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Tips To Ventilate Your Home Naturally
Posted on: Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 at 12:49 pm
Ventilation is the process of exchange of indoor air and outdoor air. Ventilating your home is very essential especially when you are having energy efficient and air tight homes. If you have properly ventilated your home then it will prevent buildup of indoor air pollutants. Along with that ventilating your home also controls temperature and moisture in your home.
There are several benefits of ventilating your home
- Properly ventilating your home will prevent any kind of buildup of harmful pollutants in your home.
- Properly ventilating your home will also prevent moisture issues and along with that also prevent mold growth which can lead to wood rot, structural damage and ruined insulation.
- Properly ventilating your home will also control high humidity levels and if it is very high then it will make your AC or your heating system work very hard and it will also help controlling the energy cost and also increases comfort levels.
- Properly ventilating your home will also aid your cooling and heating system and keep your more comfortable by saving you some cost and also increase the life of your HVAC system.
- Here are some of the types of ventilation which will help you ventilate your home in more natural and efficient manner.
Whole house ventilation
Ventilating your home on a whole with fans will reduce the need of air conditioning unit in the home. The powerful sections which are created by whole house fans will exchange the hot air which is present inside your house and bring the cooler air inside the house. The fans which are ceiling mounted will enable to pass the air from your living room to your attic space from where the stale air will escape through vents. If you have installed ducted whole house fans then it will directly pass the hot air outside of your home with the help of ductwork.
Naturally ventilating your home is usually found in the older homes. You can ventilate your home by opening all the doors and all the windows in the house. By ventilating your home in this manner hot air will automatically pass out of your house through windows and doors and fresh and cool air will also naturally enter your home and make your ventilation effective. Try and open your windows in the morning and evening as the atmosphere will be cool outside and close them afternoon to restrict the heat to enter your home. S
Properly ventilating your home includes giving focus on properly ventilating your attic space and crawlspace. Major issue of ventilation is seen in this place only as heat and moisture will be get trapped here as there is no way for them to escape. Try for installing cross ventilation between the ridge and the lines as it will help to control temperature and humidity both in the areas of attic and crawlspace. You can even hire a contr5actor or any professional for installing this structural ventilation and ventilating your home in effective manner.
How to Have Warmth in Your Home without burning a Hole in Your Pocket
Posted on: Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 at 2:07 pm
These days, we depend on technology a lot for our day today needs and mostly thanks to technological advancement, our electricity bills are also going up by the day. The gadgets, lighting, heating and everything else need to run on electricity and surely, it doesn’t come in cheap. However, there are some simple solutions, which can help you cut down on the amount of money you spend behind electricity. You can use the energy from the sun and use the heat to heat up your water. Using copper pipes connecting to bath water, dishwashing water and tap water directly from the tank can help you get warm water without having to use electric geysers. You can also go for double glazed windows. They trap in the heat and keep rooms warm without room heaters’ requirements. These windows are made of two glasses paned with air trapped in between.
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.
Tips to save electricity
Posted on: Wednesday, April 18th, 2012 at 2:40 pm
We all know that we are running out of resources. Fossil fuels and non-renewable sources of energy which have helped the earth run for years is now getting over faster and faster. It is our responsibility to switch to renewable sources and save what we can so that we can live comfortably and leave a comfortable life on earth for our next generations. This is called sustainable development.
There are many ways to save electricity. If you live in a community, you can all sit down and settle down on a renewable source of energy such as solar power or wind power. If everybody chips in you all will have unlimited energy, that too without harming the environment. Also, remember to switch off fans, air conditioners and lights when you’re not in the room. Invest in smart cooling air conditioners, which detect presence and switch off themselves when the room is empty. Always remember to use minimum number of lights and switch of all appliances at night no matter how sleepy you are.
Renewable energy solution for you
Posted on: Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 at 3:22 pm
For the last few decades, the human race have used up almost 50% of the oil reserves present all over the world. Simultaneously, the coal and gas reserves are also getting depleted at a rather faster rate. Thus, it is essential to find an energy source that is renewable and is easily replenished after usage. Such accessible energy resources are solar, wind and water. If these sources can be harnessed in a proper way, they can illuminate the entire world.
Wind is one of the most crucial elements in this field and can rotate a wind turbine to generate almost up to 85% of the electricity of that time. The solar energy, if used properly, may be used in numerous ways, like fuel for solar cars, lighting up your home, and many more. Similarly, hydro-electricity has also gained much significance these days. Transportation via steam engines had started gaining importance since its invention long ago.
A briefing about renewable resources of energy
Posted on: Monday, March 28th, 2011 at 7:36 am
You all must be very much aware of the present condition of the environment. As a part of this Earth, it is your duty to look after it and contribute towards its betterment. Resolving to renewable sources of energy is one of the best ways to contribute in the save-environment campaign. You all must have studied about renewable sources of energy when you were in schools, but none ever paid much heed. Well this is the time to use those long forgotten information to the fullest and apply in your daily life.
Renewable sources of energy basically include water, wind and the sun. Fast moving water is used to turn a turbine which produces energy. Windmills work on the same principle, only the driving element is the wind. As far as the sun goes, many solar types of equipment are in trend nowadays like the solar cooker and solar heater. These renewable sources of energy are not exhaustive and most importantly they do not have any harmful emissions like the non-renewable ones.
Save money and keep it green with wind power
Posted on: Tuesday, January 25th, 2011 at 7:47 pm
It is important to be considerate of your environment and do your bit of contribution towards it. A way to do this is using eco friendly alternative of energy options available. Therefore you can use wind energy for some of your purposes, save money and also be an environmentalist in your own way. So how would you actually use wind power?
The kinetic energy from the flow and exchange of hot and cold wind is converted to mechanical energy and used. Today’s technology gives you a chance to use a wind power kit at your home too. The conventional sources of energy are getting expensive day by day and they are also not reusable. Therefore it is best to use a non conventional source like air. Therefore fifty percent of your expenses would be reduced. You will have a pollution free air to breathe in also. Now you have all reasons to get a wind power kit for your home.
How Going Green Saves You Money
Posted on: Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 at 9:00 am
Energy efficiency is a quick route to saving some money. You can check its practical meaning by taking certain steps in various facets of life.
You may reduce your monthly electrical bills by just using fluorescent and ENERGY STAR illuminations. Washing machines should be boycotted in cold times or used seldom.
You may alternatively walk to office or use your vehicle. This will be an asset for environment as well as less gas expense. You may also reduce your cholesterol intake. Most cholesterol carriers are somewhat expensive. Going green with vegetables helps your wallet too.
Water conservation is another facet that saves money in the long run. Insulate pipes to avoid leaks and circulate them wisely. Do not waste water indiscreetly.
Create and package your own fertilizer. This will hone your gardening skills. Use gadgets made of recycled materials. They come cheaper and are highly ecological. Live in fresh and quality air.
Residential Solar Power-Green Energy Idea
Posted on: Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 at 4:05 am
Using solar panels is a great way to generate clean and renewable electricity.
A home solar power kit can be purchased and installed by most people. No specialized technical knowledge is required and they are fairly inexpensive. In fact you can spend less than six hundred dollars on certain kits which will power many items in your house such as a laptop, one light bulb, and a 19? television for more than twenty hours, and many other small appliances.
Home solar power kits are also very useful in the event of a power outage. If the power fails your kit will have stored enough electricity in its batteries to give you light, heat, and hot water, and many other modern conveniences until the lights go back on. The amount of electricity available to you will depend greatly on the storage capacity of your batteries. If everyone in the country were willing to run just one appliance using a home generator the savings would be enormous.
Convert to solar power in easy steps
Posted on: Sunday, November 22nd, 2009 at 10:19 am
The desire to switch over to the solar power is increasing day by day as we are becoming the slaves of power companies by paying heavy bills. Our lifestyle is tied to the power supply and with the depleting resources the focus has shifted towards solar power which is never ending. With the recent state of solar technology it I snow much easier to convert the solar power. If you want to make the conversion simpler you can hire a professional to manage the task but this involves large investment and is expensive so the best way to do so is to build the solar panels by yourself.
Building the solar panels yourself can greatly reduce the cost and it becomes very easy for anyone to convert the solar power. You can save your pocket and go green just by reducing usage, determining the energy usage, building panels and getting an electrician to fix it for your house.