With the ever increasing demand for energy, now is the time to take your first steps in reducing your energy demand from outside sources and start using renewable, and readily available, resources of energy. Whether you are adding small reductions one item at a time or going all the way off the grid, now is the time to get started.
There are several small steps that you can take at very little expense to you if you are a do-it-yourself type of person.
- You can build a very inexpensive solar hot water system that will supplement or supply your hot water.
- You can add a couple of 12-volt batteries and a power inverter with a solar panel and supply a single separate circuit to your home. Make sure it is a separate designated circuit not connected to any other internal wiring and use it to supply specific items.
- You can also use the batteries’ to supply a 12 volt or 24 volt DC lighting circuit that you would have to wire in and maybe some other 12 or 24 volt RV equipment for back up or addition’s.
- By adding a small wind turbine you may be able to keep your DC back up charged and available most of the time – options and price ranges are of an endless variety.
Getting started is the first step to saving money and using renewable resources.
Let’s use our own energy and quit buying it all from other parts of the world. Harnessing our solar, wind, and water energy resources keeps the price of oil and other foreign energy cost down. Help keep our dependence on other sources of energy and fuels down, while keeping more of our money in our own pockets and stop paying others for something we already have available and accessible to us now.
Just thinking of ways to save and keep our money at home–Calvin Allen