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How to De-Gunk Your Washing Machine

How to De-Gunk Your Washing Machine

In order to keep your washer running at peak performance, you’ve got to make sure the washer stays clean — and traditional laundry methods mean your washer might be prone to gunk, residue build-up, bacteria and odors. We depend on our washing machine to clean our laundry, but it can’t do an efficient job if it’s not kept clean. In fact, one of the first signs of a dirty washing machine might be the telltale indicators you see on your clothes: strange oily deposits, musty smells,…

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What is a Power Surge?

What is a Power Surge?

What is a power surge? Perhaps you’ve heard this term and wondered exactly what it is and why it’s so important to prepare for them.  A power surge occurs when something boosts the electrical charge in the power lines. When this happens, there’s an increase in the electrical potential energy, which can increase the current flowing to your wall outlet. Power surges can be caused by any number of things including lightning, though lightning is not a very common cause.  High-powered…

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What is Water Conservation and Can I Make a Difference?

What is Water Conservation and Can I Make a Difference?

When it comes to taking care of the environment, the term “water conservation” is often used, but what is it, exactly? The term water conservation can be used to describe efforts made to reduce the amount of water used in homes, businesses (and anywhere else), as well as efforts to recycle waste water for other purposes such as manufacturing, irrigation, or cleaning. Water conservation can be beneficial in a variety of ways.  For example, water management – water purification, water diversion,…

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What Space Certification Means For You

What Space Certification Means For You

Since its inception in March 1983, The Space Foundation has been doing exactly what it set out to do: “foster, develop and promote a greater understanding and awareness of the practical and theoretical utilization of space for the benefit of civilization and the fostering of a peaceful and prosperous world.”¹ It is the foremost advocate for all sectors of space, and is a global nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs, major industry events, and research.   The Space Certification…

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Why is Going Green Expensive? It Doesn’t Have to Be!

Why is Going Green Expensive? It Doesn’t Have to Be!

Why is going green expensive?  It might seem like going green always involves making sacrifices and spending more money on expensive products because they are better for the environment.  Well, the good news is that going green doesn’t have to be expensive and can, in fact, save you some green in the long run.  When you are looking for ways to save energy and make your home and lifestyle more environmentally friendly, there are two things to consider.  First, look…

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What is the Best Detergent? None!

What is the Best Detergent? None!

For years, people have used washing machines to do their laundry, and their biggest questions have been “what is the best detergent,” and “which machine is best.” Detergent companies advertise heavily, and continually strive for higher efficiency products, with broader appeal. However, the surprising truth is that the best detergent may be no detergent at all.  Detergent can cause allergies because of the chemicals used. A test called “Human Repeat Insult Patch Test” is used to evaluate a person’s sensitivity…

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How to Prevent Clothes from Fading in the Wash

How to Prevent Clothes from Fading in the Wash

Laundry is something everyone has to do, but few people know how to prevent clothes from fading in the wash. This is an issue, because replacing clothing is expensive. Fortunately, there are solutions to this common problem. There are several tricks to help minimize the fading that occurs when clothes are washed;  from washing clothes with like colors, to washing with cold water whenever possible. Reducing your load size can also help, because an overcrowded washer is harder on fabric….

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Green Technology Trends: Water

Green Technology Trends: Water

“Going green” has become more than just a catch phrase, and is becoming a way of life for many people and businesses.  As energy and water costs rise, people are looking for ways to cut back on the use of these things, and water conservation is rising to the forefront in green technology trends.  These trends are aimed at helping individuals and corporations alike. Technology designed to promote water conservation is aimed at all types of consumers.  Some of the…

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