Sustainable energy

Myth #3:  Sustainable Energy (i.e. solar, wind, etc) will solve my problems.

 

Solar Hot Water Collectors

Truth:  I wouldn’t bet on it!  Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE SOLAR ENERGY!  It’s clean, it’s free (almost) and every super-efficient home with good solar exposure should have some.  BUT you are wasting your time and $money$ putting solar technology on the roof of an inefficient house. 

There is only so much $money$ available for any home improvement project.  Spending it wisely means that conserving energy should always be the first priority.

Conserving energy is 5-10 times less expensive than producing energy.

Efficiency first (using less), then solar, wind, etc. can fill in the gaps.

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