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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

The Emergence Of The Popularity Of Green Energy And What It MEans For You

Just thinking about making green energy changes to a home can be stressful to some homeowners. With so many choices on the market, it can be challenging to know how to start and how to make the best selections. This article will provide you with some of the basics, so continue reading and you will have a better understanding of green energy options.

TIP! Cut down on air conditioning by wearing natural fibers in the summer. Fabrics like cotton naturally draw moisture away from the skin, allowing it to stay cooler.

When creating an outdoor light set up for a garden path or patio, think of solar powered lamps as an option. Not only are these lamps cheap, but they only need power from the sun. You will not only reduce the energy you use. You also don’t need to hang lights or wires outdoors.

There are government grants available for investing in renewable energy. Check out your local government so that you can see what type of programs are available in your area. For instance, you might find that installation of wind or solar structures is free, or you might see a tax benefit by installing a tankless water heater.

TIP! Solar panels are an easy addition to your home that helps you and your family go green. Before you do this, you should research just a few things first.

If your home is heated with fuel oil, ask a technician if you can switch to biodiesel. Depending on your system, you may be able to switch to biodiesel without having to make any modifications to your system. Biodiesel runs more efficiently, burns more clean, and costs you less during the winter.

Clothes Outside

TIP! Whenever possible, use cold water to wash your clothing. The vast majority of the energy you use for washing clothes is needed to heat the water.

On hot, summer days, hang your clothes outside. Hanging your clothes outside to dry in the sun will give your clothes an incredible fresh smell. They’ll be smelling much fresher than if they were just dried in a dryer. You will also be saving money on your utility bills.

If you clean your dishes using a dishwasher, do not operate before it fills up. It makes use of a fixed amount of energy no matter the amount of dishes it has. Also, use your dishwasher’s energy-saver setting so that the load will air-dry.

TIP! Plan out and calculate your energy consumption rates for your home solar system for the winter months so that you know what you can consumer on a daily basis. This way, you aren’t beyond your capacity in the winter, and you have plenty of excess power in the summer.

Make sure your refrigerator is properly maintained. Refrigerators take lots of energy to run, so it’s crucial to make sure it is running effectively. The heating coils should be cleaned regularly to remove the accumulated dust. It’s important to check that the seal is tight and clean around the refrigerator door.

Each home has a unique layout, and each has its own area. These differences will make green-energy technology needs vary. There are some that will work for every home, and others that will not. Use the tips that work for your home and implement them to save energy and money.

Save Money With This Green Energy Advice

Have you considered going green in your home, but were at a loss on how to start? Do you feel that “going green” is just too expensive? By reading this helpful energy efficient article, you will step into the future and begin to see a change for the better in your home.

TIP! Using less electricity saves a lot of money and energy. If you’re not using particular appliances, unplug them! When you are no longer using them, turn off lights and the television.

When drawing up the landscaping plans for a garden path or patio, incorporate solar-powered lamps. They are inexpensive and don’t require electricity. This not only saves money. It also ensures that there is no need to wire lights outdoor.

Are you a farm owner? You could rent a small portion of your property to an energy company willing to install a wind turbine. Everyone surrounding the area where these turbines are installed are sure to benefit, and the installation doesn’t take up that much space.

TIP! Do you own a farm? If you do happen to own some farmland, try renting some of the land to a power company that specializes in wind energy solutions. You and those around you can benefit from the free energy.

If you use oil to heat your home, see if biofuel can be used instead. There are many systems that can switch to biodiesel with needing significant modification. Biodiesel fuel runs more efficiently and is cleaner for the environment, reducing your home’s impact on the environment during winter months.

Make sure your refrigerator is properly maintained. Since refrigerators are one of the high-consumption appliances, it’s crucial that you keep it running efficiently. Use your duster to clean around your heating coils on a regular basis. Don’t forget to be certain to keep the seal surrounding the door tight and clean.

TIP! If possible, use cold water in your clothes washer. Almost ninety percent of the energy used by a washing machine comes from heating the water for a warm or hot cycle.

If green energy is a concept which you embrace, minimize the use of electrical heaters during the winter months. In order to do this, you need to do two things. First, buy the necessary clothing and slippers, to keep family members warm. Second, use a pellet stove or fireplace for heating. Keep in mind, cooler air while sleeping makes your breathing better, and keeps your airways from getting too dry.

Consider using a solar over when you wish to bake. You can make these with simple items, such as boxes, an old window, and some foil for reflection. These types of oven can become very hot with adequate sunlight, and cook some foods without any additional energy source.

TIP! Research different types of energy sources which may be available in your area. Check how much these utilities cost and any tax breaks or laws before making a decision.

If you are trying to achieve a greener lifestyle, there are many options for you. You might not have the money to invest in a solar panel array, but you can commit to cleaning your furnace filters once per month and setting your thermostat to 60 degrees while you are out. Another way to save energy, and money, is to set the water heater’s temperature at 120 degrees. Every little bit helps!

To cut back on your fuel usage, consider carpooling for more than just work. If you have children organize carpooling with other parents in your neighborhood. If you have family or friends close to you, try going to the grocery store together and taking turns driving.

TIP! During the summer time, you should consider drying your clothes using the sun as opposed to using the dryer. Your clothing will have a great smell from the sun.

A microwave is a more energy efficient appliance than a stove, so consider using it more often. Stoves and ovens use a lot more energy than microwaves. If you can cook things in the microwave instead, do it! This will help save a lot of energy.

How can you modify your home and lifestyle to take full advantage of green energy? Here, you have been given some of the tools to start with. Now, it’s your job to use them to improve your life and help save our planet. You will be amazed at the results from small changes once you start!

Ways You Can Use Solar Power To Heat Your Water

You might have overheard someone talking about the benefits of upgrading your home with various things to save energy and money. Between financial and environmental issues, green energy use is beneficial. The next few paragraphs will explore solar panels in more depth, with a specific focus on where you can buy them.

TIP! Using less electricity saves a lot of money and energy. When you are not using certain appliances, unplug them until you are ready to use them again.

Changing your heating to solar water can reduce the price to heat your water, hot tub and pool. Traditional gas and electricity are not that efficient, but solar-powered water heaters glean the sun’s natural energy to maintain even temperatures. In the United States there are many tax deductions for energy efficient green products.

Make your home more energy efficient by unplugging your unused electronic devices. Whether you are charging your device or not, chargers for laptops, mp3 players, cellphones and other electronics keep drawing electrical power as long as they stay plugged in.

TIP! When weather is good, skip the energy-hogging dryer and dry your clothes on an outdoor clothesline. The sun can really make your clothes smell incredible.

Wash clothing in cold water. Almost all of the energy used to wash clothes is used to heat the water. If your detergent is decent, cold water will be as effective as hot when cleaning your laundry. Additionally, do not run the washer until it is full so as to maximize your energy use.

Think about heating your water with solar water heaters. If you live somewhere where you don’t have to be concerned with temperatures that are freezing, you can use a system that circulates water through the solar heater before it gets pumped into your home. However, you should still have a traditional water heater as backup for times when the sun won’t come out or if you’re going to be using a lot of hot water.

TIP! Don’t run the dishwasher unless it is filled to capacity. Your dishwasher consumes the same energy and water, even if it is half full.

Get rid of your old water heater and put in a green, tankless one. Even though you still need electricity or gas in order to heat water with these tanks, they use only the water you need instead of always keeping your whole tank heated. You can purchase tankless heaters that supply the whole house, or ones that supply just one faucet.

You can save on your energy bill by dressing warmly. A thin sweater will provide you with two degrees of additional heat, while a heavier item will add four. Since it is pointless to wear very little clothing while indoors, you might as well wear a sweater.

TIP! Air flow is better controlled in home that has stormed doors and windows installed. Storm windows and doors prevent cold air drafts filtering into openings.

Opt to receive as much correspondence as you can through email. This will help you use less paper and help the planet. You help both you and other businesses you communicate with save resources and energy. You also help others by protecting the environment as well.

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. While you might not have much money to spend on going green, you can begin by cleaning up furnace filters every month and set the heat to 60 degrees when you aren’t home. Another way to save energy, and money, is to set the water heater’s temperature at 120 degrees. Every little thing you do helps!

TIP! Dress more warmly to be green and reduce energy costs. A light sweater offers 2 degrees of more warmth, and a heavy sweater adds 4 degrees.

As you can tell, there are a lot of benefits to having solar panels, not just the savings on energy. They’re easy to buy, install, and are durable also. Use the tips here to save yourself money and help the planet while you are doing it.

Small Investments Pay Off Big With Green Energy

What is green energy and how can you incorporate it into your life? The more you reduce your reliance on outside sources like the electric company, the more self reliant you are and the less environmental impact you will have. What are some things that you can do to help? Keep reading for a few easy ideas!

TIP! Cutting back on your daily electricity usage can save lots of energy over time. When a certain appliance is not in use, unplug it.

Replace and clean furnace filters yearly, and check them monthly. If your air intakes and registers do not have filters, take the time to install them. Having filters prevents debris from building up inside your heating ducts, which would hinder the energy efficiency of your heating system.

Window coverings should remain closed while you are away. This keeps the interior of your home cooler or warmer, depending on the season, and reduces your energy bill. Try to close all your window coverings, but it is especially important to cover any south-facing windows. Make sure that all the windows are covered with dark curtains, blinds, roman shades, or whatever shade you choose.

TIP! To reduce energy usage, sahe your windows to keep out sunlight. You can do this by putting up blinds or curtains.

Dry clothes outdoors instead of in the dryer during the summer. The sun can give clothing an incredible smell. They will be fresher than clothes dried in the dryer. You will also save on your utilities bills by line drying your laundry.

A good way to conserve energy is to not use your dishwasher unless it is completely full. If you only have a couple of dishes, do not put them in the dishwasher and turn it on. If you do this, you’ll become used to filling the dishwasher with as many dishes as you can. Just make sure to align the dishes in an orderly manner to maximize the available space.

TIP! Replace and clean furnace filters yearly, and check them monthly. Also, you may want your warm-air registers to have filters.

When not using things, turn them off. When you exit a room, be sure that everything has been fully turned off. Use power strips for your electronics, and make sure to turn it of when you are not using it. If it is in standby it’s still wasting power.

Solar Energy

TIP! Use drapes or curtains in your windows for when you are not home. This keeps your home cooler naturally, reducing the strain on your air conditioner and saving energy.

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. Your choices include an indirect or direct circulation system. If frozen pipes are common in your area, an indirect water heater will be your best option.

Look for federal and local rebates that apply to renewable energy at home. There are times when your utility company can offer discounts and rebates for your upgrade costs. You may also get state and federal tax deductions for making your home more energy efficient. These tax savings can reduce the net cost of installing alternative energy technology considerably.

TIP! If you utilize a dishwasher, avoiding using it until it’s filled up. An equal amount of water and energy is used, whether it is full or not.

People are often intrigued by green energy, but don’t bother learning more about it or how to use it. This article should provide you with ideas on how to start converting your home to a green home quickly and inexpensively.

Trying To Save The Environment? Follow These Green Energy Tips

A great way to make sure the environment is protected, while slashing energy costs, is to use green energy in your home. You do not have to purchase a car that is electric in order to make this work! Continue reading to learn some easy ways you can use more green energy, regardless of your budget.

TIP! By cutting back on electricity use, you will save quite a bit of money. When you aren’t using an appliance, unplug it.

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 qualify for a no-cost wind or solar installation, or at the very least, receive a tax deduction.

You can reduce the amount of electricity that you use, and be a better energy user by removing chargers that power your devices from outlets 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! If you are thinking of designing your outdoor areas with lighting, consider using solar lamps instead of conventional power. They don’t use any energy other than solar energy and they are cost effective.

One thing you might consider is heating your water with solar water heaters. If your location does not get too cold, purchase a system that puts the water in a solar heater prior to coming to your home. You still should keep your regular water heater as a backup because there may be times when there isn’t a lot of sun or you have to use a lot of water that’s hot.

Desktop computers are very power hungry. Try using a laptop as an alternative. This can significantly lower the amount of electricity you use, especially if the computer is on the Internet a lot or uses word processing software. Not to mention, it can be taken anywhere thanks to its portability.

TIP! Do you have your own farm? If you do, or if you are aware of someone that does, you may be able to rent some of the property to a local energy company that will install a type of wind turbine. The turbine will provide free energy to you and close neighbors, and won’t take up much space.

Switch as much of your correspondence as possible to email. In short, try to be paperless all the time. Not only will the business save on the cost of paper, but you will be saving energy from the production of that paper as well. Most importantly, it helps to protect the environment.

A really good energy saving tip is to change your boiler. Older boilers weren’t built to be energy efficient, and they’re costing you an arm and a leg compared to a newer unit. Newer models have multiple benefits; not only can they lower your energy bills, but they often create a lower amount of carbon dioxide, which can will be lot better for your family’s health.

TIP! Use window treatments to shade the inside of your home when you aren’t home. This cools down your house and lowers energy use.

Use your microwave oven whenever you can instead of the stove and oven. When cooking in the oven or on the stove, it tends to burn up a lot more energy. If popping items in the microwave can save some energy and time, it is a viable option.

Use energy efficient lightbulbs, change your furnace filer, and get a programmable thermostat to easily conserve energy inside your house. Once other people see how easy going green is, they will want to go green too. Remember to start implementing these tips today.

The Ins And Outs Of Green Energy

You will probably be surprised at the range of options available to make your home greener. We’ve written this article to provide you with many tips and tricks that can help you enjoy all the rewards green energy brings.

TIP! You can save a phenomenal amount of energy just by using less electricity every day. Unplug appliances when they’re not in use.

The are several simple techniques to conserve energy. Unplug appliances whenever you are not going to be using them for awhile. Be diligent about switching off the television or lighting if you aren’t using them. This is an easy, money-saving tip.

You could easily have solar panels in your house to collect energy from the sun for you to use. Consider some things before you do this, as you will benefit from the thought process. The number one to think about is the amount of sun your home gets. You can’t take as much advantage of solar energy if your house gets a lot of shade rather than sun.

TIP! Wear natural fabrics instead of always using the air conditioning during summer. Natural fabrics, such as cotton, allow skin to remain cool by drawing moisture away from skin.

Replace or clean your furnace filter at least once every 90 days, and check it once per month for build-up. Also, put filters on vents that dispense warm air. This will help ensure debris doesn’t enter heating ducts, thereby reducing your efficiency.

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. This will guarantee that you will have energy no matter what the weather brings, and it will result in a surplus during the summer. If your plan is contingent on net usage, you will even get money back from your utility company because of the excess energy you are creating!

TIP! Do you happen to own some farmland? If you do happen to own some farmland, try renting some of the land to a power company that specializes in wind energy solutions. You and those around you can benefit from the free energy.

When you install a solar energy system, place the batteries close to the cells. This can stop power loss in the cable. You also will not have to worry about the cells being shaded by a cable and not producing as much energy as they could.

One of the best ways to go green and cut energy costs is by dressing more warmly. A sweater that is heavy adds 4 more degrees of warmth, and a lighter sweater adds 2 degrees. It’s not necessary to wear so little at home, so out on a sweatshirt and save some cash!

TIP! Dry clothes outdoors instead of in the dryer during the summer. Your clothing will have a great smell from the sun.

Make energy efficiency a priority by buying products to assist you to reduce energy. There are many options for green products, such as double-glazed windows or doors that are energy conscious. These products offer much more efficiency to your home. When using these types of products you cut down on your heating and cooling costs.

Don’t turn your heat up too far in the home, unless you need to. If it’s a bit chilly, try wearing a sweatshirt and sweatpants. When the heat is turned up to a high level, a lot of unnecessary energy is used.

TIP! Use solar energy to provide hot water cheaply. Install a water heating system that uses solar power.

A great way to save energy is to switch your boiler. Old boiler units were not designed with energy conservation in mind, yet new boilers are typically more efficient. They have two advantages: reducing your energy bill by a large amount, and producing a lesser amount of CO2, which is much more healthy.

A good energy product is an on demand water heater. Traditional water heaters waste a lot of energy because they heat water constantly, even when no hot water is needed. You’ll get hot water whenever you need it without having to wait for it to heat up. You’ll also save a lot of energy.

TIP! When planning the solar system used in the home, use winter sunshine hours to determine what potential energy generation will be. You will have more than enough energy during the summer months, while avoiding falling short during the winter.

The tips you just read are easy to use, so there is no excuse not to use them. Taking the time to green your energy will give you peace of mind, so make the changes today to enjoy the rewards, tomorrow!

What Is Green Energy? Learn About It Here!

You may have heard about green energy before, and you were just not sure how to implement it into your home. If you want a quick primer on green energy, as well as why it’s useful, then this article is for you. Continue on to learn about the different ways you can incorporate green energy technology at home.

TIP! Just start using less energy every day. If you have appliances that are not in use, keep them unplugged until you need them.

There are many government incentive programs you can take advantage of when it comes to green energy. Talk to your local representative to see if programs operate in your neighborhood. There might be programs in your area that can allow you to install solar or wind energy solutions for free or with taxable deductions if you qualify for them.

Wait until your dishwasher’s full before running it. The energy used is the same whether you are washing a small load of dishes, or one that is larger. Make use of the air drying, energy-saving option on your washer.

TIP! Switch to solar heating systems for water to lower your cost of indoor water. Using natural gas and electricity is certainly the norm, but it’s not very energy efficient.

Using the sun to heat your water is very cost effective. Check into investing in a water system that is solar-powered. There are both direct and indirect circulation options to choose from. Most individuals will find the indirect option to be their best choice, as this option has methods in place to alleviate the problem of pipes freezing in the coldest months of winter.

Storm Doors

TIP! Clean filters or replace them to ensure your furnace is appropriating at prime efficiency. Adding filters to your warm-air registers is not a bad idea, either.

Homes with storm doors and windows have better airflow than homes without these upgrades. Storm doors and windows lessen the amount of cold air drafts that come in. Energy efficiency improves by 45% when storm doors and windows are implemented, which are big energy savers.

Save energy by buying products that conserve energy. Use products such as double-glazed windows or eco-friendly doors to help reduce your energy usage without sacrificing your home’s needs. By installing these products, your home is sealed tighter, and you use less energy to heat and cool your home.

TIP! Wash your clothes in cold water whenever possible. Almost 90% of the energy you use when you do laundry is due to heating water.

Don’t set your thermostat to over 68 degrees if you can help it. Wear sweatpants and a sweater if you are chilly. When your heat is running it uses more energy than necessary.

When you put up lights during the holidays, avoid the normal light strands and hang LED lights instead. LED’s have been shown to save a significant amount of energy. The Energy Department showed that more than two billion kh of power could be saved if everyone made the switch. That amount of electricity could power 200,000 homes for an entire year. At the very least, you can shave some money from your own power bill!

Green Energy Technology

Now that you know what green energy technology is, you hopefully are ready to convert your home using it. Use the tips you read in this article to help you use green energy technology in your home. The environment, and your wallet, will both thank you for using this technology.

Going Green For Yourself And The Environment

You may want to update your own home with new solar panels because of the positive impact on the environment, and your wallet. There are several good reasons to consider solar panels for your home, from eco-friendliness to government incentives. This article has many benefits on the use of solar panels.

TIP! Do you live on a farm? Consider renting out a small space where a power company can place a wind turbine. You and the neighbors can benefit from this free installation and energy which won’t take up much space.

Simply lessening the amount of daily energy consumption can save lots of energy. Unplug appliances that are not being used. Be diligent about switching off the television or lighting if you aren’t using them. These simple tips can save you money, as well as saving electricity.

If you want to preserve energy, keep your windows so they are shaded from sunlight. Shades or curtains can also help. Doing these things will let you use less air conditioning in the summer. Not only will you save energy, but you will also save money.

TIP! Your furnace filters should be cleaned monthly and replaced yearly. Installing the filters in warm-air registers is also a great idea.

During the hot summer months, hang clothes outside rather than tossing them in the dryer. In addition to the energy savings, you clothes will smell incredible. They will smell fresher than if you used the dryer. In addition, you will save a lot of money on your monthly utility bills.

Do not use your dishwasher unless it contains a full load of dishes. It will use the same quantity of water or energy even if one dish is in it. When you run the dishwasher, see to it that you are using its energy-saving setting; that will allow the dishes to dry using air.

TIP! Think about heating your water with solar water heaters. If you’re in an area that doesn’t have to worry about freezing temperatures, you can get a system that will circulate the water through a solar heater before pumping it into your home.

Save on water heating costs by using solar energy. Install a water heating system that uses solar power. There are systems available that circulate the heat both directly and indirectly. For colder regions,indirect is a better option.

One of the simplest ways that you can go green is by dressing warmly. A thin sweater will provide you with two degrees of additional heat, while a heavier item will add four. You don’t have to worry about wearing too little at home so consider getting a sweater to save money.

TIP! If you have a dishwasher, do not turn it on until it is full. Regardless of how many dishes are inside, equal amounts of water and energy are used.

Make your home energy-efficient with products that conserve power. Insulated double-pane windows and eco-friendly doors are especially effective for saving energy. Utilizing these kinds of products permits you to reduce the costs of cooling and heating your home.

Keep the heat as low as you can, unless you absolutely have to raise it. If it’s a bit chilly, try wearing a sweatshirt and sweatpants. Having the heat up high wastes a lot of energy.

TIP! Help to control the air flow in your own home by installing a storm door and storm windows too. Storm windows and storm doors reduce the amount of cold air entering the home in the form of drafts.

Build and use a solar oven to bake outdoors and save energy. These can even be made yourself using items such as a box, a discarded window, and some tin foil. The oven can heat up to well over 300 degrees using no electricity!

Switching out your boiler for a newer, more efficient model can be a great way to save energy. Old boiler units were not designed with energy conservation in mind, yet new boilers are typically more efficient. They have two advantages: reducing your energy bill by a large amount, and producing a lesser amount of CO2, which is much more healthy.

TIP! Fans of green energy should limit their use of electric heaters in the winter. Wear several layers of warm clothes instead, and heat main rooms with a pellet stove or fireplace.

As you should now see, renewable energy sources for your home are both eco-friendly and budget-conscious. Best of all it doesn’t take a lot of effort for you to buy and install solar panels for your home. Upgrading your home to use green energy is a no-brainer!

Why Should I Care About Green Energy Sources?

Today, we realize the importance of taking better care of the environment that sustains us. One way to take better care of the environment and save you money as well, is by using green energy in your home. This article introduces new ways to prioritize green energy at home or work.

TIP! By cutting back on electricity use, you will save quite a bit of money. When not using a certain appliance, unplug it from the outlet.

Shading windows from sunlight whelps to save energy. Additionally, curtains and blinds can enhance the energy-saving effect you achieve. Since this will make your house cooler, you will use the air conditioner less. The result is a significant energy savings and money in your pocket!

Use drapes or curtains in your windows for when you are not home. This simple act blocks the sun from entering and heating your house in the summer, while in the winter, it keeps the heat from escaping through drafty windows. Typically windows on the southern side of the home receive the most sun. Use coverings on each of your home’s windows, such as roman shades, dark curtains, or roller shades.

TIP! Do your best to keep your windows shaded from any sunlight. You can do this by putting up blinds or curtains.

Know the available energy options in your community. Checking the costs of running a home with utilities should also include recent legislation about energy costs. You may find that natural gas will be better for your home than electric, or that well water is an available alternative to city water.

When not being used, turn things off. Upon leaving a particular room, remember to turn of the lights, television, computer or even the entertainment center. When you can, plug your electronics into a power strip and when you are not using it, turn it off. Energy is still being used when something is in standby mode.

TIP! Wear natural fabrics during the summer in order to avoid wasting energy on air conditioning. Cotton and linen wick away moisture from your skin so that you stay cooler.

Use solar energy to provide hot water cheaply. Purchase a solar water heating system. You can choose from a direct circulation system or an indirect one. If you have concerns about your pipes freezing when it is cold, you should pick an indirect one.

Winter Months

TIP! Use cold water in your washing machine. Almost 90% of the energy you use when you do laundry is due to heating water.

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 will prevent any unpleasant surprises during the winter months, while leaving you safely ahead of your needs during the summer. If you are on a net usage plan, during the summer, you’ll receive money back from the utility company for the energy you generate!

If caring for your environment and wallet matter to you, then the application of the ideas presented here will surely satisfy you. Watching the savings mount can alter many behaviors pretty fast.

Want To Know About Green Energy? Read On

In this bad economy, people are shining the spotlight on green energy even more than they were before. Green energy reduces the use of limited natural resources and makes it easier to save money on energy bills. Read on for more ways to use green energy.

TIP! You can make a difference and save energy simply by taking steps to use less energy every day. If you have appliances that are not in use, keep them unplugged until you need them.

If you are considering purchasing outdoor lighting look into solar lamps. These lamps aren’t very expensive and can save you on power bills because they’re powered by the sun. This not only reduces energy costs, It will also save you money by not having to wire the outdoor lights to your home.

If you use heating fuel, ask a professional if you can convert your system to bio-diesel fuel system. Some systems do not need any modifications in order to use biodiesels. The bonus of doing this is a cleaner burning fuel that is generally also more efficient, and you’ll lessen your impact on the environment also.

TIP! Speak to a technician to find out if your fuel oiled heating can be changed to an alternative fuel, such as biodiesel. A lot of the existing systems can be modified with minimal parts or alterations.

If you aren’t home, use a window covering. Your house will stay cool and you won’t use as much energy this way. Usually the windows that face south tend to get more sun exposure. Try using coverings on all of the windows, such as dark curtains, roman shades, or some roller shades.

Solar water heaters are an inexpensive and efficient way to heat your home’s water. If you happen to live in a climate where freezing water isn’t going to affect you then you might want to invest into a system that circulates water through your solar heater before it is pumped into your home. However, consider that you may still need a traditional heater if you will be using a great deal of hot water, or if the sun does not come out for some time.

Energy Sources

Find out about the various energy sources that are available in your local community. Consider the expense of energy use in your home utilizing these energy sources while noting recent legislation about energy costs. For instance, it might be worth it to switch to gas heat instead of electric, or switch to well water instead of municipal water.

TIP! Storm doors and windows can make air flow in the home better. Storm doors and windows decrease cold air from drafts.

When a home has windows and doors stormed air flow is actually better in that household. These special storm doors and windows prevent cold air and drafts from entering the home. You can increase the energy efficiency in your house by up to 45 percent with stormed windows and doors.

The ideas here can save you money, and the environment, at the same time. If you put these ideas to use, you’ll find that using green energy is easy, efficient and heart-warming.