Boilers are already pretty efficient, but a few retrofits can save your even more fuel; proper maintenance will also keep your boiler room safe.
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From line-drying the laundry to putting up solar panels, we’ve all got many options for putting solar energy to work in our homes.
Induction cooking is a promising new technology that could make food preparation much more energy-efficient (as well as time-saving).
Want to save energy and money by staying warm as efficiently as possible? This plan for a do-it-yourself candle heater couldn’t be easier, and will allow you to heat the room you’re in for pocket change.
Got the house ready for Winter yet? If not, take a look at these suggestions for keeping your heat inside your home.
Afraid that you’re wasting money on heat? Here are the main spots in your house to check for leaks and gaps.
Think you know every energy source under consideration for home or commercial use? Check out these more offbeat options…
The soda can solar heater is a DIY project that uses aluminum cans to build columns that collect and transfer heat from the sun.
“Biomass” is one of those terms like “alternative energy”: it could be a sustainable approach to energy generation, but isn’t always. I once sat through a talk by an energy services company executive in which he argued that forest biomass (think trees, undergrowth, etc., cut for burning) was carbon-neutral because “the plants could grow […]
For the past two weeks, talk about the weather has been a very, very hot topic. (Godawful pun, forgive me.) For good reason. Here at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage in northeast Missouri, daytime temperatures have been in the mid 90s consistently, peaking as high as 100°. Nighttime temperatures have brought little to no relief. On top […]
We’re all aware to some degree the energy savings that can be realized with the right windows in your house. And, many of us have faced the dilemma of moving forward with these efficiency upgrades while limiting the aesthetic architectural damage that might come to a coveted home as a result. Many of the finest […]
So we’ve all heard lots about the benefits of solar energy, but there’s another energy source you may have never considered harvesting: body heat. Yes, that’s right—your body could be expending usable energy right now as we speak. The “hybrid energy harvesting device” created by Fujitsu Laboratories would work with solar energy to complete a […]
I get a lot of people that ask me ‘What’s it like to live off the grid?’ I think a lot of people picture us huddled around a candle in darkened cabin in the middle of the woods. Well for the first couple weeks we moved into our home, that’s exactly what it was like! […]