Energy Articles

Energy Efficient Swimming Pools

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Swimming pools (especially heated ones) and permanent spas can be very expensive to maintain. Some pools and spas have features like filter pumps and salt chlorinators that can use a lot of energy. Investigate ways of retaining heat, and if you don't use them a lot, consider only heating them...

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Glazing for Saving

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Glazing has a major impact on the energy efficiency of the building envelope. Poorly designed windows, skylights and glazed surfaces can make your home too hot or too cold. If designed correctly, they’ll help maintain year-round comfort, reducing or eliminating the need for artificial heati...

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Reduce dependence on heavy air conditioning with external shading devices as an effective way to reduce heat gain through windows in summer and keep a home cool. They provide much better protection from heat gain than internal window coverings. External shading reduces heat gains by 70–8...

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Let Your Fridge Breath

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Restricted Fridge ventilation could add 15% to your running cost. There are some simple things you can do to save energy when installing or using a refrigerator or freezer; Choose a cool position. Placing a fridge or freezer in direct sunlight or next to an oven or other heat source can increa...

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Cooking Up Energy Savings

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Energy use in the kitchen can account for up to 10% of the average family’s power bill. But the good news is that whether you’re a good or bad cook, savings can be made by improving your energy efficiency in the kitchen. Microwaves, electric frypans or pressure cookers are more ene...

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