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Are You Sticking To A New Year's Energy Resolution?

Windmill - 01At this time of year we're all making (and perhaps already breaking) New Year’s resolutions, and many of those have something to do with money. And even if you haven’t made one yet, it’s not too late.

Whether we want to save more of it or make sure we spend it in the right places, it's clear that in these difficult times of recession, Brits want to be as money wise as they can be. If you want to make a resolution that will help you to save money, without meaning that you need to check your bank balance every month to tally your savings, you should consider making a resolution to save energy; not only will you save money this year and for years to come, but you'll also do it without constantly having to watch your own spending habits.

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Energy-Saving Possibilities for Your Home

InsulationSaving energy in the home is becoming more and more important in today’s world. With the cost of energy going up and the potential effects of global warming looming overhead, it makes sense for every home to try and save energy. Fortunately, you do not have to take extreme measures to make your home more energy efficient; there are many things that you can do that will save both energy and money. Here is a list of things that you can do easily to your home to make it more energy efficient.

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Save Money & Energy: Guard Your Home Against The Icy Cold

There may be more adages, proverbs and axioms about preparing for the future than any other subject, and you could probably apply all of them to getting your home and yard ready for winter. Preparing your property for winter saves both money and energy. Of course, whenever you're saving energy, you're saving money as well. Along with that, harsh winter weather can cause damage that, either immediately or over time, adds up to additional homeowner costs. Let's take a look at a few tasks you may want to put on your to-do list.

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10 Tips To Make Your Home Energy Efficient

Top 10 Energy Efficiency Tips for your HomeEnvironmental conservation is a major reason why energy efficiency is important to consider, however, this is not the only concern. With rapidly deteriorating fossil fuel reserves, energy efficiency has become the need of every country and responsibility of every individual. Even more than this, energy efficiency is our one and only savior in the current situation when energy prices are touching the skies and are forecasted to rise even more in the future.

So when energy efficiency is the need of the hour, why not start with our home? here are the top 10 tips for making your home energy efficient.

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Are We Over-Conditioned? A Sensible Approach

 

In an era where humanity has created a multitude of luxuries for itself - auto travel, modern agriculture, and global communication via the web to name a few - we are trending to no longer pursue greater levels of consumption and convenience, but instead to conserve our resources and be prudent. Shoppers are forgoing plastic bags at the checkout counter, drivers are seeking out vehicles with lower emissions, and the general public is becoming increasingly environmentally aware. However, there is one luxury that few would like to give up: air conditioning.  

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The Secret To Making People Save Energy

It’s nice to imagine that everyone has a green thumb and is always very energy conscious and conservative. Unfortunately, that is not the case. While most people would probably choose to save energy over waste it when given the choice, those same people don’t consciously think about saving energy. Saving energy just isn’t important enough for them to worry about in their daily activities and habits. They know they should be saving energy, but they don’t. The key to convincing such people to increase their energy saving habits is grounded in behavior psychology.

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