Category Archives: energy savings

See if going solar pays off for homeowner – Solar Calculator

Plug your address into the solar calculator and it will use a satellite view of your roof and property to estimate your potential savings and break-even point for installing a solar power system.

Calculator: https://www.energysage.com/solar/calculator/

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What is next for homes of the future

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Smart home technology is becoming increasingly important to both developers – through their apartment plans – and the Australian consumer – as a way to save on energy bills.

But for LG, the next step in smart homes is all about artificial intelligence (or AI), with its idea first outlined at the technology fair CES 2018 in Las Vegas, and with more details coming at the IFA Global Innovations Show.

Does this mean after years of being yelled at, your television will finally start yelling back? Well, not really – although if you ask your smart speaker nicely, it will sing for you.

The proposed idea is that while refrigerators, televisions, dishwashers, washing machines and lights could respond to voice commands, they might also learn from your daily habits to the extent that they’ll already know what to do before you tell them.

It won’t involve needing to learn a whole new operating system, either. Senior director of LG Global Communications, Ken Hong, said that the key to success was complementing existing technology, and embracing tech that buyers were already familiar with.

read more at: https://www.domain.com.au/living/a-refrigerator-that-can-think-whats-next-for-the-homes-of-the-future-20180814-h13r44-758057/?utm_campaign=strap-masthead&utm_source=smh&utm_medium=link&utm_content=pos2&ref=pos1

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3 energy savings ways to keep your house cooler this summer

A portable air conditioner or window unit can keep your place nice and chill even during the hottest summer months. But if you’re looking for a way to stay cool without blowing up your energy bills, consider these ways to air out your home without cranking the A/C.

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Best for: A single floor

If there’s a breeze, open a window on the side of the house receiving the breeze, and another on the opposite side. Using a smaller opening on the breeze (intake) side and a larger opening on the exhaust side will increase the airspeed through the house. Strategically open and close doors to force air through the rooms you want to cool. If there isn’t a breeze, you can use fans to create one. The intake window should be on the home’s coolest external wall; put a fan in the window facing into the room to suck in cool air. A fan facing out an open window on another external wall exhausts warm air.

read more at: https://www.popularmechanics.com/home/interior-projects/a21272176/energy-saving-house-cool/