The energy show on renewable energies worldwide
27 September 2013.
If you know where you wasting energy at home, you can fix the problem. But for many people, dental floss is always an energy audit as your teeth - you know you should not it but just seem to get. Fortunately, there is a user friendly energy audit program developed itself by the DOE, which as good a job as any professional program and it is free does.
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It's called the home energy saver.
Like this, there are programs since the 1970s, originally in FORTRAN on punch cards. The big improvement is in the user experience. With home energy saver everything you have to do is some basic questions about your home, household appliances, heating and cooling and consumption habits answer. The program models of you use, and then makes this retrofit retrofit recommendations, together with the estimated cost and save energy. I've found that their estimates to be pretty much in and large, except when it comes to Sun, wind and heat pumps.
Check out the accuracy of the program do we have 30 audits sample power of old, middle and new houses everywhere in the country. Weatherproof, insulation, new Windows and ventilation improvements are cost effective in cold climates, but are not cost effective in the average or new houses - nor in temperate climates. Unit of upgrades only make sense if your old appliance (except this refrigerator in your garage) dies. Lighting upgrades are always inexpensive (as a replacement for incandescent lamps).
Solar panels on the roof have especially good paybacks regardless home State, anywhere, where high electric or solar incentives. These results are in contrast to the usual efficiency first and solar. The new mantra should be lighting and solar - and shell-upgrades for older buildings in cold climates. This mantra is marked by one of my solar PV customers, who told me: ' why should I replace the walls and window of my house if I get a faster payback, make my own electricity with a 5-kW rooftop solar system? "
World show energy to renewable energy on this week we go through a real world home energy audit. It takes less than 30 minutes. If you get the results, call your solar or wind energy to see whether they "can generate your way to even greater savings" contractors.
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We start as energy costs consume more and more of our hard-earned dollars, as a consumer really to make sure. But we need to us to accept $5 / gallon gas prices, $200 / month electricity bill and $500 heating costs. There are literally hundreds of products, tricks, and techniques that we can use to dramatically reduce these costs - very cost effective.
The energy show on renewable energy world is a weekly 20 minutes podcast, which offers to reduce tips and advice, your home and energy consumption. Each week we cover topics that help to lower your electricity bill explain new products and technologies in plain English, and through the hype cut so that you can make intelligent and cost-effective energy decisions.
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Barry Cinnamon is a longtime supporter of renewable energy and a widely recognized solar power experts. In 2001 he founded Akeena solar - she grew to the largest national residential solar installer from the middle of the last decade with more than 10,000 roof customers coast to coast. He cooperates with Westinghouse to build Westinghouse solar in 2010, and sold the company in the year 2012.
His pioneering work to reduce costs on the rooftop solar power systems include Andalay, the first solar panel with built-in racking, earthing and cabling; the first UL listed AC solar panel; and the first fully "plug and play" AC solar panel. His current efforts focus on reducing soft costs for solar power systems, cause the system rates against double from Germany, in the United States.
Although Barry may be known for his outstanding work in the solar industry, he has hands-on experience with a variety of energy-saving technologies. He makes residential energy audits since the days of punch cards, developed one of the first ground source heat pumps in the early 80s and always adhere to the laws of thermodynamics.
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We start as energy costs consume more and more of our hard-earned dollars, as a consumer really to make sure. But we need to us to accept $5 / gallon gas prices, $200 / month electricity bill and $500 heating costs. There are...
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