides are a controversial treatment because of their potential effect on the environment and your health.… Read More →

Apartments on Thomas Win Top Design Award From American Society of Interior Designers

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Deco Communities’ Cabana on Thomas project has won the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Arizona North Chapter’s prestigious Adaptive Use award, a top design industry award honoring excellence in interior design. Cabana on Thomas is one of Deco Communities’ apartment renovation projects in which infill buildings are revamped and given a new vibrant life.… Read More →

10 Tips for the Home Before Going on Vacation

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Planning extended summer vacations can often be stressful because of all the preparations and limited time to get it all done. For homeowners this can be even more nerve wracking because they have the added responsibility of making sure the home is left secure so there’s little need to worry while being away. Doing so… Read More →

Eco-Friendly Products to Make Your Home Green

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While making a plan to purchase environmentally safe, sustainable and “green” products to create an eco-friendly home may seem like an expensive or difficult task, design innovation and technology has made it much easier. Whether you are looking to clean up dust from the floors without using a ton of electricity, save on water usage… Read More →

Home, Green, Home

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An environmentally-friendly remodel is a life-changing undertaking, both for your personal health and the health of your home. It involves a thorough assessment of toxic emissions from both inside and outside of the home and what can be done to lessen the home’s carbon footprint and any effects it has on the health of its… Read More →

A Whole World of Water: the Facts

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Republished with permission from JT SPAS

5 Easy Homemade Cleaning Products to Try

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April 2, 2013 by in DIY | Green Living | Home

Observed on April 22 each year, Earth Day demonstrates support for environmental protection, evident in events celebrated in more than 192 countries in the world. Being green and energy sufficient and producing less waste are solutions each person can adopt to protect the environment. In that spirit, homemade cleaning products are perfect, as they are… Read More →

SPRING FORWARD YOUR ENERGY SAVINGS WITH WINDOW FILM

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February 25, 2013 by in Green Living | Home

With the cold weather behind us, many of us are looking forward to the warm temperatures that accompany the late spring and summer months. Spending more time outdoors and joining friends at neighborhood barbeques are on the top of everyone’s lists, but one thing that is not welcomed is the higher energy costs that it… Read More →

8 Ways To Go Green While Cleaning Your Home

8 Green Home Cleaning Tips
October 24, 2012 by in Green Living | Healthy Living

Parents today have a lot on their minds to worry about. Paying the bills, putting food on the table, saving for their children’s college education and making sure everyone is happy and healthy are just a few. Many parents spend several hours every week cleaning the home, and some even go to the length of… Read More →

Cut Energy Costs With Energy Star Program, Other Upgrades

Cut Energy Cost With Energy Star Program, Other Upgrades
September 4, 2012 by in Green Living

In an economy where every dollar counts, mortgage payments are not the only major bills on the minds of homeowners. Utility expenses also take a painful bite out of the household budget. For now, the solution to cutting energy cost is right inside the home. The Energy Star program, created in 1992 by the Environmental… Read More →

It’s Easy Being (and Saving) Green: 5 Eco-Friendly Home Upgrades

5 Eco-Friendly Home Upgrades
July 16, 2012 by in Green Living

Central Arizona Supply offers energy-efficient, cost-saving solutions for your home with these five eco-friendly home upgrades. With homeowners becoming more eco-minded when upgrading their homes, questions of cost and energy savings are big factors in deciding what to upgrade around the house. “You don’t have to radically change your lifestyle to incorporate eco-friendly upgrades into… Read More →