The following post was written by Allison Bailes on The Energy Vanguard Blog and is titled A High Performance Home is Defined by the Process, not the Products. It highlights the importance of focusing on the home as a system and looking at the entire efficiency of all the parts that make up the system. If
Trade shows can be both educational and infuriating, and there’s one product I see at a lot of trade shows that fits easily into the latter category: power attic ventilators. The variety of this device that’s been popular lately is the solar-powered attic ventilator. Using the sun to make the electricity for this fan, however, makes it only marginally better than its grid-powered cousin.
(Source: Datamonitor)FutureWorld Energy, a provider of alternative, renewable and clean energy technologies, has announced the availability of a solar powered air conditioning system for residential and light commercial applications. Residential and small commercial A/C units often make up 70% of the electrical power consumption of a building. FutureWorld Energy's new CoolSolar series A/C systems cover up to 30% of this demand using a solar panel which is mounted next to the outdoor unit or on the roof of the building, the company said.
Air Conditioner Woes Pollution, global warming, and steady depletion of natural resources have wrought ravages on our planet. The only way to show that you care is to go Green, and with a vengeance too! So, why not start with your air conditioner and dress it up in Green. Unknown to many, all the energy that your AC uses to bring down the temperature inside your house is actually increasing the global warming levels. Check to see if your AC is one of the culprits. Is your AC Compressor Performing to its Full Potential?