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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 Benefits Of Owning An Electric Car

If you are interested in protecting the environment and keep your cost of living to a minimum, you will get great results by using energy from the sun, water and wind. This article will provide some great advice for anyone who is interested in using green energy in their home.

TIP! To reduce energy usage, sahe your windows to keep out sunlight. Do this by installing blinds or curtains.

Think about getting solar powered lamps for outdoor lighting. These lamps are cheap and don’t require any power besides sun exposure. This saves a lot of energy! Another added convenience is that they do not require any wiring for you to enjoy outside lighting.

Shading windows from sunlight whelps to save energy. Keep blinds closed and curtains drawn. By utilizing these ideas, you will drop your AC costs dramatically as your house remains cooler during the summer. You will save both money and energy in the process.

TIP! Wear natural fabrics instead of running your air conditioner during summer months. Natural fabrics, such as cotton, allow skin to remain cool by drawing moisture away from skin.

Take advantage of solar energy to heat your home’s water without breaking the bank. Look into hot water systems that run by solar power. There are both direct and indirect circulation options to choose from. Indirect systems are the best if you have frozen pipes during the winter.

Winter Months

TIP! There are government grants available for investing in renewable energy. Do some research with your local authorities and ascertain if they run any types of programs within your district.

If you are considering the installation of home solar energy, make sure you are aware of how much energy you will receive during the winter months. This will prevent any unpleasant surprises during the winter months, while leaving you safely ahead of your needs during the summer. If you generate excess energy during the summer, with the right plan, your utility company will send you a check!

Look for federal and local rebates that apply to renewable energy at home. In a few cases, local utility companies tend to offer rebates for expenses associated to upgrades. Also look into tax deductions offered by the government that may apply to your green energy technology. These rebates and credits can substantially reduce the cost of installing green energy technology in your home.

TIP! Do you currently own a farm? Companies are actually looking for space to put wind turbines in, and a small part of your property can be used as one of those spots. Your home and the surrounding residences will get some free power.

If you aren’t sold on making a large green energy investment at home, then bring in a professional heating expert or plumber to take a look at your existing systems. They can tell you if your appliances are running efficiently, and if there are changes you can make. They may also be able to offer estimates as to what it would cost to replace or upgrade your existing systems.

Try to get your mail, like bills, sent to you through email. Go paperless with any company that has the option. This will save the businesses you deal with a great deal on energy costs and mailing expenses. This benefits everyone in society along with your own business.

TIP! Use cold water for laundry, whenever you can. Almost ninety percent of the energy used by a washing machine comes from heating the water for a warm or hot cycle.

Try not to set the heat very high in your home unless it’s an absolute must. If you feel cold, put on a sweater or blanket instead. High levels of heat use too much energy.

Energy Star Rated

TIP! If you use fuel oil to heat your home, a technician can give you information about changing over to biodiesel. Sometimes you can make the switch to some use of biodiesel fuels without having to purchase new parts or make costly modifications.

If you are purchasing new appliances, try to aim for Energy Star rated ones. Any Energy Star rated appliance guarantees better energy efficiency than an older one without the rating. This rating can promise anywhere from a 20-50% difference in energy costs, depending on the brand and the specific appliance.

Use your microwave oven whenever you can instead of the stove and oven. Cooking in the oven or on the stove top uses a lot of energy. So when you can “nuke” your food, do so to cut down on energy usage.

TIP! There are a great deal of products you can buy to increase the energy efficiency of your home. There are many options for green products, such as double-glazed windows or doors that are energy conscious.

Using green energy now means a better future for the planet and future generations. As was demonstrated in the article, green living isn’t that tough or complex. So, use this article’s advice and energy efficiency is just around the corner.

The Benefits Of Using Solar Power Around Your Home

Cutting back on the amount of resources that it takes to run your home may be easier than you once thought. After making some small, and larger, changes to your home, you will drop your environmental impact and save money. This article provides several great ideas that you can use to get started.

TIP! Government grants are available to help consumers invest in renewable energies. Check with the local government and see what programs are available to you.

Do your laundry using cold water, if you can. Almost 90% of the power you use to do laundry is simply used to heat the water. Good detergents wash clothes even in cold water. In addition, remember that a washing machine will be most energy efficient when it is full.

Consult a technician for more information about switching to biodiesel heating if your home currently uses oil for heating. Many systems will take a switch to some level of biodiesel without any extra parts or modifications. Bio-diesel is more efficient and burns cleaner than conventional petroleum, which in turn, reduces the environmental impact from your home during the winter.

TIP! Are you living on a farm? 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 a dishwasher to clean your dishes, do not run it until it is completely full. The energy used is the same whether you are washing a small load of dishes, or one that is larger. When running the dishwasher, turn on the setting for energy conservation.

Solar Energy

TIP! Biodiesel is a great alternative to the standard oil used to heat a home. Many heating systems can be switched over to run on biodiesel without needing extra modifications or parts.

A solar energy array can be the cheapest way to getting your hot water. You can purchase a hot-water system that is run by solar energy. You have a choice between both an indirect or direct circulation system. Indirect is the best choice if you have pipes which often freeze in the winter.

Replace your water heater and get a tankless model. Although tankless heaters require electricity or gas to heat water, they only do this on the amount you need as opposed to storing it in a large tank that is kept hot all the time. You can find tankless heaters that either supply an entire house, or just a single faucet.

TIP! When not at home, use window coverings. These help your home remain cool and keep your energy bill down when you are not there.

Instead of utilizing a desktop computer which eat up lots more energy, purchase a laptop. By doing this you could be saving around 75% off your electric bill, especially if you constantly use the Internet or type up papers. Another benefit of the laptop is that it’s portable, so it can be used anywhere.

If you are apprehensive about what green changes to make to your home, there are many green energy consultants available today. They’ll tell you the amount you’re losing due to inefficiency, and they will provide estimates on the cost to upgrade.

TIP! Learn about energy sources within your community. Compare the costs of operating your home using several of these utilities, making sure to take into consideration any legislation with regard to energy costs that has recently been passed.

Don’t set your thermostat to over 68 degrees if you can help it. If it’s chilly, put on warmer clothes. When your heat is turned to a higher temperature, unnecessary energy is being used too much.

Keep an eye on the wattage you are using. There are devices like Watt Minder or Kill-A-Watt that can monitor your wattage and help you see what is consuming energy. Plug the appliance into the device, and it can tell you the amount of energy it uses within an hour, month, or even a year. This can show what your appliance is costing you.

TIP! If you want to reduce your carbon footprint as well as save some money, do a load of dishwashing only when the dishwasher is filled to capacity. Try to refrain from putting small amounts in and running the dishwasher.

Although turning off lights or electrical equipment that is not being used seems like an obvious change to make, many people don’t remember to do this. If you make this a habit, your energy bills could be greatly reduced. Resolve to turn off lights and equipment when you are not using them.

Take the ideas you get from this guide and look for ways to incorporate these tips into your lifestyle. You will see your energy use diminish and you will be helping the planet. Your home can be very green if you make a few changes at a time.

How To Start Using Green Energy In Your Life

There is a lot of information concerning green energy, so it can be hard to find what you need easily. This article will provide you with some basic information that can get you started down the road to using green energy in your own home.

TIP! There are many government incentive programs you can take advantage of when it comes to green energy. Ask your local authorities what kinds of programs are available in your area.

If you are trying to conserve energy in the summer, be sure to keep your shades drawn to block out the sun. You can also try putting blinds or curtains in. By using heavy window covering you house will remain cooler which will decrease the amount of air conditioning needed. You can save money and energy throughout the summer.

When it’s hot outside, wear clothing made of natural materials rather than running the air conditioner. Natural fibers like cotton can absorb moisture from your skin, helping you feel cooler. Wear lighter colors, as warmer colors make you feel warmer and more likely to put on artificial cold air.

TIP! Make your home more energy efficient by unplugging your unused electronic devices. Your charger still uses energy while it’s plugged in, even if it isn’t charging anything.

You can easily get solar panels installed in your home to collect solar energy for your use. Consider some things before you do this, as you will benefit from the thought process. The biggest thing to consider is how much sun does your house get on average? You are not going to get much solar power if your home has too much shade.

Do you have a farm? If so, you can rent a portion of it so wind turbines can be installed. You and the neighbors can benefit from this free installation and energy which won’t take up much space.

TIP! Use window coverings when you’re not at 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.

It is important to clean your furnace filter on a regular basis to be sure you are using as little energy as possible heating your home. Filters can also be installed in every warm-air register. This can prevent anything from getting caught in the ducts.

A good way to save money is to only turn on your dishwasher when you have a full load ready to go. It’s sacrilege to turn it on with just one or two dishes inside. Once you learn how to properly fill a dishwasher, you will be amazed at the number of dishes that can be washed in one load. Properly place your dishes in it so you can fit as many as possible.

TIP! Check what other energy sources are available in your neighborhood. Compare the costs of operating your home using several of these utilities, making sure to take into consideration any legislation with regard to energy costs that has recently been passed.

Solar energy can heat water for a lesser cost. Get a solar hot-water system. You may pick between a direct or indirect circulation system. You’re better off with an indirect system if you are worried about pipes freezing during the winter.

Storm Doors

TIP! Make use of your dishwasher only when you have a full load in order to save energy and money. Never run it with just a few dishes inside.

In homes with storm doors and windows, air flow is controlled better. The cold air which comes in from drafts can be reduced with proper care for doors and windows. If you use storm doors or windows, you can save at least 45 percent on your electricity bills.

Learn all you can about solar power that is active and passive. Active power can be stored for later use. Passive power must be utilized more quickly but no expensive storage cells are required. You need to install solar panels and systems if you want active solar power. While passive simply uses the sun in storing thermal energy in your walls in order to heat your house.

TIP! To help prevent drafts, install storm doors and storm windows. These kinds of doors and windows reduces the amount of cold air that comes into the home.

Applying these ideas is a lot easier than sorting through all the tips available online. What’s great about these tips is that they can be applied in any household and the benefits are quite simple to see. Your family, your wallet, and the planet thank you!

How To Use Green Energy To Heat Your Home

Have you heard those around you talking about going green, or green energy, but you were not sure what they were talking about? If you are curious about green energy and want to learn more about it, you’ve found your source. You can use green energy in your home to cut costs!

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. Cell phone and mp3 chargers draw energy even if they aren’t charging anything.

When creating lightning outdoors for a garden path or patio, consider using solar-powered lamps. These lamps are very cheap, as they require no external power source, just the sun. You will not only reduce the energy you use. As an added benefit, you are spared the trouble of running an outdoor wiring system.

Investigate all of the energy sources your community has to offer. Compare the costs of operating your home using several of these utilities, making sure to take into consideration any legislation with regard to energy costs that has recently been passed. It may be beneficial to switch from electric heat to natural gas heat, or from city water to well water, for example.

TIP! Biodiesel fuel might be an option if your current heat source is fuel oil. Many systems allow a switch to biodiesel or biofuel with slight modifications.

Instead of using the dryer in the summertime, hang clothes outside in the warm sunshine. The sun will dry your clothing for free and the summer breeze will leave it smelling amazing. They will feel and smell fresher than machine-dried clothes. This will save you a ton on your utility bills, leaving you extra money to turn your air conditioning on instead.

Save money and energy by only running your dishwasher with a full load of dishes. It’s sacrilege to turn it on with just one or two dishes inside. You’ll be shocked at the amount of dishes it can hold. Align each dish carefully so that your dishwasher racks can accommodate the largest number of dishes.

TIP! Cover your windows if you’re not going to be home. This cools your home’s interior and keeps energy usage down while you’re away.

Get rid of your old water heater and put in a green, tankless one. Although they still use gas or electricity, they only heat on demand rather than maintaining an entire tank of hot water at all times. You can either get a tankless heater for your entire house or for a only one faucet.

One way to save energy is to limit the use of electrical heaters in the winter. Instead, invest in some warm clothing and slippers for family members and use a fireplace or pellet stove to heat living areas. Keep in mind, cooler air while sleeping makes your breathing better, and keeps your airways from getting too dry.

TIP! 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.

Use a laptop computer instead of a desktop, which uses more energy. This could possibly reduce your electrical use by 75 percent, especially if the Internet is used frequently or there is heavy use of word processing software. The laptop is also mobile, so you can take it with you everywhere.

Consider using a solar oven to bake with. These can even be made yourself using items such as a box, a discarded window, and some tin foil. They require only sunlight to reach a temperature of more than 300 degrees, and they only take a few minutes to construct.

TIP! If you want to live greener and have a greener home, avoid running electric heaters during the winter. Wear several layers of warm clothes instead, and heat main rooms with a pellet stove or fireplace.

Now that you understand the basics of green technology, you are now ready to start using it in your home. Use the tips you read in this article to help you use green energy technology in your home. Your finances, as well as the environment, will be improved as a result of going green.

Tips, Tricks, And Techniques To Take Advantage Of Green Energy

What are the benefits of green energy? It will help you pay less on your bills and will also allow you to help the environment. What ways are there for you to be involved? In the next few paragraphs, you’ll learn some useful techniques that will let you contribute to this important cause.

TIP! If you’re designing any kind of outdoor lighting, you may want to think about installing solar-powered lamps. They don’t use any energy other than solar energy and they are cost effective.

The are several simple techniques to conserve energy. Unplug appliances that are not being used. Turn off the TV and lights when they aren’t in use. This helps to save money without much effort.

Wear natural fabrics instead of running your air conditioner during summer months. Natural materials like cotton repel moisture from your skin and allow it to stay cool. Choose lighter colors so that you feel cooler and can resist turning up the air conditioning.

TIP! 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 devices like phones, music players, computers and others use small amounts of power any time they are in an outlet, even if you aren’t charging anything.

Do you or your family own a farm? Consider renting out a small space where a power company can place a wind turbine. This will provide you with free energy with only a small space investment.

If you use heating fuel, ask a professional if you can convert your system to bio-diesel fuel system. A lot of the existing systems can be modified with minimal parts or alterations. Bio-diesel is more efficient and burns cleaner than conventional petroleum, which in turn, reduces the environmental impact from your home during the winter.

TIP! It is important that if you take advantage of a dishwasher, that you only use it when you have a full load. Dishwashers do not allow for minimizing water or power consumption.

Be sure to cover your windows with drapes or blinds when not at 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. Usually the windows that face south tend to get more sun exposure. Therefore, it is especially important to use heavy window coverings on these windows.

Check out all the different resources your community has available for energy. Calculate the expense of using these types of utilities while noting any recent legislation pertaining to energy costs. It may be beneficial to switch from electric heat to natural gas heat, or from city water to well water, for example.

Dry Clothes

Dry clothes on a clothelines during the summer. The sun can dry clothes quickly without using any power, with the added benefit of making your clothes smell extra-fresh. It is a fresher smell than you would get from the dryer. You can save a significant amount on your utility bills, too, because the dryer uses energy and heats up the air, causing the air conditioner to run more often.

TIP! Storm doors and windows help control air flow into a home. Storm’s windows and doors cut down on the cold air that drafts can let in.

To conserve energy and save money, only run the dishwasher when you have a full load. Don’t run it with only a few things. Dishwashers can usually hold many dishes. Properly place your dishes in it so you can fit as many as possible.

One very easy way to save money on your heating bills is to dress more warmly around the house during the winter months. If you wear a light sweater, you’ll feel two degrees warmer. A thicker sweater adds about four degrees. Since it is pointless to wear very little clothing while indoors, you might as well wear a sweater.

TIP! Make your home energy-efficient with products that conserve power. Ecologically friendly windows and doors can minimize the energy you need to operate your home efficiently.

Don’t use a lot of heat during the winter if it’s not absolutely necessary. If it’s a bit chilly, put sweatpants or a sweatshirt on. You waste a lot of energy if you put the heat on higher than necessary.

Use a microwave as often as you can to save energy at home. The stove uses a good bit of energy. So, by microwaving instead, you save a lot of energy.

TIP! Build and use a solar oven to bake outdoors and save energy. A solar oven can be made by using an old window, a box and for reflection, a piece of foil.

Many consumers have considered green energy, but a large number never try to figure out how to take advantage of it or learn how to use it. Use some of the ideas from the article above, and kick your green-energy efforts into high-gear.

The Benefits Of Going Green With Energy

Many people want to do their part to save the environment, but have no clue what actions they need to take to do so. Several solutions exist to use green energy and protect the environment. This article will help you by presenting you some great advice on how you can take advantage of green energy right away.

TIP! Lower the heating costs of your water, hot tubs and pools by changing over to a heating system that is run by solar power. Solar water heaters use the sun’s heat to warm water rather than using natural gas or electricity for heat.

Use a solar-solar powered system to heat water. Using gas or electricity to heat water isn’t efficient. However, solar water heaters use the sun to make water comfortable and reduce energy consumption. Some of these upgrades, while more expensive up-front, may qualify for green energy tax deductions.

Clothes should always be washed in cold water, if possible. The vast majority of the energy you use for washing clothes is needed to heat the water. As long as the washing detergent you use is reliable, using cold water instead of hot water will wash your clothes just as well. In addition, remember that a washing machine will be most energy efficient when it is full.

TIP! Do your best to keep your windows shaded from any sunlight. You can also try putting blinds or curtains in.

Biodiesel fuel might be an option if your current heat source is fuel oil. Many heating systems can be switched over to run on biodiesel without needing extra modifications or parts. When you use biodiesel it burns a lot cleaner than conventional petroleum, which reduces the impact your home has on energy during the colder months of the year.

Use windows covering for when you’re not home. The result will be a cooler house because the window’s admit less heat. Typically, the south facing windows are the ones that get the most amount of sun due to their location. Make sure that all the windows are covered with dark curtains, blinds, roman shades, or whatever shade you choose.

TIP! Wear natural fabrics in the summertime instead of cranking up the air conditioner. By wearing natural fabrics, such as cotton, you will keep moisture away from your skin and help it stay cooler.

During the hot summer months, hang clothes outside rather than tossing them in the dryer. The sun will dry your clothing for free and the summer breeze will leave it smelling amazing. They will have a much fresher smell than drying them with an appliance will provide. You will also be saving money on your utility bills.

If you want to save money and energy, only run your dishwasher when it is completely full of dishes. It is wasteful to run the dishwasher with just a few items inside. The dishwasher can actually fit a lot of dishes when loaded correctly. Line up the same types of dishes, such as plates and cups so you are filling it completely.

TIP! If you currently use fuel oil for home heating, ask your local technician how you can switch over to biodiesel fuel. A lot of the existing systems can be modified with minimal parts or alterations.

Turn off appliances if you are not using them. When you leave a room, take the time to turn off lights, the tv or the computer. Keep your home appliances on a power strip, and switch it off when not in use.

Green Energy

TIP! Turn you appliances off when you are not using them. Whenever you leave a room, get into the habit of turning off lights, televisions, and computers.

The introduction to this article emphasized the fact that as the world reaches peak oil, green energy is going to become more and more important to our survival as a species. With the correct information, it is a lot easier to start incorporating green energy options into your life. Use the advice from this article so you can start enjoying the greener life today!

Green Energy Tips That Can Save You A Fortune!

Maybe you don’t consider the environment as you go about life in your home. It may be hard to believe, but even using small appliances has a large cumulative impact on the environment. There are some simple ways to use green energy that will help your home and the environment. Get some ideas for going green by reading the tips below.

Natural Fabrics

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. You can also try wearing lighter colors, they help you feel cooler, lessening your need for artificial cold air.

TIP! There are government grants available for investing in renewable energy. Contact your local government in order to see the different programs available in your area.

Start paying attention to your energy consumption. Unplug the charger for your iPod and XBox when they are not in use. They may not be currently in use, but items such as cell phone chargers, laptops and mp3 players draw energy when left plugged in.

Do you own 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. Everyone surrounding the area where these turbines are installed are sure to benefit, and the installation doesn’t take up that much space.

TIP! Instead of using fuel oil to heat your home, try to make a switch to biodiesel. Many systems can use biodiesels without any modification.

Keep covers on your windows when not in your home. This allows your home to be kept cool when you aren’t there, and in addition, it helps keep energy costs down. Windows that face south tend to get more sun due to their orientation. Make sure that all the windows are covered with dark curtains, blinds, roman shades, or whatever shade you choose.

To conserve energy and save money, only run the dishwasher when you have a full load. The machine should not be used when only a few dishes need to be washed. Your dishwasher can probably hold a lot more dishes than you think. Line up the same types of dishes, such as plates and cups so you are filling it completely.

TIP! Research solar panels to see if an active or passive set-up is right for your needs. Passive solar systems are less expensive but cannot store energy like active solar systems do.

Upgrading your water heater to a tankless style saves a lot of energy. Tankless versions still need electricity or gas to heat water, but they are more effective in heating solely the water necessary instead of a huge tank of water constantly. Tankless heaters come in various models that either supply a single faucet or the whole house with hot water.

You may not have thought much about the environment, and you probably aren’t alone. Learning about using green energy can change this habit. Make your home and the environment better places to be when you use the ideas from the article above.

Green Energy Advice Everyone Should Know About

It doesn’t have to cost a lot of money nor take a lot of time to go green. It can be as easy and cheap as making a few home modifications that save electricity. Take advantage of the helpful tips in the article below to positively impact the environment with green energy.

TIP! You can make a difference and save energy simply by taking steps to use less energy every day. If you’re not using particular appliances, unplug them! When you are no longer using them, turn off lights and the television.

You can cut your energy consumption by a lot if you just cut back on the electricity you use. When a certain appliance is not in use, unplug it. Lights and televisions should be off when not in use. These simple tips can save you money, as well as saving electricity.

Some government money is available to assist consumers with switching to renewable energy. Do some research with your local authorities and ascertain if they run any types of programs within your district. Some areas provide rebates for green energy product installation, or provide tax relief as an incentive.

TIP! In order to conserve energy, try keeping the windows shaded from the sunlight. Use curtains or blinds as an alternative.

Biodiesel is a great alternative to the standard oil used to heat a home. Some systems do not need any modifications in order to use biodiesels. Biodiesel is a clean choice when it comes to fuel, and using it will reduce the impact that your family has on the environment.

Do your research when it comes to the available energy sources where you live. Determine which energy source is cheapest for your home. Don’t forget to account for any government incentives that might be in effect. You might find savings by switching from electric to natural gas for heating, or to well water from city water.

TIP! Try to use cold water for washing clothes. When you heat up water, you consume much more energy as opposed to using colder water.

Use a model which is tankless and more green instead of a tank style heater. Although tankless heaters require electricity or gas to heat water, they only do this on the amount you need as opposed to storing it in a large tank that is kept hot all the time. You can either get a tankless heater for your entire house or for a only one faucet.

If you try to promote living sustainably then use your heater as little as you can during winter. You can invest in warmer clothes and take advantage of your fireplace or pellet stove in order to heat your living areas. Cool air helps sleeping patterns, as well as improving breathing.

TIP! Biodiesel fuel might be an option if your current heat source is fuel oil. A lot of times this can be done with minimal modifications to your existing system.

You can increase the energy efficiency of your home by buying energy saving products. Some green items, like environmentally freindly doors, will reduce your energy usage by a lot. Your heat and cooling costs can drop dramatically by using these products.

If you are not sure about making improvements to your home, hire professionals that can look over your systems and offer you ideas of what you can do to make your home more green. They can advise you about how much inefficient appliances cause you to lose financially, and they can estimate the price of upgrading or simply replacing your old systems.

TIP! Rather than using a dryer, dry your clothes outside, as long as the weather permits. The sun gives your clothes a great smell.

Even if you don’t agree that we should be concerned about global warming, you can still benefit from green energy technology. By making a couple small changes like turning off lights when not needed, can really help save you lots of money on your electric bill.

Green Energy Tips To Save The Planet

Going green does not have to be costly, nor take too much of your time. It can be as easy and cheap as making a few home modifications that save electricity. The next few paragraphs will help you take full advantage of green energy, which will help you do your part to save the environment.

TIP! You can make a difference and save energy simply by taking steps to use less energy every day. For example, when an appliance is not in use unplug it.

The government has grants available to those who are willing to invest in alternative renewable energies. Contact local government and discover the programs that exist locally. You may qualify for free wind or solar installation, or you may find that you can deduct some of your expenses on your taxes.

Cover your windows when you are away from home. This will help save energy. This cools down your house and lowers energy use. Try to close all your window coverings, but it is especially important to cover any south-facing windows. Dark drapes, or even energy-efficient lined drapes, are your best bet.

TIP! Consider installing solar powered lamps for outdoor lighting. These lamps are inexpensive and do not require any kind of power source other than exposure to the sun.

Maybe you can use solar water heaters instead of traditional heating methods. This works best in areas where the temperature doesn’t drop below freezing. Solar energy systems circulate water through solar heaters and then pump it into the house. If you live in a climate that faces cold winters, also install a traditional heater for your water.

Discover all the different sources of energy in your community. Compare costs and look up regulations on green energy and tax incentives. It might be good to switch to natural gas or well water, as an example.

TIP! Are you living on a farm? 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. Not only does it take up very little space, both you and the neighbors will greatly benefit from this free energy.

Turn you appliances off when you are not using them. For example, if you are not in a certain room, turn off the lights, TV or computer. Power strips are handy, because you can turn a number of devices off with the flip of one switch.

Wait until your dishwasher’s full before running it. You will use just as much water and energy to run a half-empty dishwasher as a full one. When running the dishwasher, ensure that you are using the energy-saving option, which allows the air-drying of your dishes.

Solar Energy

If you want to have hot water, but at a lower cost, then check into solar energy. Purchase a hot water system that uses solar energy. It is possible to use either a direct or indirect circulation system. If you have concerns about your pipes freezing when it is cold, you should pick an indirect one.

TIP! During summer, try drying clothes on a clothesline instead of the dryer. Your laundry will smell fantastic after a day in the sun.

The batteries should be located near the solar energy cells when the system is being set up. No power will be lost during the transfer from the cells to the batteries by doing this. This also prevents long cables from casting shadows over the PV cells.

Do maintenance on your fridge to save money. A refrigerator uses lots of energy so should be kept in good working condition. Regularly make sure the heating coils are dust-free. Check frequently to ensure that the door seals tightly.

TIP! Only run your dishwasher when it is completely full. Don’t run it with only a few things.

Whether or not you support the idea of global warming, using green energy can be a good idea for your home. It saves money on electrical costs, just by a few changes like turning off the light when the room is empty.

Green Energy 101: Everything You Need To Know

A lot of people do not think about the environment as they use items in and around the home. Believe it or not, everything you do has an effect on the environment. Many ways exist to let you use green energy to help yourself and the environment. This article provides several ideas that will enable you to start utilizing green energy.

Stay Cooler

Instead of using your air conditioner in the summer, try to wear fabrics that are natural. 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.

TIP! Wear natural fabrics instead of always using the air conditioning during summer. Fabrics such as cotton draw moisture from the skin, which allows you to stay much cooler.

You may be able to use solar water heaters, and they can warm your water efficiently. 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. 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.

Rather than using a dryer, dry your clothes outside, as long as the weather permits. The sun can really make your clothes smell incredible. They’ll be smelling much fresher than if they were just dried in a dryer. Also, using your dryer less will save you money in energy costs on your utility bills each month.

TIP! Save electricity while becoming a more conscientious energy consumer by unplugging the chargers for all your electronic gadgets when they aren’t in use. Chargers for laptops, mp3 players, cell phones and other devices use power when they’re plugged in.

Always be consistent in maintaining your fridge. Refrigerators constantly use energy to maintain cooler temperatures. If it is not properly cared for, it will use much more energy than it needs to. Be sure to regularly clean out the dust around the heating coils. You also want to make sure the door seal is tight and clean.

Storm Doors

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

The flow of air in a home is better controlled when you have stormed windows and doors installed. Storm doors and windows stop drafts from letting in so much cold air. Energy efficiency improves by 45% when storm doors and windows are implemented, which are big energy savers.

Dressing in warm attire can be a great way to cut energy costs while embracing green energy. You will feel 2 degrees warmer with a light sweater, and 4 degrees warmer with a heavy one. Add a hat, scarf and gloves for even more warmth. You do not have to dress lightly at home, so save money by putting on a sweater and turning down the heat!

TIP! Check out all the different resources your community has available for energy. Check the cost of running your home using these utilities, taking into consideration any recent legislation regarding energy costs.

Buy a solar oven to provide for the needs of your kitchen. Use common household items to make a solar oven. Put a piece of an old window into a box and place foil inside the box to reflect the sun’s rays. These ovens are no slouches. They can be heated up to 300 degrees, consume no energy, and are simple to construct.

Keep an eye on how many watts of electricity you use. Choose an energy monitor like the Kill-A-Watt or the Watt Minder to help you determine which devices and appliances consume the most energy. 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. You can learn how much your appliances are costing you.

TIP! When designing your solar PV system, try to locate the battery storage system as close to the PV cells as possible. This helps to prevent any power loss in the cable.

It’s possible you haven’t given your home’s environmental impact a lot of thought. Now that you understand the basics of green technology, you can work to change this. Take just one small action from the tips you’ve learned here, and you’ll be on your way to saving the planet.