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 on our Vermont Modular Homes Blog we talked about Fossil Fuels and how they contribute to Greenhouse Gasses and Global Warming. As a reminder, do we all realize that 90% of our Energy comes from Fossil Fuels? That includes electricity, heat, cooling, and transportation. 90% is a HUGE percentage.
Today let’s talk about Renewable Energy which we typically consider to include:
Throughout our daily lives we are all constantly using Energy in one form or another. It seems as though everything we do requires some sort of energy whether it be electricity for our homes, gas for the car, or everything else.
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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Yesterday we introduced our Energy Quiz from The Department of Energy in Washington.
The first question was?
Vermont Modular is constantly talking about Energy Efficiency, Heat Loss, Cold Air Penetration along with a host of assorted other topics but somehow most of them revolve around Energy Usage.
For the next couple days let’s consider how much we actually know about Energy Usage.
I am going to try my best to explain a rather confusing and odd set of circumstances surrounding Mortgage Interest Rates.
Try to follow this very unconventional logic as to what is happening:
Yesterday we introduced you to the Heat Recovery Ventilator or HRV. We can’t emphasize enough the vital role the HRV plays in the well-being and good health of your family. Homes today are increasingly built better! A new home in 2017 is a superior building that what you would typically have had in 2007, only ten years ago. Energy efficiency has become so important that builders are constantly upgrading and improving the efficiency of their homes. Further, state building codes, especially here in Vermont are rapidly expanding