Perhaps you are worried about your carbon footprint, or maybe you are switching over to solar panels and need to reduce your household electricity usage first. Maybe you need to reduce that electric bill and save up some money to buy some backyard chickens! Whatever the reason you need to save electricity here are 17 […]
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.
If you already use CFL’s in your home then the next step to reducing your energy consumption and becoming more sustainable is LED light bulbs. This post will show you exactly how much you can save by switching from CFL to LED light bulbs.
This weeks reader question was exactly how much energy do you save with a clothesline. Are you trying to decide if it is worth it to you to turn off your dryer? This post shows you the math so you can decide if it is worth it to you!
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 […]
The Nest learning thermostat can save you a lot of money and energy. The more energy you save on your homestead, the easier it is to add a solar power array. Will The Nest work for your homestead?