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You don't have to live in an eco-village in Henderson 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.

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Elite Multimedia Solutions
702-489-9011
855 N Stephanie Street Unit 1612
Henderson, NV
 
Turf Equipment Supply CO - East
(702) 435-9471
371 Julia Street
Henderson, NV
 
Vista Nursery & Landscape Supply
(702) 568-6111
20 North Gibson Road
Henderson, NV
 
Elko Garden & Landscape
(775) 738-9273
2222 Last Chance Road
Elko, NV
 
David Webb
Simply Unique Interiors
702-271-6402
P.O Box 531286
Henderson, NV
 
United Horticultural Supply
(775) 358-6166
5355 Capital Court
Reno, NV
 
Edward Jennings
Comfort Home Appliance
702-476-1234
780 Coronado Center Dr. #11037
Henderson, NV
 
Durham Synthetic Turf & Putting Greens
(702) 699-9273
118 Corporate Park Drive
Henderson, NV
 
Lesley Conant
Sacred Spaces
(702) 629-2932
272 Terranova Lane
Henderson, NV
 
Fox & Sons Lawn Maintenance
(702) 565-6428
35 Church Street
Henderson, NV
 

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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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