Archive for the ‘Eco Homes’ Category

Green homes are healthier home

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Green homes, eco homesTo protect the environment a lot these days, the concept of green home and green living has come into being. It is said that the green homes are much healthier compared to the normal homes. Now you must be wondering what a green home is. It is not a house which is green in color. A green home is a home which uses environment friendly ideas, materials and methods during construction.

Like most green houses have solar panels on the roof top thereby reducing the use of conventional energy sources. Thus there is little chance of major fire accidents or destruction of electrical equipments owing to the instability of the current.

Paints used in green homes are free from VOC. VOC or Volatile Organic Compounds are very harmful for the health of the people residing in the house. The paints containing VOC can cause immense diseases to the health of specially the kids and the old people. In a green home there is no fear of emission of VOC and thus no fear of health problems.

Start you own green house

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Green house is a very important concept in preserving the environment and helping the world against the rising global warming. It’s indeed very easy to start off with your own green house. It all depends on the gardening type you’re looking for. You can sow the plants you want to grow. You can have the arrangement of the inlay like you want to. Your decision also depends up on whether you want a temporary greenhouse or a permanent one. You might not need a very large green house though unless you’re planning to have a lot of plants inside.

Once you’re decided with the area and foundation where to sow the plants your construction work begins. The frame can be of sawn timber. Connect the timbers to make walls after laying them out on a flat surface. You should use galvanized nails to join them. You should use PVC hoops to connect pipelines. After you’re done with it you can sow the greenhouse plants you want to.

Using recycled truck tire mats-

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

With the growing demand for conservation of natural resources and banishing all things non bio-degradable, things like recycled truck tire mattresses are becoming popular in the market. The other reasons behind the huge market demand of these are because of its longevity and cheap price.

The irreparably damaged truck or other heavy vehicle tires are recycled to produce commodities such as mats. The main reason behind recycling tires is the huge volume in which it is produced and its durability. The by-products or rather, the mats are hence, by nature very resistive and strong. Using such a mat, though not very fancy or elegant will prove you to be environment conscious and sporty spirited. The fact that social awareness is to be promoted and that eco-friendly product, given more importance than any other products still need to be instilled in people’s mind. The usage of recycled tires is merely a matter of habit.

CENT– A- METER for saving electricity-

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

The avid usage of electricity has increased so much in the present decade that apart from the high electricity bill that are being paid, our concern has been bestowed upon conserving electricity which is depleting our natural resources. To bring down the bill and save resources, one can start by turning off electrical appliances when not in use. The second would thus be, to minimize the rate of consumption of electrical appliances which cannot be avoided. Instead of a fan, open windows with cool breeze could be a better option.

There are certain brands bringing in products which would consume lesser electricity and it’s preferable to use such products. With all the money spent behind the electricity bill, it is better to use solar power and appliances which run on solar energy. This really helps to save the high rates of electricity bill and at the same time conserve energy.

Lawn Irrigation: The Fast Track to Healthy Grass

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

The lawn is a very important place which lays down a lot of impact in the context of making the house look good. It is thus, important to take good care of the lawn. A very important part of this taking care process is the lawn irrigation. It is the best way to get healthy grass.

Users must ensure that the lawn is thoroughly and properly watered to get grass of good quality. There are different techniques that are used to ensure that the lawn irrigation is properly done. It is for the user to select the method that suits him the most. Whatever may be the method or the technique, but the main thing is to ensure that the lawn is properly watered, if the idea is to get good grass. The green cover of the lawn does not happen automatically. It is important for the users to ensure that happens.

Improving Your home Gardens

Monday, April 26th, 2010

Home gardens add a unique style to a home’s exterior décor. You need to take good care of your gardens to maintain and improve the beauty of your entire home. One of the things that you can attempt is to landscape your garden every once in a while. This includes pruning the bushes around your garden and removing weeds from your flower beds. A few water features will also add some enviable elegance to your garden.

The garden is a place where you can relax at the end of a long tiring day. To help you enjoy your relaxation time, you should place various types of outdoor furniture around your garden. You can also build a fire pit on your garden where you and your family or friends can spend some time together in the evenings. Proper lighting will also go a long way in improving how your garden looks.

Do Portable Solar Showers Really Work

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

nullPortable solar showers are a great idea if you are camping but these can also be used at home. It is a great means to eliminate electricity bills that the water heater generates. These are in the form of plastic bags where you can fill water and expose to sun for sometime. Shower bags look light on one side and dark on the other. You need to place the clear side facing the sun to heat up the water. The built in shower nozzle helps you take shower quite conveniently once it is heated.

One thing with the solar showers is that they need to be exposed to sun for a couple of hours in order to really use them. When the weather is cold, and the sun does not show for days, it is not a practical idea. It also holds a lot of water for one person to bathe properly. It is a great way to make your home eco-friendly in some aspect.