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Method Blue Sky Streak Free Glass Cleaner Aroma

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If your mission is to put the hurt on dirt, then here is
your new partner against grime. New powergreen
technology packs a mighty cleaning punch with naturally
derived ingredients and a non-toxic disposition.
Our ammonia-free glass cleaner leaves glass surfaces
streak-free and spotlessly clean, with a biodegradable
formula powered by a corn-based solvent that leaves
behind a fresh mint scent with no harsh fumes.

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18′ X 40′ Oval Above Ground Swimming Pool

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18' X 40' Oval Above Ground Swimming Pool Sun Dome. This fits 18' X 40' Oval Above Ground Pools with 24 Top Rails, Uprights, Panels. This Dome comes with 1 door and 3 windows. Warming and heating is one of the key benefits - it warms the air(40 degrees) and water with solar heat up to 20 degrees Fahrenheit. It also protects your pool from leaves, bugs, debris and early spring or late summer breezes. Moreover, because your pool is protected, you cut down on the use of chemicals and expensive cleaning costs. Tailor Made Vinyl and Aluminum Enclosure The Fabrico Sun Dome is a heavy 12-gauge vinyl pool enclosure that is supported by a series of aluminum tubes. The crystal clear cover is heat-sealed to fit the tubes based on pool specifications, to provide a tailored fit for every pool size. Sturdy Double-Zipper Doors and Windows Each pool enclosure has one door opening with two heavy duty two-sided nylon zippers as well as one or more fiberglass screened window flaps/openings for flow-thru ventilation. Both doors and windows come with vinyl tabs to hold flaps in place. Solid and Secure Enclosure Framework The bottom edge of the enclosure is 24-gauge - or double thickness - and has a series of grommets. Neoprene shock cords are then attached to the grommets and hooked onto the base of the dome. This system ensures that the vinyl enclosure is held securely over the pool framework - making the Sun Dome an extra strong framework. ....read more

Royal Solar Post Lantern Triple Bronze

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Royal Solar Post Lantern Light the Way with Bright Solar Lamps Go Green with our Royal Solar Lamp Posts. This solar powered lamp will fit great on pillars, columns, and decks. Using our patented cone reflector technology, this classic design solar lantern with super bright white LEDs will safely light your entry, elegantly enhance your home, and impress your neighbors. The powder-coated cast-aluminum solar lamp posts are weather and rust resistant requiring no maintenance. Our worry-free, the solar lantern turns on at dusk and off at dawn automatically. Features Energy efficient solar powered lamp post Automatically turns on at dusk and off dawn Manual Hi/Lo light brightness switch 5 Super Bright 10 MM LEDs with patented prism New efficient 3.2V/1500Ma Li-Ion rechargeable batteries included Beautiful beveled glass Patented cone reflector technology to create the brightest light possible Solar lamp posts have a durable, rust-resistant cast aluminum frame Specifications Rechargeable battery Li-ion Battery Pack Voltage 3.2V Charging Capacity 1500Ma Lamp type Super Bright LED Power Source Solar Panel Light Duration 8-10 hrs Wall Mount 21H x 9 W; 5.5 Base Width Triple Lantern Set 89H x 9 W; 9 Base Width Single Lantern 85H x 9 W; 9 Base Width 3 Inch Pole Mount Lantern 20.5H x 9 W x 3Fitter Double Lantern Set 89H x 9 W; 9 Base Width Column Mounted Lantern 21H x 9 W; 5.5 Base Width Low Price Guarantee A Gama Sonic Creation Gama Sonic makes solar charged lights that are brighter and last up to 3 nights with a one-day charge. The unique designs available, light output and installation options are second to none worldwide. In fact, on Jan 26, 2010, 13,680 National Home Gardening Club members tested their Light My Shed 2 and gave it a rating of 8.9. At Garden.com, we are sure that you will enjoy these lights, and are proud to present Gama Sonic products. ....read more

Sundanzer SolarPowered Chest Freezer 5.8 Cubic Ft. 30in.L

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This ultra-efficient Sundanzer solar-powered freezer provides exceptionally low energy consumption, requiring less expensive power systems and providing lower operating costs. Can run on a solar panel, battery and 15 Amp charge controller (not included) in most areas. U.S.A. Style: Freezer, Storage Volume (cu. ft.): 5.8, Works With: Requires 175 Watt solar panel, 250 Ah battery and 15 Amp charge controller, Cooling: Uses environmentally-friendly CFC-free refrigerant, Dimensions L x W x H (in.): 30 x 40 x 37 ....read more

Global Sun Oven

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The Global Sun Oven? is the world's most widely used solar oven. Solar cooking has been around for centuries, but up to now, not many people have had the opportunity to try cooking with the sun. Using the most advanced materials, the Sun Oven takes all the hassles out of solar cooking to create the ultimate solar appliance.
Features:
  • Rust-proof, highly polished, mirror-like anodized aluminum reflectors
  • Sets up in minutes
  • Lightweight with carry handle
  • Easy temperature monitoring
  • Will reach temps of 360 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit

The sun oven can be used in the winter as well as summer. It has been used very successfully at below zero conditions at a base camp on Mt. Everest.
Measures 19 x 19 with an average depth of 11. The total weight is only 21 pounds. You can bake bread, make cookies, pizza, muffins, or anything you could prepare using a conventional oven.

The Global Sun Oven? lets you harness the power of the sun to cook without fuel and is currently being used in over 126 countries around the world. Sundance Solar is proud to carry this high quality solar appliance that is designed to last a lifetime. Note: Please select UPS Ground shipping for all US orders.

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SOLAR HOT AIR WINDOW HEATER 36 x 54

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Solar window heaters by Solar Window Chimney, LLC are the most attractive, economical solar air heaters on the market today. The unit sits in a standard 36W x 54 double hung window and turns it into a Smart Window. Our products use the power of the sun to heat your home, office, garage or any other space. Not only does the unit provide free clean heat from south facing windows during the winter months, it is also a multi-purpose communication device on the inside of a room. Our passive solar window heating units will reduce your heating bills while increasing the life of your primary heating system. Depending on the design of your home, orientation of windows to the sun, and number of units you are using, your heating system may not operate at all on a sunny winter day. The solar window heating units sit behind the exist window glass and cover the lower sash (bottom section) of a double hung window. It uses solar chimney technology to pull cooler room temperature air vertically from the bottom of the unit over a corrugated metal plate which creates little chimneys. The chimneys ultimately increase the air flow over the solar heated metal plate thereby improving the heat output of the unit. Temperatures exceeding 130 degrees have been recorded at the top of the unit. Since the solar window heater sits inside an existing window, there are no objections from Homeowner Associations (HOA) Boards. The units are simple, lightweight, have no moving parts, and have an infinite return on investment. The bottom of the unit sits on the window sill and is held to the window frame by adhesive/nylon fasteners. Installation/removal is easy and takes about 15 seconds. The room side of the solar window heater is finished in a semi-gloss white paint. The basic unit has a high-gloss white finish on the main interior panel that can be used as a dry-erase marker board. A push pin mounting board covering half of the main interior panel can be purchased as an accessory. ....read more

Savior NCSF55 Solar Pool Pump and Filter System

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The Savior Solar Pool Filter is needed because of the overwhelming expense you're spending on pumping and filtering your swimming pool water. The Savior Solar Pool Filter isn't just different, it's a better way to filter your pool or spa. The Savior finally gives you an opportunity to turn off your inefficient, noisy, and expensive to operate pool equipment... and it reduces your pollution which is better for our planet. The Savior Solar Pool Filter uses the energy from the sun to pump up to 11,000 gallons a day through (3) three reusable 20 micron filter cartridges. No Installation required. The Savior Solar Pool Filter is EASY and requires less maintenance than your existing pool filter. Please Note: If you have a attached spa, salt cell or a pool cleaner that you would like to run or flush out... then run your pool equipment for a few minutes or up a few hours a day. - Filter: 96-square-foot cartridge / 20 microns - flow rate: up to 1100 GPH 18 GPM - Savior Solar module: 55 Watts, 12 volts, 3.1A - Multicrystalline silicon solar - Product weight: 38-pounds - Savior Product Size: 35-1/2-by-34-1/2-by-13-inches - The greenest home appliance for a pool owner. Savior - Solar Pool Filter. ....read more

Gulf Stream Solar Kits for a Large Family

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The Solar Collector The solar collector is made up of several vacuum insulated glass tubes that absorb the sun's rays. It contains a double tube design with intricate layers of borosilicate glass, aluminum, solar filament, and copper pipes. The unit works in such a way that the glass allows light in, connecting with the solar filament yet, the insulation prevents the heat/energy (just recently captured) from being released. Specifically, it absorbs at a rate of 93% but it has a heat loss of less than 6%. The glass tubes are sealed creating a smooth, nearly seamless casing. Borosilicate glass was selected not only due to its strength but also the ability to withstand warping (in either high or low temperatures). The solar collector frame is made of sturdy anodized aluminum and specifically designed to match and hold the 15, 20 or 30 tube collector units. The adjustable frame can be mounted anywhere from a 23 degree angle to a 46 degree angle. Depending on your solar zone and which way the back of your home is situated, the angle of your solar collector may be an important factor in obtaining the optimal amount of light. Back-Up Heater by Gulf Stream A back-up heater makes sure you have hot water instantly. This 9kw back-up heater has the most accurate wattage to match the needs of a medium family. What is most unique about this particular back-up unit is that it is flow sensitive. In other words, if hot water from the solar collectors isn't available (i.e. a dreary day), the back-up will heat only what you use not the entire tank. This flow sensing back-up heater is the latest development in solar technology, but most importantly one that saves you more money. Control Panel If the circulating pump is the heart of the system then, the control panel is the brain . It regulates the temperature sensors and activates the circulating pump to go on. This small electrical unit can be mounted on the wall and used to control the system as the homeowner dictates. ....read more

Method Flushable Bathroom Wipes 28Count Packs Pack of

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Things can get messy in the bathroom quick. Makeup, toothpaste spills, and let’s just say some people need better aim with the toilet. Keep these hardworking flushable wipes nearby so you (or, ahem, he) can wipe for a quick clean up anytime. Even better, they’re nontoxic, made with renewable fibers and smell like a spa. Mmm, spa. ....read more

GO E20 Home Steam Cleaner Orange 12H x

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Clean? Try truly clean! Protect your family and our fragile environment.  The GO E20 Home Steam Cleaner by Reliable WILL kill bacteria, viruses, allergens, mold, mildew, dust mites and even bed bug while leaving behind nothing but a safe chemical free surface! How? With the power of water - steam, that is! Steam deodorizes, sanitizes, and is the epitome of environmental friendliness. This cleaner, with it's versatile accessory kit, is ready to steam clean multiple surfaces - from carpets to tiles, to counters and even your car! Features include: 14-piece deluxe accessory kit 10 minute heat up time Detachable 9.6' steam hose 18/10 Stainless steel tank 1700W 2 heating elements Adjustable Steam Temperature Consistent High Volumes of Steam 302 - 320 F degrees boiler temperature 245 F degrees tip temperature (distance 0.8) Assembly level/degree of difficulty: No Assembly Required. ....read more

Windmax HY4003 450 Watt Max 12Volt 3Blade Residential

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Solar/wind Max: 600w, Wind only: 400w rated, Wind only Max: 450w, solar panel is not included. ....read more

Hybrid Anisotropic Materials for Wind Power Turbine Blades

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Based on rapid technological developments in wind power, governments and energy corporations are aggressively investing in this natural resource. Illustrating some of the crucial new breakthroughs in structural design and application of wind energy generation machinery, Hybrid Anisotropic Materials for Wind Power Turbine Blades explores new automated, repeatable production techniques that expand the use of robotics and process controls. These practices are intended to ensure cheaper fabrication of less-defective anisotropic material composites used to manufacture power turbine blades.

This book covers new methods of casting or pultrusion that reduce thickness in the glass- and graphite-fiber laminate prepregs used in load-bearing skin blades and web shear spars. This optimized process creates thinner, more cost-effective prepegs that still maintain strength and reliability. The book also addresses a wide range of vital technical topics, including:

  • Selection of carbon/fiberglass materials
  • Estimation of combination percentages
  • Minimization and optimal placement of shear webs (spars)
  • Advantages of resin, such as lower viscosity and curing time
  • Strength and manufacturing criteria for selecting anisotropic materials and turbine blade materials
  • Analysis of dynamic fatigue life and vibration factors in blade design
  • NDE methods to predict and control deflections, stiffness, and strength

Written by a prolific composite materials expert with more than 40 years of research experience, this reference is invaluable for a new generation of composite designers, graduate students, and industry professionals involved in wind power system design. Assessing significant required changes in transmission, manufacturing, and markets, this resource outlines innovative methods to help the U.S. Department of Energy meet its goal of having wind energy account for 20 percent of total generated energy by 2030.

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Green Electricity 25 Green Technologies That Will Electrify

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Our existing electric utility industry and power supply and delivery systems are woefully outdated. Indeed, the existing power grid we use today uses 100-year-old technology! This book lays out the possible blueprints for a greener future in a way that will engage middle school learners, enabling students and teachers to explore the emerging energy technologies that could become the future of our electrical supply system.

In Part 1 of Green Electricity: 25 Green Technologies That Will Electrify Your Future, the author describes the amazing patchwork of 1,300 power plants and over 5 million miles of wire that comprise our national grid and reveals the environmental damages it produces. Part 2 examines the 25 leading ecofriendly contenders to modernize and replace our current grid, describing each proposed technology and how it works. Other relevant information is also provided, such as a qualitative assessment of the pluses, minuses, and limitations of each system, and an assessment of that technology's potential to contribute to our future electrical appetite.

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Citizen Women’s GA103856G Diamond Eco Drive Watch

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Got Sun Go Solar Expanded 2nd Edition Harness

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This straight-talking book cuts through the green energy hype and explains how grid-connected homeowners can be smart about their energy future. Solar and wind-generated electricity, solar water heating, passive solar techniques and geothermal heating/cooling will enable homeowners to become self-sufficient while protecting themselves from rising utility rates and grid blackouts. With financial incentives now available, the time is perfect to utilize nature's free energy.

Table of Contents
- Why Invest in Renewable Energy
- Is It Legal and Safe
- How Solar Electricity Works
- Grid-tied Solar and Wind System Options, with and without batteries
- Sizing Your Solar / Wind System
- What Does It Cost
- Any Financial Help Out There
- Permits & Paperwork
- Nuts & Bolts: What to Look For, What to Avoid
- Who Does the Solar/Wind Installation
- Using the Sun's Warmth to Heat Your Home (NEW)
- Solar Water Heating Systems (NEW)
- Geothermal Heating & Cooling (NEW)
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Convert Your Home to Solar Energy

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This definitive homeowner’s guide to solar energy has arrived at just the right time. With the cost of heating oil and electricity fluctuating wildly, consumers are clamoring for information on alternative energy. This source book covers all the relevant technologies, including solar space and water heating, as well as photovoltaic electricity. It’s practical (with cost calculators, tips on taking advantage of rebates and tax incentives, and advice on finding specialized contractors). And it’s authoritative, written by a recognized expert in the field, Everett Barber, Jr., who has 30 years’ experience installing all kinds of solar energy systems. Co-author Joseph Provey has been writing about the topic for almost as long. Together, they cover every facet of planning, installing, operating, and maintaining a residential solar energy system.

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1500 Watt DIY Do It Yourself Wind Turbine/Generator

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All items are BRAND NEW, never used and straight from the manufacturer FEATURES: Blades: Our blades are made from lightweight, yet durable fiberglass. With a S809 airfoil design, pronounced pitch, and tapered tip, these blades will start at the slowest wind speeds and give you power with low noise levels. They have a polished finish for aesthetics that will make you proud. Hub: Our steel hub is designed specifically for the blades. It has a tapered hole to securely lock it down onto a 1 shaft. Magnets: 24 Super Strong Neodymium (NdFeB) magnets - 2x1x.5 N42 Wire: 1 Spool Essex Brand magnet wire rated at 200 degrees Celcius or 392 degrees Farenheit. Each spool averages 11 lbs weight. 14 gauge wire. A Wind Turbine Recipe Book by Hugh Piggott. Mr. Piggott is with Scoraig Wind Electric in the U.K. and has written several books on creating your own wind turbine systems. The plan provides very detailed info to guide you through the process. All the rest material is also listed in the plan with the sources where you can purchase them. ....read more

Tedco 8 X 10 Sun Art Paper Kit

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Use the magic of Solar Energy to create artistic prints. Proudly Made In the USA Encourage an interest in the photographic process through sun, water and imagination! To Male a Photogram or a Shadowprint: Place any object (a fern, leaf, key etc.) on the SunArt paper and set it in the sun briefly. Then rinse the paper in water and watch as a beautiful long-lasting image appears. SunArt paper detects the presence of ultraviolet light, which is something we cannot see. This Complete SunArt KIT contains ***15 - 8 x 10 inch SunArt UV Sensitive coated Paper Sheets ***1 - 8 x 10 Transparent Acrylic Sheet (To hold lightweight objects in place during expusure to UV sunlight) ***Complete instructions. SunArt paper has the smallest carbon footprint of any blueline craft paper on the market today. This SunArt paper is packaged with a recycled paper envelope and printed with bio-degradable inks. ....read more

Sunforce 45455 Wind Generator 30′ Tower Kit

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The Sunforce 30 Foot Tower Kit is designed to mount the Sunforce 600 Watt Wind Generator (sold separately, model # 45444) and other small wind turbines. Designed to withstand forces on the wind generator and tower from high, heavy winds, this all-weather tower kit is easy to assemble and an excellent choice for almost any portable wind generator. The kit includes all parts required for installation. ....read more

Citizen Men’s JY005055L EcoDrive Blue Angels Skyhawk AT

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and chock full of innovative features, the Men's Blue Angels Skyhawk A-T Chronograph Titanium Watch from Citizen Eco-Drive combines aviator-inspired style with a sleek, sporty design. Offering a maximum power reserve of 180 days, with a low charge warning within three days of stop point, this distinctive timepiece is both reliable and up for the next adventure. It also features a durable, hardened mineral crystal, original Blue Angels insignia on its case back, and Blue Angels logo on a bold black dial. With a multi-band atomic receiver that accepts signals in North America, Europe, and Asia, this efficient accessory provides both world time in 43 cities, and a perpetual calendar, making it ideal for traveling. There's also a digital display light, two alarms, 1/100 second chronograph that measures up to 24 hours, and a 99 minute countdown timer. Rugged, handsome, and built to last, this Citizen Eco-Drive original arrives in a gray box, along with a manual, information CD.

Summary of Features:

  • Atomic timekeeping with radio-controlled accuracy
  • World time in 43 cities
  • 2 alarms
  • 1/100 second chronograph that measures up to 24 hours
  • 99 minute countdown timer
  • Digital display light
  • Greenwich Mean Time display
  • Rotating slide-rule bezel
  • Non-reflective mineral crystal
  • Power-reserve indicator
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A Brief Guide to Energy Sources Wind Hydro

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With the recent oil crisis and growing interest and knowledge about the economic and environmental impacts of various energy sources, the question of which sources to use, which to cultivate and which to further study is of major interest in America, as well as around the world. This book discusses the main sources of energy, both renewable and non-renewable, their benefits and their drawbacks. It also examines major components of the energy industry including source development, storage and economic and environmental concerns considered in decision-making.

Project Webster represents a new publishing paradigm, allowing disparate content sources to be curated into cohesive, relevant, and informative books. To date, this content has been curated from Wikipedia articles and images under Creative Commons licensing, although as Project Webster continues to increase in scope and dimension, more licensed and public domain content is being added. We believe books such as this represent a new and exciting lexicon in the sharing of human knowledge. ....read more

The Extreme Green Guide to Wind Turbines

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Have you ever contemplated installing a wind turbine in your back yard? Do you wonder what it will take to do this? What will you need to consider even before spending any money on the system itself? These questions and more are answered in these easy-to-use step-by-step instructions to help you find unbiased answers without the pressure of someone trying to sell you something.

Topics covered are: System Diagrams, Wind Availability Data, Determining Your Power Needs, Matching Turbine Sizes, Sizing Batteries, Inverter Loads, and Backup Plans.

Including twenty seven figures and four appendices, these instructions show you how to evaluate your electrical usage, determine what is possible and what is not, and suggest compromises to your green ideas that may help you achieve your goals.

With embedded links to wind data that may even be in your neighborhood, these instructions give you an education in what is required to fulfill your dream of going green.
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GudCraft WG3KW 3KW 3000 Watt Residential Wind Generator

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Use wind energy to generate electricity and charge into storage battery group. Through the multi-voltages power supply system, the electricity can be changed into DC and AC used for illumination, home appliances, communication devices and electric tools. This unit includes blades, blades rotor, rotor, permanent magnet generator, tail vane and hardware. ....read more

Small Steps To Living A More Sustainable Life

Switching to green sounds onerous, but it’s easier than you think. No matter how small the changes you make are, they will quickly add up to something big to help the environment. In the paragraphs that follow, you will find different ways to get into green energy.

TIP! Are you the owner of a farm? If you own a farm, consider installing an energy turbine on your property, or renting land to a utility company for that purpose. Not only does it take up very little space, both you and the neighbors will greatly benefit from this free energy.

Wear natural fabrics in the summertime instead of cranking up the air conditioner. Cotton and similar fabrics will draw moisture from your skin, so you will stay cool. Wear light colors; dark colors tend to make you feel warm and you will be likelier to turn on the air conditioner.

Conserve energy by unplugging chargers when you aren’t using them. All the chargers you use for mp3 players, cell phones, laptops and any other devices draw in some charge when they’re plugged in and aren’t being used.

TIP! Cover your windows if you’re not going to be home. These help your home remain cool and keep your energy bill down when you are not there.

Wash clothes with cold water, as much as you can. Almost 90% of energy consumption during clothes being washed is a result of the hot water usage. Using a quality detergent means it is unnecessary to use hot water. In addition, remember that a washing machine will be most energy efficient when it is full.

Use window coverings when you’re not at home. This allows your home to be kept cool when you aren’t there, and in addition, it helps keep energy costs down. Usually, the windows facing the south get more sun because of where they are in the house. Use dark curtains, roman shades, roller shades or other coverings on all windows.

TIP! Save money and energy by only running your dishwasher with a full load of dishes. Do not simply place a few dishes into it and run it.

Make sure when you aren’t using something to turn it off. When you are ready to leave a room, go around and turn off appliances such as computers, televisions, and most importantly, the overhead light. If you run your electronics through a power strip, you can turn everything off in that room with one switch.

Decide to receive your correspondence through email by opting out of receiving monthly statements. Basically, this means using as little paper as possible. This will not only help businesses lower their energy costs, but you as well. As you can see, going paperless helps the environment in many ways.

TIP! When planning out your solar PV system, try to locate the battery storage system as close to the cells as possible. By doing so, energy loss through the cable is reduced.

There is a lot you can do if you want to save energy. Perhaps you don’t have money to spend on making your home more green, but it is possible to start by maintaining smaller things, like clean filters and regulated temperatures. Reduce water heater temperatures to 121 degress or less to save money. Every little thing you can do will help.

In order to keep up with energy efficiency goals, compare all your energy bills to previous year to see how much progress you are making. By being aware of the energy you use, you can start to reduce that consumption. For example, making a decision to reduce electricity usage will help you develop a habit to turn off lights and appliances when not in use.

TIP! One of the best ways to go green and cut energy costs is by dressing more warmly. A thin sweater will provide you with two degrees of additional heat, while a heavier item will add four.

Try and invest in LED lights when you decide to decorate your home for any holiday season. According to a study by the U.S. The Department of Energy estimates that everyone can save well over 2 billion kilowatts including hours of power and energy if everyone did this type of change. Over 200,000 homes can be powered for a full year with that amount of energy. At least, you could save money when it comes to your power bill!

Going green is not very complicated. As stated in the article, several green options are easy and affordable. Remember to use what you learned in this article. Just by putting in a little bit of effort, you can really make quite a difference.

Consume Less Energy With These Green Energy Tips

Green energy can be used in many different ways, and it’s easier than you may think. This article will give you tips and techniques to incorporate green energy into your life.

TIP! Making small adjustments to the way you use energy every day can ultimately reduce your consumption. When a certain appliance is not in use, unplug it.

Do you have a large plot of land? If you or someone you know does, you can rent a piece of your land to a company looking to put in a wind turbine. This installation will provide energy while taking little space and it will provide energy to you and perhaps your neighbors.

If you use fuel oil to heat your home, speak with a technician to see if it’s possible to change to bio-diesel. Some systems do not need any modifications in order to use biodiesels. Biodiesel is cleaner and more efficient to burn than oil, and it has a better affect on the environment.

Power Strip

Turn off appliances you aren’t using. When you leave an area take the time to turn off lights, televisions, stereos, computers, and other electrical items you are not going to be using. The easiest way to do this is to plug everything into a power strip and then just switch that power strip to the off position whenever you need to.

TIP! Are you the owner of a farm? If you do, then you probably own property. This might be an opportunity to rent a portion of that property to a company that will build a wind turbine on it.

If you have a dishwasher make sure you only run it when it is full. The same amounts of water and energy are used every time. When you do use the dishwasher, be certain to always use the setting for saving energy, which air-dries your dishes.

A good benchmark to use when determining how much power a new solar system is likely to generate is the number of hours of sunlight in the winter. This will prevent any unpleasant surprises during the winter months, while leaving you safely ahead of your needs during the summer. Net usage plans let you receive money for generated energy!

TIP! Check monthly to determine if your furnace’s filters need cleaning and replace them yearly. You should also install filters on any warm-air registers included with your furnace.

Do some research and learn about passive and active solar powers. Active power is stored for use at a later time, passive does not require expensive cells to store the power. In order to use active power, you will need to install a few things, including solar cells, mechanical systems, and most importantly, solar panels. Passive power, on the other hand, stores the power in your walls and allows it to radiate outward, heating your home.

Closely monitor how many watts you are using. Devices like Watt Minder and Kill-A-Watt can help you determine the highest energy-usage culprits in your home. If you attach the device to the appliances in your home, it will let you know how much energy that appliance uses for different lengths of time. This way, you will know how much that appliance costs you, and you can adjust your usage or settings accordingly.

TIP! If you are not using something, turn it off. When you leave any room, turn off lights, tvs, computers or any other electrical devices.

All the things we went over throughout this article are easy to implement, so don’t let excuses keep you from using them where you live. Take the time to use green energy so you can see the changes!

What Are Green Energy Sources And Why Should I Use Them?

Have you always wanted to go green, but didn’t know what to do to start the process? Have you been overwhelmed by the options and prices of green energy systems? Reading the advice from the following article will help you move forward and see how going green is beneficial.

TIP! When drawing up the landscaping plans for a garden path or patio, incorporate solar-powered lamps. They are inexpensive and don’t require electricity.

Using less energy daily means large energy and financial savings. Unplug alliances when they are not being used. Turn off the lights and TV when not in the room. This may be a simple tip, but it does save you money.

Be a better consumer of energy, and cut your home energy usage by unplugging your electronic chargers when they are not in use. Chargers for your electronics, such as an iPod or cell phone, are always using electricity, even when they’re not in use, so unplug them when you can.

TIP! In order to conserve energy, try keeping the windows shaded from the sunlight. Another suggestion for window treatments is installing curtains or blinds.

Wash clothes with cold water, as much as you can. Having heated water in your washer can use up to nine-tenths of the energy required to run a washing machine. If your laundry detergent is a high quality brand, the use of cold water won’t affect the cleanliness of your clothing. Only wash when you have a full load of clothes to put in the washer.

Tankless Heaters

TIP! You will find that it’s easy to get solar panels and they’re a great way to get energy for your home. But, you must think about some things prior to doing this.

Get rid of your old water heater and put in a green, tankless one. While tankless heaters still require gas or electricity to heat your water, they only heat the amount of water you need, rather than keeping a large tank hot around the clock. There are tankless heaters designed to not only provide one area with hot water, but also to heat entire houses.

If green energy is a concept which you embrace, minimize the use of electrical heaters during the winter months. Instead, wear multiple layers, slippers and socks, or even consider investing in a stove or fireplace. This is good for your health as well as your electric bill. Breathing cooler air at night helps keep your respiratory system healthy; you’ll avoid drying out your airways.

TIP! Consult a technician for more information about switching to biodiesel heating if your home currently uses oil for heating. A lot of the existing systems can be modified with minimal parts or alterations.

Desktop computers are very power hungry. Try using a laptop as an alternative. You can save a ton of electricity by using a laptop. Both the Internet and most word processing software packages use a lot of energy on desktop computers, so getting a laptop can really save money if you use these features. Laptops are also portable which makes them much more functional and handy in times of need.

If you’re unsure about green investments, get an expert to provide a consultation that will optimize your energy usage. These professionals can inform you of how much you are wasting by using appliances that are not energy efficient. That can also provide you with an estimate of how much it will be to replace your systems.

TIP! Consider switching to solar-powered water heaters for your home. Using a solar water heater to warm your water with the energy of the sun works to save money and energy.

So now you should be able to understand what it truly takes to alter your home to become more green and environmentally friendly. This article provides many tips and solutions, so you can begin using green energy in your life today. Once you start, you’ll be amazed by the results!

How To Use The Right Combination Of Green Products In The Home To Save The Most Money On Energy Costs

You and many others probably don’t think much about the environment when you’re using products at home. It’s probably hard to believe but most things you do will have some sort of impact on the environment. There’s tons of ways to use green energy to improve the environment. This article has some great “green” tips.

TIP! If you have a farm try some energy saving alternatives. If you do, then you probably own property.

Outdoors, solar-powered lights are very convenient for patios and garden paths. Not only are these lamps cheap, but they only need power from the sun. This not only reduces energy costs, It means you don’t have to wire up outdoor lights.

Wear natural fabrics instead of always using the air conditioning during summer. Moisture-wicking athletic fabrics pull moisture away from your skin, creating a cooling sensation. Wearing lighter colors will also help, because they tend to reflect light.

TIP! Check whether your furnace filters need to be replaced each month. Make sure that you actually replace these filters at least once each year.

Take advantage of government grants if you plan to invest in renewable energy sources. Check out your local government so that you can see what type of programs are available in your area. You may be eligible for free wind or solar installation, or at the very least be allowed to deduct your costs when you do your taxes.

Clean or replace the filters on your furnace once each year, and check once a month to see if they need to be cleaned. Installing the filters in warm-air registers is also a great idea. This will help ensure debris doesn’t enter heating ducts, thereby reducing your efficiency.

TIP! Wash your clothes in cold water whenever possible. Most of the energy used to wash clothes is actually used in heating up the water.

Find out more about the different energy solutions in your community. Compare costs and look up regulations on green energy and tax incentives. For example, you might see a savings if you switch from electricity to natural gas, or even switch from electricity to solar or wind power.

If you are planning a solar system for your home, be sure to calculate your potential energy production using the amount of sun to expect in the cloudiest month. Using this metric means you will meet your energy needs in the winter, while greatly exceeding them in the summer. If you have a net usage program you will get money returned to you from your utility company for energy generated by you.

TIP! To conserve energy and save money, only run the dishwasher when you have a full load. It is wasteful to run the dishwasher with just a few items inside.

When installing solar panels, ensure that the energy-storing batteries are installed as close to the cells as possible. No power will be lost during the transfer from the cells to the batteries by doing this. It can also reduce the chance of a cable shading a cell, and reducing its generation capability.

You may be someone who isn’t thinking about environmental impacts all the time, and most likely you aren’t alone. It is possible for you to begin changing this, however, due to the fact that you have gained more knowledge about green energy. Use what you have learned here and start making your home a more environmentally friendly place to live.

Helpful Green Energy Technology Advice For Everyone!

Today, many people are trying to make their daily life more green. What exactly does green energy mean? The accepted definition generally encompasses two points. First are renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind power. The second facet is technology that uses less energy, thereby having a positive impact on the environment. Anyone can use this energy in their home, as the following article will show.

TIP! If you are considering purchasing outdoor lighting look into solar lamps. They don’t use any energy other than solar energy and they are cost effective.

Solar powered outdoor lighting is a wonderful enhancement to your outdoor living areas. Solar-powered lamps are usually inexpensive, and they don’t need any power source besides the sun. This will end up saving you a lot of energy. This saves you money, and it also means you don’t need to wire the outdoor lights.

Try wearing natural fabrics in the summer as opposed to using the air conditioner. Natural fabrics, such as cotton, remove moisture from skin so that you stay cool. If you wear lighter colors, you will also feel cooler than if you wore black or another dark color.

Window Coverings

When not at home, use window coverings. You will lower your energy costs since this will help keep your home nice and cool. Try to close all your window coverings, but it is especially important to cover any south-facing windows. Cover all of these windows with curtains, blinds or roller shades.

TIP! When doing laundry, try to use cold water. Having heated water in your washer can use up to nine-tenths of the energy required to run a washing machine.

Only run your dishwasher when it is completely full. If you only have a couple of dishes, do not put them in the dishwasher and turn it on. You’ll be shocked at the amount of dishes it can hold. Line up the same types of dishes, such as plates and cups so you are filling it completely.

Take the time to properly maintain your refrigerator. Refrigerators use a large amount of electricity, and keeping it in good condition ensures this energy footprint is as low as it can be. Vacuum the coils frequently to remove the dust that can build up and reduce efficiency. Make sure the door seal is clean and also tight.

Tankless Heaters

Use a tankless water heater instead of one that uses a tank. Tankless heaters require less energy to heat water, as they only heat it as needed. Tankless heaters can supply the entire home or certain faucets.

TIP! During the hot summer months, hang clothes outside rather than tossing them in the dryer. As well as drying your clothes, the sun can also help your clothes smell nice.

Take advantage of any federal or local rebates that you may be entitled to receive. In a few cases, local utility companies tend to offer rebates for expenses associated to upgrades. If not, there might be tax credits or deductions available from the federal or state government. These credits and rebates will ultimately cut your costs of bringing green energy technology to your house.

Green energy use has gained popularity in recent times. There are many options for you to consider when choosing a renewable energy technology. It’s very easy to incorporate green energy into your home, simply by applying the information that you read in this article.

Decrease Your Electric Bill With A Few Tips On Green Energy Use

Going green is beneficial for not only your home, but the environment as well. You will be able to make your home energy efficient while also reducing your electric bill. Read this for quick green energy tips you can implement at home.

TIP! Start paying attention to your energy consumption. Unplug the charger for your iPod and XBox when they are not in use.

Wear natural fabrics in the summertime instead of cranking up the air conditioner. Cotton and other natural fibers, draw the moisture away from your skin, and allow you to stay cooler. Lighter colored fabrics will help you stay cooler without needing to turn on the air conditioner.

Reduce your energy consumption by unplugging anything that is not in use, especially battery chargers. Chargers for your electronics, such as an iPod or cell phone, are always using electricity, even when they’re not in use, so unplug them when you can.

TIP! If you have a farm try some energy saving alternatives. If so, you can rent a portion of it so wind turbines can be installed.

Check monthly to determine if your furnace’s filters need cleaning and replace them yearly. Installing the filters in warm-air registers is also a great idea. These filters keep children’s toys, dirt or dust from clogging the heating ducts.

Find out more about the different energy solutions in your community. Find out what the cost would be to switch, how much it would cost to maintain, and whether your government has any legislation regarding its use. For example, it might be wise to use natural gas instead of electric heat or water from the well rather than city water.

TIP! If you use oil to heat your home, see if biofuel can be used instead. Some current systems can use forms of biodiesel without the need for modifications.

To conserve energy and save money, only run the dishwasher when you have a full load. Don’t run it with just a few dishes. You may be shocked to learn the number of dishes that can be loaded into a dishwasher. Make sure you take time to place the dishes in properly so as to maximize the space available.

If you aren’t using something, turn it off. When you leave any room, turn off lights, tvs, computers or any other electrical devices. A power strip should be used for electronics and can be easily turned off when not needed, since the standby mode is still utilizing power.

TIP! Find out what energy options your community has available. Check to see how much it would cost to run your home with these other utilities, and remember to take into account the government bonuses that are sometimes available.

Batteries need to be situated closely to the cells in solar power systems. This helps to prevent any power loss in the cable. It also lowers the possibility of shading the cable cells and lessening their output capacity.

It is beneficial to maintain your refrigerator to keep it working efficiently. With the fridge being a top energy consumer in the home, maintenance is important for efficiency. Make certain to clean the dust that surrounds heating coils periodically. Check frequently to ensure that the door seals tightly.

TIP! Using the sun to heat your water is very cost effective. Buy a hot-water system that is solar-powered.

One of the simplest ways that you can go green is by dressing warmly. By simply putting on a sweater, you can improve your heated temperature by between 2 to 4 degrees. It’s not necessary to wear so little at home, so out on a sweatshirt and save some cash!

Green Energy

TIP! When you are installing a solar energy system, you want to be sure the batteries you will be using to store the solar power are situated as close to the solar cells as possible. Doing this will help prevent power loss within the cable.

Seek out local and federal rebates offered for making energy upgrades to your home. Your local utility company may be offering green energy rebates to apply updates. Additionally, it may be possible to take advantage of tax rebates offered by state and federal governments. You can lower the cost of putting green energy into your home by using these credits or rebates.

As was mentioned in the above article, going with green energy technology does not have to be time consuming or costly! A few simple changes can be all it takes to save money on your utility bills. Keep these tips in mind, apply them and let your friends know about your good resolutions so that you can all assist the environment.

Using Green Energy Is easier than You think

Using green energy is very popular and there are great reasons for this. Not only will you save money with green energy in the home, but you will benefit the environment. This article will offer you some simple and useful advice on switching to a greener way of living right away!

TIP! Wear natural fabrics during the summer in order to avoid wasting energy on air conditioning. Natural fabrics, such as cotton, allow skin to remain cool by drawing moisture away from skin.

Solar water heaters are a great option and can significantly decrease the cost involved with heating all of the water in your home. Using electricity or gas to heat water is not terribly efficient, but water heaters that use solar power maintain water temperatures using only the sun’s rays by way of solar panels. Certain upgrades, though expensive, qualify for specific tax deductions.

There are government grants available to help people invest in green energy. To find out which programs are available in your area contact your local government. You could possibly qualify for wind or solar installation at little or no cost, or you can deduct these kind of expenses from taxes.

TIP! Cover your windows when you are away from home. This will help save energy.

Every community offers different energy sources, so research the ones that are available to you. Compare costs and look up regulations on green energy and tax incentives. You might be able to save money by switching to well water or natural gas heat.

One great way of conserving energy is to ensure the dishwasher is only turned on when full. The machine should not be used when only a few dishes need to be washed. It will likely surprise you how much you can actually put into your dishwasher when you load it properly. Take care to line up your dishes, so you are able to put in as many as you can.

TIP! Don’t leave anything on that you aren’t using. Turn off lights, televisions and computers if you leave a room and have no plans to return.

Storm doors and windows can make air flow in the home better. They will help prevent cold air drafts in your home. When homes have windows and doors that are stormed, 45 percent less energy is used, which can decrease electric bills.

Dress in warm clothes to cut costs! A light sweater offers 2 degrees of more warmth, and a heavy sweater adds 4 degrees. You do not have to wear a small amount of clothing at home, so put on a sweater and increase your savings.

TIP! Think about how much sun your home gets during winter months to help you figure out how much solar energy you need to power your home. This can prevent any nasty surprises during winter, and it can leave you ahead in the summer.

When choosing new windows or doors, consider the energy ratings as you shop. Installing efficient windows and doors, window coverings, and insulation are just some of the ways to save big. If you use these products extensively, you will see quite a bit of savings on your energy bills.

Seek out local and federal rebates offered for making energy upgrades to your home. Certain utility companies will provide rebates for these upgrades. You may also get state and federal tax deductions for making your home more energy efficient. Receiving these kinds of credits and rebates can make installing the updates much less expensive for you.

TIP! Always be consistent in maintaining your fridge. You have to ensure it is in great working condition, as it sucks up energy like a sponge.

Hopefully the information you just ready was quite useful to you. You can get a lot of benefits from living green including feeling good! Use these tips to make your home and lifestyle more green.

Green Energy Tips You Can Try Out Today!

Improving your home by installing solar panels can help save both energy and money, as you may be aware. Some solar considerations you might make include environmentally friendly sustainability and incentives offered by your government. The following guide will state the benefits of using solar panels and give you an idea on where you can purchase them.

TIP! When you’re coming up with a design for your outdoor lighting project, think about getting lamps that are solar powered. These inexpensive lamps require no external power source and can run entirely on solar power.

The are several simple techniques to conserve energy. When you aren’t using an appliance, unplug it. Make sure you turn off lights and electronic appliances when you do not plan on using them. This simple tip will save you money as well.

Wear lightweight, natural fabric during the summer instead of running your air conditioner. Natural fabrics, including cotton, cause moisture to move away from the body, which means it stays cooler. Wear lighter colors since warmer ones can make you warm and cause you to rely on the A/C.

TIP! Saving energy and money is as simple as closing your curtains. You can also try putting blinds or curtains in.

You can get a grant from the government to help you invest into some renewable energy. Ask at your local municipality office to research what types of programs might be available to you. You could qualify for a no-cost wind or solar installation, or at the very least, receive a tax deduction.

Provide Energy

TIP! Save on the use of electricity in your home, and become a better consumer of energy by unplugging your electronic devices and gadgets when they are not in use. Anytime a charger is plugged in, it is using a bit of energy.

Are you living on a farm? If you have one, an energy company may be interested in renting a portion of the property to install a wind turbine. This installation will provide energy while taking little space and it will provide energy to you and perhaps your neighbors.

If you would like to reduce the cost of your hot water, use solar energy. Simply put, all you need is a hot water system that uses solar energy. Indirect or direct circulation systems are both available. Indirect is the best choice if you have pipes which often freeze in the winter.

TIP! Dry clothes on a clothelines during the summer. The sun gives your clothes a great smell.

When you have a solar energy system installed, ensure that the batteries that hold the power are situated in close proximity to the cells. Power can be lost over long cables so this will lessen the impact. This also prevents the long cables from casting shadows over the PV cells.

Storm Doors

TIP! If you’d like to cut down your hot water bill, look into using solar energy. You can purchase a hot-water system that is run by solar energy.

Storm doors and windows can make air flow in the home better. This is because they decrease the amount of cold air circulating through your home. Storm doors and windows can help save as much as 45 percent on energy costs.

If you are a fan of green living and green energy, try using your electric heaters as little as possible during the winter. Wear several layers of warm clothes instead, and heat main rooms with a pellet stove or fireplace. Keep in mind that it is actually better to breathe cool air while you sleep, since it keeps your airways from becoming dry.

TIP! Keep your refrigerator in good condition. Since refrigerators are one of the high-consumption appliances, it’s crucial that you keep it running efficiently.

As you could see, solar panels have a lot of desirable benefits when it comes to home owners, aside from saving energy. They are easy to come by, simple to install and last for a while. Adding solar panels to your home is a wonderful way you can “go green!”

The Ins And Outs Of Green Energy

Most people are probably unaware how the environment is affected by the products we use at home. Whether you like it or not, all the things that you do have an effect in the environment. There’s tons of ways to use green energy to improve the environment. This article has some great “green” tips.

TIP! Do your best to keep your windows shaded from any sunlight. Both curtains and blinds will help keep the heat from the sun out of your home during the summer months.

Keep your windows shaded when trying to conserve energy. Shading the windows with curtains and blinds will keep out the sun in summer and keep the heat from escaping in winter. Doing both these things will decrease your usage of the air conditioning during the summer because your house will be cooler. You will save energy and money as well.

If you use heating fuel, ask a professional if you can convert your system to bio-diesel fuel system. Sometimes you can make the switch to some use of biodiesel fuels without having to purchase new parts or make costly modifications. Biodiesel is a better fuel because it has a cleaner burn and is more efficient.

TIP! Purchase a solar water heater to warm up your water. If freezing temperatures are never a concern in your area, consider a system that circulates water through solar heaters before sending it into your house.

On hot, summer days, hang your clothes outside. This can cause your clothes to smell really good. You clothes will smell clean and fresh when line dried. Additionally, you will see a noticeable decrease in your utility bills.

Do not use your dishwasher unless it contains a full load of dishes. Your dishwasher consumes the same energy and water, even if it is half full. Also ensure that it is set to air-dry if you are aiming to reduce your energy consumption.

TIP! Keep your refrigerator in good condition. Keep your refrigerator in tip-top shape, and running at maximum efficiency, with minimal effort.

A good benchmark to use when determining how much power a new solar system is likely to generate is the number of hours of sunlight in the winter. This prevents unpleasant surprises in the winter, and it saves money during the summer. And even more exciting, on some plans, you can receive money from utility companies if you use less energy than you generate.

Take the time to properly maintain your refrigerator. Because refrigerators use so much energy, it really pays to keep them working as efficiently as possible. Make sure to clean heating coils often. Additionally, you should ensure that the door seal is both tight and free of dirt.

TIP! Research solar panels to see if an active or passive set-up is right for your needs. Active power is stored for use at a later time, passive does not require expensive cells to store the power.

Take advantage of any federal or local rebates that you may be entitled to receive. In many cases, the electric company will pay for part of the upgrades. You may also be able to get tax credits or deductions from the government for your upgrades. These credits and rebates could reduce the cost associated to installing green technology in your house.

If you are one of the many people who desire to live a greener life when it comes to saving our planet’s energy, there is much you can do. Many of these options will not cost you money, but will instead save you money, like cleaning your furnace filter monthly and turning down your thermostat when you are leaving your home. Reduce water heater temperatures to 121 degress or less to save money. Every small change helps!

Environmental Impact

It’s possible you haven’t given your home’s environmental impact a lot of thought. However, since now you know about green energy technology, you can make some changes. By utilizing the tips from this article, you can include green energy at home to help do your part to have a positive environmental impact.

Green Energy Solutions Everyone Needs To Know

The diversity of ways that green energy can be utilized at home are amazing. It offers not just simple alternatives, but cost effective alternatives as well. The following article will give you advice on how you can use green energy and take advantage of its benefits.

TIP! Cutting back on your daily electricity usage is a simple way to conserve energy. If an appliance is not in use, unplug it.

Switch to water heating systems that use solar power to heat hot tubs, pools and indoor water. Heating water with electricity or natural gas is not very efficient, but solar water heaters harness energy from the sun to keep water at a steady temperature. While a few of the upgrades are costlier up front, they might be eligible for tax deductions or green energy tax credits.

Every year, replace your furnace’s filters, and every month, see if they require a cleaning. Also install filters on air registers. Having filters prevents debris from building up inside your heating ducts, which would hinder the energy efficiency of your heating system.

TIP! People can get government grants to invest in some renewable energies. Contact your local government in order to see the different programs available in your area.

When you are away from home, use window coverings. This cools the house and cuts energy costs. Generally, the south-facing windows get the most sun because of their position. Dark curtains, roller or roman shades can cover windows well.

Solar power can heat water for a low cost. Purchase a hot water system that uses solar energy. Your choices include an indirect or direct circulation system. If you have been plagued by frozen or broken pipes in the past, an indirect one could be for you.

TIP! You will find that it’s easy to get solar panels and they’re a great way to get energy for your home. Consider some things before you do this, as you will benefit from the thought process.

A solar oven is a great consideration if you are an avid baker. These can even be made yourself using items such as a box, a discarded window, and some tin foil. Solar ovens can be heated over 300 degrees and only use the sun for energy.

If you are someone who is seeking out ways to live green so you can help save the planet’s energy, there’s a lot you can do. You might not have the capacity to invest all of the money to go green immediately, but one can clean furnace filters and adjust the heat at home to be more green. Setting your water heater’s temperature to a maximum 120 degrees will also save money. No change is too small.

TIP! If you clean your dishes using a dishwasher, do not operate before it fills up. No matter how many dishes you have in there, it still uses the same level of energy.

Carpooling doesn’t have to be just for work. If you are a parent, carpool with other adults. If you live close to family or friends, carpool for grocery shopping or other errands to save gas.

Use your microwave whenever you can reasonably use it. Cooking food using the stove or the oven consumes a large amount of power. If you can cook things in the microwave instead, do it! This will help save a lot of energy.

5 Gallons

Switch to a low-flow water-saving toilet. Some estimates show that toilets account for 50 percent of the water use in a home. Older models of toilets can have a capacity of 5 gallons. That is 5 gallons of wasted water per flush. New water saving models use closer to a gallon and a half of water per flush. This can save 70 percent of the water you used previously.

TIP! Trade out your older, tank-style water heater for a tankless model that is more green. Although they still use gas or electricity, they only heat on demand rather than maintaining an entire tank of hot water at all times.

All of the tips in this article are simple and easy to implement, so don’t allow excuses to get in the way of using them within your own home. Using green energy will make you feel better and begin providing benefits quickly.