New energy standards phased in from 2012 to 2014 will require light bulbs to produce the same amount of light while using 30 percent less energy.
20 Ways to Save Money on Heat this Winter
Turn down the thermostat. Put on your heavy sweater and comfy slippers. It’s time to get serious about ways to save money on heating bills this winter.
Four Fixes to Stop Home Energy Leaks
With the help of a professional energy auditor and infrared camera technology, Renovate Your World evaluates the thermal efficiency of one house by identifying energy leaks that are common to many homes and then exploring both quick and long-term solutions to stop leaks and make any home more energy efficient.
Solar Collectors or Photovoltaics for Residential Use
With fuel prices skyrocketing, now is a good time for homeowners to consider photovoltaics—electricity generating solar panels—to help them meet their residential power needs.
Solar or Photovoltaic Roofs
When converting sunlight to energy, the most obvious place to put the collectors is on the roof.
Reduce Heating Bills with Energy Efficient Landscaping
You can save as much as 25 percent in heating costs and protect your home from harsh winter winds with landscaping designed to make your home more energy efficient.
In the event of a storm, power companies are strained to reestablish power and maintain delivery to those who need it most. It is essential that residents work to conserve power and avoid blackouts until a return to full service.
A Guide to Making Energy-Smart Purchases
Being more energy efficient can be as simple and inexpensive as buying and installing caulk and weatherstripping or as complicated and expensive as building a state-of-the-art,energy-efficient house. However, whatever you do to reduce energy costs will usually require the purchase of goods or services.
Let’s assume you’re in the market for a new home. Let’s further assume that, like many other people, you’re concerned about the limited supplies of domestic oil and gas, the unpredictable cost, and the environmental price tag attached to the continued use of these fuels.
Landscaping for Energy Efficiency
Are you looking for cost-effective yet eye-pleasing ways to lower your energy bills? Planting trees, shrubs, vines, grasses and hedges could be the answer. In fact, landscaping may be your best long-term investment for reducing heating and cooling costs, while also bringing other improvements to your community.