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Home Energy Efficiency From Windows to Lighting
Homeowners carry a huge liability on their shoulders that directly impacts the environment. In fact, every decision a homeowner makes plays a vital role in how energy is consumed. From buying a home appliance to flushing the toilet, every action requires energy. Excessive consumption of energy causes major problems, including higher utility bills. It can also be seen in the form of urban smog, oil spills, acid rain, and global warming. Most people do not realize that these environmental problems can be easily resolved with the switch of a button, or a simple investment in energy-efficient appliances. In fact, choosing energy-efficient appliances can drastically reduce the impact on the environment itself. Committing to change will give homeowners the opportunity to rebound from their previous mistakes.

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  • Energy-Efficient Water Heating: A document that explains how to retain hot water with the most energy efficiency, including pipe insulation, sleeve installation, heat trap installation, and more.

  • Water Efficiency and Plumbing Products: A series of frequently asked questions about water efficiency and plumbing products that can be installed to increase conservation rather than consumption.

  • Water-Efficient Toilets: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shares information on WaterSense toilets, a government-approved brand that promotes water-efficiency in residential homes.

  • Tips for Saving Water in Your Home: A list of tips for saving water in the kitchen, bathroom, and other places around the house.

  • H2ouse Tour: Click on the map to find out water-efficiency and conservation tips for each section in a typical home.

  • 5 Water-Saving Plumbing Fixtures: The Seattle Times shares five water-saving plumbing fixtures for a residential home, including pressure-reducing valves, performance showerheads, high-efficiency toilets, re-circulating hot water systems, and water-saving faucets.

  • Low-Flow Fixtures and Water-Efficient Appliances: The Natural Resources Defense Council shares examples and product specifications for energy-efficient plumbing fixtures and appliances.

  • Commercial and Residential Faucets: The California Urban Water Conservation Council shares information on standard water faucets, including related water consumption facts and remedies to increase conservation.

  • All About Faucets: The Regional Water Providers Consortium important facts and tips on water conservation in relation to faucets.

  • Water Saving Tips: In the Bathroom: The GRACE Communications Foundation shares water saving tips for bathroom usage.




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Article written by Lexi Westingate

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BlindsChalet.com reserves, at its discretion, the right to repair, replace or refund any blinds found defective. This will be your sole remedy under this warranty. Shipping for warranty issues is the responsibility of the customer to and from the repair facility. Packaging on return shipments is the responsibility of the customer.

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Following the easy measuring instructions will ensure a proper fit, however, we all make errors from time to time and this protection plan covers any mis-measurement mistakes. If the window coverings do not fit, please let us know within 30 days of receiving the items. The blinds/shades will be remade at the correct dimensions at no cost to you unless there is a difference in price between the old and new sizes or if the new size requires an oversize shipping fee. All remakes will have to be remade in the same color, feature and specifications, no changes are allowed.

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Any mis-measurements reported after 30 days will not be covered, however, new blinds and shades can be ordered with an additional 10% discount.

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