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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Friday Job pics

20 09 2014

A collection of some of our recent home installation jobs.

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Faye Dunaway’s Hollywood Home Window Remodel

29 07 2014




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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Kenny Goes to the Milgard Dealer Symposium On the MIDWAY aircraft carrier

11 04 2014

Our esteemed President and CEO of Tashman Home Center went to an interesting party hosted by the president of Milgard, Jim Milgard.

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The soiree was hosted on the aircraft carrier “Midway”. The USS Midway served for 47 years after the end of WWII and is now part of a museum in San Diego

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In addition to examining the new Essence line of windows, Mr. Tashman tried to steal a fighter jet but was unsuccessful due to his lack of flight experience.

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Vendor Of the Week B.F.C. Design

11 04 2014

B.F.C. Design, helmed by Tom Longo is a longtime friend of Tashman Home Center and we refer people to him for a variety of services.

They provide window treatments of all kinds including shutters, blinds, drapes and various other coverings. 

They also install floor coverings from bamboo to laminate.

 

 

BFC Design offers competitive pricing, professional service with more than thirty years in the business.





Louvre or Jalousie Windows are the worst

3 02 2014

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If you live some where that is not temperate year round you may not have run into this abominable style of windows. For obvious reasons, installing these things somewhere cold is a terrible idea but installing them somewhere warm is also silly.

Invented well before the advent of air conditioning, Jalousie windows are meant to utilise natural ventilation to cool homes in hot areas like Southern California. Now that we have entered a more modern age where air conditioners are pretty standard in places like Los Angeles, Jalousie windows are a waste of money, energy , and resources.

Which brings us to the crux of the matter; the importance of good window insulation. Tashman Home Center is one of the few remaining retailers of louvre windows but we do not recommend them at all.

Instead we recommend aluminum or Vinyl windows with Low E glass for extra energy efficiency. For more on our various styles of windows, see our info page or our Catalog.

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