Energy efficiency is becoming a very popular phrase in today’s world, and for good reason. As our nonrenewable sources that are used to generate energy are depleted, prices in energy production fluctuates, and our environment suffers. So why should you energy at home?
Energy consumption effects everyone, from the environment and its ecology to your family. Coal can only be reached by mining, which destroys natural habitats and effects numerous plants and animals. Further, these resources are often considered to be dirty, as they release toxins into the atmosphere that pollutes the air that we breath Read the rest of this entry »
19 Apr, 2013 |
Conserving energy is always on the minds of homeowners. Everyone wants to be able to reduce not only their monthly bills, but also their impact on the environment. However, with all types of tips out there on conserving energy, many homeowners are asking themselves if these little changes can really make an impact.
Turn Off Lights
Many families know that turning off lights can be a tough habit to keep. When you walk out of the room and don’t turn off the light, it Read the rest of this entry »
18 Apr, 2013 |
In 2002, Texas passed a bill that would deregulate the energy market. For the first time, homeowners could shop for different energy plans to find the best price for their budget. Since then, over 40 percent of Texas residents have changed their energy provider. Several others states have also begun to follow suit.
Shopping for a new energy provider in a deregulated market can be a little confusing; however, there are businesses that help homeowners find the best providers for their needs. For example, aggregators and brokers are legal entities that Read the rest of this entry »
16 Apr, 2013 |
Stop Water Leaks
Creating an energy efficient home is easy with proper planning and equipment. Reducing energy use saves money on the utility costs of electricity, gas, oil and water. Several home improvement manufacturers are making new easy to install products to assist in preventing energy waste. Homeowners must maintain furnaces and air conditioners by replacing filters approximately once a month. Cleaner filters permits air to move freely through these devices reducing energy consumption. Check water heaters, pipes and faucets for small leaks inside Read the rest of this entry »
12 Apr, 2013 |
Even if you can’t afford to switch to a green source of energy, there are still easy ways that energy can be conserved at home. Not only will conserving energy save the environment, but it will also save money for the homeowner.
One of the easiest things that homeowners can do is to change their traditional light bulbs to compact fluorescent bulbs. These bulbs use up to 75 percent less energy than traditional bulbs while still giving off the same amount of light.
Even Read the rest of this entry »
10 Apr, 2013 |
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28 Mar, 2013 |