New York, NY (PRWEB) July 3, 2008
MyHome LLC, (http://www.myhomeus.com) announced today it's new educational campaign to help homeowners transform their NYC kitchens into eco-friendly and energy-efficient rooms. This new plan is part of MyHome's wider goal of helping both commercial and residential New Yorkers reduce their exposure to toxic chemicals, offset their carbon footprint, and cut energy bills.
"The process of transforming your kitchen into a green room starts with getting informed," says MyHome President Mayan Metzler. "This is why we are constantly updating our web site at http://www.myhomeus.com with useful information that better equips consumers to change their energy consumption habits. By choosing energy and water efficient appliances as well as sustainable and non-toxic building materials, consumers have a unique opportunity to make a difference in the world," Metzler says.
According to Metzler, while common practices like choosing Energy Star dishwashers and refrigerators can reduce your energy consumption by up to 10% there are other ways to green your NYC kitchen.
"Only run the dishwasher with a full load since most of the energy used goes to heat water," says MyHome CEO Yeol Piotraut. "And make sure you select the air-dry option rather than the heat-dry, rinse-hold and pre-rinse features."
Metzler adds "As for refrigerators, buy a top freezer model since it uses 10-25% less energy than side-by-side models. And don't get an automatic ice-maker because it can increase your refrigerator's energy consumption by 14-20%."
But, according to MyHome, appliances are only part of the process of greening a kitchen. Equally important are using non-toxic, sustainable or recycled materials--all of which MyHome carries in its unique NYC kitchen remodeling showroom. Products that MyHome's NYC kitchen remodeling team suggests include: zero or low-VOC interior paints; engineered stone, recycled fiber, recycled solid surface, recycled aluminum or concrete kitchen countertops; and bamboo, cork, palm, reclaimed wood, or engineered wood flooring. These products combine sustainability with non-toxic manufacturing to create healthy, environmentally-responsible kitchens that don't deplete the earth's finite resources to build.
As seasoned green NYC kitchen renovation consultants and contractors with decades of experience in the green building market, MyHome takes a full service approach toward green renovation. This means the company selects, designs, and installs the green materials for each property based on the client's unique needs. For more information on MyHome and its many green products and services call 1-800-730-0148 or log on at http://www.myhomeus.com.
MyHome is a full-service sustainable building and alternative energy provider focused on client relations. A corporate leader in delivering world-class service for the past ten years, MyHome specializes in designing, managing, building, and coordinating every part of your sustainable building project. With recent media coverage from Forbes.com to NBC's "The Today Show" MyHome's development projects are getting noticed nationwide. For more information please visit to http://www.myhomeus.com.