Category: Green Energy

Ways to improve the efficiency of your home using alternative and renewable energy sources.

Harman XXV Pellet Stove – Owner Review

We live in the small town of Falcon located on the eastern plains of Colorado. During the cold winter months, our gas furnace struggled to keep our 2,300 sqft house warm. If a winter storm rolled through, the furnace ran almost continuously. As a result, our gas bill to heat…

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Increase Your Vehicle Fuel Economy

Gasoline powered cars are very inefficient. Close to 80% of the energy released by combustion is lost to heat. The rest is converted to mechanical energy to propel your car.There isn’t much you can do about the energy lost to heat, but you can ensure some things don’t waste the…

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How to Ground Solar Panels Correctly

When installing a solar Photo-voltaic system (PV), it is extremely important all the equipment is grounded correctly. Failure to ground the entire system to include all the individual pieces, can be devastating, especially in an area that experiences lightning on a regular basis. Even if you seldom have electrical storms,…

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Vent a Clothes Dryer Inside Your Home

First and foremost, the information on this page refers only to electric clothes dryers. Do not vent your gas clothes dryer inside your house. This is extremely dangerous and can be fatal! I cannot stress this enough. It is not possible to vent a gas dryer inside your house under…

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Wasted Electricity – Vampire Power

Vampire power is a way to describe the electricity wasted by some electronic devices even when they are not in use. Examples include TV’s, DVR’s, automated coffee machines, printers, power bricks for laptops, iPhones, iPads and much, much more. So, just how much electricity are these devices really using, even…

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Benefits of Electric Vehicles Over Gasoline

In the past, electric cars were more of a joke than a practical solution. Even today, when most people think about an electric car they immediately remember the EV-1, a tiny little shoe box that could barely travel at freeway speeds and had a range of at most 70 miles….

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Is Ethanol (E85) Good or Bad?

You’ve probably heard of E85, or maybe you’ve even seen a few gas stations selling this stuff. Perhaps you’ve read that it’s the new, greener alternative fuel for cars that’s supposed to help wean us off our foreign dependency on oil. After all, anything that can achieve that is a…

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