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energy efficient Archives · Ryder Family Farm- Southern Illinois Produce & More
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Holiday lights stopped working but we can count on our rope lights!

Last night N asked me how I "unhooked" the holiday lights. See, we went so see some family for a few days and as cautious holiday decorators we unplugged out x-mas tree lights and also the outdoor decorations while we were gone. We would hate to have the neighbors mangy dog come on to our deck while we are away and chew on (or even urinate on) our holiday lights and start a fire. Anyway, N plugged our lights back in but they weren't working! I wasn't too concerned about it because our red and blue led rope lights were on and working just fine. We use our LED rope lighting to light our pathway and stairs to our front deck. We live in a more secluded area just outside Flagstaff...

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Have you put up your holiday decorations yet?

Several of our neighbors have really gone all out with holiday decorations. I am amazed at how many people have started and completed putting up their holiday decorations, it is only November 27th! We haven't even retrieved our holiday decorations from the storage unit yet and some of our neighbors have all their decorations up and proudly gleaming at night. We are either really behind in decorating or other are just jumping the gun. We are planning to dig out our decorations this week and this weekend we will go cut down our own Christmas tree. We are slowly preparing to do the holiday decorations and we have been eying the energy efficient Christmas lights that are for sale in the stores. We plan to buy some, it's cool how many...

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Energy saving lights for your yard!

You probably already know I am a sustainable living freak. We love saving our gray water for the garden, we like energy efficient appliances and just about anything that can save us money and energy. We even just started a “green blog”, greenpreferred.com The new energy efficient craze is LED lights. These are a very big deal right now, they are made for more and more household uses (including holiday lights) and a new company just came out with LED landscape lighting for your home! LED lights are great because they are an energy efficient alternative to a 100 year old technology. Switching to LED lights is better for the environment, they are safer and they will save you money too! If you have landscape lighting you might consider switching to a...

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Greening Up Your Holidays

As we slide into the last few festive weeks of 2007, we should take time to make sure our decorations and celebrations are wise choices; not only for our pocketbooks but our planet too. Going green for the holiday season can save you some greenbacks and green up Mother Earth and it can be as simple as buying some strands of LED Christmas Lights. That's right, pretty soon you'll dive headlong into the yearly tradition of pulling some dusty boxes out of the depths of storage to unveil a plethora of holiday decorating pleasure. One of those yearly tasks undoubtedly involves straightening strand after strand of lights, replacing broken bulbs and figuring out why the center of your light display from last year isn't lighting anymore. You could...

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The benifits of solar energy

Solar energy is a free resource this is available to all of us. Solar energy can power your home, you can sell any unused energy back to the power company and the government offers considerable incentives too! My mother lives on her own five acres of desert and she is interested in implementing solar energy to save money and take care of the environment. Today I found the perfect product for her an many others who are interested in renewable energy. Did you know that you can get a solar heating/AC System that can save you lots of money? This solar heating/ AC system is very popular in places such as Japan and these types of heating/ AC units have been around since the early 20th century! If you are looking for a...

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