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.
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.
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.
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.
When converting sunlight to energy, the most obvious place to put the collectors is on the roof.
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.
Renewable energy uses energy sources that are continually replenished by nature—the sun, the wind, water, the Earth's heat, and plants. Renewable energy technologies turn these fuels into usable forms of energy—most often electricity, but also heat, chemicals, or mechanical power.
Solar collectors are the heart of most solar energy systems. The collector absorbs the sun's light energy and changes it into heat energy. Solar collectors heat a fluid, either air or liquid.
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.