A19 LED Bulb, Reviewed

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This is a guest post by Richard T. Berry LED bulbs are expensive, and many still don’t deliver the warm ambient light pleasant to the eye. But things are changing. Recently, Philips has launched a new A19 SlimStyle LED bulb that promises more efficiency with 22.8 years of lifetime. The company claims that the public criticisms of LEDs being more expensive and duller than classic incandescent bulbs simply didn’t take into account advances in LED technology. What we liked about {Read More}

How To Load a Dishwasher To Save Water and Energy

How to load a dishwasher

Q: How to load a dishwasher to save water and energy? Even though scientific studies tell us that automatic dishwashers are the most economical way to wash dishes, they still use a significant amount of energy. Most of that energy is consumed by heating the water. To maximize the energy savings, the amount of hot water your dishwasher consumes should be reduced. Another way to save energy is to correctly load the dishwasher. Here are some ideas how to achieve these {Read More}

Energy Efficient Windows: Many Nuances of Light Reflection

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Those making an investment in energy efficient windows should carefully consider the possibilities and limitations of their decision. New windows are expensive, but offer long term and noteworthy impacts such as increased comfort and money savings. Today, a prospective buyer has several issues to consider besides the aesthetic ambient. Scientific advancements and improved rating systems demand that we pay most attention to performance-based factors. Here are some ideas and concepts to be aware of as we try to create the {Read More}

How to Save Water at Home

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In most homes, water has four major uses: baths, faucets, washing machines and dishwashers. For each of these uses, water heating may be required, which consumes around 20% of a home’s energy costs. Other uses of water include irrigation, pools, fountains and spas. Even when you try to use water wisely, you my be wasting a good deal of this precious resource. Here are ideas and tips on how to wisely save water in your home. Ways to Conserve Water for {Read More}

How to Save Water and Energy in Showers

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When considering your water use, two factors need to be taken into consideration: heat & water. Heating your water accounts for at least 20% of your power bill. Baths and showers utilize 37% of that. This means that 6% of your power bill is dedicated to heating water for your showers and baths. The good news is that with small changes you can save on both heating and water costs. Hold your shower head. You should be aware that most {Read More}

Best Home Energy Efficiency Books

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As with any other branch of knowledge, reading books on home energy efficiency and sustainable living is the best strategy to obtain a complete and systematic insight on how to make your residence more eco-friendly and reduce your carbon footprint. If you are prepared to go green and need guidance, the following 10 books are great reads. 1. The Homeowner’s Handbook to Energy Efficiency: A Guide to Big and Small Improvements If you would like to make a difference by {Read More}

Programmable Thermostat Will Increase Energy IQ of Your Home

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One way homeowners seek to extract most energy units from their home-energy dollars is by investing in a state-of-the-art programmable thermostat. These smart gadgets can be programmed to save money and energy by adjusting the temperature at home. The evidence shows, however, that many owners don’t program their programmable thermostats because they either find controls confusing or they simply overlook this activity. Having programmable thermostats non-programmed wastes more money that their owners bargained for. What’s more important, if programmable thermostats {Read More}

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Boost Your Home’s Energy Efficiency: DIY Energy Audit Checklist

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You do not have to be an energy audit professional to carry out a simple DIY home energy audit. With an attentive and planed assessment you can spot many problems that cause energy losses and make decisions about possible energy efficiency upgrades. During a home energy audit it is important to have a checklist of areas that were inspected as well as problems identified. Once the energy audit is completed, a plan for suggested actions needs to be developed. The {Read More}

Choose Smart: Energy Auditor Salary and Job Outlook

Energy Auditor Salary

Picking an appropriate career is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. If you want to wake up every morning with devotion and enthusiasm make sure that you pick a job that matters. However, each one of us has our own personal idea of what really matters. If you are passionate about reducing wasteful use of energy and offsetting the negative impact humans have on the environment, energy auditor is a career that may express you naturally. If {Read More}