The Three 3’s at Home Part 1: Reuse

When it comes to being sustainable, there are three R’s: reduce, reuse and recycle. In each of these blog posts we will be taking one of the R’s and teaching you something that you can do to be more sustainable in the home. Today we’re talking about reusing! There are tons of things around the house that you can reuse to save money and make your life better. And reusing things is one way scientists can really help the planet. … Continue reading

The Three 3’s at Home Part 1: Reduce

When it comes to being sustainable, there are three R’s: reduce, reuse and recycle. In each of these blog posts we will be taking one of the R’s and teaching you something that you can do to be more sustainable in the home. Today we will focus on reducing by teaching you some really easy ways that you can reduce your carbon footprint and save money at the same time! Plastic Water Bottles This is such an easy way to … Continue reading

Devices that will Make Your Home Futuristic: Part 2

We’ve done a blog post about futuristic devices that could make your life better— but we found a few more! Amazon Alexa Devices These things are easy to use and affordable: a perfect gift around the holidays— but they can also help automate your home. Connect them to your lights so all you have to do is ask Alexa to turn them on or off. Use Alexa to order up everything from laundry detergent to your favorite snack. Alexa can … Continue reading

Why Energy Star Products are a Win-Win for Consumers and Retailers

Since 1992 blue Energy Star stickers have marked appliances from fridges to dishwashers to thermostats. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program was designed to help consumers be aware of their purchases and their impact on the environment. The program works by having companies opt-in for a third party to examine their product or building. The inspectors examine them under regulations set by the EPA. And when it’s all said and done, the inspector can approve the product by placing the … Continue reading

5 Apps that can help organize your life this fall

With Fall comes mild weather and back to school, making it a fantastic time to get yourself in order. We at Artisan Electric believe that having an organized life is on the path to living a better one. Here are a few suggestions we have for apps you should try this season to better organize your life. Mint This app is amazing at providing a user friendly way for you to manage your personal finances. Sort through colorful charts that … Continue reading

4 Mistakes First Time Homeowners Make

Congratulations! If you are reading this, it probably means you’re thinking or are in the process of buying a home. The task is a daunting one: pouring over for sale ads on real estate websites, contacting realtors and spending precious weekends looking for the perfect place to call home. We here at Artisan Electric believe in finding ways to help make your life better. They don’t figure out the finances Before you do anything: it’s really important to sit down … Continue reading