Electrical Energy Savings
Electrical Energy-savings Question We want to buy a chest freezer, no bigger than 7.0 cubic feet. (Hopefully, Energy Star compliant, but that depends if we can afford it.
Electrical Energy-savings Question Hi, Dave, I am a single woman living alone with very little electrical background. In November of 2007 I noticed a jump in my power bill (from $31-42 to $89).
More about Energy Savings
Here are some great ways to start saving energy right away for very little investment compared to the savings you will realize.
Lower Your Energy Bills Right Away with this Homeowners Energy Saving Guide.
An energy audit will show you which areas of your home use the most energy and help you decide the most effective way to reduce energy costs.
Working from home saves energy and time by cutting out the commute, but it may increase your home energy bills a lot unless you use energy-saving office equipment. In the U.S., nearly 4.2 million people worked from home in 2000, up from 3.4 million in 1990.
Helping you with your Home Electrical Wiring Projects.
How to save money on your home operating expenses and with home repairs and projects .
If you use air-conditioning, set your thermostat as high as comfortably possible in the summer. The less difference between the indoor and outdoor temperatures, the lower your overall cooling bill will be.
Keep your energy bill and your pollution output low this winter by taking a whole-house approach to heating. Start with setting your thermostat as low as is comfortable.
People who want to make the switch to energy efficiency during the holidays can do so for free in participating areas during a light exchange event. These Christmas light exchange programs are designed to reduce energy consumption with the help of utility companies and energy conservation groups.
Energy-efficient improvements that will help reduce your home utility bills bills and improve your overall home efficiency.
Energy-efficient improvements not only make your home more comfortable, they can yield long-term financial rewards. Reduced utility bills more than make up for the higher price of energy-efficient appliances and improvements over their lifetimes. In addition, your home could bring in a higher price when you sell.
Increasing your lighting efficiency is one of the fastest ways to decrease your electricity bills. Here are some great tips to help you save on your lighting bills.
Energy savings tips that will lower your utility when doing the laundry. It's easy to cut your energy costs for laundry. About 80%-85% of the energy used for washing clothes is used to heat the water.
Keep Your Energy Bill Out of Hot Water. Water heating can be expensive, but there are a number of ways to lower your costs One way is to use less water.Tips to help you save on hot water heating. Water heating can be expensive, but there are a number of ways to lower your costs One way is to use less water.
Checking your home's insulation is one of the fastest and most cost-efficient ways to use a whole-house approach to reduce energy waste and make the most of your energy dollars.
Installing storm windows can also reduce your heat loss, by up to 50%. In warm climates, install white window coverings to reflect heat away from the house, and close south- and west-facing curtains during the day
Practice driving tips and maintenance practices that can increase your fuel efficiency while you get the last miles out of that gas guzzler and say good bye to it forever - then experience the wonderful world of electric cars.
Solar Energy in the News.
High electrical power bills can be caused by a variety of problems one of which may be the need for power factor correction. This article will introduce you to the benefits of the Power Save 1200 and how it corrects power factor problems.
You have many options for using renewable energy at home—from solar-powered outdoor lights to buying renewable energy from your utility to even producing solar electricity at home with photovoltaic (PV) cells.
Deregulated Utilities May Help to Save Money on Home Electricity and Gas Bills. Now You Can Save On Electricity and Natural Gas with deregulated energy programs in participating areas.
Electrical Tips to Help You Wire it Right
The Safest Way to Test Electrical Devices and Identify Electric Wires!
The Non-Contact Electrical Tester
This is a testing tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and is the first test tool I grab to help identify electrical wiring. It is a Non-contact tester that I use to easily Detect Voltage in Cables, Cords, Circuit Breakers, Lighting Fixtures, Switches, Outlets and Wires. Simply insert the end of the tester into an outlet, lamp socket, or hold the end of the tester against the wire you wish to test. Very handy and easy to use.
The Quickest Way to Check for Faulty Electrical Wiring!
The Plug-In Outlet Tester
This is the first tool I grab to troubleshoot a problem with outlet circuit wiring. This popular tester is also used by most inspectors to test for power and check the polarity of circuit wiring.
It detects probable improper wiring conditions in standard 110-125 VAC outlets
Provides 6 probable wiring conditions that are quick and easy to read for ultimate efficiency
Lights indicate if wiring is correct and indicator light chart is included
Tests standard 3-wire outlets
Light indicates if wiring is incorrect
Very handy and easy to use.
Strip Off Wire Insulation without Nicking and Damaging the Electric Wire!
The Wire Stripper and Wire Cutter
My absolute favorite wire stripping tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and this is the tool I use to safely strip electrical wires.
This handy tool has multiple uses:
The wire gauges are shown on the side of the tool so you know which slot to use for stripping insulation.
The end of the tool can be used to grip and bend wire which is handy for attaching wire onto the screw terminals of switches and outlets..
The wire stripper will work on both solid and stranded wire. This tool is Very Handy and Easy to Use.