The 7 Best Energy Efficiency Apps for your Home [Infographic]

We all know that true sustainability comes from switching up our daily habits, yet for many this is a challenge. We all lead busy lives, so it’s not uncommon to feel like we simply don’t have the time or the energy to be green. As the saying goes, “it’s not easy being green.”

Sometimes all we need to stay on the green path is a helping hand – something to remind us why we need to change our behaviour and that offers guidance on how to continue being eco-friendly. This is where technology comes in. Whether you want to make big or small changes in your lifestyle, there is a mobile application to help you. However, with literally millions and millions of apps to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to start.

A good starting point is to identify one area of your life you want to “green.” Real change begins at home, so there is no better place to start than with energy efficiency. With just a few changes around the house, you can dramatically reduce your energy usage and your overall carbon footprint.

By providing information, education and motivation, mobile apps can be a tremendous help when undertaking energy efficiency projects around the home. The team at Calgary Window & Door Guys have put together a highly informative infographic guide laying out the most useful energy efficiency apps for your home. Ranging from the practical to the playful, each of these apps offer unique ways of aiding you in your journey to become a better citizen of the earth. With handy information about features, benefits and user reviews; this guide has everything you need to make the right choice.

Check out the infographic below to learn how you can use apps to start saving energy today!

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DIM: Upcycled Bookmark

I had a bunch of maps a friend gave me (trusting that I would do something with them). A couple of years after (😬) I joined the penpal group of Mexicans around the world, a great opportunity for me to send handmade-upcycled gifts. So i finally did something with those maps!

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How to Remove Mold naturally [Infographic]

Molds are found both indoors and outdoors, and while some molds are harmless, others can cause allergic reactions in you and your family. Symptoms of mold exposure include a cough, asthma symptoms, shortness of breath, hypersensitivity pneumonitis and respiratory illness. Mold is especially dangerous to infants and young children, as prolonged exposure can cause lifelong respiratory issues.

Mold is caused by humidity in the air combined with oxygen, darkness and mold spores. If you live in a poorly ventilated home, you may have recurring mold problems. You’ll also want to repair any leaks in pipes or the roof immediately.

Mold removal below 10 square feet can be removed by natural remedies. However, for any area larger than 10 square feet, you should seek out a professional for mold removal.

In this infographic, you’ll learn about AerIndustries covers How to Remove Mold Naturally to help you identify and eliminate mold in your home.

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How to prepare Soil for a Vegetable Garden

The greatest factor that will affect the overall outcome of your gardening is the quality and condition of your soil. Every gardener knows that the foundation of great produce all boils down to a well-tended and prepared soil. From the use of fertilizers, a tiller or cultivator, adding compost, and determining the most feasible gardening bed option, all of these would add up to create soil that is ready to nourish plant growth.

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How to raise earth-friendly kids

Our planet is our home and it is our duty to protect it at all costs. But nowadays the growing demands of people in all directions are ‘cutting on’ the Earth’s life. We must take up actions, which will reduce the amount of the damage. Recycling, planting trees and crops, decreasing paper usage are just a few of the things we must do. And if you want your children to live cleaner and better, you should raise them in an earth-friendly manner. They have to be aware of the fact that the planet is not an unlimited resource and that everyone should start ‘eco’ actions in order to make things right.
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