Spring Has Arrived- Here’s What’s In Season!


Ah Spring has finally arrived, and with longer days and warmer weather comes a new crop of fresh produce. ‘Tis the perfect season to “spring clean” your diet, so out with the heavy fall and winter fare and in with springtime fruits and veggies. In-season produce reaps the most nutritional value so here’s what to… Continue reading »

Get Ready To Garden- Your Spring Checklist

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Hoping to get an early start on your spring gardening? That’s great – just be careful not too get too far ahead of yourself.  There’s still plenty of freezing weather still to flash across the radar. Resist the urge to set out new plants; instead, use this time to pay a visit to your garden… Continue reading »

Solar Energy 101

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What is solar energy? Solar energy is, simply, energy provided by the sun. This energy is in the form of solar radiation, which makes the production of solar electricity possible. Electricity can be produced directly from photovoltaic, PV, cells. (Photovoltaic literally means “light” and “electric.”) These cells are made from materials which exhibit the “photovoltaic… Continue reading »

Why Support Your Local Farmer?


You’ve heard the saying “If your grandmother wouldn’t recognize it, it’s not real food.” Eating farm fresh food grown by your local farmer is making it’s way back into mainstream society. It simply makes good sense, and it’s how everyone ate not so long ago—before heart disease, diabetes and obesity had managed to wheedle their… Continue reading »

AquaChill Saves Money & The Environment


ADVERTORIAL Ken Goodrich, principal of Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning and The Sunny Plumber Has your air conditioner been running nonstop since April? Eighty-seven percent of Arizona residents use central air conditioning to cool their homes, and the cost to run air conditioners throughout the state accounts for a large percentage of residential power consumption…. Continue reading »

New Lead Law Affects Your Plumbing, Your Health & The Environment. Are You Ready?


Guest Blog- Ken Goodrich, principal of The Sunny Plumber and Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) works hard to protect our health and the environment by enforcing regulations set by the U.S. Congress. In 2011, Congress passed the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act to amend Section 1417… Continue reading »

Water Softeners Vs. Water Filters- What You Should Know


What is the difference between a water softener and a water filter? This is a question very few people comprehend. First, you need to understand the difference between Hard water and Contaminated water. What is “Hard water”? Hard water is probably the most common water problem found in the home. Water described as “hard” is… Continue reading »

Eat Seasonally! Here’s Your Fall List


Fall is our favorite time of the year. There is a such a wide variety of  fruits and veggies in season. Not only do these fruits and veggies taste great, they are packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, such as Vitamin K and carotenoids, which have been linked to protect against certain cancers. For your… Continue reading »

Beautiful Floor – Sustainable Floor


Besides being good for the environment, green flooring is very very good for you. Green Flooring is made from eco- friendly materials, is usually sustainable and undergoes production and installation which is not harmful to the environment. First let’s take a look at the benefits of choosing eco-friendly flooring: No toxic substances Green flooring does… Continue reading »

Do You Have A Non-Toxic Kitchen?

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After spending considerable time choosing organic produce and preparing nutritious food for our families, it can be pretty frustrating to learn that the products we are using to cook, bake, eat and store food with may actually put our families’ health at risk. Materials such as Teflon, BPA, lead, aluminum, phthalates and melamine are commonly… Continue reading »

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