Reducing My Family's Carbon Footprint

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Reducing My Family's Carbon Footprint

One day last summer, I got a letter in the mail that blew me away. It was a bill from my power company, and I couldn't believe how much power it said that we had used. I didn't know what to do, but I knew that we had to do something. That day, we made the decision as a family to reduce our carbon footprint by using less power. We started turning off the television when it wasn't in use, switching off lights, and eliminating extra plugged in appliances. It seemed like a big sacrifice at first, but after awhile we started to realize that it was going to make things a lot better. Check out this blog for ideas on how you can use energy more effectively.


How Do Solar Panels Generate Energy?

10 October 2016
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An increasing number of homeowners are adding solar arrays to their property to increase their sustainability and reduce their overall energy expenses. While most homeowners understand that solar panels rely on sunlight to generate power, fewer homeowners understand the process.  Solar panels generate new energy through photovoltaic conversion.  Photovoltaic Conversion At the most basic level, photovoltaic conversion simply means that a solar panel changes sunlight into measurable energy, or voltage. To facilitate this process, each solar panel contains several solar cells. Read More …

Make Sure That You Are Taking The Right Steps To Bury Electrical Cable

9 August 2016
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If you are building a shed that you are going to turn into a studio or a workshop, you are going to want to have power out there. That way you can have your lights and power any of your tools. If you want to have power, there are options. One is that you can have a cable run overhead from your house's meter to the building, or you can bury the cable underground. Read More …

Four Clean Alternative Fuels

3 February 2016
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Traditional gasoline powered vehicles release harmful greenhouse gases into the atmosphere and are subject to gasoline's volatile market price. Thankfully, there is a wide selection of different alternative fuels that are clean burning. Each type of alternative fuel carries with it a distinct set of advantages and drawbacks. Understanding what four of the main types of alternative fuels have to offer can help you decide if a vehicle powered by one of these clean energy alternatives is the right fit for your needs. Read More …

Three Key Safety Measures For Your Propane Use

16 November 2015
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Propane is a very viable energy source to use in your business and can provide you with tremendous benefits and efficiency. However, as with any fuel type, this comes with a variety of hazards that you will need to keep in mind and avoid at all costs. These hazards can put health and lives at risk, so you must adhere to some safety principles that can help you dearly. With this in mind, read below and take full advantage of these tips for propane safety and risk avoidance. Read More …

Tips For Checking For Propane Tank Leaks

28 October 2015
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In order to make sure that you are not wasting a lot of propane, you will need to do what you can to keep an eye out for leaks around the propane tank. To help you do this, you are going to want to take a few moments to review the following tips. Use Cardboard On a dry day, place a piece of cardboard on the ground under the propane tank. Read More …