Home Efficiency

Air Conditioning Tips to Save you $$

Summertime, and the living is easy. The living is also HOT, sweaty and can get a little uncomfortable in the land of sun and fun; so retreating to a gloriously cool air conditioned home after being in the oppressive heat of the day is sometimes just what the doctor ordered. Thank goodness for a comfortable air conditioned oasis. Of course, the downside is that your air conditioning unit at home will be...

Our Top 5 Home Efficiency Life Hacks!

1. Use Power Strips Power strips (aka surge protectors) are ideal when it comes to powering off excessive devices and plugs. Some energy hogs (Like PC desktops) never really “turn off” when you turn off their switch. Plug them into a power strip, then just flip that strip off, and all those hungry devices will stop eating energy simultaneously. 2. Unplug Unused Chargers Cell phone and battery...

Dream Closets

Organise every room, it couldn’t be easier! After months of being at home, we’ve all had a lot of time to realise how great – or not so great our homes are. It’s been a time of assessing and upgrading many areas in our homes as we spend more time at home this year. For most of us, our bedroom closet is one of the main areas that we could use some organisational expertise. Perhaps this time has...

7 Packed Lunch Hacks

Expert Advice from Keelin Hankin BSc RD, Registered Dietitians at Island Nutrition Lunchtimes can be tricky from tempting meals at local restaurants or grills to readily available office treats. Packing a lunch is great way to save money as well as helping to maintain a healthy balanced diet. 1. Prepare Prep and chop some fruit and/or veggies at the beginning of the week or at the weekend so they are...

Energy Efficiency – the the new normal for Air Conditioning

As we march on past COVID 19 through the remainder of 2020, the upcoming years will be dominated once again by the onset of climate change. The planet is warming up, it only makes economic sense for homeowners to seek out the best ways to manage their home efficiency. Gone are the bulky central air conditioner systems and retro fit “window air-conditioning” units, which both are now seen as...

Energy Efficient Heating and Air Conditioning

The cost of electricity has become a hot topic of conversation recently along with the environmental impact of our contemporary lifestyles. Naturally we all want to do the right thing for the global climate while also keeping our essential home comforts like heating and air conditioning. That’s where energy efficient appliances and practices come in – with these in mind we can all live comfortably...

Home Hacks – Efficiency

Tips & tricks that YOU can do today to make your home energy efficient! Save Power by Unplugging Unused Electronics Every electronic device in your home takes energy to run. Did you know they also take electricity when they’re not being used? An easy way to remedy this is to unplug electronic devices when not in use. Sure, just unplugging the toaster may not make a huge difference, but unplugging...

Grand Opening – D.E. Mortimer Showroom

Having opened its doors in 1964, D. E. Mortimer & Co Ltd. are celebrating 55 years in business AND have recently opened their new retail showroom and offices on Harvey Road in Paget. The retail store is open to the public on Monday to Friday from 10:00am until 4:00pm, and on Saturdays from 10:00am until 2:00pm. In their new Showroom, you can purchase the same professional-grade cleaning materials...

The Magic of Tidying Up

Over the years as we transition from our parents home to our dorm rooms to our own apartments and homes the one thing we learn, and that’s every home needs to be cleaned. But that’s not something easily done. Sometimes it can be overwhelming with all the clutter we accumulate but there is a way. For years, I have been hearing about the craze that the book “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up”...

Beat the heat and save money on your electricity – here’s how

There is plenty to love about summer in Bermuda, but there is one aspect that leaves residents yearning for cooler temperatures: the infamous summer electricity bill. In the summer months, we see a rise in the use of air conditioners, fans and pools as residents try to fend off the heat. Of course, each of these contributes to an increase in energy consumption. How can you use energy efficiently to both...

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