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Eco Village Dover DE

You don't have to live in an eco-village in Dover to have a green, energy-efficient home. Improving your home™s energy efficiency is often a matter of changing the way you live, and not even all that drastically.

All Seasons Nursery & Garden Center
(302) 734-2060
1325 S. Governors Ave
Dover, DE
 
Green Lawns
(302) 674-8850
437 Blue Heron Road
Dover, DE
 
All Seasons Landscaping
(302) 734-2828
S 1325 Governors Av
Dover, DE
 
Forever Green Lawn Service
(302) 672-9129
168 Victory Chapel Road
Dover, DE
 
Mark Colbourne Inc
(302) 734-7808
2012 Forrest Avenue
Dover, DE
 
Rain Designs Lawn & Landscape Management Services
(302) 734-1367
1435 New Burton Road
Dover, DE
 
Jonny Nichols Landscape Maintenance
(302) 697-2200
640 Bison Road
Dover, DE
 
R-CON Construction Inc
(302) 674-1697
Dover Air Force Base
Dover, DE
 
Creative Landscaping Inc
(302) 674-0526
690 Artis Drive
Dover, DE
 
Forever Green Lawn Service
(302) 730-4557
163 Unruh Dr
Dover, DE
 

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You don't have to live in an eco-village to have a green, energy-efficient home. Improving your home's energy efficiency is often a matter of changing the way you live, and not even all that drastically.

Energy efficiency is right at our fingertips, says Ted Montgomery of the Ten Stones community in Charlotte, Vt. Your hands turn on the hot-water faucets, turn on the lights, decide whether or not to let your car idle for 10 minutes to warm up, he points out. Things like that are right at your fingertips. It's mostly behavioral.

In addition, he notes, the measures we can take to reduce our impact on the environment also cut costs. Sharing things like lawn mowers -- which we do" are efficient-resource activities. When you're talking about your own home, there is the standard list: Watch the infiltration, tighten up all of the places where air gets in, look at your thermal envelope and keep your heating equipment up to date. Look at the way you consume your hot water, and consider turning down the temperature of your water heater. If you aren't using compact fluorescents, you should be.

Pay attention to your energy intake" and spend a little more in the beginning -- and the experts say you will save in the end.In the long run, it's not more expensive, Montgomery says. Energy efficiency is less expensive in the long run. It's a matter of being clever about how you do it.

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