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7 Advantages of Solar Power

Solar energy has been around for a while, yet it is still not as widely used in homes as it could be. The large start-up cost can be a setback to many people who would otherwise consider it. Despite this,  solar energy can be a wise investment, and worth the initial costs and labor. Here are some of the reasons you should consider solar energy.

1.  It Can Generate Electricity and Heat Water

Solar panels are an amazing way to harness the power of the sun and turn it into usable energy. Solar power can be used for electricity, which can power and heat homes and others buildings. It can also heat water to an extent, making it a multipurpose energy source.

2.  No Mechanical Parts That Will Fail

One of the huge benefits of solar energy is the fact that unlike other methods of energy use, it does not use machines in its creation or delivery. Because of this, there is no risk of mechanical failure. This fact alone can mean that an individual who has chosen this form of energy will not waste time…

6 Ways to Save Electricity at Home

Are you concerned about your electricity bill?  Have no fear!  There are many things you can do to lower your electricity bill on a monthly basis. Here are six ideas:

1. Unplug Appliances That Are Not in Use

Many people do not realize this, but appliances of all sizes continue using energy as long as they are plugged in, even when they are turned off. To stop this from happening, simply be vigilant about unplugging all the appliances you possibly can when they are not in use. This includes everything from lamps and stereos, to blenders and toasters.

2. Use a Power Bar and Switch It Off at Night

If you are not yet ready to unplug each and every appliance you use when you are not using it, hook as many as possible up to one power bar at each plug or in each room. This way, you can easily switch it off at night-time. Do this regularly in order to notice changes in your electricity bill.

3. Turn Off Lights When You Leave the Room

My father was always vigilant about this and nagging my sister &a…

5 Ways Your Home is Losing Energy, and What to Do

Are you trying to save money on living costs?

One of the first things you should take a look at is your energy.  There are so many ways that you home could be losing energy that you wouldn't even know about.  Here are 5 places you could be losing energy and ways to start cutting your costs.

1. Air Leaks through Walls

Air leaks account for the majority of unintended energy loss in homes. The main culprit is generally loss through walls and gaps around doors and windows. If you are losing heat through your walls, consider insulating them. Cavity walls, which most homes after the 1930s are, can have insulating material put in between them fairly easily.

If your home has solid walls, it will be a little more difficult, but it can still be done. In this case, you can choose whether to insulate the walls internally or externally. Most windows do not lose heat to the extent that you would think, but it is still important in the overall picture.

2. Non insulated Roofs

Did you know that non insu…

What Can You Do For Mother Nature?

Global warming is the increase in temperature of the earth's surface. Because of the greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and methane, the earth is unable to release the heat on the earth's atmosphere. The heat would accumulate on the earth's atmosphere and eventually have an effect on men and life on earth.

The earth is already calling for our attention. If you haven't noticed the different environmental disasters and problems that we are having, then you are either blind or trying to be blind of the things happening around you. These disasters and problems that we are experiencing are all because of our own doing. We've been exploiting the earth for the longest time without thinking about the consequences of our actions. We are now seeing the ugly effects of our actions. 

There is still time to help change the condition of the earth. With enough awareness and actions, we'll be able to help preserve earth's beauty. 

Here are some tips you can f…

30 Ways to Stop Global Warming

1.Drive smart. Avoid abrupt acceleration and unnecessary braking. Drive at constant speed. These          do not only save gas, but also save your life.

2.Keep your car maintained. On-schedule tune-up, air filter cleaning, change oil, and keeping tire          inflated improve you fuel mileage and reduce carbon emission.

3.Avoid excessive idling. Zero miles per hour give you zero miles per gallon. 

4.Walk, bike, or carpool whenever possible. These do not only save you gas but keep you in good          shape.

5.Combine errands into one car trip. This saves time and gas.

6.Invest on a hybrid car. It consumes less fuel and release zero or less carbon

7.Invest on power saving devices for your home.

8.Switch to renewable energy. Encourage others to do the same.

9.Insulate your home properly. Leaks around the house increase your energy consumption, thus              consuming more fossil fuel.

10.Wash clothes only on full load.

11.Use less hot water. It will save you a lot on electric bill and reduce…

The Benefits of Eating Organic Foods

There is a good chance that you have seen an organic food aisle at one of your local grocery stores.  In fact, you may have even driven past a farmers market where organic food was sold.  Unfortunately, if you are like many other Americans, there is a good chance that you kept right on walking or driving by.  This is because many individuals do not eat organic foods.

Despite the fact that organic foods are not consumed by nearly all Americans, they still come highly rated and recommended.  In fact, many health conscious individuals swear by them.  Many claim that eating organic foods helps to promote lifelong health and happiness.  Organic food consumption has increased in popularity over the years and that increase continues to rise at a relatively steady pace.  If you are interested in eating organic foods, but if you have never done so before, you may be wondering what the benefits are.  If so, please continue reading on.

When it comes to organic foods and their benefits, you will fi…