Home Improvement

LIVING GREEN

February 9, 2012 // 0 Comments

by DAN VOS Vos Energy Concepts Dan Vos I said earlier that wind was a form of solar energy, and I stand by that. Reread my past column if you need an explanation. The most economical way of capturing the wind for producing electricity is by using large towers with huge blades—as many as possible—called wind farms. They are being used throughout the world as a very [...]

Living Green

January 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

by DAN VOS Vos Energy Concepts Dan Vos Today we talk about the exotic form of solar energy—the one that techies drool over. The one that gives people that far away look in their eyes, as if they are in the Mars Rover or the space station or at the communication satellites that our phones and iPads bounce off of. Well that last was a bit of a stretch. Solar electric or [...]

WINTER HOME IMPROVEMENT

January 12, 2012 // 0 Comments

Solar hot water collection Dan Vos by DAN VOS Vos Energy Concepts This week we are writing about solar hot water collection. This is the most cost effective way of using the sun’s energy in our existing homes. Most people don’t realize that about 20 percent of your total annual heating bill is used to heat water. It can be more depending on the fuel you use and the [...]

Using the sun’s energy an easy way to warm, brighten home

December 1, 2011 // 0 Comments

by DAN VOS Vos Energy Concepts I wrote a couple of weeks ago about the three ways of using solar energy in our homes. The first way is using it to heat the air in our homes, which heats everything else in there as well. Passive solar is one of my favorite ways to use the heat of the sun. It just means that you use south-facing windows that are not shaded in the winter [...]

Preventive home maintenance checkup

September 23, 2010 // 0 Comments

Your home can’t take care of itself. Your monthly budget should include money for routine maintenance and repair for the house and yard. Plan to set money aside for the large, irregular expenses that occur normally as a house ages. Large expenses include interior and exterior painting, repairs or replacement of heating and air conditioning units and appliances, floor [...]
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