Ways to save energy in the home that you didn’t think of

28 02 2015

There are a lot of articles, blogs, podcasts, paper airplanes and the like talking about saving energy in the home but most have the same common sense content. Turn the lights off when not in use, don’t run the water when brushing teeth…are people really not aware of these simple ways to conserve.

There are some other ways to conserve that you may not have thought of.

-Boil water with the lid on.

-Wash clothes with cold water detergent. Hot water contributes to up to 20% of home energy use.

-Keep the fridge full.

-Get a dual flush toilet, a button for #1 and a button for #2.

-Put insulating foil behind radiators.

-Make sure thermostats are away from windows and sunlight to ensure and accurate reading.

-Children have a high metabolism so make them wear sweatshirts instead of turning the heat up.

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That was pretty much how it was growing up in Boston.

To visualize what home improvement projects will add the most value to your home, refer to the chart below.

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Take a tour of the property!

10 05 2014

Store Front

Welcome to Tashmans, come in the front door at 7769 Santa Monica Blvd.

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Or park in our lot off of Genesee.

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We have several styles of doors outside.

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Buy some plants from our assistant manager Rick.

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Come see Lucia in our showroom.

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Get a nice new shower enclosure!

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Or some new windows…

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We are glass experts.

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This piece of glass weighs 200 pounds!

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Come see Robert and Leslie in installations (note: man in picture is neither Leslie nor Robert, his name is Kevin and he works at the front counter.)

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Poppy’s natural cleaning products and Envirolife Paint

21 12 2013

This week at Tashman Home Center we received a new product line called Poppy’s Naturally Clean and to go with that we also have a new line of environmentally friendly house paint called Envirolife.

Poppy’s Naturally Clean products are non-toxic and biodegradable. They are not harmful to you, your children, your pets, the environment, or the earth. They are free of chemicals, additives, fragrances, and stabilizers.

As Americans we love our chemicals and trust them because we associate chemicals with advanced technology.  Cleaning products in particular are prized for their “New Advanced Formulas” and “Grease destroying properties”. Some common cleaners even make the dubious claim that they are non toxic and biodegradable though should you ingest one, proceed immediately to the hospital. This is called Greenwashing and it can make things very confusing when trying to use truly environmentally friendly products.

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Envirolife paint is a product line from Life Paint that has zero VOCs, 100% acrylic, long lasting and easy to use. No VOCs means that the paint does not have an odor like regular house paint. A few weeks ago we sold some envirolife paint to a regular customer who was painting an apartment for a tenant and after he had finished the tenant accused him of not doing the job because she could not smell the paint!

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Introducing weekly jobs at Tashman Home Center where we will showcase one or two of our installed jobs from the past week.

We installed a mirror wall in the Eastern Columbia building in downtown Los Angeles and installed Citiquiet Windows to cut down the noise from the street outside.

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We installed a beautiful frameless  shower enclosure using 1/2 inch Starphire glass and polished nickel hardware.

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Citiquiet Windows

6 12 2013

In cities throughout the world, CitiQuiet Soundproof Windows provide serenity to those confronted with temporary and permanent noise conditions.

Have you been suffering day and night from outside noises like garbage trucks, car alarms, airplanes, sirens, construction, fire trucks, loud music, people shouting, horns, and barking dogs?

Is your child’s sleep being interrupted by harsh sounds leaving them frightened and unable to rest comfortably, and keeping you awake?

Are your employees too distracted by outside noises to be able to work effectively and be 100% productive?

CitiQuiet, a leading manufacturer and expert in soundproofing windows, offers the ultimate answer to your noise pollution problems…THE SOUNDPROOF WINDOW!






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