It’s almost summer, so you’re probably starting to think about the beach you’ll be laying your towel down on this season. Soon, you’ll be surrounded by jewel-colored waves and warm sun, with no email to check and no phone calls to take for at least a few days. Unfortunately, the coming warm weather also means a real hike in your energy costs, making those sun-toasted beaches seem farther and farther away.
Unpredictable fluctuations in temperature can really drive up energy costs in the spring and summer. Since your thermostat is a temperature regulator, it has to work harder every time you turn that dial up or down. Meanwhile, if you do manage to make it to your dream [...]
Say the word “solar” to a homeowner, and nine times out of ten, they’ll picture a sprawling rooftop system with a huge pricetag to match. While photovoltaics are growing increasingly affordable, the price may still be prohibitive if you’re on a budget—especially if your state provides only a meager handful of incentives to choose from.
But solar power isn’t just about large panel systems. There’s another way to reap the benefits of solar energy without investing in a several-thousand-dollar setup: solar-powered appliances. While still an investment, solar appliances have the potential to save you hundreds (if not thousands) of dollars, on your electricity bills, at much lower [...]