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Jun 19, 2013
Julia

Solar Heating Systems and Energy Panels for the Home

Solar Heating Systems and Energy Panels for the HomeUnderstanding how solar panels work is your key to successfully making and installing your own solar power system at home, especially if you want to give back to the environment and save money on electricity bills at the same time.

To put it simply, solar panels work to trap the energy from the sun’s rays and convert these into heat or electricity, depending on the type of setup that you need for your home. There are two types of solar panel setups that you can use for your home. The first allows you to use the sun’s energy to provide heating for your home, swimming pool, and even your water supply.

The second type of solar panel setup on the other hand allows you to convert photons emitted by the sun into electricity which can be used to run household appliances. It is best that you take a closer look at these two types of installations that can be done in your home.

 

Of the two types mentioned above, solar heating systems are more commonly found in homes because of the costs. A solar-powered heating system is more affordable for owners regardless of whether it was built from scratch or purchased as a whole unit. Since solar panel systems that produce electricity use silicon as the primary material for the panels the cost of acquisition is greater.

 

Make sure that you choose the right type of solar panel system for your needs in order to maximize the amount of energy you can harness from the sun’s rays. A solar heating system will greatly reduce heating costs in your household, while a solar panel dedicated to producing electricity will help you cut down on electricity costs. Both will help you reduce carbon emissions as well, generally contributing to a greener environment.

 

Jun 3, 2013
Sally

Eliminating Pollution in the Environment

In our world today, pollution has become a daunting issue in our environment today because many people have failed to understand the need to preserve our planet’s environment. There are different ways to ensure we protect the earth through our activities.

Can you imagine us having us having 800 million cars around the world, what the impact of exhaust fumes released from these cars will bring to the environment? If you own a car, you have to be responsible for reducing the pollution problem in the environment.

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A way to reduce pollution in the environment is to use vehicles less often especially if you live close to your school or workplace. It doesn’t hurt if you walk to your workplace or use a bike. It helps keep you in good shape and also reduces pollution into the atmosphere.

Also turn off the car engine when it is not in use, and use the car park while waiting for your turn in a drive-through diner. You also save on the gas consumed by the car.

Maintaining you vehicle also helps to reduce air pollution. Keeping check of your tires and making sure that they are inflated properly also helps reduce the pollution it releases into the atmosphere. This also improves the friction between the tires.

Further, when you are at home, put off appliances that are not in use. Lights, air conditioners, warmers and any appliances in rooms where there’s no one in it should be turned off.