9 Results for month: 07/2019

Air Conditioner Inspection Checklist For Homeowners

If you don't check your air conditioner every now and then, repairs will get a lot more costly. Though some of the checks need an expert, there are a few checks you can do on your own. You should check the filters monthly, and make sure that no debris is clogging it up. Make sure there is enough room around the conditioner ... More

Window film could even out the indoor temperature using solar energy

Swedish researchers at the Chalmers University of Technology have developed a window film that can capture the heat energy from the day’s strongest sunlight and release it gradually. This prevents rooms from becoming too hot during the day. The window film doesn’t need any additional energy to work, making it much more ... More

Backyard Lighting Tips For Any Function

If you spend time outside at night on a regular basis, you may want to think about outdoor lighting. Depending on what types of activities you plan on doing outside and what structure you have to attach lights to, there are many different lighting options available. If you are doing something that needs a lot of light, you ... More

Danish researchers create worldwide solar energy model

In order to create a energy system based on sustainability, it is important to figure out how well solar cells perform. Danish researchers from Aarhus University have created a model that accurately measures solar energy. Their results included 38 years of global radiation, weather, and temperature analytics on the planet. ... More

The new technology will significantly enhance energy harvest from PV modules

Energy consumption and re-evaluation is a constantly moving and ever-changing field. With a push towards a cleaner environment coming from all angles, exploring different methods of powering technology are highly sought after. In Solar Daily’s new blog post, they focus in on what the TalTech Power Electronics Research Group ... More

How To Find & Remove Mold From Your Air Conditioner

You may realize that your air conditioner is a perfect breeding ground for mold, but how do you take care of it? It's actually pretty simple. Probably the most important thing to remember is to have the proper protective equipment to prevent any illness from potential mold. Once you are gloved and masked up, the first step ... More

Helpful Tips For Purchasing A Ceiling Fan

Many people don't put a lot of thought into the features of ceiling fans, but choosing the right one can help keep a room feeling less stuffy. When buying a ceiling fan, look for one that includes a light fixture if important to you, and if it has an Energy Star rating which means it can help reduce your energy bill. Perhaps ... More

Why Do Some Spots Of My House Feel Cool, While Others Feel Hot?

Many homes suffer from uneven temperatures. Residents often need to remove layers at times then reach for a sweater a few minutes later. A common cause of uneven temperatures is an undersized HVAC unit. Poor insulation is a common culprit and leads to drafts. The third most common cause is a poorly maintained air condition... More

Why Should I Switch To A Smart Thermostat?

Most of us don’t have the option of switching the main design flaws in our homes, such as what type of windows we have installed or the type of thermostat we use. But if you happen to be one of the lucky ones, Heather Frantz has created a short summary on why those owners should take a leap of faith into a smart thermost... More