September 9th, 2013 12:00am
In an effort to reduce their monthly bills, many people have been searching for ways to reduce their electricity bills. Electric bills are often the highest bill in a home after the mortgage or rent is paid. With prices continuing to rise in all areas of the economy, it is beneficial to all to learn how to reduce the amount of electricity being used in the home. Many companies such as some found here at http://www.electricitycompaniestexas.com/ .
Simple Tricks To Cut Electricity Consumption:
Add A Fan. While this may seem contradictory to cutting electrical use by adding an electric appliance, it is one of the best ways that you can save money during the summer. A majority of each monthly electric bill is a direct result of heating or air conditioning. If you increase the temperature on your thermostat and add a fan to the room, you will reduce consumption. Only run the fan while in the room. The added airflow will offset any discomfort from the increased temperature.
Unplug. Does your microwave really need to have that blinking clock going all the time? Appliances with light up displays are continually draining power. If you are not using it – unplug it. This also includes your phone charger. Leaving it plugged in all the time allows the charger to keep pulling power from the outlet even if it is not charging anything.
Have Your Air Ducts Checked. A lot of time your air conditioner is cooling off your crawlspace more than it is cooling off the interior of your home. If your system is more than five years old, you should have your duct work checked. Many electric companies have incentives for their clients to have this done. Check your electric company website to find many energy saving offers and discounts that are only available through their site.
Of course, there are always little things that you can do that will also make a difference. Change your light bulbs to a lower wattage and make sure to always turn off the lights when you leave a room. Turn off anything that you are not using at the time, including your computer. Check doors and windows for areas where air may be escaping and weather strip where necessary.
The most important thing that you can remember is that every effort that you make to reduce your power consumption will have a positive effect on your electric bill.
June 18th, 2013 12:00am
Solar power is one of the most popular forms of renewable energy used around the world today. It is very efficient, and it has the added benefit of producing no greenhouse gas emissions.
The use of solar power isn’t something that has just come along recently. According to information from the United States Department of Energy, the use of solar power dates back to the third century B.C. At that time, the Romans used magnified sunlight to light torches used for religious purposes. The Romans also used passive solar to heat their bath houses.The full (more…)
June 14th, 2013 12:00am
Alternative energy sources are used to save money and reduce your carbon footprint on the environment. Solar panels can replace your electricity needs. Solar water heating methods will reduce your need for an expensive water heater. If you have a swimming pool, consider solar heating methods to save money. You can light up the outside of your home by using solar lights. These are inexpensive and cost nothing to operate. You can find solar lights in a variety of sizes, colors and styles at (more…)
June 10th, 2013 12:00am
The importance of renewable energy and more sustainable power sources is not something that should be taken lightly. The environmental and economic limitations of fossil fuels and more conventional resources are considerable, meaning that next-generation fuel sources like wind and solar are something we can expect to see a lot more of in the days to come. Learning more about these resources, the benefits they have to offer and the technology that makes them possible can do much to improve your understanding of the world we live in and the trends we can expect to (more…)
June 6th, 2013 12:00am
This one may be hard for some people to believe, but it is absolutely true. Solar power can help save both the planet and your wallet at the same time. While it may seem that the two are opposites of one another in most situations, that does not have to be the case when it comes to solar power.
Solar power clearly helps to save the planet by using the natural energy received by the sun and converting it into power. This helps us all us a little less oil based energy which gives off the CO2 (more…)
June 4th, 2013 12:00am
You can easily start cooking with a solar oven by purchasing pots and pans that are dark with lids. Your pots and pans must be dark in order to attract the warmth of the sun. The lid keeps the heat inside the pan and makes cooking faster. You can find dark pots and pans in the camping section of your local retail store. It takes much longer to cook with solar power than on your stove. Allow for the difference in time when you cook. Boiling water can be accomplished in about 30 minutes if you make sure the (more…)