Category: Conservation

Energy Efficient Appliances For Living Off The Grid

Whether you’re thinking about getting off the grid or you are already off the grid, you’re probably interested in knowing what types of energy efficient off grid appliances are available for you to choose from. Today we’ll be taking a look at some of the kinds of appliances you might want to purchase for your new “green” home. Green Refrigeration Options When it comes to selecting off the grid refrigerators, you’ll have a few options. You can purchase refrigerators that are especially designed for homes that are off the grid. One thing that they’ll all have in common is that…

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How to Calculate Power Consumption With A Simple To Use Meter

If you’re like most people who are concerned about conserving energy, you probably wonder exactly how much electricity each of your electronic devices actually use. In today’s article I’m going to teach you how to use a very simple and inexpensive home energy monitor that will tell you exactly how many watts and amps a particular appliance is using. The product that I’ll be talking about today is called the P3 Kill-A-Watt electricity usage monitor. There are actually two versions of this product. The first is model number P4400 which usually runs about $20.00 and the second is model number…

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How to Read an Electric Meter to Find Out How Much Power Your Home Uses

There a many reasons why knowing how to read an electric meter can be a great skill to have. Several years ago we moved into a new house and after receiving one outrageous power bill after another, we decided to take matters into our own hands and figure out why the bill was so high. My husband decided that he would read the power usage meter every day and keep a journal of how many kilowatts of electricity we were using every day. Our plan was initially to just identify the rogue appliance that was using so much electricity. Strangely…

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