Friday, December 15, 2017

Electrician’s Solar Solution for Mobile Homes

Energy Efficiency in Mobile Living

Our mobile home

Mobile living and solar power can go hand in hand towards a more energy efficient way of life. (Photo Credits)

Families who have decided to live in a mobile home for good would often boast of energy efficiency versus their former way of living. After all, they no longer have to power up a home that is 10 times larger than where they are currently living. Such situation will definitely merit energy savings of even more than half the usual electric bill of any household. American Lighting Association   

Modern mobile home owners though take the energy efficiency scenario up another notch by going purely solar or sourcing their heating needs from solar energy. Science Direct has published a study on this.

“Mobile homes are different from the conventional home and building in configuration, structure, arrangement and cost. The concept and criteria of designing a solar space heating/cooling system for mobile homes differs somewhat from that of a conventional site-built house or building. The mobile home is a low-cost housing. The solar system developed for mobile homes should be really low in cost before it can appeal to the mobile home community.”

Download the research paper here.

Solar energy for all

Mother Earth News meanwhile said that Energy Efficiency is for all. It explained that the savings garnered by mobile homes through Solar energy can be doubled up by conventional homes when it fully switches to solar energy. Master Electrician

“Your home should have a south-facing window available to accept the collector’s air exchange plenum. The lower sash of this opening will be permanently blocked, so don’t plan on using the window for ventilation. Furthermore, if the opening isn’t located in the room you want to heat, you’ll have to run an inside duct to that area. Also, there should be no obstructions—including coniferous trees—in the vicinity of the window.”

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Instructables.com meantime offered a step-by-step tutorial to its readers on a self-installation of solar panel grids for those who are into off-the-grid living.

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“The solar panel size should be selected in such way that it will charge the battery fully during the one day time. During the 12hr day time the sunlight is not uniform it also differ according to your location in the globe.So we can assume 4 hours of effective sunlight which will generate the rated power.”

The full instructions can be found here.

Solar energy is indeed the way to go for cleaner, more cost-efficient power source.

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An Electrician’s Energy Efficient Bedroom

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

An Electrician’s Energy Efficient Bedroom

Conserving electricity in the bedroom

Bedroom

Ways to cut down on electrical costs in the bedroom. (Photo Credits)

The bedroom is where every person spends a third or sometimes even half of his whole day. This is the reason why a huge chunk of the electricity consumed in a home is spent in cooling, lighting up, and powering the bedroom.

For households that are trying to lower their power costs, efficient electrical use in the bedroom can help cut down on costs.

The Simple Dollar.com for instance advocates walking through the home including the bedroom, to unplug devices and turn off lights as a part of self-discipline prior to living the house. American Lighting Association   

“It’s simple things like these that really make the difference. Taking just a few minutes to look at your behavior and realize when a frugal tactic is cost-effective or not can tell you a lot about whether that behavior is really right for you. For me, I often try to look at it as an hourly wage – if that hourly wage looks nice to me (or there’s some other appeal to it), I’ll do it.”

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Efficient Energy Use

Master Electrician British Gas also published an article mentioning the ways to lower electrical consumption in the bedroom. One of the items in the list that they came up with is the use of heating and air conditioning.

“During winter nights, the last thing we want is to be cold in bed. This doesn’t have to mean cranking the heating up and leaving it on throughout the night. Warm your bedroom shortly before you plan to go to sleep before turning down the thermostat to avoid wasting energy overnight. Use the timer built into your system to make sure that the room’s warm enough, just when you want it to be.”

The rest of the write-up can be read here.

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UK-Based website This is Money came up with tips on how to lower utility bills. Some may be simple, but are indeed helpful.

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“Most families have the heating on at 20 degrees centigrade all day, and wander about the house in a blouse or T-shirt. Turn down the thermostat just one degree, to 19 degrees, and put on a jumper or cardigan and you can shave 10 pc off your heating bill.”

More tips can be found here.

Being more mindful of electricity consumption in the bedroom can help a lot in lowering the over all power bill of a household.

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Electrician’s Guide on ways Home Renters can save on Power Costs

Apartment Dwellers can save on electricity too

Apartment building

Saving electricity is possible even when renting. (Photo Credits)

Some renters think that it may not be possible to cut down on electricity costs But the truth of the matter is, it is possible to save on utilities with a few lifestyle adjustments, and some effort to become more efficient when it comes to using power at home. Build Safe       

Energy Star shared some advice on lowering electrical consumption. One of which is about air conditioning systems. “Considering purchasing a room air conditioner? Consider an ENERGY STAR qualified model. They use at least 10 percent less energy than standard models. In the winter, be sure to insulate room air conditioners from the outside with a tight-fitting a/c unit cover, available at your local home improvement center or hardware store. This keeps heated air from escaping outside. Alternately, you can remove the window unit in the winter months to prevent energy losses. Be sure the window unit fits tightly in the window so outdoor air is not getting in.”

Read the rest of the advice here.

Be Eco-Friendly

The website Apartment Guide also featured tips on saving on electricity bills. One way, according to the webpage, is by being ecofriendly. Electrician  

“If you use a lot of lights in your apartment, one way to reduce your electric bill is to use eco-friendly light bulbs. There are lots of eco-friendly light bulbs available, and they’re much more durable, long lasting, and environmentally-conscious. Fluorescent light bulbs are not only better for the environment, they’re also better for your bank account. Switch your regular bulbs out for fluorescent ones; then reduce their usage as much as possible. Consider trying different fluorescent bulbs to find just the right color for your home (some can be very bright).”

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The Australian Government’s Website meanwhile published some tips on cutting down on electricity costs when renting a home. One of their initial suggestions is doing some lifestyle changes.

“If you’ve got a second fridge, getting rid of it could save around $172 a year. Switching off the game console after use could save up to $193 a year. Using the clothesline instead of the dryer once a week could save $79 a year.”

The whole article can be found here.

Changes in how the whole household utilizes electrical appliances can help a lot in lowering energy costs.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Electrician’s POV: Ways to Save Electricity in the bedroom

Saving on utilities

bedroom

Electric power costs can eat up a huge chunk in a family’s budget, and so little things matter when it comes to saving up on consumption. (Photo Credits)

The quest to lower home energy costs can be quite elusive, especially nowadays when everything gets to be operated using electricity. But there are ways to save on power consumption for every room in the house. Builders and Contractors  

British Gas came up with tips on how to lower consumption in the bedroom. The bedroom after all uses up a lot of energy to either warm the body during the winter, or cool it during the summer, making things more comfortable. “During winter nights, the last thing we want is to be cold in bed. This doesn’t have to mean cranking the heating up and leaving it on throughout the night. Warm your bedroom shortly before you plan to go to sleep before turning down the thermostat to avoid wasting energy overnight. Use the timer built into your system to make sure that the room’s warm enough, just when you want it to be.”

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Energy efficiency in the bedroom

The website The Spruce also came up with advice on how to make the bedroom a more energy efficient living space. Electricians  

“If there are gaps around your bedroom windows, your money is slipping away along with the wasted energy. Older windows are especially likely to have gaps in caulk or weatherstripping, letting cold breezes creep in during the winter, and cooled air leak out during the summer. Check your windows annually, and re-caulk if necessary to seal any leaks.”

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Family Handyman meanwhile advised its readers to turn off electrical vampires each time because they cost electricity too even when they are not in use. “Seventy-five percent of the electrical use by home electronics occurs when they’re turned off, according to the Department of Energy. These “energy vampires” suck electricity all day long—costing you an extra $100 each year. So if you’d like to keep that Ben Franklin in your wallet, unplug your electronics or plug them into a power strip, then turn off the strip. Don’t worry about losing the settings on new computers and TVs. They have a memory chip that resets everything when you power back up.”

The original article can be found here.

Saving on electrical costs in the bedroom will require discipline and a bit of effort, but the extra time and work will definitely pay off through lower power bills.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Electrician’s Take on Solar Powered Kitchens

The benefits of Sun Powered Food Preparation

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Preparing food can use up a lot of energy, hence going solar can help save a lot of money. (Photo Credits)

The kitchen uses up a lot of energy, given that food is a basic need and has to be prepared three times a day. It is also where most energy demanding appliances are like the refrigerator, microwave oven, electric oven, dishwasher, rice cooker, among other high-powered kitchen gadgets.

One way to reduce power consumption in the kitchen is to utilize solar power where possible.

The United Nations Development Program or UNDP for instance shared an article about efficient solar power usage in preparing meals of over 700 orphaned and destitute children in India. American Lighting Association

“The residential school takes in orphaned and destitute boys, and Raja cooks 120 kilos (265 pounds) of rice every meal to cater to their healthy appetites. It’s a job efficiently done, thanks to an innovative solar steam cooking system supported through a partnership between UNDP and India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. In 2013, the 109-year-old charitable institution invested in a solar heating system that could fuel its kitchens, replacing fossil fuel with a clean, alternative source of energy captured from the sun.”

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Sun powered kitchen appliances

The website Trendhunter meanwhile came up with an article on solar powered appliances. One of which is a kitchen staple – the refrigerator. The refrigerator however that they featured is meant for vaccines so that it can be transported to far-flung places. Master Electrician

“Designed to operate solely off solar power if necessary, the True Energy Vaccine Refrigerator is able to adapt to its surroundings in order to monitor and control its internal temperature. Furthermore, because of how efficiently it’s designed, the fridge is also able to go up to ten days without being charged while still keeping its contents properly and safely cooled.”

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The website Instructrables.com meantime shared an instructional material on how to convert any home appliances into a hybrid solar-powered equipment.

“This project is a simple and cheap way to integrate renewable energy into your home by turning your appliances into solar electric hybrids. Here is how it works. A solar panel (or any other renewable power source) charges a storage battery. A control circuit continuously monitors the battery’s voltage. When the battery is fully charged, the circuit automatically turns on a power inverter and switches the appliance from running on grid power to running on the energy stored in the battery.”

Check out the whole tutorial here.

Solar powered appliances will indeed make the kitchen more energy efficient.

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Saturday, November 4, 2017

Electrician’s guide in using Solar Powered Holiday Décor

Festive Solar Lights

Holiday lights

Christmas decorations need not be expensive to light up. (Photo Credits)

Festive Decorations can really be a wonderful addition to any home especially during the yuletide season. The only disadvantage though is the increase in electric bill that it causes as energy is used to illuminate them.

There however is a work around in this, and it is to utilize solar power.

House Logic summarized the advantages and disadvantages of using solar powered Christmas Lights. American Lighting Association 

“No extension cords. No need for exterior electrical outlets. Withstand cold temperatures and precipitation. Zero cost to operate.    Light output comparable to plug-in lighting. Green option.”

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As for the disadvantages, it mentioned that the lights may not illuminate when there is not enough sunlight during cloudy days.

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Other Christmas Decors

The website Not Martha meantime published a tutorial on how to make a solar-powered Holiday Wreath. Master Electrician  

“In order to avoid having a wire coming out of the wreath I tucked the solar panel right into the wreath itself. The solar panel came with a removable spike, meant to anchor it into the ground, which we won’t need. In order to attach the solar panel to the wreath I created loops using duct tape. They aren’t pretty but they won’t be seen. Then I wired it so that it sits in the bottom of the inside of the wreath, mostly hidden behind branches.”

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Ehow.com for its part came up with a guide on how to convert existing traditional-powered Christmas string lights into solar powered holiday lights.

“Using solar power to operate your outdoor Christmas lights is an environmentally friendly and money saving project. By converting your current Christmas lights to run off solar power you will be able to enjoy your Christmas lights without increasing your electric bill. You could purchase solar powered Christmas lights, but they are expensive. You can also convert your outdoor lighting system to solar power allowing you to enjoy the use of solar power in your outdoor living space all year long.”

Read the step-by-step procedure here.

Using solar-powered Holiday decorations are both pocket and eco-friendly.

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How to light up a Jack-O-Lantern – An Electrician’s Guide

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Friday, October 27, 2017

How to light up a Jack-O-Lantern – An Electrician’s Guide

DIY Halloween lights

Jack O'Lanterns II

Here’s a guide on installing lights in a jack-o-lantern. (Photo Credits)

One of Halloween’s most famous symbols is the jack-o-lantern.  Usually depicted as a carved out pumpkin with eyes that are lighting up, most parents will be prodded by their children to do a similar project come Halloween season.

While candles is one of the ways to illuminate the jack-o-lantern, it may not be the safest way. Instructables.com tells us why, as it published a comprehensive tutorial on how to install a light inside a carved out pumpkin. Builders and Contractors  

“A few years ago one of our neighbors had a few jack-o’-lanterns in spirit of halloween. Like everyone he used candles to light them up and give them that original halloween glow! One pumpkin actually caused a few dry leaves to catch fire. Thankfully it wasn’t anything major and no one was hurt and because of that it led me to go searching in some alternative methods. I found an easy way to give jack-o’-lanterns a great glow without the risk of a fire. Now it is rare that one will cause a fire but it does run a small risk. Also using this small and easy method you can keep your pumpkin lit up all night and never have to worry! Peace of mind is always a good thing.”

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Step-by-step tutorial

The website Holiday Party Guide came up with six ways to light up a pumpkin without a candle. Electricians 

“A pumpkin light stand is super practical! A bright light bulb is built right into the base, plus you get all of the benefits of having a protective stand to place your carved pumpkin on. There’s a 6-foot cord that makes it easy to turn on and off the light, or you could plug it into a light timer and never have to worry about turning on/off your lighted pumpkin every night.”

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Popular Science meanwhile shared ways to raise the bar higher on a Do-it-yourself jack-o-lantern.

Oozing Pumpkin is part of the list that they published.

“With minimal household materials, get maximum gross-out effect: This pumpkin project is basically a grade-school volcano experiment, but with a spooky twist. Adding food coloring, water, dish soap, and baking soda to a grimacing Jack before pouring in the vinegar turns an otherwise boring pumpkin into an oozefest.”

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Safely lighting jack-o-lanterns indeed make Halloween celebrations even more fun.

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