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Natural Cooling
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
Image Did you know that a significant portion of your energy bill is caused by your kitchen refrigerator system? It comes in right after your air conditioner expenses at 13.7%! Moreover, many of the fluorine gases—which account for 17% of the planet’s global warming impact—come from the hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) used in our modern refrigeration...

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Switch to Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb
Thursday, 12 December 2013
Switch to Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb A compact fluorescent light bulb is an energy efficient alternative for your conventional incandescent bulb. Unlike the conventional incandescent bulb, CFL bulbs make use of a more efficient energy transfer mechanism to produce the same amount of light for less energy. Instead of passing a current through a highly resistive filament...

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Get a Home Energy Audit
Thursday, 26 September 2013
Get a Home Energy Audit A greater national conscience is growing about the idea of green and renewable energies, and in turn this growing culture of environmental awareness is also fostering a more quantitative approach towards energy savings and conservation. A home energy audit is an evaluation performed on homes to determine areas where energy can be used more efficiently...

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High Efficiency Heating
Tuesday, 30 October 2012
High Efficiency Heating Cold days are upon us as autumn sets in. Are you wondering whether you can weather another winter of high heating costs? Is it time for a new furnace? In most homes, heating is the largest energy expense—it accounts for 35-50% of annual energy bills in the colder parts of the United States...

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On Bill Financing
Thursday, 17 May 2012
On-Bill Financing Investing in energy efficiency projects is good for everyone. Unfortunately, high upfront costs have historically prevented large entities and low-income customers from addressing energy inefficiencies. One innovative new workaround is something called on-bill financing. In this model...

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Power Your Home with Solar Panels
Monday, 14 May 2012
Power Your Home with Solar Panels! Today, innovations in both technology and financing are making it increasingly easy for you to install solar panels on your home. Essentially, as long as you have a sunny roof, and live in a state that believes in solar politically, you can install solar today. Not only can you reduce...

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Energy Solutions
Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Energy Solutions 25 Energy Saving Tips Under $25! With energy prices on the rise, heating your home and running your appliances are costing more than ever. As this list of the top 25 energy saving tips under $25 demonstrates, there are many ways to cut down on your energy costs and reduce...

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Home Energy Usage
Tuesday, 03 January 2012
Home Energy Usage The problem a lot of people have with trying to make their home or apartment more energy-efficient is that energy efficiency is deadly boring. As a municipal energy management consultant, I know how quickly eyes start to glaze over when I start talking about heating systems...

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Manual Washing Machine
Wednesday, 24 November 2010
Manual Washing Machine Washing machines can cost hundreds and even thousands of dollars a year to run depending on your washing machine type, whether or not you use hot, warm, or cold water, your energy company’s prices, water company’s prices, and the number of loads you run per week! Most significantly, roughly ninety percent of the energy used by washing machines...

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Bicycle Generators
Thursday, 25 February 2010
Bicycle Generators Using a stationary bike is good exercise, but wouldn’t it be much cooler if you made it generate free electricity for you? Converting your old bike into a bicycle generator is great for the environment, beneficial for your health, and protects your peace of mind.

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Wind Farms Start One of Your Own
Thursday, 24 September 2009
Wind Farms: Start One of Your Own! Right now, wind energy is the fastest growing energy resource in the world. Wind energy is quickly becoming so affordable and accessible that you could start your own wind farm. That thought may have never crossed your mind... However, if you own land in a windy, rural area, there's a good chance that your land could be generating a lot...

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Monitoring Your Water Heater Settings
Thursday, 27 August 2009
Monitoring Your Water Heater Settings In general, water heating accounts for 13% of your home utility bill. Most homes maintain their hot water heaters at a pre-set temperature of 140 degrees Fahrenheit, which is much higher than needed. By lowering your water heater to around 120°F, you can cut down the cost of your utility bill and enjoy some other unexpected benefits...

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Build Your Own Air Conditioner
Sunday, 02 August 2009
Build Your Own Air Conditioner Yes, you can build your own air conditioner that is eco-friendly and wallet-friendly! I would like to thank my good friend Black Khachatoorian, who is the sole genius behind this creation. He allowed me access to 100% of his design, techniques, and list of materials, so that I could share his handiwork in an effort to decrease national energy...

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CFLs vs LEDs
Wednesday, 15 October 2008
CFLs vs LEDs While a lot of people have heard about the benefits of Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs (CFLs), not as many have heard about or are as familiar with many have heard about Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs). If you are not as familiar with CFLs, or you would just like a quick brush-up, you can read the GreeniacsGuide on CFLs...

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