Renewable Energy includes Solar Power.

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.

Renewable Energy vs. Fossil Fuel.

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:

Let’s do two questions on our quiz today!

Yesterday’s question was about turning the thermostat down, how much can you save?

CORRECT answer……………….:

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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More about an HRV

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

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