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It’s time to change your incandescent light bulbs

April 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A new breed of more efficient light bulbs is coming to the market. The CFLs, compact fluorescent light bulbs, have been in use for a while. The most recent addition to the family is LED, light emitting diodes. Both are 80 percent more efficient than their previous cousin, incandescent light bulbs and last longer.

New technologically advanced bulbs can help reduce your monthly electric bill. You don’t have to wait till your old bulb goes out. If you replace them with a new improved variety you can start your savings sooner and help the environment.

New varieties could last up to 10 times longer than the old incandescent bulbs and use 75 to 80 percent less electricity. So, you will be replacing your bulbs less frequently.

Your savings from replacing an old 100W incandescent bulb with a new improved CFL or LED lights could save over $67 over the life of the bulb according to the Southern California Edison Company, a provider of electricity in Southern California.

CFLs and LEDs come in a wide variety of bulbs that are suitable for outdoors and indoors. Also, they can be purchased in various sizes and types such as dimmable, 3-way, globe, reflector and many others.

Tips on Saving Energy

February 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

If you are a homeowner, you know that energy conservation is important. You want to do your part to help our environment. It is important to save money too. You can achieve those goals following some of the steps below.
Turning off the lights. Please avoid leaving your lights on all over your house daily. It is important to allow some extra time in the morning to turn off the lights. You should avoid the mad dash of the morning when the family turns into a kind of traffic rush to go work or school. You should also set the coffee pot to turn off automatically after some hours.Swapping bulbs. You just need to swap your old bulbs with others ones that are energy efficient. This is true for every fixture of your home. Energy efficient light bulbs will not compromise the quality of your light, run at a low energy level and last longer. These types of bulbs might cost you more than its cousins. However, they are a better return on investment because they last longer.Checking the temperature. Please avoid leaving your ear conditioner on during summer. You should turn off the air conditioner at night when you go to bed. Please do not forget to open the windows. Placing fans in strategic places with help air circulate through the room. These fans will air out the house. It will smells fresher and cleaner all day long.Fingering filters. Checking and replacing the filters of your air conditioner during summer is important. Filters become dirty and clogged during summer too. Furnace filters must be replaced too. Any household repair shop has these types of filters for sale. They are also easy to find and inexpensive.
Tips on saving energy – Final words

The above tips are just a tip of the iceber when it comes to saving energy.


June 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

With global warming becoming more and more of a concern globally people are becoming more aware of the importance of energy conservation. You will be saving money and at the same time contributing to conserve the environment as well. Here are some things you do:

1. Switch off lights when no one is in the room.

2. Use energy efficient CFL light bulbs instead of the normal ones.

3. Switch off all electrical appliances when not in use, standby mode wastes a lot of electricity.

4. Insulate the house and keep the windows and doors closed when heating or air conditioning is turned on.

5. Line dry your clothes in summer instead of using the dryer.

6. Invest in appliance that are more energy efficient, especially high electricity usage items like hot water systems, dryers and refrigerators, you will be saving in the long run.

7. Consider installing solar panels on the roof, it can be used to heat water and if you have excess you can sell it back to the electricity company.

8. Conserve water by installing a sprinkler system for the garden, reduce shower time, turn off the water when brushing your teeth.

Etisalat and Pacific Controls Launch the Environment Friendly ´Emirates Energy Star´ Program

October 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

DUBAI, UAE, October 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ – Inaugurated by UAE Minister of Environment, HE Dr.

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Etisalat and Pacific Controls Launch the Environment Friendly ´Emirates Energy Star´ Program

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DUBAI, UAE, October 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ – Inaugurated by UAE Minister of Environment, HE Dr.

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Etisalat and Pacific Controls Launch the Environment Friendly ´Emirates Energy Star´ Program

The SunWize Referral Program

February 25, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

If you are an existing SunWize customer, then you are already seeing the benefits of having home solar panels replacing your traditional energy source. Chances are that you’ve told your friends and family all about your switch to solar power and how it’s saved you money and help you conserve energy. So why not get paid for helping other people shift to solar?

SunWize offers a referral program for existing customers who help convince other people to switch to solar power. It’s very simple: for every person you refer to SunWize who completes an installation, you’ll receive $200 for every kW of their total system size. You’ll even receive $50 if a person completes a solar installation assessment but doesn’t complete the installation. To learn more about the SunWize referral program, please go to

Driving Force: Harvesting Kinetic Energy from Passing Cars

October 25, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Innovators restlessly think up new and ‘greener’ ways to harness power to fuel our world. The push to make and use greener energy sources is larger than ever, and is focused on thermal, hydroelectric, solar and wind power. Sainsbury, a UK grocery chain to fuel checkout, uses kinetic power from their parking lots.

The new location which opened in Gloucester in June 2009 was installed with a number of kinetic energy plates in their parking lot. This means, that every single time a car drives over the plates the motion creates energy. This energy is stored and thus provides power to the fuel checkout stands. Grocery chain sources say the plates are capable of supplying 30kWh of energy per hour. Keep in mind, that this kind of kinetic-energy collecting does not come free; yes, it does mean the car uses up more fuel at each bump, which of course is a small amount. This though is not negligible as most cars still use eco-unfriendly fossil fuels – making each trip to this location a little taxing on the environment. However, making the assumption that the plates are used in place of speed bumps which are quite frequently found in supermarket parking lots, then, the amount of energy used up by the car is almost the same.

Kinetic energy plates is just one way Sainsbury’s is using greener energy sources. The Gloucester Quays location has a rainwater collection system which it uses to flush its toilets, the store has large windows to let in natural light, reducing dependency on artificial lighting and also uses solar thermal panels to heat the store’s water during the summer.