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A Quick Guide to Solar Energy for the Home

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A lot of modern homes are trying their best to reduce the size of their carbon footprint. While many small improvements can make a big difference, making a big change can have even better benefits. One of these is converting to solar energy for the home, a large task but with long-lasting effects. So if you’re considering converting to solar energy for your home, there are a few things you should prepare for and understand.

5 Reasons You're Paying Too Much for Electricity

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If there’s one thing that homeowners fear more than their credit card statement or phone bill at the end of every month, it’s their electricity bill. The cost of electricity has shot up in many places in the world and thus it’s no surprise that people are looking for ways in which to lower their energy usage.

There are many things that we will use in our homes without a second thought to the amount of electricity they may drain. Here we survey five surprising things that can send your electricity bill sky high.

Energy Efficient Washing Machines and Their Uses

There have numerous surveys conducted and their reports reveal that an average household does almost 400 loads of laundry every year and typically consumes about 40 gallons of water per load! This in turn indicates the mammoth amounts of energy and power consumed in the process of laundering clothes. With the whole world talking about becoming more energy efficient in terms of electricity consumed and adopting solar and other renewable sources of energy, it is also important to become energy efficient in daily chores such as laundry as well.

The Aesthetic and Practical Value of Designer Radiators

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The designer radiators offer many attractive aspects to the owner apart from their good look. These items have got aesthetic and practical value for their owner. These radiators not only keep the room heated but they also give it nice touch and look. Designer radiators make the room look really attractive and catchy.

Various advantages of designer radiators are given below:

Smart Energy Monitoring Tools Changing the Face of Home Energy Management

Home energy management is a big issue when it comes to how individuals can lend value to the overall energy efficiency of communities. This is especially so because houses (and buildings in general) have been identified as being particularly big culprits in terms of energy inefficiency. So much so that a whole industry has come up on just how to make buildings more energy efficient.

The Benefits of a Remotely Programmable Thermostat

When outdoor temperatures reach the extremes of summer and winter, the cost of heating and cooling the great indoors spikes in response. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, controlling indoor temperatures accounts for 43 percent of the average home's monthly utility bill.

Chances are, 43 percent of your monthly bill in February or August adds up to a chunk of change -- that's money that would be far better spent on family fun, a home renovation, or put into savings.

Eco-Friendly Fireplace Options for a Cozy and Efficient Home

It may seem to be a bit early to think about your fireplace: late summer temperatures and humidity have most of us praying for frost. But when winter does roll around, and you’re thinking you could maybe even put up with a drought if only for some sun and a warm breeze…you’ll be thinking about your fireplace. You’ll be wondering if it’s even worth turning the thing on, or if you should just crank the central heater and put on one of those corny fire scene DVDs. It’s worth planning ahead and knowing your options ahead of time, so you’ll be ready to light the fire when you feel like it.

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