change your habits to save on utilities

  • Benefits of Community-Based Biodiesel Production and Distribution

    24 June 2015

    Biodiesel fuel is produced from a vegetable oil such as soybean oil through a refinery process that requires adherence to strict industry standards. As a growing industry in the U.S., the production and local distribution of biodiesel as an alternative fuel source for diesel engines offers numerous benefits to consumers and the nation as a whole. Benefits to Farmers Because biodiesel fuel can be made from a variety of agricultural crops, farmers benefit by rotating crops used for biodiesel production with other crops.

  • Propane: What Is It And Should You Convert From Oil?

    15 June 2015

    Is your oil burner on its last legs? If so, before you invest in having a new one installed, you may want to consider eliminating your oil burner all together and replacing it with a propane tank. You've never considered propane before and you're not sure that it's the best choice for you and your home? You're not even really sure what propane is? Well then, you have come to the right place!

  • Four Tips To Help You Upgrade Your Home With Energy Efficient Lighting

    23 May 2015

    If you want to have a home that is more energy efficient, new lighting can be a great investment. There are many choices for modern lighting systems, which can even include affordable solar landscape lighting, and indoor CFL lighting to reduce your energy consumption. You can even have lighting with automated controls to optimize energy savings in your home. If you want to have the design of lighting in your home to be more energy efficient, here are some tips that can help:

  • Tips For Staying Safe When Using Propane Tanks

    30 April 2015

    No matter what it is that you are using your propane tanks for, it is vital that you are remaining as safe as possible while doing so. To help you do that, you will want to take a few moments to review the following propane tank safety tips. Check For Leaks This is something that you will want to do as often as you can. If you rarely use the propane tank, you can simply check for leaks prior to turning it on.

  • Heating Oil: 3 Ways It's Becoming Increasingly Sustainable & Environmentally Friendly

    13 April 2015

    Some proponents of clean energy often suggest that oil is one of the least environmentally-friendly forms of energy, when in fact the large majority of heating oil producers in the country have gone to considerable lengths to ensure that their operations are as "green" as possible. Following are three ways that domestic heating oil production companies have made oil extraction and consumption one of the most sustainable forms of energy to date.

  • Investing In A Solar Energy System: How The Panels Generate Electricity Using The Sun

    7 April 2015

    Are you tired of wondering how you will keep your electricity on each time you are in a financial bind? If you invest in solar panels, you will no longer have to rely on an electric company. In this article, learn how solar panels are able to provide a home with electricity by using natural sunlight. How are Solar Panels Able to Generate Electricity Using the Sun? The most important aspect of solar panels for generating electricity is the photovoltaic cells covering them.

  • Preparing Power Failure Safety For Computer Systems

    7 April 2015

    Computers and computer networks pose a unique set of challenges when it comes to power management. In the event of an electrical outage, progress can be lost in an instant if not saved properly. Although many computer programs and functions have progress-saving features, it's best not to tempt fate. Remember: save early, save often, and keep a few power backup and safety techniques in your plans to make sure your progress is saved in an emergency.