Smart Energy Ideas Are Everywhere

Welcome to Smart Energy Ideas, where we try to figure out how to save energy and help the environment. The main theme here is about how to help your home be more efficient. We spend a huge amount of time, effort and money on our house. Why not make that effort as efficient as possible. Things like radiant barriers, solar hot water, solar thermal, insulation, CFLs, LEDs, and simply sealing up the gaps in a house with caulk can make a difference. I will be talking about each of these, so click away on a few pages and learn what you can to make a difference in your home.
The Federal Government is offering tax credits on material used to make your home more energy efficient. There are a few caveats to this, so read the fine print. You may not be getting credit for everything you do. I install radiant barriers in the Dallas and DFW area. I do this mostly to pay for the home improvement projects I keep coming up with. Who knows, your house may be helping to fund a solar project that you were hoping to learn about? Send an email to Toff and I will follow up and give you some honest feedback about how radiant barriers work and how much they cost.

LED Flashlights

I’m a sucker for any flashlight that does not require batteries. I have an assorted collection of them. What people normally ask is whether or not these lights are for actual work, or just toys. The easy answer is BOTH. I have a 3 year old that likes to go to bed with a flashlight [...] [...]

foil

I like foil. Let me just get that out there in the open. Maybe it was growing up with aluminum foil instead of plastic wrap (I STILL cannot use plastic wrap without wadding it up into a huge mess) or maybe it just brings out the trailer park side of me. Either way, it is [...] [...]

spray-on

if you call any of the major radiant barrier installers, more than likely they are going to be talking about the spray-on variety of radiant barrier. The biggest reason is because it is soooo much easier to install than the foil type. A typical house can be sprayed in a matter of hours. The basic [...] [...]

Smart Energy Ideas Are Everywhere

Welcome to Smart Energy Ideas, where we try to figure out how to save energy and help the environment. The main theme here is about how to help your home be more efficient. We spend a huge amount of time, effort and money on our house. Why not make that effort as efficient as possible. [...] [...]

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