My Green Handyman

Green SavingsTips to help your home go green

Think of us as your green handyman and we will help you make your home more energy efficient and environmentally friendly.  From small projects such as fixing leaky faucets and caulking cracks around the home, to large improvement projects, House Doctors can help you save money by going green.

 

Programmable ThermostatProgrammable Thermostats
Save up to 33 percent on heating and cooling costs by installing a programmable thermostat.  By using a Programmable Thermostat the environment will also benefit by preventing CO2 emissions.

CFL BulbsCFL Bulbs
Save up to $30 over the course of each bulb’s life by installing Compact Fluorescent Bulbs.

Solar Outdoor LightingSolar Outdoor Lighting
Energy emits CO2, costs money and requires electrical cords.  Use Solar Yard Lighting for free energy and low maintenance lighting.  

Energy Efficient AppliancesEnergy Efficient Appliances
Energy Efficient Appliances can save anywhere from 10-50 percent less energy and water than standard models.  This not only saves you money but also helps protect the environment.

Dimmer Light SwitchesDimmer Light Switches
Dimmer Light Switches can save more than 15 percent energy than standard light switches and can also extent the life of the light bulb by more than four times.

EZ Breathe VentilationEZ Breathe Ventilation
Achieve a cleaner, healthier living environment with the E•Z Breathe® Ventilation System. E•Z Breathe® is the ultimate dehumidifier, air purifier, and ventilation system.

Low Flow FaucetsLow Flow Faucets
A low-flow showerhead uses about 2.5 gallons of water per minute (GPM) as opposed to 6 GPM from old showerheads. This allows you to save more than 50 gallons of water during a 15 minute shower, which helps you save on your water bill as well as the cost to heat your water.

Reflective Window FilmReflective Window Film
Adding film to the homes windows can save up to 50 percent of energy costs and blocks up to 99 percent of harmful UV Rays.  Not only does the air conditioning unit cut on and off less frequently, but by blocking harmful UV Rays the furniture, fabrics and floorings will receive less fading and sun damage.

Dual Pane WindowsDual Pane Windows
By simply installing standard double pane windows, an average home will save $111 per year on energy costs.  By replacing standard windows with Energy Star Windows, an average home can save $465 per year.

Sealant and InsulationSealant and Insulation
Keeping air from escaping through gaps and cracks in your home by applying caulk, insulation and weather stripping on average saves 20 percent off home heating and cooling costs.

Exterior DoorsExterior Doors
Proper energy efficient doors can provide 5 times the insulation of a standard door.  Adding a storm door can reduce energy 30-50 percent.

Ceiling FansCeiling Fans
The proper use of ceiling fans can save up to 15 percent on heating and cooling costs.  Consider energy efficient fans with CFL light kits as they are about 50 percent more efficient than standard fans.  During the winter run your fan clockwise and during the summer counter clockwise for maximum efficiency.


Go Green

House Doctors will provide professional installation for Programmable Thermostats, CFL (compact fluorescent) bulbs, Solar Outdoor Lighting, Energy Efficient Appliances, Dimmer Light Switches, E-Z Breathe® Ventilation systems, Low Flow Showerheads, Faucets, and Toilets, Energy Star and Dual Pane Windows, Caulk, Insulation & Weather Stripping, Exterior Doors, and Ceiling Fans.

There are a variety of projects that can be completed in your home today.  Need more information or would you like an in-home energy audit consultation?  From small everyday fixes, to larger improvement projects, call House Doctors, your green handyman.