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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Welcome to Tashmanhomecenter.com

30 05 2014

ecommerce

 

 

STORE FRONT LINKED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tashmans now has an ecommerce website with over 85,000 items at fantastic prices!

http://www.tashmanhomecenter.com

We get a lot of requests for special items that we don’t regularly carry in stock. To make it easier for customers and for us as well, we have as very large database of competitively priced items that can be shipped directly to you or we can receive any item here in west hollywood for free pickup.
The other significant advantage for the consumer is the pricing structure. Being competitive as a large website is a very different animal than being competitive as an independent hardware store. As you local hardware and home improvement store, we pride ourselves on great customer service and custom solutions for everyday problems.
As an online retailer, we have a much lower overhead and an imperative incentive to match the prices of other online retailers. The results are low low prices every day! Our prices are similar to major brands such as True Value and Lowes.

 

  




Happy Hanukkah and Thanksgiving!

30 11 2013

The next time Hanukkah and Thanksgiving fall on the same day will be in about 80,000 years.

So Happy Holidays and check out some gift ideas from Tashmans, we promise you are in no danger of being trampled trying to make a purchase.

We have just stocked up on power tools and are currently offering 50 % off vinyl Milgard windows.

We have also just started carrying the Milgard Essence Series Windows.

Strong, beautiful, long lasting and durable,  Milgard® windows and doors are designed with stunning architectural style and superior performance.

Soon Christmas lighting and decorations will arrive  and we at Tashmans urge you to have a safe holiday. Make sure your lights are plugged into a grounded outlet or surge protector, most holidays decoration s are very flammable.

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Also be careful using a ladder when decorating, particularly after a few glasses of wine. Have someone support the bottom and keep your center of gravity. The image below if how NOT to use a ladder.

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If you have an older space heater, make sure the automatic shut off is in working order. All new space heaters must shut off in they fall over so if you need a new heater come check out our wide selection. And never put anything on a space heater.

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Nightstick Future Flashlights on Sale

7 10 2010

We have recently purchased several new led flashlights and headlamps.  They are sleek, very bright and will last a very long time on a few batteries.  They also have Dual-Light INNOVATION which combines a separate flood light with a flashlight in a single housing. The floodlight spreads light over an area four times broader than a flashlight beam with no hot spots that impair visibility while searching or working.

 





Dimmable CFLs CFL Compact Fluorescent Light

27 05 2010

So if you were not aware of the benefit of Compact Florescent Lights (CFLs), the above diagram should be pretty self explanatory.

A short time ago it was difficult to find a CFL that would work in a dimmable light fixture, they tended to flicker and buzz and also did not work with a dimmer.

We have found the solution and now stock a number of dimmable CFLs.





Eco-Heaters

25 05 2010

THE ECO-HEATER IS HERE!!!

IT’S THE PERFECT LOW COST ECONOMICAL WAY TO HEAT A WHOLE ROOM.

IT’S PAINTABLE TO MATCH THE DÉCOR OF YOUR HOME!!!

GREAT WAY TO UPSELL YOUR APARTMENTS AND EVEN YOUR HOME

GET YOURS TODAY!
$149.99

Effective — Warms a 10′ x 12′ room with only 400 Watts…great for bedrooms

Efficient — Uses 73% less electricity than other room heaters

Economical — Save up to 50% or more on your total heating costs

ECO-heaters are wall-mounted electric convection space heaters that use less than 1/3 of the energy typical space heaters use. An environmentally-responsible alternative to 1,500 watt space heaters, an ECO-heater heats a 120 square foot space using only 400 watts. ECO-heaters are less than 24″ square, and are mounted 3/4″ off the wall to create a convection heat channel. The air between the wall and the panel is heated and rises, drawing cool air from the floor, thus silently circulating warm air throughout the room. ECO-heaters are easy to install, can be painted to match any décor, and plug into a standard outlet.





Tour of the Hardware Store

21 01 2010

A walk around the store.






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