It’s summer and the heat is on. It’s the time when we crank up our a/c to fend off the blistering heat just to get a little comfort on these dog days of August.
So what does this mean for energy consumption and energy costs? Simple… Continue reading »
I was having a casual conversation about green power and alternative energy sources, and the conversation eventually shifted to things that the average person can do to save on electrical power.
Just so you have the context, I was talking with someone who is in the solar panel business in New Jersey. I naturally assumed that he knew about Continue reading »
And now folks, it’s just what you have been waiting for… the final installment of “101 Energy Saving Tips”!
Without any further delay, here are tips 81 through 101:
81) Don’t peek into the oven as you cook. Every time the door is opened, a lot of heat escapes.
82) Contact a qualified heating contractor if your gas burners have a yellow flame instead of blue. Yellow flames may mean the gas is not burning efficiently.
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Ok, today I present to you part 4 of our 5 part series “wow Energy Savings Tips”.
And for today, tips 61 through 80:
61) Don’t set your thermostat at a colder setting than normal when you turn on your air conditioner. It will not cool your home any faster and could result in excessive cooling and, therefore, unnecessary expense.
62) Whole-house fans help cool your home by pulling cool air through the house and exhausting warm air through the attic. They are effective when operated at night and when the outside air is cooler than the inside. Continue reading »
Are you keeping up? Here is part 3 of the 5-part series, “101 Energy Saving Tips. Enjoy.
And now, 41 to 60:
41) When you’re shopping for new windows, look for the National Fenestration Rating Council label; it means the window’s performance is certified.
42) Close curtains on south and west-facing windows during the day. Continue reading »
Are you ready for the next installment of tips to save energy in our everyday lives?
Without further ado, here are tips 21 to 40:
21) Dry towels and heavier cottons in a separate load from lighter-weight clothes.
22) ENERGY STAR® computers and monitors save energy only when the power management features are activated, so make sure power management is activated on your computer. Continue reading »