Natural resources to heat and light your home

October 30, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Save time and money with natural home resources. Green builder and contractor, Don Zeman, shares easy tips we can all apply to our daily lives.

Home tips:

-Be considerate of natural resources while saving money at the same time. Correctly dispose CFL's through EPA, US Environmental Protection Agency. There is a small amount of mercury contained in those bulbs and the EPA has a simple way to deal with it should the bulbs break. Visit www.epa.gov/epahome/learn.htm to find out where you can dispose your CFL's.

-If every American home replaced just one light bulb with an Energy Star qualified bulb, we would save enough energy to light more than 3 million homes for a year, more than $600 million in annual energy costs, and prevent greenhouse gases equivalent to the emissions of more than 800,000 cars.

-You can save money with Zone heating, which involves the simple opening and closing of vents in the rooms that are being used. Plus use a new quartz space heater, which are not dangerous, work better than some of the older space heaters that we all might be familiar with.

About Don Zeman:
One of the most dynamic and fastest-growing sources for home improvement and home maintenance advice in the country, Homefront, now marking its 10th year, is the brainchild of builder and contractor Don Zeman. Based in Savannah, GA, Homefront was founded in 1995 by Don and now includes a radio show, 90-second daily radio hints, 90-second television news and website. A native of St. Louis, Missouri. who cut his teeth in the construction industry by working on the renovation of the historic homes in south St. Louis, Don has logged more than 25 years of experience building and renovating homes in the Midwest and Southeast. Since the explosion of the radio show across the country and the addition of 90-second daily hints, Homefront has added a unique television franchise - 90-second news stories designed to run in local news programs. These news segments are being shown in morning, noon and early evening news shows as well as local programs. Don began his radio career by filling in as the host of a local home improvement radio program and soon after began hosting a locally produced television home improvement show. When the substitute job ended, Don began broadcasting his home improvement show on a syndicated basis. Homefront began as a Midwest regional radio show but in the last year has become the fastest growing nationally syndicated home improvement radio show in the country.

You can find more great tips and information at www.homefront.com.


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