Energy

5 Tips for Saving on Air Conditioning Costs

It’s been hotter this year than it has been in a long time for many states in the United States, so that only means that air conditioners have to work harder and longer to keep your home and business comfortably cool. All summer long you’ve dreaded opening your energy bill because you know what you’ll see when you open it – a high balance due. The good news is that you can do something about future bills, so you don’t have to pay so much to escape the heat outdoors.

Here are 5 tips on how to lower your air conditioning costs during the summer months:

5 Tips for Winterizing Your Home

Winter can actually be an enjoyable time of year to spend in the comfort of your own home. In order to make that possible, though, it is important to take the right steps to winterize your home. Winterizing your home will make your house more enjoyable, help you cut utility costs and even reduce the risk of having to pay for pricy repair costs down the road.

Saving Money With Residential Solar Panels

Increased awareness of the toll traditional electricity generation takes on the environment coupled with ever-increasing energy bills has led many people to take a serious look at installing solar panels on their homes.

Today’s solar panels are much less obtrusive than those of 40 years ago, and they are more efficient in their energy generation capabilities.

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Ensuring Maximum Home Security

Home security is at the forefront of most homeowner’s minds, as they constantly think of new and different ways to improve and secure their home a bit more. If you want to make your home safe, you have to be willing to put in the investment and commit to do the improvements that are needed. Here are some important aspects of home protection that you need to think about and try to invest in.

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U.S. making great strides in energy independence

Energy has always been a touchy subject in the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 />U.S. especially during a Presidential election year. This year is very different. We have cancelled the blame game, because we are quietly turning the corner when it comes to energy dependence. Politics aside, no single political party can claim responsibility either. If you doubt that we've made progress consider what has happened in the last six years when it comes to our dependence on foreign energy alone.  

When Electric Heaters make sense

There are many debates regarding the safest, cleanest and most cost efficient method of heating a home but overall, little can be argued against electricity in respect of these three elements.

There is no danger of leakage as with the gas; which makes leaving a property unoccupied for any length of time a far less risky proposition.

Concerns regarding carbon monoxide poisoning are eliminated as there is no fuel being burned internally. The level of maintenance required for electric heaters is also much lower due to there being fewer parts.

Best Ways to Increase Your Home's Energy Efficiency

Sick of High Energy Costs?:
It seems as though just about everyone these days is looking for effective ways of being able to cut down on their home energy costs. After all, with energy prices seemingly through the roof in recent years, this can really take a toll on anyone's budget. Luckily, there are some relatively simple and extremely energy efficient modifications that just about anyone can make to their home as a way to enjoy a great savings on the cost of their energy. And while some of these methods may cost some money to implement, the good news is that they will certainly pay off many times over in the course of a few years.

Short-term energy efficiency opportunities

If you’re building a new home, it’s the perfect time to ensure that the structure, aspect and the appliances of your house tick all the boxes for energy efficiency. But if you’re remodeling or just interested in reducing your environmental footprint, there is a range of smaller scale and shorter-term ways to implement energy efficient practices into your home.

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5 Effective Ways to Improve Your Home's Energy Efficiency

Rising energy bills are nothing new but things have got increasingly difficult over the last decade or so. Research into fuel bills shows that customers, on even the cheapest energy bills, have seen their costs double since 2005. With talks of oil strikes and increasing tax bills, there is little chance that home energy bills will decrease over the next couple of years. For this reason, homeowners need to learn how to reduce their energy consumption and save themselves money in the process.

How to Install an Electric Fireplace in Your Home

An electric fireplace is a fantastic addition to your home. It's clean, decorative and energy-efficient, and will get you through those brisk fall and winter nights in comfort and style. There are many different brands that offer electric fireplace installation kits, so you'll want to check with the manufacturer's instruction booklet for specific details on how to properly place your specific device. But if you've got a traditional fireplace in your home that you'll be replacing, here's how you'll want to go about installing your new electric fireplace.

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