Keep Home Heating Bills Manageable with Goodman Manufacturing

Keep Home Heating Bills Manageable with Goodman Manufacturing

One of the largest expenses associated with running a household is keeping the inside temperature comfortable. One way to control these costs is with a higher efficiency HVAC system. Designing Spaces Think Green visits Tallahassee, Florida to visit a home with a newly installed high efficiency heating system. Daniel, from Goodman Manufacturing, explains what makes a home heating system energy efficient. He recommends replacing the gas furnace approximately every 15 years and installing a modern gas furnace that includes variable speed. The Goodman Heat Exchanges comes with a 20 year lifetime warranty and a 10-year equipment replacement warranty. Daniel also

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Designing Spaces: Think Green

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On today’s episode, we learn about the importance of thinking green in terms of energy consumption, an alternative to conventional plastics, and saving money through energy-efficient and environmentally friendly options. Vivntsolar shows the installation process for rooftop solar panels and the decreased cost in utilities through the use of green solar energy. Steven Kim, from EcoZenith, talks about a non-toxic biodegradable alternative to conventional plastics called PBC (Poly Bio Ceramic). This high performance polymer will help reduce ocean pollution and toxic emissions of Dioxins caused by conventional plastics throughout the planet. Representatives from Goodman Manufacturing show methods for thinking green

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Eco Zenith Provides an Alternative to Plastic

Eco Zenith Provides an Alternative to Plastic

Debi Marie speaks to Steven Kim, the Vice President and CFO of EcoZenith USA, about a new alternative to conventional plastic. Steven begins by explaining the current environmental issues surrounding conventional plastic such as ocean pollution, the emissions of Dioxins during manufacturing and incineration, and plastic’s 1,000 year decomposition rate. However, EcoZenith USA has created an alternative to plastic called PBC (Poly Bio Ceramic). PBC is a high performance polymer made from Calcium Carbonate, a mineral that makes up 4% of the Earth’s crust. The abundance of this raw material makes PBC strong competition for conventional plastic because PBC is

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Going Green with Solar Power in Your Home

Going Green with Solar Power in Your Home

Blake and Millie talk about the benefits of solar power home installation. They go up on the roof to show how solar modules are installed, and they speak with an electrician to find out how solar panel installation leads to saving money. The direct current from the sun comes down into the solar panels and is then transferred from the roof into the inverter. The inverter converts the direct current into alternating current, and the alternating current feeds the house panel. This allows the homeowner to use less utilities and save more money. Visit vivintsolar.com to learn more about installing

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Green Living Inside and Out

Green Living Inside and Out

Living an eco-friendly green lifestyle does not translate to giving up some of the nicer things in life. In fact, greener lifestyles often lead to richer lifestyles in several different ways. And, you will always know you are contributing to reducing our carbon footprint. Our “green” topics today start with a look at new HVAC systems that are energy efficient, reliable, and provide homeowners value by reducing electric consumption. Then, we take it out to the back yard to see how mosquitoes can be kept at bay using a unique treatment that is safe for pets and humans. Finally, we

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Discover the Efficiency of Amana

Discover the Efficiency of Amana

What do you do when that old AC unit starts causing problems or stops working? The good news is that there are affordable, energy-efficient, and environmentally-friendly options on the market today. Joining Debi Marie is Jim Fisher from Goodman Manufacturing, and Cameron Carrow, Owner of PMS Mechanical, to show us “Think Green” trends in terms of heating and cooling. Jim and Cameron cover the latest trends in new HVAC technology, including how energy efficient systems are lowering utility bills. Newer units are quieter, more cost effective (lower electric bills) and environmentally friendly. Also, issues of reliability and value are discussed

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Taking Back the Backyard

Taking Back the Backyard

With summer comes the enjoyment of the great outdoors, even if it is only the backyard. Ah yes, the patio lifestyle, kicking back, sipping a cool drink, eating meals hot off the grill. And then…the unwanted guests….MOSQUITOES! Michael and Carmen are homeowners plagued by mosquitoes in their back yard. An understanding of mosquitoes, and how they reproduce, thanks to Stanton E. Cope Ph.D, Terminix Director of Entomology & Regulatory Services, reveals the first steps to be taken to begin eliminating the pests. Richard Russell, Terminix Service Technician demonstrates the actual service offered by Terminix to eliminate mosquito problems. At the

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An Education On Solar for Today’s Homeowners

An Education On Solar for Today’s Homeowners

Meet Millie. She’s a 12 year old enthusiast for solar energy, and along with solar energy technical expert Andy, she has a message for homeowners. Solar panels on your home are not for rich people. In fact, with Vivint’s ideas, solar energy becomes an option that may significantly reduce your utility bill, and the best part, you don’t have to pay for the solar energy system. Why have Millie talk to home owners about solar energy? Because if she can understand how it works, so can a grown-up who owns a house. Consider this: the earth gets more energy from

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Thinking Green Can Save You Green

Thinking Green Can Save You Green

On this edition of Think Green, we focus on the money side of living greener. The environment is always at the forefront, but green technology is contributing to living more economical lifestyles. First, we address an American dream; home ownership and acquiring a first house, and how mortgage insurance could be a key component to make dream come true. Then, we visit one community where electric vehicles are the norm, and contribute to keeping the cost of living under control. Finally, we visit a house in Maryland to examine measures homeowners can take to reduce energy usage; good for the

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Mortgage Insurance and Buying your First Home

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Meet Vanessa and Mark. Like many Americans, living in an apartment building, waiting for their chance to move out, and into a home. With a growing family, they work hard to build up their worth, looking forward to the day they have saved enough to make a down payment on their first house. Joining Debi Marie is Matt Young, Senior VP of Sales with Genworth Mortgage Insurance Corporation, to talk about mortgage insurance, which could prove to be a perfect fit for someone looking for a first home, like Vanessa and Mark. After answering questions about how mortgage insurance works,

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