Posts tagged with “weather conditions”

Why You Should Use Passive Solar Water Heaters

Monday, 16 July, 2012

There are many different forms of solar water heaters. It can be as simple as the sun shining on a garden water hose left in the open or as complex as a multiple glass-plated, propylene glycol-filled solar collectors. But no matter if they are simple or complex, solar water heaters are always an economical option … Read More »

Why Cavity Walls Are Good For Your Home

Wednesday, 11 July, 2012

Houses in the UK that were built from 1920 onwards usually had external walls that have a small gap or cavity in between them. These are called “cavity walls”. The air gap works in the in the same principle as the air gap in double glazing which made the homes more energy efficient than the old … Read More »

Using Solar Photovoltaics Panels

Monday, 9 July, 2012

Around the world, the future is bright for using renewable energy resources, especially in a fast changing ecosystem. Utilizing renewable resources can not only supply electricity with unlimited and free resources, but it also helps to create local employment. Not to mention that it is very beneficial for our planet. Local governments, electric suppliers and … Read More »

Types Of Cavity Wall Insulation And Their Advantages

Wednesday, 4 July, 2012

If the gap on your cavity wall is unfilled, most likely you’re just wasting money. Although the walls naturally insulate, it wouldn’t be as much effective without some aid. Truth is, approximately 30-40% of residential heat loss can be attributed to lack in proper insulation. This is why devoting a certain amount of your budget … Read More »

Solar Energy for Your Home

Monday, 2 July, 2012

Solar energy is a renewable resource that is unlimited and always accessible, compared to fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas. It is a clean energy source and allocates for local energy independence that is free from pollution. The sun produces about 1,000 Watts per square meter that reaches the earth at noon … Read More »

Ground Coupling Heat Pumps

Monday, 25 June, 2012

The natural flow of heat is from hot places to cold places. However, with the use of a heat pump, an equipment usually driven by an electric motor, heat can be pushed to the other direction, from cold to hot. In the same principle, air conditioners transport heat from a cool place to the hot … Read More »

Energy Efficiency Guide For Home And Commercial Builders

Wednesday, 20 June, 2012

If incorporated in initial plans and home designs, builders and future homeowners can easily maximize renewable energy sources. Builders who desire a cost-effective, energy-efficient and comfortable living space should consider employing solar water heaters, photovoltaic systems, passive solar heating  and other techniques. Here are some easy benchmarks to ensure these ideas are incorporated to your … Read More »

5 Easy Steps In Utilizing Renewable Energy At Home

Monday, 18 June, 2012

Being responsible home owners, it is important that you utilize and integrate renewable energy into your daily lifestyle. Here are 5 simple ways: Self- Produce Energy Producing your own energy can be relatively simple. All you have to do is install energy generating equipment such as solar panels and small wind turbines in your home. … Read More »

The Benefits Of Renewable Energy For Residential Properties

Monday, 11 June, 2012

Renewable energy comes from several sources that we can’t entirely usurp such as the wind and sun.  There are many benefits you can get when you turn to renewable energy and utilize eco-friendly resources instead. It generates less pollution compared to the usual sources like coal, oil, natural gas, and nuclear. As reports of fossil … Read More »

Trends In Efficient Energy For Residential And Commercial Buildings

Wednesday, 6 June, 2012

The main objective in energy efficiency is to minimize the amount of energy needed to produce products and services. Let’s say, insulating your house enables the building to utilize less cooling and heating systems to acquire the desired comfortable temperature. Installing natural skylights or fluorescent lights lessens the amount of energy necessary to obtain the … Read More »