Green Energy Is Clean Energy

Be like the cool kids and do it!

Get on the bandwagon and be environmental!

More individuals everyday are jumping on the clean energy trend, and with very good reason. Not only can you help the world in a lot of different ways, but you can save money by utilizing cleaner and greener energy. Below are some useful tips on how you can use green energy, right now.

When installing your lighting for your patio or garden path, consider green power lamps. Most green power lamps use solar energy and they can greatly decrease your power costs. You can also save time by not having to wire lighting.

You should also check your furnace filters regularly for cleanliness. This can help save you a lot of money, as clogged up furnace filters can waste energy.

Think about replacing your old gas water heaters with solar-powered water heaters. Solar Heaters can often save energy costs by using the power of the suns rays. Be sure to keep a standard water heater as a backup should there be a shortage of sunlight for any length of time.

In order to conserve energy and save money, you should only run the dishwasher when it’s full. Most dishwasher’s can fit quite a few dishes when loaded properly.

Turn off appliances when not in use. Dont leave lights or appliances on in empty rooms. You can also use a power strip to turn off all of your devices at once. Just be careful not to overload the power strip.

Using solar energy is one good way to heat water. You can purchase a hot-water system that is run by solar energy. You could choose of having an indirect or direct circulation system. Having an indirect system is best, especially in cold winters as you tend to avoid your pipes freezing that way.

If you are building a new home or are in the market for a new water heater, consider a tankless model. Tankless water heaters do require energy for operation, but since they heat water on demand, power is not wasted by keeping a full tank hot 24/7. There are tankless heaters that can supply just one single faucet with water that is hot, but there are also models which supply the whole home.

You have hopefully gotten a lot of benefit out of reading this article and can now act to save energy at home. Green energy can be implemented many different ways into the average consumer’s lifestyle. Use the aforementioned techniques to put green energy to work for you.

Inconvenient Lies, Half Truths, and Misconceptions?

Climate change is BIG BUSINESS!

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This website is about helping the environment and making the world a better place, however I would never want people to base their own decisions on lies, half truths or misconceptions. There are many benefits to being more responsible with the environment, however I would propose to you, the reader of this article, that changing of the climate is not one of them.

Everywhere you turn you are being bombarded by people telling you about climate change, how humans are the cause of it or not, and how you can spend X-amount of dollar’s to fix it. After all if you give Al Gore some money he’ll take time off of your environmental purgatory click here if you don’t believe it.

Hopefully I will be able to give you some food for thought on this most important of issues.

Belief in Global Warming is decidedly political.

Before answering the question below, put aside all of your political beliefs both right and left and answer the question honestly.

Here is a simple question: if there were an absolute 100% deadly catastrophe coming to the earth that was going to wipe out human existance, don’t you think all sides of the political spectrum would be jumping on it to fix it? The answer for any sane person is yes, because no one wants to die.

However, according to most political polls that you can find online and otherwise – global warming is either denied by the right or embraced by the left. This means that someone convinced a large group of people that there was a catastrophe worth fixing, but failed to convince another large group of people. If it were truly the apocalypse that Global Warming fanatics claim that climate change is, everybody would be dying of heat stroke on the streets and everyone would be convinced. So far, not so much – especially not in the US.

How do climate change scientists make their money?

It is said if you want to know the truth about something, follow the money. Scientists make an overwhelming amount of money from grants paid to them from government grants and private organization funding. Some scientists are busy making better medicines, while still others are making strides in electronics and innovation – these technologies can be sold. Global Warming, however, has no resale value. The money to be made on Global Warming is by convincing people that they need to be saved from it.

Because a vast amount of people are not convinced about Global Warming, environmental scientists specializing in the field of climate change have to ask for grant money to do their research. No results this year is the same as saying no money next year. So scientists “fudge” things a little (re: Climategate 2.0). In order to make money from something, there has to be a need, if there is no need and you still want to make money from something – lie.

Global Ice Age or Global Warming? Which one is it?

When this author was a child he was told that by the year 2017 we would be in a Global Ice Age, I am still waiting for it. Then when this author was an adult he was told that there would be a Global Meltdown. Well which one is it: a global meltdown or a global freezing – it can’t be both.

We should absolutely take care of our environment.

We should care about landfills, gas fumes, clean air, clean water and generally keeping our neighborhoods clean. We should, however, not be sucked in to convenient lies regarding the environment that can have a detrimental effect on our pocketbooks.

Solar Energy is Your Business

Solar Energy is BIG Business

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Solar Power is your Business

In recent times, the sun has become quite popular. Both residential homeowners and business owners have seen that solar energy can both help the environment and reduce your bottom line. Hopefully this article will enlighten you about the benefits of the sun’s rays and how you can use Solar Panels in your home or business.

Start with choosing the right panels.

Of course the crux of any Solar Powered installation starts with Solar Panels, but more important is the efficiency of the panels you use. Solar Panels that have a higher density will be more efficient than those that are of a lesser density. Simply put panels that have a higher density perform better than those that do not, of course better efficacy is equivalent to higher cost. Knowing this information of course, just picking up a pack of 12 volt solar panels could end up being more hassle than it’s worth.

Solar Appliances

If you just want to dip your toes in the water first, review various solar powered appliances. There are multiple ways to do this, but here are a couple of tips below.

  • First purchase some solar panels that you can attach to windows – these can be used to charge some of your smaller electric devices.
  • Second consider investing in appliances that can be powered with solar panels. Every appliance you power by the sun takes a little bit away from your power bill at the end of the month.

It also may make sense for you to install simple Pathway Lighting, this can be a fantastic way to start using solar power. Pathway lights uses small lights that absorb the sun’s power when it’s out, and when it’s not out they glow. Pathway lighting is easy to install, and aesthetically pleasing as well.

Move your Solar Panels with the season.

If your panels stay in the same place year round, your solar power (and your home/business energy stores) will vary according the changing seasons. Make sure you reposition your solar panel array throughout the year so that you get the most from the suns rays.

Although solar panels are usually put in places where they can get the most benefit of the Sun’s power, certain factors can affect the ability of the Sun’s rays to reach them. You should check your solar panel array every once in a while to make sure nothing is hindering a direct path between it and the Sun’s rays such as an overgrown bush, trees, etc.

Due diligence is key to the right decisions

Stay away from annoying high pressure salespeople when scouting for a solar solution, they will often try and get you to buy something you either don’t need or will be inappropriate for your needs. By performing your own research first and asking a lot of questions you will make the most informed decision possible. You will also be able to understand the underlying principles of Solar Energy so you will not be taken advantage of.

Here are some sample questions to ask yourself before diving in head first:

  • Do I need 12 volt solar panels or should I purchase 24 volt solar panels?
  • How big an array should I purchase?
  • How many Solar Panels in total should I get?
  • Is bigger always better or can smaller be more efficient?
  • Is there one solar panel material that is better than another?

Owner’s of solar energy installations can often receive tax credits. In certain instances the state or federal government will provide you with a rebate on your solar installation, which in turn can help to offset some of your initial investment. A quick Google search should give you enough information to go on.

Understand how much energy you use

Before going completely solar, you should have a good idea of how much power you actually need. Knowing how much power you consume on a daily, weekly, monthly or even yearly basis is critical to making an informed decision on solar power. At the very least you should look at last year’s utility bill’s to find out how much you used.

If you are looking at a specific brand of solar panel, learn how outdated it’s architecture is. Older solar technologies can be affordable and may be good enough for you, however, newer technologies are usually more efficient. Just make sure you weigh the pros and cons of everything before you purchase.

Some good information to mull over?

I hope you have become more familiar with solar energy by reading this article. By using solar power you not only save money but you can help save the environment at the same time. It is all of our responsibility to keep the Earth clean and healthy. So get to it and start researching what the Sun can do for you today!

Some Simple Tips And Tricks regarding Solar Energy

Here are some tips for switching to solar energy.

Converting to solar energy for your home can have real positive effects on your income for years to come. Solar Power also provides cleaner energy production which in turn can help future generations. Continue reading if you wish to see how solar energy is able to make your life a lot better while saving you some money.

Tip Number 1 – Rent or Purchase: If you are going to rent (or rather lease) a solar energy system rather than purchasing it, be sure your contract will allow you to transfer the lease. You may still be on the hook to pay the bill for Solar Power, even after you sell your home – which of course means you will be paying for someone else’s energy consumption. However, if you can sell the lease (as part of the purchase price of your home) to the new owners you will not only make a little money from your initial investment, but you will also unburden yourself from the cost of the lease itself.

Tip Number 2 – Is Solar Power right for you?: Figure out if solar energy is a good choice for your home. There are several things you need to consider. If your home is remote and the nearest power grid does not reach it, Solar Power may be your best bet. However make sure and research which companies have the best track record installing Solar Panels. In the end you may find out that Solar Panels and Solar Power may not be the best choice.

Do the math prior to investing in any sort of solar panel system. Depending on where you live, solar panels may be too expensive after you consider the initial investment and the potential cost savings. By doing diligent research, you can save yourself many financial headaches in the long run.

In some areas you can get big credits from state and local governments as well as major tax breaks if you switch to solar energy. This can save you up to one-third of your initial purchase. Make sure you do the research in this area first, as many tax credits come and go depending on politics.

Tip Number 3 – Position your solar panels properly: You want to position your solar panels so they can get the maximum amount of sunlight. When positions your solar panels or solar panel arrays, consider the path of the sun as well as how the seasons might affect the direction of the sun’s rays.

Tip Number 4 – Install Solar Powered appliances: Now that you have your solar array installed you need to take advantage of it’s potential. Installing Solar Powered appliances like solar powered water heaters, air conditioners, or even pool heaters can help to maximize your investment. Just make that you installed your solar array for the maximum possible Photovoltaic collection.

Tip Number 5 – Off Grid or Grid Tied: Many people don’t realize that having a solar power system means you don’t necessarily have to hook up to the local city or county power grid. If you wish to be completely independent “off grid” systems may be the best way for you to go, be aware however, you most assuredly will have to invest in solar powered battery system and a separate backup generator.

If you are nervous about switching too quickly you can begin by making small changes to individual appliances and standalone lighting systems. You will be able to convert gradually to sole reliance on the sun for your energy.

This means you won’t have to pay a monthly power bill any more or set up power service when you move homes. Be careful with going too “off the grid”, sometimes paying just a little for electricity can save you if your Solar System goes offline for an extended amount of time.

Hopefully this article has shown you some of the benefits of solar energy AS well as the drawbacks so that you can make a more informed decision about making the switch to solar power. There are lots of pros as well as cons so you need to mindful regarding this information.

After reading this article, have you determined going Solar is the right choice? Now is a fantastic time dip your toes into the fascinating world of Solar Power.

Suffering From The Environment We Live In

environmental-friendlyThe global warming outcomes add to a developing assortment of confirmation that the balancing act at mid to high scopes in atmospheric conditions is not exaggerated. In addition, a few recent studies have presumed that other critical inputs are prone to getting more warnings instead of reducing it.

The proof is heaping up against a general concern on the welfare of mankind if the warning goes unheeded and not slowed down. Mists appear to help us determine how worse the condition is getting with regard to constraining a dangerous atmospheric deviation.


Is It Safe To Breathe?

The quality of the atmosphere refers to the health of the air around and within buildings and structures. It refers even further to the health and comfort of the people inside and around those structures as they live and work in such an environment.

Despite the knowledge that pollutants commonly found in indoor air can cause many harmful effects the exposure and the amount of pollutants that lead to health effects are still a big question unanswered. Making it harder is that people react very differently to exposure to indoor air pollutants.

 

 

To help reduce the risk of indoor health concerns there is a need to understand and control common indoor pollutants. Asthma for example can become worsened or aggravated when the pollutant is present.

Indoor environment pollution has become a main concern nowadays. The effects on health from air pollutants can be experienced soon after exposure or even years later. If they show immediate effects even after a single exposure, symptoms may be of eye irritation. Even nose and throat irritation happens. There can be dizziness, headaches and fatigue.

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Still Treatable

The good thing about the immediate effects is that they are usually short-term and treatable. In most cases, by eliminating the exposure of the person to the pollution source the symptoms go away. It may be important for the pollutant to be identified.

Repeated exposures to a pollutant may trigger these too depending on the person involved or the substance being exposed to.

It can vary from person to person and in some cases depends on individual sensitivity whether a person reacts to a pollutant.

Repeated or high level of exposures for some people can make them sensitized to biological or chemical pollutants thereafter. With age and preexisting medical conditions, the likelihood of reactions to indoor air pollutants as immediate or not may be dependent on several factors.

Certain immediate effects vary again from certain individuals. It is, for this reason, important to pay attention to the time and place when the symptoms occur. An effort should be made to identify possible causes or indoor air sources that make the symptoms fade or go away or when a person is away from the area, as an example.

If the symptoms as a result of exposure to indoor air pollution are similar to those from colds or other viral diseases it may become difficult to determine. An inadequate supply of outdoor air coming indoors can take matters for the worse or be compounded by the heating, cooling or humidity conditions prevalent indoors.

There are other cases wherein years after exposure has occurred will the effects on health show up. Only after long or repeated periods of exposure in many cases have been recorded to show that there was a build up of the substance in the body. Most of these cases have already reached severely debilitating or fatal stages.

The identification of the problems in the indoor environments then becomes critical especially if we’re considering the long-term effects.

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Improve the indoor air quality

Some respiratory diseases, heart disease and cancer may be the health effects that may show up in the long run. Thus, even if symptoms are not noticeable as a prevention it is prudent to try improving the indoor air quality in your area. Still there is an uncertainty as to which concentrations or exposure periods are necessary to produce specific harmful health problems.

To do further research is to better understand which health effects occur after exposure to the average pollutant concentrations. Which of these substance are found in homes and which occurs from the higher concentrations that occur for short periods of time.