Energy Efficiency Basics
Did you know, it’s cheaper to save energy than it is to make energy? If you want to offset $100 a month in utility bills, the right place to start is by looking at your current home, starting with your heating bills.
If you heat with natural gas, it’s easy to find the separate monthly item, even if it’s billed by your electric utility. It’s probably $1 per square foot annually to heat a house. That often adds up to more than $2,000 a year. Most homeowners can save 20 to 25 percent by caulking air leaks around windows, doors, foundations, and soffits. Check the attic insulation, too. It’s a wise investment to add up to 12 inches of insulation from the face of studs, (batting or blown-in cellulose.) The easiest fix of all is to renew weather-stripping around all doors and window sashes, and put insulating covers on pet doors. Spending $1,000 on insulating upgrades will cut heating costs by 50 percent and pay for itself in about one year.
Heating and cooling systems can also be improved. Change your furnace air filters quarterly. Get ductwork cleaned and air leaks sealed so ducts are fully insulated. If you heat with oil, natural gas, or propane, consider installing solar air heating, modern high-efficiency oil, gas, or propane furnace or ground-source geothermal.
When replacing appliances, investigate energy-efficient appliances. The typical refrigerator built in 1980 costs about $154 in electricity to run for a year at today’s average rate of 11 cents per kilowatt-hour. A modern high-efficiency refrigerator runs for about $55 a year.
Most hot water heaters can be made more efficient. Fix all leaks. Turn the thermostat down to 122°F (50°C). Be sure all water lines and the tank itself, are fully insulated. Use low-flow aerators & shower heads.
A new water-heating system may be cheaper still. A simple solar water-heating system can be installed, especially if you do it at the same time you replace your hot-water heater. Water heating is 30% of our energy costs.
The easiest way to cut your electric bill is by replacing light bulbs. Incandescent bulbs waste about 95 percent of their energy as heat. Using LED could save $92 in the first year over incandescent bulbs.
Do you leave the TV set on for hours at a time? Cable box consumes approx.310 watts. your TV or Computer uses 5 to 10 watts continuously, even when shut them off unless you unplug everything. The solution: Use a switchable power strip.
Our homes have many sources of, “Vampire Power” (power being wasted without our knowledge.) A typical flat screen TV plugged in and never turned on can use as much as $100.00 per year.
A large attic fan may draw 370 watts, but did you know that’s cheaper than an air conditioner, which draws about 1,900 watts per ton of cooling capacity.
Not sure where to start? The best way to find cost-effective fixes, especially in an older house, is with a professional Building Performance Institute Home Energy Audit. Check with your utility provider. Ask for their free or reduced-cost home energy audit.
Or, call us to find out what additional Renewable Energy Resources would enhance your home energy solutions. This could include solar panels, wind turbines, water heating, air conditioning and more. The standard price for this service is $200 to $400. This is a refundable deposit, upon completion of any project with us.
Prevention is the Best Medicine
Learn how to Use Homeopathy for your Family & Pets
As Your First Line of Defense & for Building the Immune System
Learn the Basics of Homeopathy
Plus, the Top 12 Remedies To have in your Medicine Cabinet.
Basic Homeopathy Kits Will Also Available for Order
Homeopathy is a safe, gentle, and natural system of healing that works with your body to relieve symptoms, restore itself, and improve your overall health. It is extremely safe to use, even with very small children and pets. It has none of the side effects of many traditional medications, is very affordable. It is also made from natural substances, and is FDA regulated.
Homeopathic Remedies are used to treat acute illnesses, like colds, ear infections, migraines, and sore throats, as well as chronic conditions, like asthma, depression, autism, and arthritis.
Homeopathic medicines are made from natural sources (e.g., plants, minerals), and are environmentally friendly and cruelty free. Most are available over the counter in grocery stores, drug stores, health food stores, homeopathic pharmacies, and online. They are also extremely affordable. Homeopathic remedies when used as directed, are completely safe for everyone – including pregnant and nursing women, infants, children, and adults. They are given in such small doses that they don’t cause side effects.Learn the basics of Homeopathy for prevention or at the first onset of illness and start saving on Health Care costs for your family.
This is a basic introductory class. However, for those who are dedicated and want to learn more, a more advanced 12 week course will be offered. Details will be shared at the end of this class.
For more information or to reserve your space for this Introductory Class:
Contact: Kathy Jerore, Naturopath 248-974-2062
Own Your Power-Nurture Yourself
Jodi Cook ~ Doterra Oils
Since 1993, I have focused on caring for my home, gardens, family and myself naturally.
This involves aspects for all sides of what mother nature offers us, from homeopathy, herbal, naturally sourced foods and essential oils.
In my line up of medicinals, in front are the doTERRA essential oils. Each day I diffuse, apply and use essential oils, in my water to keep me energized, in the air for mental clarity and topically is ease any discomfort. doTERRA provides positive healthful effects with the purest oils, that are grown, harvested and processed with the highest standards.
Essential oils offer a variety of benefits, and each individual experiences essential oil use in their own way. Fortunately, the diversity of essential oils makes them a helpful way to, prevent issues, maintain health, even for those who have specific health concerns. It has benefits to all with diverse health benefits, and for those who experience sensitivity from other solutions. Using essential oils for health benefits allows the user to tailor the experience to their specific wants and needs, rather than settling for a generic solution.
I am excited to share our experience with doTERRA oils that can enhance your line up of living well.
One of the first oils I reach for daily is Lemon essential oil. It is the most widely used and easy to incorporate into your daily routine. Re-Start each day with Lemon oil. When added to water, Lemon provides a refreshing and healthy boost throughout the day. Lemon is frequently added to food to enhance the flavor of desserts and main dishes. When diffused, Lemon is very uplifting and energizing and has been shown to help improve mood.
Worried about toxins from cleaners? Lemon oil is an solution. Lemon is a powerful cleansing agent that purifies the air and surfaces, and can be used as a non-toxic cleaner throughout the home.
Dr. Kathy's Natural Remedies
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Do you take better care of your Automobile than you do yourself?
Start your Preventive Maintenance Program with a Zyto / Bio-Feedback Health Assessment today.
Regular $75.00 per session
Mention this Article and pay only $50.00 for the Month of June
Recommended supplements are additional.
The Zyto Bio-Feedback assessment is the easiest Health test you will ever have. Place your hand on the Scanner and in just a few minutes, 170 BioMarkers are assessed through the same technology as a Lie Detector Test. From this assessment, imbalances are compared with over 400 Homeopathic Remedies to determine which solutions will help bring your body back into balance the quickest.
The scan looks at your 4 Core Body Systems: Detoxification, Gastrointestinal, Hormone/Endrocine and the Immune System.
The Assessment gives insights into challenges such as Environmental exposure to toxins, Organs that are stressed, Endocrine/Hormones challenges, Sleep hinderances, Emotional stressors and more.
If you are looking to improve your health, and willing to use natural solutions for your good health, call to make an appointment today 248-974-2062. Prevention is the Best Medicine
NATURAL SKIN CARE SOLUTIONS
Cindy Klement, MS, CNS, MCHES
Dr. Kathy's Natural Remedies
Hemp Grows Like a Weed!
Elaine Yanni Fink – Artist at Modern Illuminations
Text Message @ 810-560-0045
On Saturday, June 8th, from Noon until 5pm, Elaine will be available for personal Angel Drawings, which include personal messages from the Angels, at the Enlightened Soul Center, 3820 Packard Rd, Suite# 280, Ann Arbor. (Just west of Carpenter Road)
Elaine also has various 5 x 7 Angel prints that are matted and ready for framing, available for sale also @ $35.00. They make wonderful gifts for someone special.
Miracles happen everyday.
Some in a very small and special way.
Miracles happen everyday.
Some in a large and stupendous way.
Believe in miracles and miracles occur.
Believe, for your creator brings miracles into your life,
Everyday and every way.
Believe, Believe, Believe!
IT IS SO!
(Description: 9 X 12 Personal Angel Drawings with a special message for each person.)
There is river in Heaven where the extraordinary Water of Life flows.
Experience the Life-giving water by Immersing the Cosmic body.
Drinking from The Chalice, the water of life, brings change.
The Cosmic stream of Joy and sorrow flow to the Heavenly Shore.
Dream anew of wonders, To be experienced. Believe Believers!
Be born anew!
Assorted 5 x 7 prints are matted and ready for framing. $35.00 each
Cosmic Waters is an example of one of the prints available.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Sacred Art of the Angels / Modern Illuminations
Elaine Yanni Fink
Modern Illuminations; for Paintings and Drawings from The Sacred Art of The Angels
Elaine has always been an artist and feels the Grace that has been activated into her artwork, The Gift of this Healing Grace has been infused into each of her drawings, paintings, messages that accompanies the drawings, giving her inspiration.
Angels Have Always Been Messengers. When Words are given to Elaine while drawing, they are inspired and intuited from the Angels, God's Messengers. Elaine believes this Attunement lies dormant in all of us and is programmed into our souls, waiting for a call to life.
Angels and Higher Beings are here to assist us to go beyond the mundane into the spirtual evolution of our souls. When we become awakened, the world benefits for each and everyone of us carries the light to benefit and change the world of those around us.
Elaine has prints available for sale in 2 sizes. She is also available for commissioned work and personalized Angel drawings and wonderful messages of love inspiration hope and healing.