Saving Energy & Money

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Energy Savings from Window Light Shelves

Using a window light shelf is one of the best ways to enhance your home and complete energy saving upgrades.

4 Energy Saving Tips for Winter

Energy is expensive and so by learning a few great energy saving tips you will be able to cut down your

How to Save Electricity with Night Lights

Most homeowners want to know how to save electricity in their efforts to cut costs and help sustain our

Can a High Efficiency Furnace Cause Excess Moisture?

High efficiency furnaces were created to improve the fuel-to-heat ratio of many furnaces and burners.

Which Consumes More Energy: An Electric Stove or an Oven?

It's difficult to say whether electric stoves or ovens have more energy consumption, although the typical

4 Unnecessary Energy Use Machines

Some household appliances are known for their unnecessary energy use, and when you are looking to improve

How Can Architecture Affect Natural Lighting?

Architecture can, by all means, affect the amount of natural light a home or building receives. The variables

What are Ideal R and U Values for Walls in Green Architecture

The thermal performance of a building material is indicated by R and U values and are used in the building

How to Save Electricity in an Apartment

Discovering how to save electricity in an apartment will lower your monthly bills. Follow these simple

Power Saver Devices for Electrical Outlets

If you want to save on your electricity bill then you will want to consider on buying power saver devices

Water Saving Devices for the Kitchen

Using water saving devices in your kitchen is not only a great way to save money, but can also reduce

4 Ways to Save Water in the Bathroom

If you are eco-friendly and are wondering what you can do to become even more environmentally conscience

Energy Tips for Homeowners

With the current economic climate and the endless debates about greenhouse gasses and global pollution,

How to Build a Geothermal Heat Exchange for a Solar Chimney

Over the last few years, the use of a solar chimney has been increasing in popularity due to the growing

How to Build Your Own Solar Clock

Building your own solar clock is a fun weekend activity that you can share with your kids or friends.

How to Replace an Evacuated Tube in a Solar Collector

Evacuated tube refers to the glass tubes in a solar collector which are connected to a metal or absorber

5 Advantages to Using a Solar Chimney

A solar chimney gives homeowners a natural way of improving ventilation in the house. It is also referred

How to Install Vents in a Solar Chimney

A solar chimney can cool your home and save you money. A solar chimney vents hot air out and draws cool

Picking a Base Absorber Material for Your Flat Plate Solar Collector

A flat plate solar collector is the most common type of solar collector. They consist of a rectangular

How to Build a Box Solar Cooker

A box solar cooker is a device that focus the sun’s heat energy at one point to heat an object

How to Build a Panel Solar Cooker

A panel solar cooker is not at all a difficult thing to build. The solar cooker is an extremely helpful

How to Build Solar Cells for Absorption Refrigeration

Solar absorption refrigeration is a great innovation for those who don’t have access to the electrical

How to Build the Best Solar Hot Dog Cooker of All Time

Building a solar hot dog cooker will not only help you to save money through reduced energy use, but

How to Build a Box Solar Distiller

A box solar distiller uses the principle of the water cycle to distill and give you clean drinkable water.

How to Build a Parabolic Solar Concentrator

A parabolic solar concentrator is a device that focuses light on a point to heat an object. Usually used

How to Build Your Own Solar Tracker

A solar tracker is a useful addition to some types of solar energy systems. The principle behind a solar

How to Mount a Solar Tracker to a Time-Lapse Camera Setup

A solar tracker utilizes semiconductor photoresistors and a motorized controller to turn a rotor in tandem

Solar Swimming Pool Heater: Pros and Cons

Solar swimming pool heaters are great examples of energy efficient and eco-friendly alternatives to electric

Troubleshooting Your Absorption Refrigeration Unit

Absorption refrigeration is an infrequently used alternative to compression refrigeration. Absorption

Advantages and Disadvantages of a Hybrid Solar Cooker

A hybrid solar cooker is a cooking appliance that uses solar energy primarily, but also uses an electric

Getting a Professional Home Energy Audit

Professional home energy audits A professional home audit will usually begin with a series of

Home Energy Audits Can Save you Money

We've all heard of financial audits and some of us have probably had the “pleasure”

5 Uses for a Parabolic Solar Concentrator

A parabolic solar concentrator is a curved array of mirrors that reflects all incident light onto a single

Troubleshooting an Industrial Size Absorption Refrigeration Unit

Absorption refrigeration is a relatively infrequent alternative to compression refrigeration. However,

How to Clean a Flat Plate Solar Collector

Proper Cleaning of a flat plate solar collector both assures the collector is capable of running at maximum

How to Build a Sundial

Although a sundial is no longer the most practical or accurate way to tell time, one of them can make

Have a Green Lawn this Summer

Maintain the green of your lawn by adding drought resistant fescue or clover.