One of the largest group of home buyers today are Mom and Dad minus the kids. Mom and Dad now live in a big home and they are thinking of selling so that they can move on to a new home that’s easily managed now that the family is much smaller. How about grandkids coming to visit occasionally as compared to a house full of kids growing up? Things have a habit of changing.
So far in our discussion of Renewable Energy we have touched on:
Probably the most widely known and understood form of Renewable Energy is Solar Power. All of us have seen what looks like an explosion of Solar Farms all across Vermont.
In addition to the huge Solar Farms are private residential solar panels being installed either on the roof of homes or in the back yard.
Yesterday we talked about the amount of electricity that is used by “The Average” American family and that “The Average” family pays roughly $650 a year just for hot water. These figures assume you are using a fairly conventional electric hot water heater.
The normal hot water heater is an insulated tank with electric heating elements inside the tank. The concept is virtually the same as heat being generated by your electric stove except that it heats water rather than cooking dinner.
Yesterday’s question was about turning the thermostat down, how much can you save?
If you turn your thermostat down for about 8 hours each day while you are away you will typically see a TEN-PERCENT 10% reduction in your heating and cooling costs. Remember the typical annual heating/air-conditioning bill is $2,200 or by turning down your thermostat you can see a savings of about $220. That’s a good idea!
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This week we have a brand new Large Two-Story Colonial home being delivered, the set for this home will be next week. Are you interested in seeing more pictures?
I have heard people argue about this one – “Should I turn the temperature down when we aren’t home?” I’ve heard, and so have you, people passionately argue this one for years.
But first, the earlier question about saving money by switching to Energy Star appliances; how much can you save?????
Today let’s take a look at The Energy Star rating or certification; does it really mean much to you?
But first……….., yesterday we looked at Phantom Loads and what they are. The correct answer was: