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Special Personal Cost Savings Report From Government Deal Funding!

People around the world, and around the country, are becoming less complacent about the choices they make. They are beginning to understand that some of the decisions they've made in the past were wrong and need to be changed. They are beginning to understand the renewable energy advantages.

Things like solar power and wind power are clean, renewable, and very cost effective for household use. As technology advances the advantages to these types of energy sources will only increase.

As we find even more advanced methods for converting energy from the wind and sun into power and learn more effective ways to store that power, we will dramatically increase the usefulness of these methods.

Many people are installing their own solar panels and wind turbines today, and both can effectively cut your energy bill as well as the negative impact of using fossil fuels for electricity.

Here is a list some some of the advantages to implementing renewable resources into your household:

1. By providing even a portion of your electricity needs using solar power and/or installing a wind turbine you can cut your utility bill by up to 80%. When you calculate what that would be over the course of years you will see that the savings is significant.

2. The more you can contribute to your own energy needs with renewable energy sources, the less of the pollutant rich fossil fuels you will have to use.

3. Neither wind nor solar power pollutes the environment with their use.

I know some of these things may seem obvious but it's important enough to be reiterated. If you want to help the planet and save money at the same time you owe it to yourself to do a little more research into renewable energy advantages. Saving money while saving the planet: there just isn't a downside.

Special Personal Cost Savings Report From Government Deal Funding!

Heading into this winter season many families are understandably nervous.  It's a tough economy and many people are worried about their jobs and keeping up with rising costs.  But there are many cheap, or free, things you can do to cut energy bills.  Here is a list of some of the easy, yet effective, changes you can start making today.

1. Make sure your furnace is ready for the winter.

Have a qualified HVAC professional check and clean your unit. Once the heating season starts make sure to change your filters monthly. If the filter is dirty it will restrict airflow which will use more energy since it has to work harder.

2. Add a programmable thermostat.

You can set it to automatically adjust the temperature at certain times of the day and certain days of the week.  That way the temperature in your home will automatically go down during the day when no one is home, or overnight.  It can also raise the temperature shortly before you get up in the morning.

3. Take care of your fireplace.

Make sure the chimney is cleaned and in good repair.  If you use your fireplace more than once a week you should have it professionally cleaned yearly.  Also install a cap or screen at the top of your chimney to prevent birds from building nests.

4. Caulk around your windows and doors.

The more heat loss you can prevent the less your furnace will have to run, and that will save you money all season long. Using window kits is another way to prevent heat loss from older windows.

5. Using wind power

(Think home windmill!) Along with the above winterizeing tips and this will more than put you ahead of the game; on cutting your long term electric bills.

Now is a good time to make some simple changes that can help you cut energy bills this winter. Take a few minutes now to save hundreds not only this winter but throughout the year and for years to come.