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[24 Feb 2010 | 7 Comments | 2,521 views]

Around this time of year, a lot of people (at least in the USA) turn their attention to their taxes. Its the wonderful time when all your expenses and income gets examine and run over with a fine tooth comb. Its also when people realize that they can take deductions or get credits for things they never knew about. In this first article of a series, we’ll look at possible tax credits for buying/installing a new furnace for your home.

Home Energy Tips »

[20 Feb 2010 | One Comment | 360 views]

Do you want to learn how to reduce energy bills easily using natural energy solutions? With the current state of natural resources and the escalating energy prices, it would be wise to start learning and building natural energy solutions if you have not done so already.
Many people who get started with renewable energy technology are motivated because they want to get rid of their expensive electrical bill. But besides this main benefit, another critical benefit is that we need to start conserving our planet. In this article, I will tell …

Cooling, Heating »

[12 Feb 2010 | 2 Comments | 1,874 views]

The single most cost effective way to make your home highly energy efficient is to have the right insulation
selected and installed correctly in your home. Doing this will make everything else work better. The design, money invested in your windows, and a better return on solar panels.

Cooling, Heating »

[12 Feb 2010 | No Comment | 1,749 views]

There are plenty of cheap and common insulation materials available on the market today. Many of these have been around for quite some time. Each of these insulations have their own ups and downs. As a result, when deciding which insulation material you should use, you should be sure to be aware of which material would work the best in your situation.
Recently, materials like aerogel (used by NASA for the construction of heat resistant tiles, capable of withstanding heat up to approximately 2000 degrees Fahrenheit with little or no heat …

Heating »

[11 Feb 2010 | One Comment | 696 views]

Maximising the efficiency of your heating system is one method of ensuring of reducing the costs of your heating bill and cutting down on the environmental impact of heating your home.
However, there is another method which is just as effective at reducing costs and increasing warmth around the house.
Heating your home is as much about stopping heat from escaping as it is about maximising the output of your radiators and heaters. By reducing heat escape, you use less energy in heating the rooms.
The number one place to start with insulation …

Cooling, Heating »

[11 Feb 2010 | No Comment | 529 views]

By: Christiane Perrin
Maximizing the insulation for your green home is the most important step you can take towards reducing the heating and cooling energy requirements of your home and conserving energy. Many options are available to you, such as fiberglass batt, rigid or blown-in insulation. Let us look at cellulose blown-in insulation, which, in my opinion, is one of the greenest options available today.
The University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Building Material and Wood Technology, Department of Natural Resources Conservation, considers cellulose insulation a smart choice and recommends its use.
Why Use …

Cooling, Do It Yourself Projects, Heating »

[9 Feb 2010 | One Comment | 648 views]

By: Muna wa Wanjiru
If your home is freezing cold in the winter and blistering hot in the summer, then you need an effective insulation system for your home. Many homes have old insulation system or no insulation at all. Old insulation system looses some or complete effectiveness with passing years. There are many different types of insulation systems are available, cocoon insulation is one them.
Heat enters in or out of your home walls through cracks and crevices around electrical sockets, windows, light fixtures and cracks at wall –ceiling junction. …

News »

[8 Feb 2010 | 5 Comments | 31 views]

The utility bill busters energy saving forums have launched! located at http://www.utilitybillbusters.com/articles/forum/, the forums give you a chance to post your questions to the community and get answers.
As a way of introducing the forums, I am giving away three valuable energy guides to you:

The Smart Consumer Checklist, which covers energy considerations when shopping
The Energy Star Report, or “When energy star is NOT energy smart”
And Ten Minutes to Ten Percent off your energy bill – Which covers 10 simple things you can do tonight to save 10% off your energy bill.

How …

Do It Yourself Projects, Home Energy Tips »

[7 Feb 2010 | One Comment | 261 views]

By: Robin Green
If your windows are ancient and aren’t doing a passable job of keeping heat inside your home in winter (or keeping it out in warm weather), maybe it is time to consider having new, energy saving windows put in. But new windows, especially good quality energy efficient ones, can be prohibitively expensive. This means that it can take a long time for them to pay for themselves in energy savings. For the amount of cash you would pay to replace the windows in a single big room, you …

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[6 Feb 2010 | One Comment | 82 views]

By: The Handyman Guy
How Can Brick Stone Make Your Home Energy Efficient
A home that’s energy-efficient is in fact healthier & cost effective. Energy efficiency adjustments in your house can eliminate or at least lessen the poor quality of air that’s brought in by various weather conditions.
One way to create your home energy efficient is to be cautious to the building materials and to the home design.
In Australia, bricks have long been recognized as commonly chosen building materials. Truthfully, closely 90% of the built homes in the said place …