Ripple Creek Homes LLC-Air filters

February 29th, 2012By: Paul Harris

Clean or replace air filters. Replace filters on exhaust hoods, humidifiers, vacuums, etc. Clogged filters impair performance and cause the units to run longer.

Ripple Creek Homes LLC-Wash in cold water

February 28th, 2012By: Paul Harris

When possible, wash clothes in cold water. About 90% of the energy used in a clothes washer is from heating water.

Ripple Creek Homes LLC-Clothes dryer

February 27th, 2012By: Paul Harris

Make sure your dryer’s outside vent is clear and clean out the lint filter after every load. When shopping for a new dryer look for one with a moisture sensor that automatically shuts off the dryer when clothes are dry.

Ripple Creek Homes LLC-Insulation

February 26th, 2012By: Paul Harris

Ripple Creek Homes LLC far exceeds the national standard in insulation requirements. We use an R38 blown in fiberglass insulation in our attics.

Ripple Creek Homes LLC-Insulation

February 25th, 2012By: Paul Harris

Determine your current level of insulation. In the attic, measure the depth of existing insulation using a ruler. If there is less than R-22 (7 inches of fiber glass or rock wool or 6 inches of cellulose) you could probably benefit by adding more. Existing homes should have a minimum of R-22 insulation in the attic. Insulating ceilings, walls, attics, floors, crawl spaces and basements to recommended standards can reduce heating and cooling costs by 5% to 25%.

Ripple Creek Homes LLC-Seal your duct work

February 24th, 2012By: Paul Harris

Have your heating and cooling ducts professionally sealed to save up to $190 per year in energy costs. Ripple Creek Homes LLC always seals duct work in every house we build. www.ripplecreekhomes.com

Replace heating equipment more than 15 years old with new ENERGY STAR qualified models. Equipment must be sized and installed properly.

*Old furnaces cost more to operate per year than new, ENERGY STAR qualified models that are 15% more efficient than standard models.

Ripple Creek Homes LLC-Recycle

February 21st, 2012By: Paul Harris

One person’s trash is another person’s treasure. Salvaging second-hand materials before they reach the landfill not only helps the environment, but can also save you money. Often, these second-hand treasures cost less and come with more character and whimsy than similar accessories you could buy new.

Ripple Creek Homes LLC-Adjust your water heater

February 20th, 2012By: Paul Harris

Turn your water heater down to 120 degrees or the “normal” setting when home, and to the lowest setting or vacation setting when away. Water heating can account for about 13% of your home’s energy costs.

Ripple Creek Homes LLC- Beauty in Every Detail!

February 19th, 2012By: Paul Harris

Ripple Creek Homes LLC- Beauty in Every Detail. We specialize in high quality, beautifully crafted homes!