Creating an Eco-Friendly Lifestyle

Regardless of the size of your home or type of fuel your car uses, you can still make smart environmental choices.  Here’s how to make going green add a little green back to your wallet:

1. Collect rainwater in a plastic barrel and use it to hydrate outdoor plants – home kits are available.

2. Use dishes instead of disposable plates and cups for parties.  If you don’t quite have enough, borrow extras from a family member or neighbor’s dish collection.

3. Join the Freecycle Network.  This online forum is a place to post items to give away and look for items you need.

4. Reduce wasted food by purchasing only what you can consume and saving leftovers for later.

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Breakfast Pizza

Love this recipe.  Quick, easy and delicious!!

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage (if your a vegetarian like me you can substitute vegetable protein)
  • 1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (depending on how much cheese you want)

Directions:

In a skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain.  Unroll crescent dough into a lightly greased 13×9 baking pan.  Sprinkle with sausage.  In a bowl, beat the eggs, milk, and pepper; pour over sausage.  Sprinkle with cheese.  Bake, uncovered at 400° for 15 minutes or until the crust in golden brown and the cheese is melted.  Yield: 8 servings

How We Can All Reduce Pollution…Today

Most people would probably associate words like “city” and “traffic” with air pollution.  But according to the Environmental Protection Agency, what we do inside our homes can be polluting the air both indoors and outside.  So, consider the following tips for reducing air pollution.

  • Recycle.  Local recycling centers accept electronics, paper, organic…you name it!  Charities will accept any of those that are still usable.
  • Properly dispose of common household items.  Many items around the house can be very harmful to the environment if not disposed of or stored properly.  Make sure your paints, pesticides and solvents are stored in airtight containers.
  • Inspect your appliances regularly.  Inspecting heating and cooling systems can help reduce the emissions or harmful gases into the air both inside and outside your home.  Have a professional (like us!) check your home comfort system in the fall and in the spring.
  • Look at things in terms of your physical health.  Exposure to air pollution can aggravate asthma, lead to potential lung damage, and cause coughing or shortness of breath.  That’s not fun for anyone.

To learn more about controlling the air pollution in your home, check out our indoor air quality systems.  We’ll help you – and your family – breathe easier this season.

My Word

While in school, I learned a lot – I don’t always remember the specifics that showed up in the textbooks, but somewhere along the way, some basics have stuck with me.

For example, there will always be someone who knows more than I do.  And there will always be someone I can help.

Our team is committed to learning more ways we can make your home more comfortable.  Sometimes we do this in a classroom setting of our own, but often we learn as we serve.

We are committed to sharing our knowledge with you whenever you have a concern.  Why? The comfort of your family is our top priority.  Just give us a call or contact us through our webpage.