Drain-water often takes with it significant amounts of heat. A heat recovery system uses warm drain water to warm pipes that are bringing in fresh, clean water on its way to your water heater - thereby reducing the energy the water heater needs to expend to do its job.
Calculation in Completed Actions is actual savings which is updated monthly.
Often, the rinse process may be satisfactorily completed using cold water; which leads to substantial savings over the course of a year.
Running AC and/or Heat Pump systems using the stable temperature of geothermal sources (such as 20 ft underground) is preferable in certain situations (such as in locales with extreme weather shifts).
A thorough energy analysis on your property will provide you with the detailed information you need to properly evaluate your options. That information will increase the level of confidence for actions you may be considering, will provide a better understanding of your system, as well as provide specific information for you and professionals.
Little changes in decoration add up, especially when you're talking about 1,000 holiday lights.
Tank-based hot water heaters lose significant amounts of heat when they are on. In periods when hot water is not used, this waste can be easily prevented by simply shutting the water heater off.
Hydronic heating systems are among the most efficient in heat distribution; a unit that combines both hot water and home heating reduces equipment purchase and installation expenses.
Running AC and/or Heat Pump systems using the stable temperature of geothermal sources (such as large bodies of, or streaming, water) is preferable in certain situations (such as in locales with ready access to large bodies of, or streaming, water).
Several vendors offer systems that allow you to centrally control many of the energy-related systems in your home. With such a heightened level of control, such as shutting off pre-programmed sets of equipment when you are leaving your home or remote controlling equipment, it is likely that you will be able to reduce the wasted operating time of that equipment.
Outside pathway lighting may be well served by stand-alone, solar-powered light units. Such a system avoids any use of your utility supplied electricity.