Reducing Your Energy Bill

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

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Calvin graduated from Mineral Area College, majoring in Electronics, Physics and Math. He has worked at Westinghouse Electric as a design engineer for 3-phase transformers and Quality control of built product and at Callaway Nuclear Plant in start-up support and Materials Engineering, Electrical division. He has had owned his own business in electrical and communications for over 20 years and has built several homes as a general contractor. However his biggest interest is in providing Alternative Resources of Energy for rural homes and industries at a reasonable non cost-prohibited expense to customers. Calvin also had a small greenhouse business to help fund his college education and continued to do greenhouse and gardening for a added income through out the years.. Loves to garden and work with plant care. Calvin also did several years of electronic service and repair of Electronic equipment on hybrid and tube type of equipment. Calvin still studies about organic chemistry and other alternative energy services and supply solutions. Currently working on some inexpensive DIY collectors from 4 inch schedule 35 pvc with spray adhesive and alluvium foil to heat water or antifreeze for heating system.. Will show work as completed.

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