Some of the Basics of Solar Electric Systems
Finding a way to decipher the different types of solar power systems in todays myriad of online articles can be daunting and confusing to say the least. Much of the public think that you have to have batteries in order to have solar power, this is untrue, as a matter of fact most residential solar systems being installed today are “grid tied” or “grid connected”, without batteries. No batteries required!
Photovoltaic systems can be configured in a variety of ways. This post describes the 7 main types of configurations and Check Out The Rest of “7 Main Types of Photovoltaic Systems” →
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Home Energy Savings
This is going to be a wrap up of our seven part series on home energy savings. We are hoping that you enjoyed and possibly learned how to quickly and easily make the major systems and potential trouble spots of your homes energy consumption more efficient and eco-friendly in this series on home energy savings.
In part one we discussed the Check Out The Rest of “Home Energy Savings – A Summary” →
Here are 10 great tips on how to make your water heating system(s) more efficient.
Water heating is the third largest energy expense in your home. It typically accounts for about 18% of your utility bill. There are four ways to cut your water heating bills: Use less hot water, turn down the thermostat on your water heater, insulate your water heater, or buy a new, more efficient water heater.
A family of four, each showering for 5 minutes a day, uses 700 gallons of water a week; this is enough for a 3-year supply of drinking water for one person. You can cut that amount in half simply by Check Out The Rest of “Home Energy Savings – 10 Tips To More Efficient Water Heating” →
Heating and Cooling
Heating and cooling your home uses more energy and drains more energy dollars than any other system in your home. Typically, 65% of your utility bill goes for heating and cooling. What’s more, heating and cooling systems in the United States together emit over a half billion tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each year, adding to global
warming. They also generate about 24% of the nation’s sulfur dioxide and 12% of the nitrogen oxides, the chief ingredients in acid rain.
No matter what kind of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning system you have in your house, you can save Check Out The Rest of “Home Energy Savings – 8 Ways To Make Your Heating And Cooling Systems Work Better” →