Posts from February 2013

Shower Timers Save Money and Reduce Your Energy Consumption

Long Showers = Money Down the Drain Did you know that showering for 12 minutes can cost $3 or more, depending on the flow rate, heating source and ambient temperature? For a family of 5, with each family member taking a 12 minute shower each day, the cost is upwards of $5,000 per year!   Shortening those showers to 6 minutes would save you $2,500 [...]

Lennox SunSource® Home Energy System

Solar Power for Your Entire Home Solar power is clean, limitless and getting more affordable all the time. However, making the conversion from conventional electric power, provided by a local electric utility provider, can be a little confusing for most people. That's where the Lennox SunSource® Home Energy System can help. This is a complete system that [...]

Read Any Good Electric Meters Lately?

If you're like most people, you don't give much thought to how much electric energy your using . . . that is until you open the monthly bill. Knowing how to read your electric meter will help you understand your energy usage, which can help you reduce consumption, and lower your monthly utility bills. Here's an brief video that explains how to read both [...]

The Relationship Between Moisture and Indoor Air Quality

In a previous post, we discussed how proper moisture control can improve the quality or your indoor air, and help your heating and air conditioning system work more efficiently.   This fascinating, lecture-style video by the National Center for Healthy Housing examines the harmful effects of moisture on indoor air quality as well as your home's structural [...]

Simple Ways to Reduce Your Energy Costs

In today’s tough economy, just about everybody is looking for ways to cut costs. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that the average American family now spends about $1,600 each year on gas and electric utilities – and that’s just the estimated average. Many families spend far more on their monthly utilities. Here are some simple ways to reduce [...]

5 Part Emergency Generator Series – Natural Gas Powered Units

Thus far in our 5 Part Emergency Generator Series, we've discussed how to select the right unit for your needs, and the pros and cons of propane and .  We've examined In part three of our emergency generator series, we looked at the pros and cons of propane, gasoline and diesel powered units. In part four of our series, we're taking a look at natural [...]

5 Part Emergency Generator Series – Propane Powered Units

Having an emergency generator can be a life saver in the case of an extended power outage.  Severe weather, earthquakes and man-made disasters can occur at any time and having the right emergency generator, and an ample supply of fuel can allow you to run small applicances, and heat and cool your home until your local utility [...]

UV Light Improves Indoor Air Quality

With spring just around the corner, we’re moving from the cold and flu season into the allergy season. The simple fact is – indoor air quality is something you should be concerned about year-round. In addition to cleaning or changing your HVAC filter on a regular basis, and having your air ducts cleaned as needed, you might also want to consider UV [...]

5 Part Emergency Generator Series – Gas & Diesel Units

In part one of our emergency generator series we assessed how much power you would need to power your home in an emergency situation with a nice worksheet provided by Yamaha. Now that you know how much power is required to operate your lights, appliances and heating and cooling system, we're going to examine the three fuel types used for power: gas/diesel, [...]
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