Category: Conservation

Ways To Save Money On Electricity – A Case Study

If you’ve read my recent post about the new journey that our family has embarked on, you know that we are in the process of taking a 30 year old manufactured home that is an electricity hog and transforming it to an energy efficient green home. The purpose of this article is to document our real-life energy conservation case study and show you how we were able to take this old house and convert it into a green home that is very energy efficient. We’re calling this case study the “BooneyLiving Energy Conservation Challenge“. Unlike most of the articles here…

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You Don’t Have To Give Up Your Computer To Live Off The Grid

The other day, someone replied to one of my Tweets (by the way, if you’re not following me on Twitter you really should. My Twitter is @BooneyLiving) by saying, “If you’re off the grid, how can you be on Twitter? Are you living in the Matrix lady?” This got me thinking that a lot of people probably don’t realize that choosing to live off the grid doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to give up the miracles of modern technology. Living off grid means different things to different people but it doesn’t have to mean that you spend your days…

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Our New Efficient Wood Stove Has Finally Freed Us From The Clutches Of Our Old Electric Furnace!

As most of you who read on a regular basis know, we’re currently working to convert the fixer upper home that we’ve recenlty purchased from an energy hog into an lean mean energy sipping machine. You can read about how much electricity the house was using before we started making the improvements here if you would like to. We’ve already seen an impressive decrease in the amount of electricity our house is consuming on a daily basis because of the changes we’ve made and so far, we’re quite pleased with the progress we’re making. That being said, we’ve come…

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