Okay – so we’ll get straight to the point and let you know these tips will seem kinda “out there.” They’re typically only for hardcore energy savers. But who knows? Maybe you’ll like these ideas. And maybe they’ll simply inspire your own thinking into some additional ways you can save energy. Get ready. Here they … Continue reading 6 Unusual Ways to Save Energy
Any big project can turn out to be an absolute nightmare – or a wonderful dream. It all depends on the quality of solar contractor you hire. Just like any profession, you have good ones…and not-so-good ones. So, let’s evaluate how you find a contractor you’ll absolutely love: Forget Certifications and Focus on Reputation Look, … Continue reading How to Hire a Solar Contractor Who Wants You To Get Big Energy Savings
What’s the biggest energy hog in your home? Yep. It’s your HVAC system. That always uses the most energy. And there’s not really anything you can do to drive it down to second place. But, speaking of second place, that spot’s held by your water heater. Now, thanks to the innovation of heat pump water … Continue reading Heat Pump Water Heaters Have 3x More Efficiency than Traditional Water Heaters
Did you know that around half of all HVAC installations aren’t done correctly, which costs consumers like you big-time electricity and money? You’ve probably heard plenty of chatter about the issue. And maybe you’ve even experienced it for yourself. For whatever reasons, the HVAC industry suffers from a lack of standards and oversight. Sure, you’ll … Continue reading Have You Heard of Energy Star’s HVAC Verified Installation Program?
Sure, you could put on 2-3 layers of clothing and hide under a blanket all winter long. But seriously, should you have to do that? Shouldn’t you be able to just walk around your home freely and feel comfortable? If that’s what you want to do, but you don’t want to drive your energy bill … Continue reading How to Circulate Warm Air Around Your Home So You’re Comfortable
Down here in Texas, we use energy way differently than our fellow Americans up in Minnesota. Less sunlight, less warmth, and more cold make Minnesota winters pretty brutal. Meanwhile, in January, we’re getting temperatures around the 50s. That seems pretty normal to us, although it is much cooler than we get in the summer. Anyway, … Continue reading The Ultimate Energy Savings Mini-Guide for Texans
With all the energy-savings chatter out there and the concern about the present and future welfare of the earth, some misinformation spreads. It happens. Some people are so fanatically dedicated to this way of thinking that they distort reality in their own mind and then spread their thinking to others. Some energy savings “tips” are … Continue reading 4 Baloney Energy-Savings “Tips” You Should Ignore
Before you settle into your mental defenses about hemp, understand that when hemp is used as an insulator, it doesn’t get you high. It contains less than 1% THC, which means it can’t possibly be psychoactive. So in other words: we’re not taking any stance on the legalization of marijuana in any way whatsoever. We’re … Continue reading How Hemp Could Be the Next Great Money-Saving Insulator