Energy Saving Tip Of The Month See All Tips
posted October 4th 2010 at 5:00PM
Don’t forget that people managed to get their dishes clean for millenia before there were electric dishwashers! If you can spare the time, try doing them by hand. If you make a habit of cleaning your dishes as you use them, you’ll find that the task isn’t so intimidating. Even doing dishes by hand several times daily will use less water than running the dishwasher once… and it won’t use any power!
Question Of The Month See All Questions
posted September 14th 2010 at 1:21AM
The results you see, and the energy-saving benefits you will enjoy, will both be a direct function of the size and quality of the system you build, as well as all the characteristics of your home (insulation, southern exposure, materials). But you should know that your total energy output will also be impacted by the solar and wind resources in your specific area and neighborhood – It will depend where you are and what surrounds you (hills, valleys, buildings, etc).
It would be best if you consult the Dept of Energy’s website and pay particular attention to the solar and wind resource maps. Often this information is also available at your municipality’s city hall, which would also be the most relevant source for any legal questions and inquiries related to available rebates.
To get more specific than the answers you would find there can get very difficult for us as a centralized provider of renewable energy how-to information. Even if we know what city you live in, we don’t know exactly where you are, and we don’t know what surrounds your property. Naturally, specific questions about the results customers will see are impossible for us to answer. Your circumstances, like those of all of our customers, can’t be assessed without being there.
Electrician, Researcher, Inventor, Home Energy Consultant, and Creator of the Power4Home System