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A place you can save energy hogs on one of the biggest house and the water heater. However, if properly sized tank less water heaters for unlimited hot water are provided to grow the more I have them in energy savings do not see under normal use and a high upfront cost that is unlikely to be recovered. You go though a marathon if you like a high-efficiency electric can be a.
With the economies of large scale electrical production, the best way to spend resources is on energy conservation, not localized small scale unreliable production.
Insulation, upgrades heating and cooling that most importantly is sized correctly and installed correctly. Widows a doors are good too, but can get pricey.
I keep cutting, trimming, conserving electricity, yet my ELECTRIC BILL keeps growing...
As a consumer, I'm a toy in the hands of the utility co.
Or a cash cow.
I was told from several people that the most cost effective green improvement that you can make to your house is reducing you energy usage with air sealing, high efficiency furnace/AC, reduced flow shower heads, dual flush toilets, and at CFLs. Once LEDís come down in price, those will help.
The theory is it is better to use less than to produce more.
I'd focus mainly on making certain parts of your home more efficient like sealing the windows, etc.
You should to be more careful to select everything to build your house.Its physical properties is very important. You should to recruit a certified to develop energy audits.
Last edited by Paula Mera; 08-22-2012 at 11:07 AM.
Have you thought about zone heating with a pellet stove? This is a cheap alternative energy source that run on bio-materials such as sawdust. Zone heating is just turning down your thermostat and placing a pellet stove or fireplace in the rooms you use the most. This saves you money and you use less gas, electricity or oil.