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All About Wind Energy

All About Wind Energy Written by: Bill Herren Wind power relies on the conversion of natural wind into a renewable energy source. Wind power can be generated from wind turbines, windmills, windpumps, and sails. As an alternative to fossil fuels, wind power provides enough electricity to power homes, businesses, and schools. Its abundance makes it

Making Sure Windows and Doors Are Sealed

Making Sure Windows and Doors Are Sealed Written by: Bill Herren With continuously rising energy costs, homeowners are increasingly trying to find ways to save money. Along with switching out older lightbulbs for more energy efficient ones, and having people take shorter showers to conserve water, there are many other things that can be done

The Basics of Renewable Energy

The Basics of Renewable Energy You have probably heard the term – renewable energy – quite a bit lately in the news. Renewable energy can be defined as a source of energy or power that can be renewed from natural sources. There are many different types of renewable energy sources that are currently being used.

Guide to Glass Recycling for Kids

Guide to Glass Recycling for Kids Written by: Bill Herren We use and see through glass every single day. From the mirrors we look at to get ready in the morning, to the bottles we drink orange juice out of, glass is everywhere. What happens when we don’t need glass anymore, like when we have

A Student’s Guide to Hydroelectric Energy

A Student’s Guide to Hydroelectric Energy Written by: Bill Herren Hydroelectric energy is among the safest, most reliable forms of power in existence today. Many countries are working toward having hydroelectricity be their primary form of power. With a long list of advantages and relatively few disadvantages associated with the power source, hydroelectric energy has

Homeowner’s Guide to Energy Star

Homeowner’s Guide to Energy Star When it comes to people preparing to buy a new home, doing remodeling or just replacing old products like air conditioners or windows, many are concerned about energy savings but don’t know how to improve them. Luckily there is a label called Energy Star, which has been made for the

The Sun and Solar Power Energy

The Sun and Solar Power Energy Written by: Bill Herren The sun is one of the most important elements in our daily life. The sun provides us with natural light, warmth and also is a needed ingredient for plant life. The sun, which is the largest object in our solar system, is the greatest source

The History of Stained Glass Windows

The history of stained glass windows The purpose of most windows is to allow a view of the outside and admit light into a building. The purpose of stained glass windows, however, is not to allow people to see outside, but to beautify buildings, control light, and often times to tell a story. Many believe

How to Reduce Home Heating Costs During the Winter

Often, people are looking for ways to cut costs throughout the year. When it comes to one’s energy bill, winter can be particularly harsh as people attempt to stay warm and comfortable. Unlike the summer, when air conditioners are the culprit when it comes to inflated energy bills, families typically turn to their furnace and

Energy Saving Tips for the Home

Energy Saving Tips for the Home The phrase “Going Green” has become increasingly common. It refers to making choices that are beneficial to the environment, and using fewer resources wisely. More than ever, people are looking for ways to accomplish this in their homes and become more environmentally friendly. Although it is not difficult to