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Reduce your water heating bills with a drain water heat recovery system
By Sam Braidley · 8 years ago
It can take a lot of energy to heat water. Usually, the majority of the hot water goes down the drain and all of the energy that was used to heat it can go to ...
Radiant Heating Systems- Are they right for your Home?
By Sam Braidley · 8 years ago
You may have heard a lot of people talking about radiant heating systems. They have been around for many years but advances in the design and materials make them a much more reliable heat source ...
Green home renovations- Finding the right materials to use in your home
By Sam Braidley · 8 years ago
If you are planning a major home renovation or are planning to build an extension on your home you may want to think about making it a green one. You can help to lower energy ...
Green home renovations- how to take the first steps
By Sam Braidley · 8 years ago
If you are renovating your home there are many decisions that need to be made. You may be wondering which contractor to use or which areas to renovate first. What many people should think about ...
Avoid energy drain and reduce your home’s energy bills
By Sam Braidley · 8 years ago
Energy bills are getting more and more expensive each month. People are trying to find ways that they can save a large amount of energy and attempt to accomplish this through the use of energy ...
Environmentally friendly ways you can generate power for your home
By Sam Braidley · 8 years ago
Electricity bills continue to get more and more expensive over time. Each year it seems as though individuals are being subjected to a price hike that seems endless. If you are interested in generating power ...
How timers can make your home more environmentally friendly
By Sam Braidley · 8 years ago
There is a simple device that many homeowners overlook when they are trying to make their homes more energy efficient. It comes in one of several forms that suit different uses but each model can ...
How heat pumps can act as a green heat source for your home
By Sam Braidley · 8 years ago
When most people think about ways to heat their home they think about the burning of wood or fossil fuels. Others may think about the use of hot water heat in order to keep a ...
Why Radiant Heating systems are becoming so popular
By Sam Braidley · 8 years ago
Radiant heating systems have been around for some time. They have not been popular until recently when people began to notice the many advantages that using these systems could give. Here are a few advantages ...
The environmental advantages of tankless hot water systems
By Sam Braidley · 9 years ago
In the past, homes have got their hot water from systems that were basically the same regardless of the fuel that powered them. In a traditional hot water system, a boiler heats water to a ...
Passive solar energy and your home- what you need to know
By Sam Braidley · 9 years ago
When someone thinks about solar energy, it is usually an active solar system that they are thinking of. These systems use the solar panels that many people are familiar with and can supply either hot ...
Is it time to replace your boiler? What you need to know
By Sam Braidley · 9 years ago
If you heat your home with hot water, you may love the fact that your system is fairly low maintenance and can give you a steady supply of heat. Unfortunately, as with other types of ...
How Performing a Home Energy Audit can help you save Money
By Sam Braidley · 9 years ago
A large number of people are having home energy audits performed on their homes. As a result, they are able to enjoy discounts and rebates that many governments are offering. With the rising cost of ...
Can power bars make a difference in your home’s energy usage?
By Sam Braidley · 9 years ago
Energy use in our homes is influenced by many different factors. These can include how airtight our homes are, the age and efficiency of our heating systems and how energy efficient our appliances are. Now, ...
Insulating your house
By Sam Braidley · 9 years ago
In a house where there is not sufficient insulation 30% of the energy generated can be lost through walls, roof, floor, pipes, windows and air leakages. To prevent this loss adequate insulation should be applied ...
Tankless hot water systems: Are they right for your home?
By Sam Braidley · 9 years ago
As a way of saving money on energy costs, many homeowners are moving away from the traditional hot water tank to a tankless, heat on demand system. These have come a long way since they ...
How to Insulate Your Home using Environmentally Friendly Products
By Sam Braidley · 9 years ago
Unless you live in a tropical climate, there will be times that you need to make your home warmer than the exterior temperature would normally allow. While it is important to choose environmentally friendly heating ...
Heat Your Home with Active Solar Systems even in Extreme Climates
By Sam Braidley · 9 years ago
If you live in an extreme climate, you may worry that it will not be possible to heat your home using solar energy. Some concerns that people have are the availability of sunlight when days ...
Types of Solar Panels
By Sam Braidley · 9 years ago
Solar water heating systems are among the most popular solar technologies considered by those planning to switch to "greener" technologies or want to reduce their heating bills by making use of a free source. Solar ...
Reduce Treated Water Usage with a Grey Water Reclamation System
By Sam Braidley · 9 years ago
If you want to reduce the amount of treated water that your home uses on a daily basis, as well as making it more environmentally friendly, you may want to consider a grey water recycling ...