energy efficiency: Proper Ceiling Fan Settings Can Equal Lower Energy Costs - 08/09/10 06:47 AM
Are your ceiling fans set properly in your Lennar home? From season to season, ceiling fans need a bit of attention to ensure that the blades are rotating in the correct direction. The minimal amount of time it takes to make these adjustments can save you money on your energy costs.
Ceiling fans provide great air circulation and you can optimize these benefits by ensuring the rotation of the blades is correct for circulating warm air or a cooling breeze.
During the hot summer weather when you are running the air conditioner, blades should rotate in a ‘reverse’ counter-clockwise motion. The air movement has the … (6 comments)

energy efficiency: New Video Highlights The Benefits Of PowerSmart Homes By Lennar - 05/03/10 06:51 AM
Saving the environment – that’s smart. Saving the environment while saving money – that’s PowerSmart. Lennar has released a new video that highlights the benefits of the PowerSmart home. A dream home that’s also a green home, combining the power of technology and Lennar’s relationships with our building partners to build a smarter home for your family. Reducing the amount of energy you use, and reducing the amount of money you spend. That’s PowerSmart by Lennar.
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energy efficiency: Lennar Launches New “Green” Blog: Empowered By Lennar - 03/05/10 12:54 AM
To coincide with the introduction of its new PowerSmart homes, Lennar has launched a new blog that will keep visitors up to date with Lennar's latest green-inspired initiatives. The intent of Lennar's new "Empowered by Lennar" blog is to participate in the green conversation by focusing on major topics and themes within the world of Energy Efficiency, Water Conservation, Air Quality and Green Building. Lennar's desire is to communicate our passion for these topics through articles, poll questions, videos, and links. This topic is increasingly important to our Company, and our "Empowered by Lennar" blog will enable us to share our … (1 comments)

energy efficiency: Save Energy + Save Water = Save Money - 11/12/09 12:16 PM
When you save energy and water in and around your home, it all adds up to money savings you can count on. And we've collected several energy and water-saving tips for you to tap into. So don't just go with the flow! Discover all there is to know, and start saving some energy and H2O! You'll soon notice the savings, and you'll be doing your part to help save the environment.
Energy-Saving Tips
Turn off appliances, lights and equipment when they are not in use. Unplug electronic devices and chargers when they are not in use. Turn computers and printers off … (5 comments)

energy efficiency: LennarCares - Blog Dedicated To Help You Care For Your Home - 10/22/09 10:10 AM
Lennar is proud to bring you LennarCares.com. This blog was designed for Lennar Customers - or anyone looking for information on caring for their home. Besides quick and easy access to Lennar's Customer Care team, LennarCares.com offers useful tips on home maintenance, energy efficiency, and decorating ideas offered by our very own Lennar Associates. LennarCares.com contains supplemental information to Lennar.com and will provide you with an extra level of dedicated customer service, should you need it.



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energy efficiency: Save on Energy Costs with the Correct Ceiling Fan Settings - 10/13/09 05:49 AM
How should the ceiling fan rotate during summer and winter? Is your ceiling fan on the proper setting? It could save you energy dollars if it rotates correctly.
Ceiling fans provide great air circulation and you can optimize these benefits by ensuring the rotation of the blades is correct for circulating warm air or a cooling breeze.
During the winter when you are using your heat, to help circulate warm air that is trapped on the ceiling, blades should turn ‘forward' in a clockwise motion. This movement will push up the air and pull the warm trapped air down the sides … (2 comments)

energy efficiency: Saving Energy = Saving Money. You Have The Power! - 09/30/09 09:02 AM
Follow these simple steps to save energy in your home. You'll also save money, and you'll be doing your part to help save the environment. YOU HAVE THE POWER to make a difference.
BE A FRUGAL GOURMET
Nothing is more energy efficient for cooking than your microwave. It uses approximately two-thirds less energy than your stove. Clean your pots and pans well. Dirty, dull pans absorb heat instead of reflecting it. Check foods through the oven window. You could be losing 25 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit each time you open the oven door. Match your pan/pot to the surface burner. A … (2 comments)

energy efficiency: Top 10 Things Homebuyers Should Know - 09/24/09 02:15 AM

If you're thinking of buying a home, here are the top 10 most important things you should know before you go.
From knowing what to look for, to knowing what you can afford, this Lennar video podcast is essential viewing for anyone in the market for a home.

Thinking about a new home?
NOW is a great time to BUY NEW.
And here are ten things homebuyers should know.

10:
Know Before You Go.
Go online.
Research is quick and easy.
Learn about home values and how to pre-qualify.
The more you know, the easier itll go. … (0 comments)

energy efficiency: 100+ Ways To Conserve Water - 09/23/09 08:01 AM
When you save water, you save money. It's just that simple. And we've collected more than a hundred important and easy water-saving tips for you to tap into. So don't just go with the flow, discover all there is to know, and start saving some H2O!
GENERAL TIPS1. Monitor your water bill for unusually high use. Your bill and water meter are tools that can help you discover leaks.
2. Know where your master water shut-off valve is located. This could save water and prevent damage to your home.
3. Insulate hot water pipes for more immediate hot water at the … (1 comments)

 
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