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Archive November 10, 2020

Top 10 Ways to Save on Energy Bills

Paying electric billsYou may be like many other people who are looking for ways to cut back on costs and just flat out spend less money each month. One of the first things to look at in your household is what you can do to cut back on your energy bills. Here is a list of 10 things you can easily do to lower utility costs.

Turn Off Lights

This is not a suggestion to just sit around in the dark, however, by simply only lighting the room you are in, you can bring down electrical costs.

Use Energy Efficient Light Bulbs

By swapping out regular incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs, you can save tremendous amounts of electricity. While the energy-efficient bulbs are higher in cost, they last many times longer than old-style bulbs, so the savings are seen over years.

Turn Back the Heat

By lowering the thermostat by one degree you will lower the heating costs considerably. If you are leaving your house for at least six hours, try turning the heat back by five or six degrees during that time. The heat will not work as hard when you are away creating savings for you.

Cap Your Water Usage

Install a low flow showerhead in your bathroom or at least one that allows you to back down the flow during your shower. It’s amazing how much excess water runs down the drain while you shampoo. Backing it down until you are ready to rinse, can save several gallons every day.

Unplug Those Chargers

While they may seem harmless, leaving chargers plugged in when not in use actually taps electricity, not to mention being a potential fire hazard.

Replace Old Appliances

Old appliances use much more energy than newer ones, so if it is more than 10 years old, consider an upgrade.

Fill the Washer

Trying to wash only full loads when you run the washer rather than several smaller ones will cut back on water usage.

Use the Dishwasher

Hand washing your dirty dishes actually uses more water than running the dishwasher. Waiting until you have a nearly full load helps too.

Lower the Temperature on the Water Heater

If your water heater is set higher than 130 degrees, you are using too much energy to heat it. Bring down the temperature to this setting and you will see huge savings on electricity.

Check Seals on Windows and Doors

Heat escapes through air spaces around windows and doors, so make sure these areas seal properly, making your heating more efficient.

By taking a few small steps, you can make a noticeable dent in your energy bills, and put the savings to better use.

How to save Energy at your Home and Office

If lately, you’ve been opening the mailbox dreading the arrival of that electric bill, you might be overusing energy in your home or office. It’s necessary to have the power on if you work with computers or use electronics in your house–but did you know that there are hacks that can help you save energy and, in the process, save money?

 

Here are some tips for saving energy in your home and office, in turn lowering the number on that electric bill.

1- Install Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs

Traditional light bulbs don’t last for very long, and you can go through hundreds of them every year. More modern fluorescent light bulbs can last ten times longer, so you don’t have to constantly buy new ones. What’s more, they do not require so much energy to light up your house.

2- Wash Clothes in Cold Water

Did you know that the majority of your washing machine’s electricity is spent on adjusting the water temperature? Some people estimate that at least 90% of the energy spent during a wash is used to keep the water warm. Unless you’re washing clothes that require warm water to keep them in good shape, setting your washer to work with cold water will save energy and money.

3- Unplug Appliances You’re Not Using

You only eat toast in the morning, so why is your toaster plugged in all day? You might not have noticed, but even when appliances such as the toaster or microwave are apparently off, they still take up energy. Take a look around your house and see if there is anything plugged in that doesn’t need to be.

4- Make Sure Your Filter Is Clean

We often forget about the filters that keep our homes free of contaminated air. While you are breathing clean air, your filter is building up layers of dust and other particles, making it work harder than it has to…and taking up energy. Remember to change your filter and you can save around 15% of your energy.

Conclusion

These life hacks might not make bills any more welcome, but they’ll help lower the number printed on them. We live in a world where we need to use electricity, but we shouldn’t have to overpay for the basics. Try these tips and save money.

The HEB Generator

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The HEB generator

This is a floating waterwheel that can generate electricity when suspended over a river or other flowing water regardless of the depth.

The unique chevron shaped paddle treads give the barrel the ability to rotate about its horizontal axis in fast flowing water, entering the water smoothly and re-surfacing without lifting water.

The merit of this design is the significant reduction of any down force (Coanda effect) and the bow wave in front of the barrel, thus increasing the efficiency of the machine. This would be an ideal product for today’s demands for cheap re-newable energy and would be a cost effective product for the pico hydroelectric or micro hydroelectric energy market.

This design has many advantages over other methods of hydroelectric power production.

  • Quiet operation compared to conventional waterwheel.
  • Easy to transport and install.
  • Environmentally friendly due to shallow draft.
  • Cost effective to manufacture, low capital outlay per kilowatt. 24/7 operation unlike solar and wind.
  • Does not significantly interrupt river flow and can roll over debris.
  • Adjusts to water level.
  • Need more power? Install another HEB generator.
  • Many possible applications:-
    Remote area power supply for battery charging, lighting, irrigation, refrigeration, monitoring
  • Potential for grants and feed-in tariffs.