Archive for July, 2016
Most people cannot imagine what it would be like to live without air conditioning. Much of the United States would be a miserable mess without it. One problem is that the wonder machines can also be energy vampires, sucking all they can. It has been estimated that 5% of the nation’s energy usage goes towards cooling homes and businesses with air conditioners. The good news is that there are steps that can be taken to reduce the amount of energy that they use while preventing the need to call the local air conditioning repair company because the unit has broken down.
7 Tips to Lower Energy Costs While Keeping Cool
- Bring in a professional. Before the hot season starts,
Making the decision to sell your home in town and move to the country was an easy one. Tired of living on city provided water and publicly monitored utilities, both you and your wife have been anxious to find a way to love a little bit more off the grid. Although the local utilities will only let you gather and use a certain percentage of the heating and cooling energy you use, you are excited about setting up your own every sources and significantly decreasing the amount of money that you pay out to the money making utility companies. With a combination of solar panels and propane tanks, the plan is to become mostly self sufficient when it comes to the energy that your new home will be using.
Working with a sustainable home contractor, you are forgoing much of the typical designer home choices for de