I live in a part of the world where electricity, although pricey at times, is widely available. In many parts of the world, considered to be “third world”, they don’t have the ability to control their indoor environment. So, is it really necessary or are we just so used to being able to control the […]
Using the smallest amount of energy in your homestead helps you be sustainable and might even allow you to go to an alternative energy source in the future. When comparing a programable thermostat to a learning thermostat (The Nest), which one will save you more money? The answer may surprise you.
Summer time is the time for heat, humidity, and A/C. Keeping cool without it is impossible…or is it?
We recently added Gila Heat Control window film to our windows. It was super simple and it caused a huge decrease in our air conditioning bills. This allowed us to get a smaller solar array (which in turn saved us thousands of dollars). If you are thinking about getting solar power then the first step […]