Posts Tagged ‘saving energy’

Hot Water with Perfect Timing

One of the biggest home energy drains that might be surprising is the electricity it takes to heat water.  Washing laundry in cold water or – even better – installing solar water heaters can save you big bucks on your utility bill.
If you aren’t ready to invest in solar hot water, however, what else can [...]

Is a $165 billion Smart Grid too Expensive for American taxpayers?

Is a $165 billion Smart Grid too Expensive for American taxpayers?

Upgrading America’s electricity grid hit a snag last week as the thorny issue was raised of exactly how much improvements would cost, and more importantly who would foot the bill.
Bringing the country’s national grid into the 21st century with an interactive online management system that can monitor and regulate consumer use of power is an [...]

Smart Thermostat Includes a Mini-Computer

Smart Thermostat Includes a Mini-Computer

For years, experts have advised that if you are interested in saving energy, you should install a programmable thermostat in your home.
When you are away and overnight, lower the temperature to 64 degrees Fahrenheit during winter months (70 degrees in the summer); then, when you are in the building, program it to return to a [...]