Have you ever wondered how “green” your appliances are?
When it comes to cooking, cleaning, and otherwise running a household, appliances often consume massive amounts of energy in the form of water, gas, or electricity. They may also create runoff that pollutes groundwater or other natural resources.
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To some extent, these effects are inherent to modern life. However, it may surprise you to know many appliances have the ability not only to reduce energy usage compared to similar products – they also prove more efficient than performing chores by hand. (We don’t know about you, but we’ll volunteer to wash fewer dishes manually any time!)
With this in mind, we’ve compiled this list of eco-friendly appliances to help homeowners save money, use less energy, and live more efficient lifestyles.
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For years, home ownership has been considered an important part of the “American Dream”; however, attitudes in recent years have shifted away from this concept. Main Street reports that 82% of people believe owning a home is an important part of wealth building, yet 18% claim they are unwilling to accept the risk involved with a mortgage. Current economic factors are playing a huge part in more people deciding to rent rather than to buy, thereby losing out on the benefits of owning property. Here are some of the most common fears people face, along with some practical ways to overcome them.
1. Fearing that a mortgage is risky
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