LATEST ARTICLES

Nest Thermostat Review - Front of unit
Best Nest Thermostat Review: Did you know that your home’s HVAC system accounts for 40% of your total energy use at home? That means leaving the heating on all day – even when you’re not home – costs you dearly. But what are you supposed to do? Go home to a cold house after work or worse, let your...
While everyone has probably heard the term “nuclear energy” and likely made jokes about nuclear energy pros and cons involving extra fingers, glowing skin, or Homer Simpson, knowing what nuclear energy actually is and what it does is far less common. As far as human participation goes, nuclear energy has been around since the beginning of World War II,...
solar panel
Solar panels turn sunlight into electricity. New technologies are making solar panels more efficient and more affordable than ever before. You now can easily find portable solar panels for home use, or portable solar panels for camping that allow you to generate electricity during an RV or a camping trip.What is a Portable Solar Panel? A solar panel is an...
Small retail solar panel
How Does a Solar Panel Work? Most people aren't aware of how long the technology behind solar panels has actually been around. Way back in 1839, French physicist Edmund Bequerel discovered the photoelectric effect that is the basis of the modern solar panel.However, the first real use of the photo electric effect to generate power happened over 100 years later...
Solar Panels Against The Deep Blue Sky
With constant talk of dwindling resources and serious issues with climate change, it's no wonder that an increasing number of people are looking for ways to save money, resources and the environment. One popular method is solar energy. Check out these solar energy facts to see if it's right for you. 1. Solar Power Has a Long HistoryMany people consider...
featured image
Since the Industrial Revolution, the use of machines by humans has produced gases and chemicals that are released into the environment. Today, carbon dioxide, or CO2, is the most prevalent greenhouse gas emitted by human technology use as a result of the chemical process of combustion. Fuel in cars and airplanes releases copious amounts of carbon dioxide into the...
gogreen
Why not take your daily recreation or commute to the next level by building your own bicycle? There are plenty of benefits:Building skills that translate into quick DIY repairs Getting the exact bike you want Having the freedom to choose the most sustainably manufactured components Learning to modify, upgrade and fix your bike so you never have to...
philips hue
“Siri, dim the lights please.”“Alexa, turn on the beach scene in my living room.”Imagine a custom light setup throughout your home that dims the lights, changes the ambiance at a moment’s notice, or schedules lights to turn on and off when you’re not home--without the custom price tag.That’s exactly what you’ll get with the Philips Hue! Today, we’re sharing...
Solar panel on a red roof
As more effects due to climate change rock the world, alternative forms of energy are becoming more important and widely used. This includes solar panels, collections of solar cells that draw energy from sitting in sunlight. This technology has a much longer history than most give it credit for, and widespread use can have dramatic results.Humble Beginning of Solar...
remote control switch
Replacing a traditional light switch with a remote control light switch is easier than you think. There are several new products on the market that add functionalities to your lights and make switches more accessible than ever before. Find out more about these different technologies and decide which one is best for you.How Do Remote Control Light Switches Work?Remote...