Ensuring that your oven is sealed properly makes better baked goods and improves efficiency. Here’s how you can easily and quickly fix an oven seal.
Window inserts are a cost effective way to insulate your house. This review shares before and after thermal images, and a personal review of window inserts in the home.
We know that there are some inefficient things in our home that might need replacing, but there’s always that question about whether it’s worth the cost. Here’s how to calculate the payback period for a refrigerator to see if it’s worth it to switch.
Plug-and-play technology is not limited to websites or apps. Now, you can get plug-and-play LED tube lights that are as easy as 1-2-3 to install. No more swapping out the entire ballast, opting for an electronic over a magnetic one. Gone are the days of finding specific bulbs. No matter if your lighting is electronic […]
From CleanTechnica ReNewAll, a California financing solutions company, is now tackling head-on the call for clean energy projects, with $300 million in financing opportunities. The company recently announced that its $300 Million Clean Energy Fund will finance energy solutions projects, including a custom program for National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) members. The financing initiative has been […]
If you are considering replacing old fluorescent bulbs with T8 LED linear bulbs, you have no doubt discovered a mind-wobbling and dizzying amount of information on what options provide the best light, require the least maintenance, and cost the least to operate. A number of manufacturers have introduced these products that require no rewiring in […]
In this era about driving attention to energy efficiency, few, if any, are going to argue a case against the benefits of using LED lights. But replacing burnt-out incandescent bulbs with LEDs is no simple undertaking, especially when it comes to price. LED bulbs, built using emitting diodes, although certain to last longer than the Edison-style […]
Before I begin writing about energy gardens, it is incredibly helpful to understand what they are, what they aren’t, and their level of independence from whatever energy utility serves the vicinity. The concept of distributed energy According to the US Department of Energy, “distributed energy consists of a range of smaller-scale and modular devices designed […]
Purchasing a tankless water heater is a solid idea for many homeowners wanting to improve their green footprint. Instead of keeping the gas or electricity running to keep a large tank of water hot, which you probably won’t need in the middle of the night or in the middle of a work day when you […]
If you’re ready for the low-down on a DIY solar panel, read on. Nearly all sustainability geeks would like their house, garage, greenhouse, and business to be plastered full of solar panels. Unfortunately, there is the hard-edged reality of affordability. Installing solar panels on any structure is a high-cost proposition, now matter how good the […]
The Power-Pipe is a proven and affordable technology that reduces energy use and water heating costs for a variety of applications in residential, commercial, and industrial facilities. Here’s why, states RenewABILITY Energy: “At 20-30% of home energy consumption, water heating is typically the 2nd highest energy demand. The Power-Pipe can dramatically cut water heating costs and […]
Creating a maintenance plan for any window A/C unit is an important first step in optimizing your comfort, while making sure each appliance is functioning with the best energy efficiency possible. Window air conditioners work like central air conditioners, except they are smaller and usually more expensive to operate. Depending on the size of a […]
After being used for over 100 years it’s fairly safe to say that the incandescent bulb is old technology and it has taken a long time for new technology to break through to main stream use. For a while it was thought that Compact Fluorescents (CFLs) would take over, but while CFLs can last over six times longer […]
A great way to ensure that your home is using energy efficiently is to periodically perform a little maintenance on your radiators. Bleeding the line of any oxygen is quick and easy to do and requires almost no technical training or know how to do. Just follow these instructions to get your radiator running efficiently. […]
Keeping the motor on your furnace clean and free of dust or debris is a great way to ensure it’s using energy efficiently. Not only that, but it’s easy to do and will only take a few minutes to do. Just follow these easy steps to clean your furnace motor: Things you’ll need for the […]
Did you know that your ceiling fans may actually spin in two different directions? It’s true, and it’s not just because they wanted to give you an option with which way it spins. There’s actually a few practical reasons for why you would want to switch the direction it spins (including energy efficiency!) This guide […]