Like nature”s energy savings? Nothing does it quite like deciduous trees and shrubs. They are a natural and effective way to help shade the house in the summer, thus cooling it, and let the sun through in the winter for additional warmth when you need it. Bushes also act as a windbreak in winter, which […]
We found a new device that should really allow you to closely monitor your electrical usage with CSI specificity! And monitoring is the first step to controlling. And controlling leads to SAVINGS! According to the description, the “Kill-A-Watt EZ Power” meter, allows you to plug any electric appliance and get a read-out of how much […]
Hey all you volt conscious people out there! We have an excellent new way to save some precious watts: Smart Strips! These handy little gizmos replace your old power strips, and are a proactive way manage your power consumption. Even when they are off or asleep, your appliances are drawing unused power. This power strip […]
Want a really simple way to cut down those energy costs? We suggest using LED nightlights! These fantastic little gadgets use only 10% of the electricity of an incandescent bulb. Not only do they draw less juice, but they also emit less heat—meaning your AC system doesn’t have to work as hard. This cool running also means […]
If you don’t need all those watts every time you turn on a light, why use them? The extra light only benefits the power companies. Turn off what you don’t need, and, with either Lutron or Leviton lighting controls, you can do it with striking good looks. Beneath the elegant surface lies an advanced technology that’s all digital and exceptionally easy to operate.
Compact fluorescents are great, and much more efficient than incandescent bulbs, but there’s something even better on the horizon: LED lights. In fact, you have probably already seen traffic lights that use high-lumen Light Emitting Diodes, which consume a tenth of the electricity of an incandescent bulb with a red filter.