Sunday, May 28, 2017

The best source of light is the sun and it’s free. Make the most of daylight by keeping your window blinds open. If building or renovating a home you will benefit by installing as many south facing windows as possible if you live in the northern Hemisphere. 

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Put a cover on your pool when you're not using it. Not only will it keep the water cleaner, but it will keep it from evaporating, saving you refills. 

Friday, May 26, 2017

Consider getting a solar powered charger for all of your portable electronic devices. Your cell phone, camera, laptop, MP3 player and PDA can all be charged with solar energy. 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Grow your own fruits and vegetables. In the window box, garden, or greenhouse. You’ll be surprised what you can “produce” with not a lot of space. 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Saving on keeping your cool
If you cringe before opening your summer utility bills, see if your local provider offers what’s known as an AC conservation plan. For instance, Shakopee Public Utilities in Minnesota offers a free Smart Switch option, which saves users up to $30 on their electric bill for the summer months (June to September) by switching off their AC automatically for 15 minutes at a time (a quick switch visit by a licensed electrician required).