ENERGY FACTS

SECRET ENERGY SAVING TIPS:

Considering all of us have been forced to rent our electric utilities from the power companies without having any ownership from the time we paid our first power bill until the last payment we paid last month, let us assume for this discussion the power company really has an interest in profits and not in reducing our power bill. Forget about those energy audits that never reduced our energy bill at all and let us just forget everything we have been told about how to save energy in your home so we can focus on the truth. The fact is that almost 70% of a typical homes electric bill comes from the A/C unit and the hot water heater. Your attic is the culprit that plagues us with high power bills. Think of your attic as a giant oven sitting directly over the living space we are trying to keep cool and comfortable. HVAC systems work hard to keep that space conditioned. If you get the heat out then you will not only reduce your energy consumption but you will also extend the life of the HVAC system. The most expensive thing you will replace in your home is something you need to replace more than once. Less run time equals a longer service life for the A/C unit. Almost half your power bill is from the A/C unit alone, our focus is outlined below with the real energy secrets that provide savings you can actually see! If you have ever turned on your hose outside after laying in the sun you know that the water that first comes out is really hot and can burn you. The same principle applies to a solar hot water collector which pumps water to a flat plate collector where it heats the water from the sun then pumps that hot water to your existing hot water tank so the heating element does not need to come on and provides you with a lifetime of hot water from the sun! Forget the nonsense energy saving tips that tell us to change the air filters every month and start washing our clothes in cold water and let’s get real with real solutions. America is waking up to the fact that renting electric is a terrible investment and a bill we can all live without!

  • Installing a radiant barrier in your attic will reflect 97% of radiant heat keeping attics cooler and greatly reducing home energy costs. Insulation slows convection but a radiant barrier provides your attic an actual thermal barrier.

  • Installing a solar powered attic fan requires no electrical wiring, is powered completely by the sun removing heat and moisture from your attic space and works in tandem with radiant barrier to reduce home energy consumption.

  • 100 sq. ft. of sun exposed glass can require 1 ton of A/C to make up for that heat gain. Solar window film can reflect 99% of the UV and 90% of the IR heat and an integral part of energy efficiency. Typically South and West facing windows provide most heat gain.

  • A/C units lose 7% efficiency the first year of operation, 5% loss the second year and 2-3% every year thereafter. Our INTELLIBOND A/C additive will restore and maintain systems to like new efficiency and will save you money on your energy costs while extending the life of your HVAC system.

  • The INTELLIMIZER product is a power factor optimizer or pollution control device that slows down the utilities power meter by flat lining the spikes from inductive loads and wasted energy within the system.

  • Solar thermal hot water collectors provide huge energy savings by heating the water from the sun.

Efficiency comes first when you are thinking about purchasing a solar PV power system. Our approach is to reduce your home energy costs by applying an amalgamation of targeted efficiency products aimed at reducing power bills by half and at a cost much less than solar. Reducing your power consumption by half thru efficiency means your solar power generation system can be half the size to eliminate the power company’s electric bill. With advancements in solar cell efficiency and new innovations in science now is the best time to go green. Timing is everything and we are in the crossroads between higher efficiency, lower system costs and Government tax credits of 30% providing the perfect time to save!

11 ENERGY FUN FACTS:

  1. In the U.S., the major energy sources are petroleum oil, natural gas, coal, nuclear, and renewable energy. Electricity is a secondary energy that is generated from these energy sources.

  2. Residential and commercial buildings, transportation, industry, and electric-powered generators consumer the most energy.

  3. In 2011, the U.S. used 97.5 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) of energy. Petroleum, natural gas, and coal were the most used sources, respectively.

  4. Nuclear energy played little to no role in electricity generation 50 years ago, but in 2011, provided more than 20 percent of the energy used to generate America’s electricity.

  5. Petroleum oil provided 18 percent of energy for electricity in 1973 and less than 1 percent in 2011.

  6. In the U.S., electricity plants use more than 900 million short tons of coal to produce 40 percent of America’s electricity every year.

  7. The use of coal emits sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, heavy metals, carbon dioxide, and acid gases which are linked to acid rain, smog, global warming, and health issues.

  8. In 2011, coal was the second highest cause of energy-related carbon emissions. Petroleum ranked first with 42 percent, coal had 34 percent, and natural gas emitted 24 percent of the energy-related carbon dioxide.

  9. If energy efficiency doubles as planned by 2030, America will save $327 billion across buildings, transportation, industry, households, and taxable energy costs.

  10. The amount of money that energy efficiency would save could pay off the existing debt in every household in the U.S.

  11. The price the environment suffers from excessive energy use would also see relief. With the energy efficiency America is striving for, the U.S. carbon dioxide emissions would decrease by 4 billion metric tons.