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Hi there, my name is Clarice. Welcome. I would like to talk to you about ways to save energy in your home and business. There are so many problems with the energy grids in each city. The grids will eventually not be able to sustain the surrounding population without huge rate hikes. Infrastructure decline will further impede energy grid reach and affordability. By reducing energy consumption, individuals can eliminate their total reliance on the local grid. Using alternative energy options can also help. I will discuss all of these details and more on this site. Thanks for visiting. Come back again soon.

Learning About Energy

Incorporating Clean Energy And Sustainable Concepts Into Your Home

by Henri Brand

Sustainable technology can be used both to reduce the energy consumption of a home and improve how efficiently it uses various resources. This can include clean energy concepts, sustainable design, and high efficiency materials. There are two areas where these ideals can be most readily applied, which are electricity and water use.

Integrating Solar

Most people have heard about the benefits of solar power, but few are fully aware of how to implement it in their homes. Whether large scale or small scale, there are easy ways for just about anyone to make use of solar power to cut their costs and reduce their reliance on public utilities. The easiest of these is to simply utilize solar powered LED lights along driveways and footpaths, but there are more industrious applications as well.

Grid-tie solar panels can be used to help cut your home's energy costs while retaining the reliability of a public utility service. This approach simply feeds the power produced by your panels back into the municipal power grid, which in turn lowers your monthly electricity bill. Not all power companies or municipalities provide these benefits though, so make sure you start by contacting them and asking what they pay per kilowatt hour for grid-tie solar installations.

Grey Water Systems

The vast majority of the water that people consume in their homes each year is only used for washing, and while still unfit for drinking it still has uses. Grey water systems retain the water used for bathing and washing and re-purpose it. This water can then be used to flush toilets, irrigate lawns or water trees and gardens without adding to your monthly water bill.

The approach only becomes complex if you're treating your grey water for indoor use; otherwise, it's simply a matter of routing drains to a holding tank and then providing a path from the tank to the landscape. This can be done most easily by running the drain line from a laundry room to an exterior wall, and using the soiled water from each load to irrigate your lawn. The sediment, dirt and detritus in the water would normally become a pollutant in local rivers and streams, but in your yard or garden they represent valuable nutrients.

Going green isn't just about saving the environment through reduced reliance on old methodology—it's also about saving money in the process. Even a modest investment can help you implement sustainable technology that can cut your costs considerably in a relatively short period of time.