Saving Energy in the Bedroom

Energy savings in your home can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. You can do it one room at a time. In past blogs, we’ve covered saving energy in the kitchen, and

Maintaining Your Air Conditioner

Summer is around the corner and soon it will be time to bring out the air conditioner. Here are some tips on maintaining your air conditioner for top efficiency this summer. Filters To ensure

Evolution of Light Bulbs

Light bulbs have been around for over 150 years. The invention of the light bulb changed things from how buildings were designed to how long businesses stayed open. Some even credit the invention of

Kitchen Energy Savings

When looking to improve the energy efficiency in your home, the kitchen is one of the best places to start. Kitchens typically have high energy usage from all of the different appliances as well

Winter Weatherizing

Weatherizing your home can help you save on your home energy bill, especially in the winter. No one wants to be uncomfortable in their own home. Check out these affordable ways to make your

Life After a Home Energy Inspection

You’ve finally gotten your home energy inspection. Now what? You have taken the first step to a more energy efficient home. Now that you have the inspection out of the way, it’s time to

Energy Saving Tips for Renters

Improving your energy efficiency is not limited to homeowners. Renters can benefit from energy efficiency as well. Whether you’re renting a condo, home, or even an apartment, there are things that you can do

Fall Energy Efficiency Tips

Leaves are falling, it’s getting darker out earlier and the temperature keeps dropping. The air conditioners are out and it’s time to prep your home for the fall. As it gets colder you want

The Pros and Cons of Wind Energy

PROS Clean and Renewable The production of wind energy doesn’t cause air pollution nor does it release harmful chemicals. It is renewable because wind is free and occurs naturally. Unlike coal or oil, wind

Pros and Cons of Hydropower

Hydropower is used to create hydroelectricity, the first simplest electricity generation technology. Hydropower refers to the use of falling or moving water to generate electricity. The constant movement of the water is used to

Types of Insulation (Pros and Cons)

Home insulation is very important, especially when it comes to maintaining indoor temperatures and a healthy home. There are a few different types of insulation on the market, each with its own pros and

Perks of Switching to LED Bulbs

Switching to LED bulbs has been recommended numerous times over, but what are the benefits of LEDs? Here are some perks you will enjoy when you switch to LED bulbs. Energy Savings LED bulbs

Organic Solar Cells

Organic solar cells are the latest development in solar technology. Organic photovoltaic (OPV) solar cells are a greener version of their traditional counterparts.  It can be put into two categories: small molecule OPV cells

Energy Efficient Home Improvement Projects

Home improvement projects are an investment that is sometimes unavoidable. Whether necessary or for cosmetic reasons, home improvement projects don’t have to be a money pit. Energy efficient home improvement projects are the type

Cool Roofs, Are They Worth It?

So, what’s a cool roof? A cool roof has been designed to reflect sunlight and absorb the least amount of heat compared to regular roofs. The reflective quality comes from reflective paint, tiles or

Going Green at Home

Everyone wants to go green but it can be hard if you don’t know where to start. Here are some ways to go green at home without breaking the bank. There are many perks

4 Air Conditioning Tips

Summer weather is finally here. Keeping cool in the 80+ degree weather has become a priority. Time to uncover, clean up and install the air conditioner. Using the AC in the summer can also

Should You Go Solar?

Solar energy for the home is a steadily growing trend. Some experts say it’s the way to go in terms of energy savings. Critics on the other hand state that it’s not worth the

Laundry Room Energy Savings

Whether we like to do it or not, doing laundry is an essential part of life.  Unless you’re hand-washing and air drying, doing laundry contributes to your home energy consumption. The washer alone uses

Spring Home Energy Efficiency

Spring is finally here after a long winter. As the seasons change so do your home energy efficiency tactics. Here are some energy tips to help maintain your home energy efficiency this spring. Air

Air Source Heat Pumps

  Heating in cold climate can be expensive, heating accounts for about 30% of the energy used in households in the US. Air source heat pumps can provide 1.5 to 3 more times heat

Geothermal Energy

Geothermal energy has come to be considered one of the up and coming sustainable energy sources. But what is geothermal energy? Geothermal energy is heat from within the earth[1], this heat can be used

Green Technology of the Future

  Technology is amazing and has gone hand in hand with progress in society and many industries. Green technology aids in getting homes energy efficient and aiding in improving people’s lives as well as

The future in Power Grid Technology

On December 2nd, 2017, a giant 129 MWh system was activated in South Australia. The system is a grid storage battery, which happens to be the largest grid storage battery in South Australia. On

Why Get A Home Energy Inspection?

You’ve probably received a letter from your home energy provider recommending a home energy inspection. You’ve seen us recommend that you get one. But what makes it so important that you get one? Let’s

4 Energy Saving Tips

As the temperature drops and we get closer to snowy days, heating becomes an essential part of keeping any home comfortable. Heating contributes to high energy bills if not done efficiently, but during fall

Saving Water in Your Kitchen

Saving Water in your Kitchen Water is abundant as 70% of the earth is covered in it. But drinking water is limited in a sense. Using water effectively actual helps save the earth and

The Future of Solar Energy

Solar energy has been around for quite some time, since 1839 to be specific. However, the first silicon photovoltaic cell wasn’t developed until 1954[1]. Originally sold to commercial properties, but as the popularity of

Perk of Home Insulation

There are plenty of good reasons to have your home properly insulated: noise reduction, comfort and most importantly, energy savings. Insulation acts as a barrier keeping unwanted allergens and pollutants out of your home[1].

Ways to Save on your Water Bill

There are many ways to conserve and save on your energy bills. Reduction of water usage is one of them. How many gallons of water would you predict your household uses every day? According

Future of Energy in Cities

It’s not a secret that cities use up a lot of energy. This is only going to increase in the future as it is predicted that the world population will increase by about 2

Transportation Going Green

Cars With the release and popularization of the Toyota Prius in 2000, the idea of hybrid and green cars has been growing rapidly. Now almost every major car company in the United States offers

6 Sustainable Technologies That Are Changing The World

Sustainable technologies are not science fiction anymore. Technology brings society a host of truly marvelous inventions. Planes, trains and automobiles are all byproducts of a society that values time, efficiency and progress. But often