Waterloo, Iowa (PRWEB) July 31, 2013
The Energy Information Administration has reported that wholesale electricity costs have gone up by double digits during the first half of this year, and as much as 101% in some states. This news falls on homeowners who are already trying to make more efforts to reduce costs in the home. Renewable energy sources almost seem trendy, but rising costs may make them a necessity in the near future, and well worth their initial cost.
For homeowners ready to make the switch, there are a few options to consider.
Solar: Solar is the obvious choice and perfect for areas with sunny skies. While some forms of renewable energy are limited to certain geographical locations, solar is applicable anywhere. Installing several panels on the roof may not be in everyone’s budget, but opting for something as small as a solar water heater can help cut costs and reduce environmental impacts.
Geothermal: Geothermal energy is becoming more widely available than it once was, making it a good option for homeowners. It is one of the cleanest energy sources available.
Small Wind Electric Systems: Major advances are being made in wind energy, making it a more reasonable option on a small scale. This is an especially good option for homeowners who live in a remote location.
When investing in renewable energy isn’t an option, consider cutting back as much as possible and making other inexpensive improvements that will improve energy efficiency. During the summer months, Waterloo air conditioning systems are humming away and it can be difficult to stay cool without using electricity. However, a few simple changes can make a big impact on energy bills, and on the environment.
For more information on renewable energy sources, contact Young Plumbing and Heating at http://hvacwaterloo.com/.
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