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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 History Many people consider...
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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...
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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...
“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...
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...
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...
While everyone has probably heard the term “nuclear energy” and likely made jokes about it involving extra fingers, glowing skin, or Homer Simpson, knowing what it 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, when several countries started looking...
According to a survey conducted by Proctor & Gamble, the average American family does between 300 to 390 loads of laundry each year. Companies that make washers and dryers have been working for many years to create systems that are as energy efficient as possible.Laundry is a necessary chore, and with the growing interest in green products and reducing...
Looking for a smarter way to control your home heating and cooling and hopefully even save some money? The latest option isn’t installing a new HVAC system or switching to green – though if your system is old and inefficient, those both help. No, if you’re system is new, all you need is a new thermostat. Better yet, you...
Smart home devices are all the rage these days, and the Nest is leading the charge for thermostats. Does this device live up to the hype? In this nest thermostat review, we’ll tell you everything there is to know about this nifty device. What is Nest and How Does It Work? The Nest is a smart thermostat, which are devices that...