Radon Action Month

Radon Action Month

January is National Radon Action Month Due its geological make-up, Boulder County has elevated levels of radon gas (actually, all of Colorado falls into this ‘Zone 1’ category). Radon is an invisible, odorless, tasteless, cancer-causing gas that can get into buildings through cracks, holes and pipes in the foundation. While living in Boulder County does not […]

Switching to Energy Efficient Bulbs: Too Good a Deal to Miss!

Switching to Energy Efficient Bulbs: Too Good a Deal to Miss!

The hesitancy around LEDs in their infancy can be understood; sure, they used a heck of a lot less energy- but they weren’t dimmable, had the tendency to flicker and were only available in a “cool, sterile, blue bulb.” No wonder residents lollygagged instead of running to the nearest store to pick up a pack […]

Wildfire Mitigation

Wildfire Mitigation

Wildfire Mitigation Saves Property and Lives For folks that live in the mountains and foothills, the threat of wildfire is a very real prospect. People who have lived through the devastating force of a fire understand that they must mitigate their property to protect it – not for if a fire comes, but when it comes- […]

Switching Over to LEDs

Switching Over to LEDs

Switching Over to LEDs If you ask the Green Vests in the Holiday Department which lights they recommend to liven up this year’s festivities, they will all agree on LED. What do they like about these energy-saving lights? “Just about everything,” says Green Vest Karen Petersen, who has witnessed a mass movement away from traditional […]

Simple Ways to Save Energy and Money This Winter

Simple Ways to Save Energy and Money This Winter

Simple Ways to Save Energy and Money This Winter As the temperatures steadily drop and home-dweller windows stay seasonally closed, cost-effective ways to stay warm this winter, and to save some money at the same time, are looking better and better.  “Any little thing you can do makes a huge improvement,” said Ben Anderson, a […]