Announcement: Top 20 Household Energy Saving Ideas

There are some simple energy saving ideas that you can use that cost nothing to implement, but can lead to massive savings.

Announcement: Could Your Home Benefit From a Residential Wind Turbine?

Well that is just what those who have installed residential wind turbines on their own homes are doing. Now they are enjoying the freedom to rely less on the more traditional and waste producing energy methods that come from electric companies that rely on oil, coal, or natural gas.

Announcement: A Guide to Residential Solar Energy

Residential solar energy is straightforward, and anyone can use it to supplement or replace services with their local utility company. All you need is a set of solar panels or modules that covert sunlight into electric current. You can then use the electricity generated to operate appliances and other devices in your home. Some solar panels convert sunlight into heat, which you can use instead of gas, oil or electricity. With the right information, you can be on your way to saving a lot of money on electricity, just by using the power of the sun.

Announcement: Energy Saving Devices for the Home Office

The potential savings in an efficiently set up home office are huge. Computers left on all the time can use thousands of kWh/year. Additional devices such as printers add to this number. Let’s talk about some different energy saving products that can help identify and combat the wasteful use of electricity in your home office.

Announcement: Alternative Energy News: Lithium Hydrogen Superconductors

Energy scientists are continuing their efforts in developing a variety of alloys, substances and elements that can meet the world’s growing demands for energy, while providing clean and green capabilities. Lithium Hydrogen is one of the most new discovered and one of the most promising to provide a boost to the alternative energy field.

Announcement: Exploring Options for Low Energy Light Bulbs

Compact fluorescent bulbs burn, on average, ten times longer than incandescent bulbs. Those CFLs with an Energy Star rating use 75% less energy, saving roughly $30 over their operating life. The packaging provides a comparison in wattage to a traditional bulb, but CFLs take several minutes to warm up and produce a colder light than the warm, yellowish cast of incandescent bulbs. Early users objected to the quality of CFL illumination, leading manufacturers to develop second-generation products that more closely reproduce traditional lighting tones.

Energy Saving Ideas for the Kitchen

Real changes in personal energy use need to be part of a comprehensive program that considers all aspects of power consumption.

Solar Powered Lights: Realistic Expectations

If considered as an adjunct to conventional lighting, solar powered lights can be appealing, useful, and a conversation starter to boot.

Saving Money With Energy Efficient Washing Machines

If you want to reduce your electric bill by up to one third, you will want to invest in an energy efficient washing machine.

Residential Wind Power Generation: Laws and Rebates

The United States government has passed several laws and tax credits that encourage investment in generating electricity using residential wind power.

On Demand Water Heaters – What They Are and How to Find One

While traditional hot water heaters are great at giving you a ready supply of anywhere between 30 – 70 gallons of hot water, they are by no means doing your pocket book any favors. On demand water heaters instead are able to save you a lot of energy in that they only heat up your water when you need it.

Solar Hot Water Heaters
Return of Investment in the Fast Lane

The installation of a solar hot water heater will dramatically reduce your domestic energy bill. After a payback period of a few years, the solar domestic water heater will provide you hot water free of charge for many years to come.

LED Light Bulbs for Home Use Evolving Rapidly

LED light bulbs for home use are fast-evolving and quickly becoming the most-anticipated lighting technology.

4 Must Have Home Solar Power Systems

These are the minimum requirements you’ll need to get started if you want to generate electricity using solar energy.

Building Integrated Photovoltaic
Windows and Tiles Generate Electricity

BIPV, Building Integrated Photovoltaic in a nutshell. Use your windows, roof and walls to generate electrical power.

Home Wind Turbines: Important Factors To Consider

Residential wind turbines are intended to be installed in residential areas, agricultural areas, and small business locations to provide backup electricity power, or to reduce electricity costs by offsetting the use of power from the grid.

Choosing the Right Energy Saver Light Bulb

Everyone is interested in saving money these days, so it is only natural to want to invest in energy saver light bulbs. If you’re new to purchasing this type of light, or have been disappointed in the past, you should know there are several types of energy saver light bulbs to choose from depending on your needs.

Low Energy Bulbs – Understanding Temperature and Wattage Ratings

A comparable compact fluorescent or CFL bulb will burn five to six years and use 75% less energy while putting out far fewer greenhouse gas emissions. So what’s the problem? Many people just don’t like the quality of light CFLs emit or they don’t know how to interpret the packaging to select bulbs they will like.

Climate Change Science Currently Assailed by Political and Economic Agendas

Only two groups have settled on the certainty of anthropogenic (man-made) global warming: the popular media and those who stand to profit financially from the new politics and economics of climate change.

Simple Ways to Lower Your Electric Bill

Whether you want to lower your electric bill to save money or save the earth from climate change, you need to do the same things. Whatever your reason for wanting to reduce your electric bill, you need to take the same simple steps.

Finding the Right Energy Saving Products for Your Home

Every home is different, with different needs, histories, and appliances. Energy saving products in one home don’t necessarily have the same results in another, so it’s best to start by identifying where in your home you use the most energy, and tackling those areas first.

Dimmable Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs: Do They Save Money?

Will dimmable compact fluorescent light bulbs save you money? Yes and no. A conventional 100-watt incandescent bulb dimmed to half capacity and burned four hours a day at an average electrical cost of .12 cents per kwh will cost $8.76 a year to operate plus $1.50 for the bulb. An equivalent 23-watt dimmable CFL working under the same circumstance costs only $2 to burn for a year, but $14.53 for the bulb itself.

Residential Wind Turbines Get Smaller and Cater to a Wider Market

Due to the fact that majority of the standard residential wind turbines are still between 10 and 20 feet tall, and have a diameter of 4 feet, they certainly aren’t the most portable and depending on your area they may not be as welcomed by your neighbors. Yet, thankfully in regards to this very problem, a new smaller wind turbine could be heading your way from the company Freetricity.

LED Light Bulbs Review: What’s Available Now?

The LED light bulbs currently on the market are best-suited for task and accent lighting, but they offer a promise of better, more affordable, general use products to come. The following reviews of these three LED bulbs are typical of the units that can be bought at this time. Prices and light output vary widely, but all speak to the vast potential of LEDs for long-lasting, energy-efficient home illumination.

Energy Conservation Tips That Put Money In Your Pocket

With the economic downturn, higher fuel prices, and global warming, most people have more than one reason to conserve energy. By conserving energy you can save money and save the planet too. Reduce your carbon footprint by following some really easy energy conservation tips in your home and on the road.

Energy Star Light Bulbs – Breaking Down the Myths

Energy Star light bulbs are one of the easiest ways to save money on electricity. Despite their obvious money and energy saving advantages, many people still do not use them. If you’re one of them, you may have been dissuaded by one of the many pervasive myths about these light bulbs. By getting the facts you’ll see that using an Energy Star light bulb is good for the environment and good for your wallet.

3 Best Ways to Use Solar Power for Homes

If you want to fire your electric company, or at the very least reduce your utility use and payments, you should consider using solar energy in these 3 ways.

Climate Change: Scientific Fact or Political and Financial Gold Mine

the director of the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom resigned his position. In November, a hacker breached the unit’s database, gaining access to and subsequently publishing hundreds of emails. The content of those communiques strongly suggests that scientists have been filtering the climate information released to the public between 1996 and 2000 in an effort to preserve funding for their studies proving the existence of man-made global warming. Defenders of the CRU say the scandal, known in some circles as “Climategate,” is nothing more than an effort to sabotage the Copenhagen climate summit, scheduled for December 7-18, 2009.

Learn why more and more people are using residential wind turbines to lower their power costs and save the planet.