How to conduct an energy audit of your home?
Posted on: Saturday, May 4th, 2013 at 12:45 am
If you are planning to conduct an energy audit of your home, then you have to follow certain rules. The energy audit is mainly carried out to see the energy used by your on daily basis or monthly basis. To carry out this audit, first of all identify the sources of energy consumption. This is the most important thing because if you leave out any of the sources, then the purpose of the energy audit won’t be fulfilled successfully.
Carefully note down the meter reading at the beginning of a day or a month. After the end of the month or the day you will get to see the amount of energy consumed in watt hours. Most modern meters even give the energy consumed in watts. If you get the energy consumption in watt hours, then you have to take care of the number of hours for which each of the appliances is running.
Noting down the energy consumption of each of the electrical appliances individually is also important otherwise you won’t be able to make the detailed estimate of the energy consumed by them.
Green advantages of ceramic paints
Posted on: Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 at 4:33 pm
If you are looking for a paint makeover of your home, then you can consider going for the ceramic paint. The ceramic paint can be either bought as a paint itself or it can also be bought as additive and mixed with regular paint. There are many advantages of ceramic like its thickness, maintenance and heat dissipation. Moreover it is also considered as an environmentally green paint.
The most amazing advantage of the ceramic paint is its ability to prevent and reduce the conductive heat entering your room. Thus your room remains comfortable and cool always.
While you will many difficulties cleaning regular paint, cleaning a ceramic paint is not a very difficult thing. You can simply take a soapy solution and clean it with a soft wiper or cloth.
Moreover the ceramic paints contain no Volatile Organic Compounds or VOC. So there is no dissipation of harmful organic compounds in your home. So it keeps your home healthy and fit for residing.
Using Solar-Wind Turbines For Your Home
Posted on: Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 at 5:21 pm
The importance of the environment cannot be neglected. Usage of fossil fuels not only destroys the ecology but is also not sustainable development. If we consume energy at this rate there will be very little left for the next generations. One such way of conserving energy is to use solar energy. This seemingly endless source of energy is very eco friendly too.
Using solar panel in homes is one way to go. Another way is the usage of wind turbines. Solar power and wind turbines can add up to the energy needs of a home and is very eco friendly. Technology today has combined both solar and wind energy system to give solar wind turbines. Basic wind turbines with solar panels on the blades are called solar wind turbines. These can be installed on rooftops or terraces to harness the best of wind energy as well as solar power.
Save Energy with Motion Detecting Lights
Posted on: Friday, April 19th, 2013 at 5:56 pm
Are you planning to install a new lighting system for your home? Well, if your answer is in the affirmative then you can opt for the motion detecting lighting system. The motion detecting lights have become extremely popular off late for several reasons; and one of the key reasons is their energy efficiency.
Motion detector controlled lighting is quite inexpensive and will help you to save at least 60% of your energy cost. When you are planning to install the motion detector lights, it is advisable that you use them especially in areas of your house which experiences little traffic. So, the attic, garage, the basement, laundry room, stairwell, the front door and stairwell are some of the areas in which you can use this light. When you enter an area which has the light, the motion detector will detect your movement and switch on the light. After you leave, the light will get switched off after a certain time.
Go Green this Mother’s Day
Posted on: Sunday, April 14th, 2013 at 3:05 pm
Mother’s Day is just round the corner and you must be looking for the ideal gifts to celebrate May 12 with your beloved mom. Why don’t you all green this time- it surely would a unique way to profess your love for your mother and would simultaneously also ensure a safeguard for the Mother Nature as well. Here are some ideas on green gifts this Mother’s Day.
Cosmetics are a popular choice for Mother’s Day gift and so this time you can take to the herbal cosmetics for your eco-friendly route. You will get many creams, body lotions, face washes and other cosmetic products made from natural products that are wonderful to use. Then, of course, handbags are another most preferred gift option for the said occasion and the current market is flooded with varied stylish bags made from organic and recycled materials.
If your mom has a green thumb, she would be delighted to get a nice potted plant as a gift.
Top 3 benefits of solar energy
Posted on: Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 at 3:43 pm
Energy is required to run any electrical appliance at home. For having electrical energy supplied to your home there are two possible ways for you. First is to use the electrical energy coming from power stations. Second produce solar energy using solar panels. Using solar panels have great benefits attached to it. The top 3 benefits among them are listed below.
• It helps you in reducing your bills. Electrical energy is becoming costly day by day. The solar energy comes for free and thus you can save a huge amount of money that you will be spending as electric bills.
• It helps in increasing your home value. The property value increases just after you install solar panels. Everyone would love to buy a house that is energy efficient and help them save more money in the near future.
• By using solar energy you are not only saving bills but also the Earth. This helps the earth as you are using renewable source of energy that does not pollute the atmosphere.
So using the solar energy is highly beneficial from all aspects. So go ahead and install solar panels in your home.
Eco- friendly Bathroom Accessories
Posted on: Thursday, March 14th, 2013 at 5:13 pm
In the present world, protecting the environment is one of the most important targets of the people of the world. Everyone is trying their own part to protect the environment in every possible way they can. Bathroom is one of the most important places in your home and you should take proper care of your bathroom. You can also use eco friendly accessories in your bathroom. It will make your bathroom look beautiful as well as will increase the value of your home.
You can also use curtains made of eco friendly material for your bathroom. Provisions can also be made to reduce the energy consumption in your bathroom as much as possible by the installation of solar units. Try and use eco friendly products for cleaning your bathroom as the gases and chemicals emitted by most harmful products during cleaning cause immense harm to the environment. You can choose from a host of other eco friendly accessories for your bathroom.
Tips to start a Green cleaning business
Posted on: Saturday, March 9th, 2013 at 5:07 pm
If you are concerned about the environment and want to start a cleaning business that uses eco-friendly measures and equipments then you are most probably setting up a green cleaning business. If you want to set up a green cleaning business then here are a few tips that should be followed:
• Because green cleaning business requires a different type of training for the staff, it can turn up to be a very costly business to run. The best option therefore is to collaborate with a big organization.
• Make sure that you know how to charge for your services. Mostly cleaning businesses charge by the hour. Green cleaning businesses however are usually apt for those who are ready to pay a higher price for the environment. You need to strike a balance, make sure that they you charge enough to cover your expenses, yet not burn a hole in your client’s pocket.
3 simple steps to make eco-friendly apartment
Posted on: Monday, March 4th, 2013 at 3:11 pm
Going green is the order of the day and as per the environmental experts, the green steps have to be implemented at every aspect of life including your apartments. Here are 3 simple steps to make eco-friendly apartments.
The first thing you have to do is effective conservation of energy. To start with you can use low wattage bulbs and install eco-friendly home gadgets like light sensors that would automatically turn off the lights the moment you leave the room, eliminating any chance of easting unnecessary energy. Besides, make proper arrangements for effective ventilation so that your ac machine doesn’t have to work much in cooling the rooms that again saves a good deal of electric waste.
Go for water saving programs as well. You can opt for low-flow toilet mechanisms that would use less amount of water than regular toilet systems but would work the same as any usual toilet mechanism. Use green home decoration like bamboo fiber and tools since bamboo is a renewable resource.
What is Eco-smart Renovation?
Posted on: Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 at 1:23 pm
Today environment protection is the main consideration for any construction or renovation project that is carried out in any part of the world. With this in mind, people tend to adopt Eco-smart renovations for their homes or offices.
Eco-smart Renovation means using of processes and materials which help achieve high energy efficiency and do not have a negative impact on our environment. This kind of renovation was the product of excessive planning and research in the field of methods and materials which are not going to have harmful effects on mother earth.
This renovation encourages people to use solar power, environmentally-friendly flooring, furniture made out of recycled or reused materials etc. These modifications to your home or office will decrease your energy bills, improve the air quality, and minimize wastage of energy or water.
With issues like global warming and climate change continuously harming the world, to renovate your home or office the green way is the best option you have.