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By: jameson1881 | May 31, 2017

Small Investment, Big Returns

James Huelseman
In the area of conservation energy is one of the first places to look to save a little money. If we're energy conscious we are already making sure to turn off all the lights before we leave the house and we are doing our absolute best not to leave the oven on over night. But what's the first step to reducing energy use when we're not quite ready for new appliances or solar panels?


The answer is: every little bit counts. In Ohio we average around $120/month on electric bills or around $1400/year according to the Environmental Impact Assessment. I know I'd much rather have an extra grand for a vacation or new toy every year. Now conservation alone will not eliminate our power bill if we still want...

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By: jameson1881 | May 31, 2017

A slice of summer year round.

James Huelseman


For those of us who live in cooler parts of the world, a reprieve from harsh winters can be much needed. But rather than travel hundreds of miles for a brief few days of warmth and sunlight, what if we could build a little semi-tropical room of our own? What would you do with a toasty studio or place for your underground band to play? Enter: the walipini.


According to the Inspiration Green website it's “Called a walipini in South America (from the Aymara Indian language, meaning "place of warmth").” - See more here. Some sources say these structures are typically 50 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit or warmer even in the dead of winter.


The walipini is essentially a greenhouse sunk six to eight fee...

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By: jameson1881 | May 31, 2017

Considering Solar? Consider DIY!

James Huelseman


For those of us looking to invest in solar power, the upfront cost can be rather daunting. There are a few programs that can help soften the blow such as Department of Energy loans and a 30% installation tax credit. So how do we move to clean affordable energy without breaking the bank? Joe Utasi owner of CinciHome Solar has a solution.




Joe offers a very affordable alternative to paying for professional installation. He will come to your home and do a very thorough consultation to help build a plan that covers every step of the process from paperwork and permits to ordering and delivery – including dealer pricing on your order. With over 30 years in the field and all the necessary certificatio...