In The Home

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Save Energy With Hand Powered Washine Machines

Notoriously one of the most energy-hungry household appliances is the washing machine. With rising energy bills and less money to spend on them, as well as a growing sense of responsibility towards the environment, many people today are looking for ways to wash their laundry while cutting down on energy consumption. And today one of […]

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Energy Saving Tips – Heating & Cooling

In winter the heating in most American homes is responsible for releasing nearly four tons of greenhouse gases into the air every month.

While many people believe that heavy duty appliances like computer systems, stereos and flat screen televisions are the most energy-thirsty appliances in the home, the truth is that heating and cooling appliances consume more than these ‘heavily used’ tools.

This is primarily due to the

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Energy Saving Tips For Laundry and Cleaning

Today laundry and cleaning are responsible for a large percentage of energy consumption in the home.  The appliances we use, such as dishwashers, washing machines and vacuum cleaners, take considerable amounts of energy to run.  For our home be more energy efficient, therefore, there are a number of energy saving tips we can follow.

Washing machines and tumble driers are especially guilty. They are among the biggest energy guzzlers

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Energy Efficient Lighting

Today,  turning  on  the lights is as routine as breathing. It is estimated, however, that artificial lighting consumes over 30% of a household’s electricity bill – rather a lot considering the other appliances used in an average household. Taking greater care in using lighting wisely, therefore, is one of the most fundamental energy saving tips.

Maximizing Daylight
The average amount of sunlight entering a normal sized window is equal

In The Garden

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Saving Energy In The Garden

The garden might seem to be  the most environmentally friendly place in the home, but this is often not the case. For many families the garden is actually one of the least energy efficient areas of the home, producing large energy bills and a significant carbon footprint.

It is essential, therefore, to understand how you can improve the energy efficiency of the garden –  how to make it into

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How Energy Efficient Is Your Garden?

Having an ecofriendly garden is a big step towards conserving the environment. If it’s well designed and managed, your garden can lower your home’s energy consumption, as well as being a place you enjoy. How energy efficient is your garden, and what can you do to make it more so? Here are a few of […]

On The Road

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Energy Saving On The Road

How energy efficient is you car?
Cars are one of the most expensive forms of transport that we have ever devised; they cost money to fuel, to maintain and to repair, and their large consumption of fossil fuels leads to a massive impact on the environment. Our cars, therefore, should be as energy efficient as possible.

Probably the best (and most obvious) energy saving tip regarding vehicles and driving

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Recycled Tyres Can Reduce Traffic Noise

For the past couple of years  a non-profit consortium based in Bolzano, Italy,  has been testing a special new asphalt which demonstrates that the addition of powdered rubber from end-of-life tyres can reduce traffic noise. The  Italian consortium, appropriately named Ecopneus, was established by the leading tyre manufacturers operating in Italy and is dedicated to […]

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Energy Saving Begins At Home

While the major powers of the world fail to come to an effective agreement in reversing the negative effects of our carbon footprint (climate change caused by greenhouse gasses, mass deforestation, … [Read More...]

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Ventilation Or Insulation?

Ventilation versus Insulation One of the very best energy saving tips is insulation, but as we enthusiastically weatherproof our homes, filling in every crack and wall cavity, we tend to overlook one … [Read More...]

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Energy Saving Tips: Insulation

Insulating homes is indeed a growing trend nowadays. With the demand for saving energy resources and as people from all around the globe strive to create a more energy efficient home, improving … [Read More...]

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Save energy – stop ironing!

For those who hate ironing, here’s the best excuse you’ll ever find for not doing it: you’re not being lazy, you’re doing your bit for the environment by saving energy. You’re also saving money, time … [Read More...]

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Energy Efficiency In The Kitchen

The kitchen is the heart of the home - which explains why it is also where at least 20% of the home’s total energy is consumed. The kitchen, in fact, is one of the biggest energy hogs in the … [Read More...]

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Why Save Water?

In the Western world the importance of saving water has long been underestimated, and we tend to take for granted what appears to us to be an unlimited water supply due to the vast amounts of water … [Read More...]