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THE ECO-FRIENDLY KITCHEN: 10 AMAZING PRODUCTS THAT ARE BETTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

The United States is home to approximately 5% of the world’s population, yet we generate 40% of the world’s waste! To put it in perspective, the average citizen throws out 4 pounds of trash per day (that includes food waste). That’s 1,460 pounds of trash per year! It’s time we...

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LIVE RESPONSIBLY: THE 20 BEST SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS OF 2018

Here at Brite Homes Florida, we believe in living life responsibly and sustainably. We are in the business of building eco-friendly, solar-powered homes, after all. With that in mind, we decided to put together a list of what we think are the 20 best sustainable products on the market (from...

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THE ECO-FRIENDLY HOLIDAY: 15 ENERGY-SAVING TIPS FOR THE SEASON

The holidays are here. Living an eco-friendly lifestyle doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the holidays. Try these tips for a more energy-efficient holiday season:   #1 SWITCH TO LED CHRISTMAS LIGHTS   LED lights can use up to 90% less energy than standard lights. In fact, 300 bulbs of the...

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Airbnb Rentals Make Mortgage Refinancing Easier

It’s the age of the “gig economy.” Today’s technology gives everyone the opportunity to be mini entrepreneurs—whether it’s driving for Uber, delivering groceries for Shipt, or renting out your home on Airbnb. And if Airbnb is your gig, then you’re in luck.   Earlier this year, Fannie Mae launched a...

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Net Energy Metering Makes Solar Power Viable

More and more consumers are turning to solar panels to power their homes. Renewable solar energy has become a cost-effective way to reduce monthly utility costs, while also benefiting the environment. But it’s no secret that solar panels don’t produce electricity when the sun goes down. So how do homeowners...

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The HERS Index and What it Means

The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index is a nationally-recognized system for inspecting and calculating a home’s energy performance. The Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) created the HERS Index and continues to maintain it. As a homeowner or a potential homebuyer, you should know what the HERS Index is and...

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Solar Power Myths Debunked

Solar technology is now a viable consumer option for powering your home. Whether you are a homeowner who wants to install solar panels on your home, or you are looking to purchase a home with existing solar technology, you should familiarize yourself with the facts. There are many myths surrounding...

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Landscape for Sustainability in the Florida Climate

When people think of sustainable living, they often think of environmentally-friendly alternatives for the home: solar panels; energy-efficient appliances; hybrid water heaters; and low-impact, eco-friendly building materials. As green living continues building momentum, it’s time to begin thinking about how to take that ideology and expand it beyond the walls of...

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