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    Here Comes The Sun: The Green Dream Revived

    While opposing special interests squabble about the Keystone Pipeline, hydraulic fracturing ("fracking"), and carbon tax legislation, do you ever wonder, "What happened to solar power?  Where'd it go?"  After all, it was the green dream of the 1980s and 90s--those huge, unwieldy solar panels and cheap, solar-powered calculators were everywhere!  Suddenly, though, it appeared that solar power wasn't part of the energy conversation anymore. Appearances can be deceiving: solar energy is a huge part of the conversation in corporate boardrooms and investment circles.

    Decorating A Boy's Room Based On A Football Theme

    If you're planning to decorate a boy's room based on a football theme, then this will undoubtedly make him feel very special, regardless of his age. You may be struggling with the planning process as well choosing the specific decor, and if so, then here are some ideas for creating an extra special football-themed bedroom as easily as possible: Find out his favorite team If the boy whose room you're decorating is an adolescent, then chances are he has a favorite football team.

    Aggressive Ways To Keep Your Home Safe From Burglary

    If you are a homeowner, you want to keep your home safe from being robbed. There are several different methods used in order to keep thieves from entering a household. Some ways are more aggressive than others. Here are some ways that you can help your home from becoming victim of a robbery. Alarm Systems Having an alarm system is a great way to keep robberies from happening. You can have an alarm system installed throughout your home, and will need to pay a monthly fee to have a company monitor the activity that may happen.

    Understanding The Physics Of An Air Conditioner

    The phenomenon of phase conversion is the guiding principle behind the modern air conditioner. The whole design of the AC unit is predicated on the need to carefully control when a coolant converts from phase to phase. Understanding how the components of the AC system work together to achieve this goal will help people know what maintenance to perform and what repairs to make in order to enhance the performance of their AC unit.

    Different Options For Heating And Cooling Your New Addition

    When your build an addition, you need to consider how you will heat and cool the space. Choosing the right product can help you reduce energy consumption and it can prevent larger issues from developing. It is best to look into all of your options, so you can determine which HVAC system will best suit your home's new addition. Consider Mini Split System Your first option is a mini-split-system that is independent of your home's existing HVAC system.

    5 Tips To Remember When Outdoors To Help Protect Your Septic System

    When you hear about doing things to preserve and protect your septic system, you probably think about not flushing the wrong things down your toilet and not pouring the wrong things down your drain. It's obviously important to remember these common tips, but there are other things that you can do to protect your septic system. Remember these tips when you're outdoors, and you can help keep your system running properly for as long as possible.

    How To Repair Small Cracks In Your Wood Garage Door

    Wood garage doors are typically quite durable and will last many years before needing to be replaced. However, during this time, you may find that your garage door will develop small cracks as a result of extreme weather or exposure to moisture. The bad news is, these cracks can drastically impact the way your garage door looks. The good news is, repairing these cracks may be much easier than you think.

    How Buying A House On A Hill Can Work To Your Yard's Advantage

    In your search for just the right house, you finally decide on one you can settle for. It is not exactly perfect, but given time, you can make it your own. The one thing you find disagreeable about it is that it sits on a hill. There is definitely an incline as you walk or drive up the driveway. What you are unaware of and will eventually discover is that this is an advantage, especially if you have street curbs or hire a contractor to put curbing in.