Category Archives: Conservation

7 ways to save energy

7 ways to save energy

Everybody has heard the same tried and true methods of saving energy such as turn down the furnace, turn down the a/c, switch to CF bulbs But there are other unique ways to save energy. It all starts with seeing what the largest energy consumers in your house are. In order of greatest use, they are: furnace, a/c,Read More…

A Short Commute

The Star Tribune just published an article on having a shorter commute. Here’s a link. I’m in agreement on living in the city. I currently live in a great neighborhood of South Minneapolis with great neighbors, a wonderful character-filled house, and lots of closeby amenities. We can walk to two different parks within 3 blocks,Read More…

Miles Per Gallon

How can you decide on which vehicle is best for you? Is Miles Per Gallon a good way to compare vehicles? Maybe. Looking at Miles Per Gallon will give you an indication of how efficient a vehicle is. There is one downside, however. When you compare a car that gets 35MPG vs one that getsRead More…Read More…

10 Ways to Save Gas

With gas prices here in Minneapolis approaching $4.00 per gallon, we all are thinking of ways to save gas. Whether it is buying a hybrid car, or just driving less, saving gas is not only helping the planet, but also our pocketbooks. In real estate, we drive between many houses whether it is with buyersRead More…Read More…

Water, water everywhere

Did you know that the average American person uses about 90 gallons of water per day?! For a family of four, that amounts to more than 125,000 gallons per year!! Water is a precious resource and we should be conscious about how much we use. So, what can we do to help reduce our waterRead More…Read More…

Pure Water

Our family decided that we wanted to have purified water to drink and cook with in our house. I am not saying that the water from the tap is bad; it’s just that we wanted certain things filtered out of the water that is put in by the water department. The latest Minneapolis Water WorksRead More…Read More…