Uncategorized Our Invisible Elephant

Our Invisible Elephant

Lately, I’ve become aware of the impact our devices are having on our environment.  This is a global issue.  The invisible elephant is in our homes, schools, offices, cars, everywhere. It is the excess energy that all things, living and non-living, are exposed. To help you understand this invisible elephant, I’ll share my story with …

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Uncategorized Easter Energy Savings Tips

Easter Energy Savings Tips

  Easter is a wonderful holiday frequently celebrated with family and friends. It says good-bye to cold winter months cooped up indoors, heralding in the warmer spring weather. Hosting family and friends can be quite costly.  Usually, the cost is due to the increased use of kitchen appliances. Here are some tips to help you …

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Uncategorized Hello Spring!

Hello Spring!

  Spring has sprung!  The last of winter is reluctantly leaving portions of the US.  In other parts of our nation summer is knocking at the door.  During this season important things can be done to decrease the amount of energy you use. Check your home for winter damage.  Seal/caulk any areas where the winter …

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Uncategorized These are my big questions. What are yours?

These are my big questions. What are yours?

    The big question is what are your thoughts? What would you like me to write about? What do you like about this site? How do you think this site could be improved? Thank you for your feedback.  It helps me help you.   References: www.newstatesman.com/culture/2014/04/bbc https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images? www.theracemarkedoutforme.com/?p=1883  

Uncategorized Spring is here!

Spring is here!

Spring has arrived.  The flowers are budding forth with vibrant blooms.  The trees are blooming and adorning their bare boughs with green leaves.  Soon we will be cranking up the AC units.  But before we get into the heat of summer you may want to see what you can do to keep your summer cooling …

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Uncategorized Interpreting Light Bulb Labels

Interpreting Light Bulb Labels

In passing the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) Congress mandated strict new energy standards.  These standards affected many energy guzzling industries.  One of the requirements, to help the consumer with all the new technology, is that light bulbs must have labels, like food labels. Our focus for this article will be light bulbs and …

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