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  • Standard Electrical Applications
    Areas of the home or office where energy savings are gained through installing new or adapting existing common electrical items such as lighting, entertainment equip, computers, small appliances, etc.
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    Last post by EnergyMan View the latest post
    Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:20 am
  • Heating and Air Conditioning Applications
    Areas of the home or office where energy savings are gained through selecting new or altering existing heating or air conditioning systems.
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    Last post by deltatee View the latest post
    Sun Sep 13, 2009 8:49 am
  • Construction and Renovation
    Areas of the home or office where energy savings are gained through its construction or renovation. Includes topics such as insulation, windows, doors, seals, roofing, framing material, siding, etc.
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    Last post by AndiWeisz View the latest post
    Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:06 am
  • Lifestyle Habits
    Many energy saving ideas can be implemented by simply changing our habits. Items to list here can cover any aspect of the home or business but should include no costs, but simply the change of habit.
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    Last post by EnergyMan View the latest post
    Fri May 22, 2009 6:04 pm
  • Solar Power
    Our sun is a virtually unlimited source of power. Let's look at how to best utilize this free and pollution-free resource.
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    Last post by McCollum View the latest post
    Thu Nov 19, 2009 5:45 am
  • Wind Power
    Many areas of the US have abundant supplies of unrelenting wind. Let's look at how to best utilize this free and pollution-free resource.
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    Last post by Neill View the latest post
    Sat Sep 19, 2009 2:21 am
  • Hydroelectric and Tidal Power
    For those that live near waterways or downstream froma free-running water source, there is a great potential for accessing free power. Let's look at how to best utilize this free and pollution-free resource.
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    Last post by MikeAndrews View the latest post
    Sat May 30, 2009 6:11 am
  • Bio-Fuel
    Although bio-fuel releases carbon dioxide, each successive harvest pulls that same amount from the air. Let's look at how to best utilize this neutral carbon footprint source.
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  • Electric Cars, Vans and Small Trucks
    The electric powered vehicle is the optimum green transportation device for personal use. Let's see what our options are, when models are due to be released and what the savings truly are.
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  • Hybrid Cars, Vans ansd Small Trucks
    The hybrid vehicle generally uses a combination of electricity and fossil fuel and can be a good source of green transportation for personal use. Let's see what our options are, when models are due to be released and what the savings truly are.
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  • Natural Gas Cars and Trucks
    Natural gas vehicles are less polluting than oil based fuels, but are the least green transportation source, however, natural gas is a significant improvement for large trucks that require a high power fuel to function. Let's see what our options are, when models are due to be released and what the savings truly are.
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  • Energy Conservation
    The least expensive method to pursue when choosing to reduce energy costs is to practice energy conservation—that is, stop wasting the energy you are currently using.
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    Last post by danderson View the latest post
    Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:12 pm
  • Heating and Cooling
    Our heating and cooling needs far exceed what we may require for basic lighting and appliance use, so even a small improvement with heating and cooling efficiencies can add up to substantial savings.
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  • Creating Hot Water
    Next to heating and cooling, the second-largest consumption of energy in the home is due to the creation and storage of hot water for showers, baths, laundry, and dishes.
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  • Solar and Wind Energy
    Solar PV (photovoltaic) energy, along with wind turbine power, has finally evolved to the point where it is practical, affordable, and beneficial enough to seriously consider as a dependable power source for any home or business structure.
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  • Powering Your Vehicle
    The final and ultimate method of taking control of your energy use is to say good-bye to the gas pumps and say hello to using electric and/or U.S.-supplied fuels to power your vehicle.
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    Last post by greenchoices View the latest post
    Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:46 pm
  • Funding Sources
    If you are looking to perform any major upgrades, such as insulating your home, replacing your windows and doors, installing a solar water heating system, or installing a renewable energy system using wind or solar power, it may be necessary to borrow money today so that you can reap the benefits for all the years to come.
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    Last post by tryingoutgreen View the latest post
    Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:08 pm
  • Ask the Author
    David Nelmes is a Home Energy Inspector in Pennsylvania, specializing in the fields of Heating and Air Conditioning, Electrical Wiring, and Interiors/Insulation. Ask away!
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    Last post by EnergyMan View the latest post
    Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:40 pm

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