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Learn more about some of the most innovative products available for use in the home. These products will help you to reach top energy-efficiency and become more eco-friendly around the house.
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Home Weather Stations Cloquet MN

You can place your weather sensors on a rooftop or in your backyard garden in Cloquet. Over the course of history, weather has played a major role in how people survive in the natural world. Climatic conditions like droughts, storms, hurricanes and tornadoes have all had dramatic effects on our environmental experiences.

Toilet Features Cloquet MN

The Japanese high-tech market does not just focus on autos, robotics and electronics; they make some pretty darn fancy toilets, too. Many Pacific Rim toilets have more buttons and control panels than TV sets, and heated seats have become the norm in Cloquet.

Laminate Floors Cloquet MN

Hardwood, tile, vinyl, carpet. Marble, stone, bamboo, rugs. Does the number of choices have you floored in Cloquet? Over the past few years, another option has gained ground. An increasing number of Americans are choosing laminate for their floors, an option that's been in the United States for less than 10 years. Laminate, or engineered, flooring is durable, easier to install and maintain than other floor coverings, simple to replace and, at $2 to $5 a square foot, costs less than many other surfaces.

Rocky Top Countertops Cloquet MN

Touted as the be-all-end-all of countertop material, these solid synthetic sheets, which are formed by mixing a mineral compound with polyester and acrylic resins, resist chips, dents and scratches, and are easily repaired in Cloquet.

Innovative Homes Cloquet MN

The house was built with structural insulated panels (SIPs), which consist of rigid foam insulation sandwiched between two structural skins of oriented strand board. Building with SIPs, which were used for the home's walls, roof and floors, was a change for builders used to working with traditional stick framing.

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American Clay Cloquet MN

It's plaster with a twist, and it's creating a buzz among green-oriented builders and homeowners. American Clay in Cloquet is an environmentally friendly earth plaster made from 100 percent natural ingredients, including clays, aggregates like marble dust, and natural pigments.

Bathrooms Products Cloquet MN

Hands-free faucets in Cloquet, water-saving toilets, improved ventilation, mold-resistant building materials, radiant-heated floors technology has come to the bathroom, marrying efficiency, conservation and comfort in a whole new way. Once required only to be functional, the bathroom is evolving, becoming more of a spa-like setting, a place for relaxation and unwinding.

Energy Efficient Washers Cloquet MN

When it comes to saving energy, it can't get any easier than pushing a button in Cloquet. Appliance manufacturer Bosch has equipped its 500 and 800 Nexxt front-loading clothes washers with a green-colored "EcoOption" button which, when pushed by the homeowner, will decrease water temperature during the wash cycle and reduce the amount of energy used by as much as 20 percent without affecting cleaning results.

High-Tech Bathrooms Cloquet MN

A truly earth-friendly bath in Cloquet includes fixtures that conserve water. WaterSense, a new Environmental Protection Agency program, is a voluntary public-private partnership that promotes the use of water-efficient products and services.

Home Heaters Cloquet MN

While millions of videos have been uploaded to YouTube, Norman Goyette may be the only homeowner in Cloquet on the popular website to spend 10 minutes bragging about his heating system. On the video, Goyette takes you on a tour through his house in Tyngsboro, Mass., with a stop at his new Freewatt Warm Air Micro-CHP system that’s quietly running in the background. “It’s exceeded my expectations,” he says. “What I like about the Freewatt is the engineering behind it, because it feels like a good hedge against future technology changes.”

Home Weather Stations Cloquet MN

A variety of weather stations with a range of capabilities are available to homeowners in Cloquet. Generally, weather stations are available in three grades: research grade, used for scientific purposes and usually the most expensive; industrial grade, which have special software and home automation interfaces; and consumer grade, geared toward the general public and usually the lowest-priced systems.

Home Weather Stations Cloquet MN

You can place your weather sensors on a rooftop or in your backyard garden in Cloquet. Over the course of history, weather has played a major role in how people survive in the natural world. Climatic conditions like droughts, storms, hurricanes and tornadoes have all had dramatic effects on our environmental experiences.

Innovative Homes Cloquet MN

The house was built with structural insulated panels (SIPs), which consist of rigid foam insulation sandwiched between two structural skins of oriented strand board. Building with SIPs, which were used for the home's walls, roof and floors, was a change for builders used to working with traditional stick framing.

Laminate Floors Cloquet MN

Hardwood, tile, vinyl, carpet. Marble, stone, bamboo, rugs. Does the number of choices have you floored in Cloquet? Over the past few years, another option has gained ground. An increasing number of Americans are choosing laminate for their floors, an option that's been in the United States for less than 10 years. Laminate, or engineered, flooring is durable, easier to install and maintain than other floor coverings, simple to replace and, at $2 to $5 a square foot, costs less than many other surfaces.

Luxury Bathroom Products Cloquet MN

Today's luxury bathrooms include all the aesthetic elements present in the rest of the home. Their utilitarian purpose has been overshadowed in recent years by a growing range of upscale design options.

Pollution-Free Lawn Tools Cloquet MN

It’s that time of year again — yard work. Spring cleanup. Time to fire up the mowers and edgers and hedge trimmers. But in many cases, as you’re tidying up your yard, you’ll also be polluting the air around your home with that gas-powered lawn maintenance equipment. The reason? Those pesky emissions.

Rocky Top Countertops Cloquet MN

Touted as the be-all-end-all of countertop material, these solid synthetic sheets, which are formed by mixing a mineral compound with polyester and acrylic resins, resist chips, dents and scratches, and are easily repaired in Cloquet.

Toilet Features Cloquet MN

The Japanese high-tech market does not just focus on autos, robotics and electronics; they make some pretty darn fancy toilets, too. Many Pacific Rim toilets have more buttons and control panels than TV sets, and heated seats have become the norm in Cloquet.

Toilet Repairs Cloquet MN

Check for toilet leaks in Cloquet. Add a water-soluble dye tab or several drops of food coloring to the tank of your toilet. If the flapper is leaking, the dye will filter into the bowl after a few minutes. Even a subtle leak can waste 100 gallons of water a day and leave you with a hefty water bill.

WaterSense Products Cloquet MN

Saving water makes sense. That’s the concept behind WaterSense, an EPA sponsored program designed to help homeowners conserve water and reduce utility bills. WaterSense has partnered with bathroom fixture manufacturers to set water-use standards for toilets, bathroom faucets and showerheads. Approved water-efficient products receive the WaterSense label, making it easy for homeowners in Cloquet to identify products that reduce a home’s water usage without sacrificing performance.