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The Most Efficient Chest Freezers

by Justin Thomas •

When researching energy efficient appliances, we often turn to the recommendations of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). The ACEEE continues to publish helpful information about all sorts of appliances, including freezers. The ninth edition of their Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings, published in fall 2007, contains helpful information about selecting a freezer. The most efficient type …

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Best Solar LED Lawn And Garden Lights

by Benjamin Roman •

Since LEDs are an efficient light source and draw far less power than traditional bulbs, they are perfect for off-the-grid applications where solar cells charge a battery that powers the lamp. Large-scale applications of this concept include LED road lane markers, but smaller-scale projects like lighting your lawn or garden are perfect uses for them as well. Keep in mind …

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Best Child Bike Seats

by Ryan •

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Every parent loves to bring their kids along with them for bike rides, and child bike seats allow them to do this easily. Today, child bike seats are fitted with suspension systems to keep your child from rattling. Also, the locking mechanisms are more capable of attaching these child bike seats to any style of bicycle. They are also more …

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Chlorine Alternatives For Efficient Swimming Pools

by Benjamin Roman •

Cannonball! Jumping into a swimming pool is a classic way to beat the heat on a hot summer day. But clean pool water requires a combination of filtration, circulation, and sanitization. Chlorine has long been the most common tool for keeping pools free of bacteria and algae – but it has its drawbacks, and there are alternatives.

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Efficient Source of Herbs: Mountain Rose

by Kristy Harvey •

When it comes to living well and feeling your best, few things have a larger impact than taking care of your body. But finding the purest, most organic and efficient nutrition for your body — to take care of it inside and out — can sometimes be a challenge. Fortunately, there’s Mountain Rose Herbs, a company that is certified organic …

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Efficient Outdoor Water Use

by Benjamin Roman •

A recent Metaefficient post offered some ideas for reducing water consumption in your home – but why stop there? Read on to learn about some tips and products that will help you manage water use in outdoor spaces like lawns and gardens. Best of all, you’ll reduce both your environmental impact and utility bills in the process.

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The Best Computer Speakers Under $400

by Ryan •

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The best computer speakers under $400 will fall somewhere in between bookshelf speaker quality and iPod speaker quality. They are specifically designed to boost a weak computer output without causing distortion, as well as providing a decent bit of headroom for volume overall. Good quality computer speakers often provide a good representation of the audio spectrum, especially if they are …

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Best Chef Knives Of 2010

by Benjamin Roman •

Good chef knives are the workhorses of any kitchen – they will slice, chop and crush as well as a whole drawer of kitchen gadgets. A quality blade will last virtually forever, avoiding the hassle and expense of replacement, and a well-built knife will make preparing ingredients much more efficient. Chef knives have blades around 8 inches long, although this …

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The Best Bike Trailers

by Ryan •

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The best bikes trailers are very useful for transforming ordinary bikes into serious load carrying vehicles. Some of the best bike trailers are designed specifically for carrying children, featuring canopies for sunlight exposure, and many are equipped with plenty of pocket and packing room for any extra necessities. Bikes can tow a remarkable amount of weight — loads in excess …

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The Best Non-Toxic Sunscreens

by Kristy Harvey •

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With Memorial Day Weekend right around the corner, it’s time to start looking forward to a little fun in the sun. But if you’ve ever woken up with burning, itchy skin after that sun-filled weekend, you know how important the right SPF can be to prevent skin cancer, premature aging and skin damage that can come along with too many …