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4 Inventive Uses For Solar Energy Around The House

As consumer awareness of energy efficiency rises many people are being motivated to help the environment and save money on their electric bills at the same time. Regardless the motivation behind the goal, those of us looking to get a better handle on our energy bills should consider solar energy.

Solar screens

The number one access point for heat entering your home is through the windows. Fortunately you can prevent a good quantity of heat from entering your home making it easier to keep cool by investing in solar screens. Not only do solar screens your home cooler during the summer months, but they also create a custom look for you home, protect your carpet, furniture and blinds from UV damage and provide an increase in daytime privacy.

Solar air conditioning

Since about 11-percent of your household energy is used for cooling, having a solar-powered air conditioner is a great way to lower the amount of energy you draw from the power grid. Solar energy is a renewable energy resource that’s derived from the sun. Solar modules made of photovoltaic cells harvest the sun’s energy and convert it into electricity.

The most common method of introducing solar power into the household is by use of a grid-tied system that makes use solar energy when available. However, at night, no solar energy being produced so electrical power is drawn from the power station.

Solar ovens

Even though they’ve been around for a while, solar ovens were usually thought of as only appropriate for camping. However, from the perspective of conserving energy, regularly incorporating the use of a solar oven in your everyday lifestyle has its merits.

Ovens use a considerable amount of energy and heat up the house when they are in use which causes you cooling unit to work harder in the summer months. A solar oven can heat up to 300 degrees using heat from the sun. If you are looking for a revolutionary way to lower energy consumption and keep your home cooler during the summer months, this is it.

Solar-powered outdoor lighting

Outdoor lighting has always been in demand but many homeowners grow tired of changing light bulbs or don’t feel like adding additional drains to their already overworked power grid. In addition, running electricity to outdoor lights can be a problematic endeavor on its own.

Fortunately, technology is advanced enough that solar lights bulbs can now be used in an outdoor setting.

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Alex is a writer, husband, father and aspiring novelist. When he isn’t writing for HomeDaddys or completing chores from his “honey- do” list, you’ll most likely find him spending quality time with his wife and kids or working on his novel.

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