All posts from Peter Young

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How To Measure Your Attic’s Temperature and Assess Insulation Needs

Keeping your home properly insulated can a long way when it comes to ensuring that it’s using energy efficiently, but did you ever stop to think about your attic temperature and insulation? Odds are it may be the last thing you think of when it comes to home energy usage, but you’d be surprised at […]

December 6th

Finding Your Way When The Lights Go Out

It’s likely safe to say that all of us, at one time or another, have all experienced at least a brownout if not full blackout. And no, I’m not referring to that time in college when you did a keg-stand and couldn’t remember anything after that (though, those terms do seem to be applicable for […]

December 2nd

A Quick Guide To Ballasts: Electric vs. Magnetic

When it comes to making your home more energy efficient one of the places you’re not likely to look is at your ballasts. While it might be a bit obscure, it’s still a valid way of reducing your homes energy consumption. To help you get a better understanding of what a ballast actually is and […]

November 24th

How To Use Timers In Your Home For Maximum Energy Efficiency

Looking for an elegant and simple way to save money and make your home more energy efficient? Installing a few basic timers throughout your home is a great way to do exactly that. You see, timers (like the one pictured above) will help to reduce the amount of vampire power that your electronics consume every […]

November 24th

How To Flush Your Hot Water Tank

Your hot water tank represents one of the biggest opportunities for both money and water savings in your home. Literally every gallon of warm or hot water you use throughout your home will pass through it at some point and as a result your unit will require periodic maintenance. Fortunately, maintaining your hot water tank […]

November 21st

Sealing window and door frames for energy conservation: caulking and other solutions

Keeping your home properly sealed is a great way to ensure that it’s using energy efficiently, and if you know where to look finding and sealing air leaks can be a quick and simple task. One of the best places to start looking for air leaks in your home is around your door and window […]

November 20th

LEDs vs CFLs: Which Makes The Most Sense For You And Your Home

When it comes to illuminating your home there seems to be an endless number of options available, but which one is the right one for you? By today’s standards, the answer would seem to be one of two choices (LEDs vs CFLs), however picking between two types of bulbs is only the tip of the […]

November 20th