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The History of Energy Resources
We found this interesting article recently. It maps out the timeline of different resources that have been used throughout the years to provide heating in homes and other buildings. Each of the diagrams and maps are interactive, and will, in turn, link you to articles about each section. From wood to electricity, and everything in between, click here to learn more about how heat has been provided through different resources, as well as upcoming options that are "cleaner" for the environment!
The Benefits of Insulation in the Summer Months
Normally, we think of home insulation as a way to keep our homes heat easier in the winter, and to lower utility bills. What about the summer, though? Proper home insulation will help keep your house cooler in the summer, and will help your air conditioning units to not work so hard in order to cool your house. We found this blog post written by GreenHomes America that explains all of the benefits of both home insulation and airsealing throughout the summer. Check it out here!
Easy Ways to Reduce Your Energy Usage
When it comes to energy usage, we often don't think of all the ways we can reduce what we use. There are some simple steps you can take to lower the amount of energy that your home uses. While we already know that turning off the lights, or keeping electronics off when they aren't in use are both easy ways to lower our home's usage, did you know that pre-rinsing dishes before loading the dishwasher, or that using hot water to wash clothes instead of cold water can lead to higher energy usage? This article explains some easy steps you can take to lower your home's energy today!