Eco-Friendly Energy Council Bluffs IA

Local resource for eco-friendly energy in Council Bluffs. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to green home accessories and energy efficient appliances, as well as advice and content on going green.

Solar Planet
(563) 557-5888
2901 Hillcrest Rd
Dubuque, IA
Services
Photovoltaic (Solar Electric) & Wind Installation

Green Transitions
(319) 721-3583
1709 Hollywood Blvd
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Wood Roofing Company
(515) 244-2711
5225 NE 17th Street
Des Moines, IA
Services
Solar Photovoltaic

Central Woodworking
(712) 323-8336
1209 2nd Ave
Council Bluffs, IA
 
Alternate Energy Systems
(563) 875-8772
611 Second St. SE
Dyersville, IA
Services
NABCEP Solar certified Design, sales, licensing classes

GWA International LLC
(515) 270-1377
6713 River Bend Dr
Johnston, IA
 
Scotty's Sales Company
(712) 322-5662
Council Bluffs, IA
 
Midwestern Kitchen Crafts
(712) 329-9091
1751 Madison Ave
Council Bluffs, IA
 

Budget-Friendly & Eco-Friendly Solutions

When it comes to going green, you don’t have to spend a lot of green to make an impact. There are tons of ways to make great renovations in your home without blowing your budget out of the water. Inexpensive, in this situation, doesn’t mean cheap at all. In fact, many of the renovations that you will find available will likely look pricey and luxurious, not cheap and simple. Start by determining what your budget is, and what areas of the home you want to focus on. Knowing these things will help you place priority on the ideas that you find for green remodeling on a budget.

 
Don't Break the Bank 
Everyone knows to change light bulbs and other fixtures that are not so energy-savvy. CFL bulbs save people hundreds or thousands of dollars every year on their energy costs, and save hassle as well. They give better light and last for up to 2 years, saving the hassle of the monotonous light bulb changing rituals that we’re all accustomed to. Here are some inexpensive (and NOT cheap) ways to spruce up your home for the environment’s sake.

  1. 1. Change over to a digital thermostat if you haven’t yet. Doing this will allow you to control the temperature in your home better. Also, on this note, turn it up a few degrees from where you normally keep it. you won’t notice much of a change and you’ll save a few bucks.

  2. 2. Wash laundry in cold water. There are plenty of detergent products today designed for cold water use if you prefer them. Normal detergents work fine, also. The point is that about 85% of the energy costs of laundry appliances are in heating the water.


  3. 3. Put a lock on your hot water heater, and turn the temperature down lower. You can buy a piece that will lock the temperature into place where you set it, so that you can only use so much hot water at a time. Then, you’ll learn to use less water and decrease all kinds of bills.


  4. 4. Caulk. Learn how to use it, learn to love it. Whenever you hav...

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