Monthly Archives: August 2011

10 Myths About Green Remodeling part 8 of 10

visit heatingandcoolingrochester.com for more information By Murrye Bernard, Contributing Writer 8. My local hardware store doesn’t carry fancy green products. You live in a small town and it takes years for newfangled appliances and materials to reach you. Or you’re a loyal … Continue reading

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10 Myths About Green Remodeling part 7 of 10

visit heatingandcoolingrochester.com for more information By Murrye Bernard, Contributing Writer 7. If a product claims to be “green,” it’s good for the environment. For now, there is no across-the-board standardization for green building products. Some are endorsed by organizations such as Green … Continue reading

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10 Myths About Green Remodeling- part 6 of 10

visit heatingandcoolingrochester.com for more information By Murrye Bernard, Contributing Writer 6. I don’t have the expertise to do it myself. While some green building systems do require the expertise of a professional, that doesn’t mean you can’t handle some green remodeling basics … Continue reading

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10 Myths About Green Remodeling- part 5 of 10

visit heatingandcoolingrochester.com for more information By Murrye Bernard, Contributing Writer 5. I have to remodel my entire home to be green. Don’t use the “all or nothing” excuse. Renovation is inherently green: you are preserving and improving an existing structure rather than … Continue reading

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10 Myths About Green Remodeling- part 4 of 10

visit heatingandcoolingrochester.com for more information By Murrye Bernard, Contributing Writer 4. It won’t match my home’s aesthetic. Gaudy solar panels overwhelm quaint bungalows and wind turbines look ridiculous next to classically inspired columns. Green homes don’t have to be modern, space age … Continue reading

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10 Myths About Green Remodeling- part 3 of 10

visit heatingandcoolingrochester.com for more information By Murrye Bernard, Contributing Writer 3. It’s expensive. The most commonly perpetuated myth about green remodeling, of course, is that it costs a lot more than traditional remodeling. Keep in mind, though, that most of the green … Continue reading

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10 Myths About Green Remodeling- part 2 of 10

visit heatingandcoolingrochester.com for more information By Murrye Bernard, Contributing Writer 2. ‘Green’ is a politically loaded word. The topic of global warming is an ongoing argument, and some people assume that if you’re “green,” then you are a Democrat, hippie or West … Continue reading

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