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  • #46
    Originally posted by inetdog View Post
    Is that what they put into a GEL battery?
    I always wondered about that!
    I thought everyone knew that! Didn't you see the alternatives when buying? Raspberry, cherry etc?
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

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    • #47
      As the Red Queen said to Alice:
      Jam yesterday, jam tomorrow, never jam today.
      SunnyBoy 3000 US, 18 BP Solar 175B panels.

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      • #48

        Saving energy is one of the most important things for me and my husband. We have made decision a few years ago to buy only energy-efficient products in order to cut some costs, but also to protect our environment. We started with this condensation dryer mostly because it`s energy star qualified: https://www.appliancesconnection.com...tg86401uc.html I didn`t even know that greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants is caused mostly by the inefficient use of energy. Living a eco-friendly lifestyle has to start with ourselves and it doesn`t matter if we start with the some basic habits such as turning the water off when brushing teeth, shaving or washing hands. Good advice is also to unplug unused electronics.

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        • #49
          Originally posted by lady_sophiass View Post
          Saving energy is one of the most important things for me and my husband. We have made decision a few years ago to buy only energy-efficient products in order to cut some costs, but also to protect our environment. We started with this condensation dryer mostly because it`s energy star qualified: https://www.appliancesconnection.com...tg86401uc.html I didn`t even know that greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants is caused mostly by the inefficient use of energy. Living a eco-friendly lifestyle has to start with ourselves and it doesn`t matter if we start with the some basic habits such as turning the water off when brushing teeth, shaving or washing hands. Good advice is also to unplug unused electronics.
          I would think that a true evaporative solar clothes dryer would be a more cost effective method than using low entropy and expensive electricity for such a simple task as drying clothes. Matching the energy source to the task as much as possible gives a head start to the conservation game. At least use natural gas. Drying clothes with electricity is like killing flies with a howitzer.

          Isn't this thread a bit old to be posting to ?

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          • #50
            If you don't mind the rubbish, plant some clumping bamboo!! grows very, very fast, sounds nice when it's windy, and can grow VERY tall.

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            • #51
              Originally posted by camilo View Post
              If you don't mind the rubbish, plant some clumping bamboo!! grows very, very fast, sounds nice when it's windy, and can grow VERY tall.
              invasive species are rarely the answer...
              OutBack FP1 w/ CS6P-250P http://bit.ly/1Sg5VNH

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              • #52
                Originally posted by ButchDeal View Post

                invasive species are rarely the answer...
                clumping bamboo is not invasive.

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                • #53
                  Originally posted by J.P.M. View Post

                  I would think that a true evaporative solar clothes dryer would be a more cost effective method
                  than using low entropy and expensive electricity for such a simple task as drying clothes.
                  Matching the energy source to the task as much as possible gives a head start to the
                  conservation game. At least use natural gas. Drying clothes with electricity is like killing flies
                  with a howitzer.

                  Isn't this thread a bit old to be posting to ?
                  Seems like, we had the conversation about not venting a clothes dryer some time back, with the
                  conclusion it did not actually work. Now this unit has gone and done it. My own complaint was
                  that so much hot air went out the vent, much of it when not even running. Bruce Roe

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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by phyl6058 View Post
                    Hi,
                    There are some tips which can save energy.

                    According to the Department of Energy, a programmable thermostat can reduce your heating costs by up to 35% and cooling costs by up to 25%. If your home sits empty a good part of each day, consider investing in a programmable thermostat or manually adjust the temperature each time you leave and return home.
                    Close curtains on south- and west-facing windows during the day.
                    Plant tall, fast growth trees on the south side of your house.
                    Install white window shades, drapes, or blinds to reflect heat away from the house.
                    Replace standard incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs).

                    Unplug electronics, battery chargers and other equipment when not in use. Taken together, these small items can use as much power as your refrigerator. Televisions, cable television boxes, cell phone chargers and other electronics give off more waste heat than you might imagine. Unplug these items or consider purchasing power management devices to eliminate electric consumption entirely when not in use.

                    If you have a mechanical air filter or HEPA filter inside your heating and cooling system, have an air conditioning and heating technician replace the filter annually.

                    Allow air to circulate around your outside condenser unit. Fallen leaves may hinder the efficiency of the air conditioning unit so make it a habit to clear your air conditioning units with fallen shrubs. This means pruning any nearby hedges and keeping the grass mowed. Treat the area for fire ants, as needed. Ants commonly build mounds inside condensers and can cause your air conditioning to shut down.
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                    Thanks for the useful tips. These tips will definitely help saving energy. We conduct awareness sessions sponsored by Agni Solar Systems Pvt Ltd every month at different places and promote utilization of solar energy which is clean and green.

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