Cooling Your Home with Solar Power La Plata MD

When traditional energy sources are not reliable enough, or when you want to save on your energy bills in La Plata, you can harness solar or wind energy to cool down your home. And an even better reason to do this is to help clean up the environment by using fewer pollutants in your energy production.

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Cooling Your Home with Solar Power

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Author: Anna Williams

When traditional energy sources are not reliable enough, or when you want to save on your energy bills, you can harness solar or wind energy to cool down your home. And an even better reason to do this is to help clean up the environment by using fewer pollutants in your energy production.

Furthermore, if you're living off the power grids, and the weather is hot the whole year round, you should definitely consider alternative energy to cool your home. One option is a simple DIY home solar cooling project.

One way of cooling your home is by running water through the house. This can lessen the building's temperature, while at the same time produce a calming and tranquil effect within the residence. This type of system doesn't require a lot of power, and can be run with solar or wind energy. There are buildings that allow lake water to flow through them.

A simple way to get water flowing through your home is by using a basic wind turbine. All you need are three blades, mounting, control system, batteries, tower, and a generator. You can pick a DIY kit online. When choosing the DC motor, be sure it's adequate to run the pump you'll be using. You can opt for a low-RPM motor, that generates 12 volts in 200 to 300 RPM.

If you're making your own blades, you can use an iron pipe, cut in half. Once you have the required number of blades, place them in front of the motor. Then mount a thin, wide, metal object, to catch the wind. The tower should be at least forty feet tall, to be effective. At that height, your wind turbine can sustain the needed speed for the generator to run smoothly.

Some buildings incorporate passive cooling designs, to keep temperatures cool within the house. These can be in the form of awnings, window shades, reflective windows, and trees. You can use sod roof as well. This can help cool down a structure.

If your house has not yet been built, you can choose to use ecologically-friendly materials, such as straw and bale. These can provide proper insulation for your home. This is why you should talk to the construction company about your green requirements.

Both you, and the environment, will benefit when you use alternative energy to cool your home. There will be less carbon dioxide emission in the atmosphere, and as a homeowner you'll be utilizing resources that are freely available.

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If you are looking for complete and step-by-step instructions on how to install DIY Wind and Solar Power systems, along with pictures, videos, and diagrams, please see Popular DIY Wind and Solar Power Guides . Or, if you aren't ready to install your own system yet, but simply want more basic information on using solar power to cool your home, please visit Solar Cooling .

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