The annual chart from DOE/Lawrence Berkeley on where energy comes from and goes.Ever wonder where our country’s energy comes from and goes to? This fascinating map from the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory shows in simple graphic terms where we generate energy and how much of it goes to various sectors. One of the fascinating aspects of this is everything you see in gray–“Rejected Energy.” What this really means is waste. Particularly in electricity, as much as 2/3 of all the energy created is lost during transmission and via other means before it actually does any work.
This advertisement from Allstate demonstrates the importance of water heater safety in the home.
Is Allstate now promoting Home Performance?
Well, not exactly, but this TV ad nonetheless demonstrates the importance of water heater safety and regularly checking your home’s combustion equipment:
Winter’s coming. It’s already heating season. So how do you save money on heating costs? You’ve got to own your heat. Simple as that. You’ve paid for all that warm air already, so it doesn’t make much sense to waste it now.
Halloween is fast approaching, and today, as we continue in our quest to seek and destroy all the vampires in the house, we move on to the kitchen.Although now particularly well known for its harboring of vampire energy sources, the kitchen does in fact have some standby power sources lurking inconspicuously.