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.

Do Energy Saving Devices Really Work?

Energy savings devices are touted as one of the best ways to help you save energy in your home. They track and adjust the amount of energy that is being used by an electric appliance. They are marketed under many different names….but do they really work?

Choosing Energy Efficient Washers

Each year almost 400 loads of laundry are done in the average American household. What most people don’t realize is that they can cut their electricity bill by as much as a third and their water costs by almost half just by switching to energy efficient washers. If your washer is more than 10 years old, replacing it with an energy efficient washer could save you more than $135 on your utility bill each year and enough water to fill a swimming pool. The combined savings in energy and water each year is enough to pay for a matching energy efficient dryer.

An Energy Star Water Heater Can Save You a Bundle

If you are looking for a way to significantly lower your utility bill you can look no further than your hot water heater.

The BlackRemote: A Regular Guy Attacks Vampire Power

Omar Lutfey of Loveland Colorado, inventor of the BlackRemote, quickly points out he’s “just a regular guy trying to do something that I hope will make the world a better place.” The current focus of Lutfey’s efforts, a device to completely turn off television and home entertainment equipment, addresses an issue that’s off the average person’s radar.

Energy Saving Products: What Is Available to Consumers?

When it comes to energy saving products, you have a lot to choose from. Some of these purchases may be small and easy to implement. Some of them may require you to plan ahead. No matter how many energy saving devices you choose to buy, you need to do your research to be sure your investment is going to yield a return.

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.

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.

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.

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.