That might be changing. No, I’m not putting solar on my roof. Too expensive. I’ve done the standard home efficiency upgrades — insulation, windows, doors, new 95 percent efficient furnace. But that’s another story.
When we say energy saving hour it doesn’t only mean that we are only saving energy. We are also saving water. The most common source of energy comes from hydropower. Since water is a common source of our energy it means if we don’t have enough supply of water we have less supply of electricity too. With this fact, it’s telling us that we need to conserve water as possible. Examples would be fixing our water line that have leaks or damaged or minimizing our shower time. If it takes about 10 minutes to take a shower then you can minimize it to 5 minutes if it’s okay with you. Through this you are conserving a lot of water.
Gas costs are going through roof without any end in sight. Lots of people are taken to biking all over town in order to get where they are going. Few others are leaving cars parked at home also taking the public transportation for office.
Active solar heating systems use the warmth of the sun to collect heat in liquid or air reservoirs then a pump is used to distribute the air from the collector to the inside of the building. This type of solar heating system is most often used in homes because it can be used also to heat all of the hot water needed.
It is often presumed that self-sufficiency in energy is only for nerds, but this is not true, it is now within the reach of every family or household. If you have lots of money, a solar or wind powered system will cost you about $45,000 and it will take about ten years to recover your investment by getting off the grid. However, you can have the same apparatus for much less than half that amount.
Natural gas can be stored in great volumes for time of peak demand. Rather than increasing the work load of a power plant and risk power outages, stored natural gas can be leached from the salt caverns as needed. This will also keep one’s utility hydropower bills consistent.
Solar energy would work better in some areas than others. Obviously any region that has extended periods of sunny days would be a good candidate for solar power. The downside is that it won’t generate any electricity when the sun goes down.
Recycled Materials and Reused Wood Toys: Teaching your children to save the trees. These toys are made with rubber wood which is preservative-free without wasting resource. Wood toys can last generation and they are classic like building blocks. Your kids can be creative by these toys as well as saving our environment.