You turn on the faucet to wash your hands and fill up the tub to take a bath, but your water may be affecting more than just your hygiene. Water hardness, or the amount of dissolved calcium or magnesium in your water, could also be affecting your energy use.
Some of your home’s grimiest places are your home appliances. Another often overlooked source of smells and dust are dirty vents.
Wireless technology has become so commonplace that most people hardly notice how much it has changed our lives. Mobile devices allow us to text, phone and access the internet from anywhere with a wireless signal, freeing us from the physical limitations of bulkier computers and traditional telephones.
The internet has revolutionized how small businesses operate: A manufacturing service in Utah or Mumbai can now reach clients across the country or even across the globe. Simultaneously, freelance work has exploded.
Television watching is the most popular leisure activity in America: The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that nearly 80% of Americans watch an average of 2 hours and 46 minutes of TV every day. Television energy usage accounts for 7% of energy consumed in American households.
Small businesses use energy for a myriad of reasons. Lighting, security, manufacturing, heating and cooling, and electronic equipment all consume large amounts of energy.
Summer is almost here, and for many people, that means it’s time to fire up the backyard grill. That can be a relief, as it can mean less mess in your kitchen (as well as less heat in your house!