If you’re trying to go green and save money, you might be wondering what the worst appliances in your home are at the moment. It is true that all appliances consume energy, but there are ones that consume more than you might even think. Two of the most energy-laden appliances in the home would be your heating and air conditioning system. Whether you use portable space heaters or have a central system installed, this is where most of your (more…)
March 19, 2013 @ 12:00 am
The price of energy is climbing and if you live on the East Coast, then you might find yourself dreading the colder seasons. Sure, there might be a couple Energy rates in New York and other places that will give you a decent price, but most of the time, when winter hits, we find ourselves turning up the heat and emptying our wallets. Luckily, it doesn’t need to be this way and there are a few things you can do in your home to help save energy and money during the colder months.
Part of the reason we pay so much in energy bills during the winter is that we find ourselves doing more to keep warm – turning up the heat, taking longer and hotter showers, etc. The reason for this is mostly because heat is escaping from the home and cold air is finding its way in through the windows and doors. Below is a short list of things you can do to conserve both your heat and your energy.
1. Window seal
This can be bought in most hardware stores and seals your window with a thin sheet of plastic to conserve heat.
2. Close curtains
Closing drapes can help keep the hot air in your home and stifle the flow of cold air – especially if your window has a draft.
3. More layers
Most clothing and blankets will help you conserve your body heat.
Doing these things can not only help you conserve heat, they can make the temptation to crank up the heat less appealing.
February 20, 2012 @ 12:00 am
If you really love saving money, lowering your monthly energy bill is one way to do so. And, not only will you be saving money, but making a few simple changes you are going to find huge monthly savings on your energy bill. So, with these small changes you are going to watch your bill shrink, and at the same time, be helping the earth. For the most in savings, you are going to want to go green. You have to purchase only energy star and energy efficient appliances and electronic products for (more…)
September 12, 2011 @ 12:00 am
Some sources of energy – like ethanol that powers the engine of a car – are made from corn. Other biofuels are made from vegetable oil. Other renewables include solar energy, wind energy and energy from rain, trees, the tides at sea; and from the earth itself — as geothermal energy.
Nonrenewable energy comes from sources such as the uranium, completely consumed in the production of nuclear energy; as well as the fossil fuels — coal, petroleum and natural gas — that can not be replaced.
Since energy costs will make up a good (more…)
September 10, 2011 @ 12:00 am
With the economy suffering the way it is, most people are needing ways to save on utility bills. The electric bill seems to be raising when the economy isn’t. Finding ways to cut the electric bill is a must. One way to do so would be to replace your windows. Most older houses have the old wood windows, upgrading them to an energy efficient vinyl window is a huge way to cut the electric bill. Purchasing windows that (more…)
September 8, 2011 @ 12:00 am
Conserving energy in your home also means saving money on your heating costs. When winter approaches and the cold weather starts affecting your wallet, then you want to start taking action around your home to cut back that monthly bill.
There are many options that you can do yourself to lower your bill and keep the cold air out and the warm air in. One major step is to lower your thermostat when you are not (more…)
September 5, 2011 @ 12:00 am