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.
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.
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.
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.
Designing and building an energy-efficient home that conforms to the many considerations faced by home builders can be a challenge. However, any house style can be made to require relatively minimal amounts of energy to heat and cool and be comfortable and healthy.