As part of some recent money- and energy-savings improvements I've been making to my home, a couple of weeks ago I installed a ceiling fan in my main living room. Part of my research led me to understand how ceiling fans are considered the most effective fans compared among table fans, floor fans, and fans mounted to poles or walls because they effectively circulate the air in a room to create a draft throughout the room.
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Some of my favorite reminders of the rapid strides we are taking toward a clean energy future are the daily stories we feature on our Energy Empowers clean energy blog, and yesterday, we launched our brand new redesigned Energy Empowers Web site.
Interested in energy efficiency and renewable energy but a little confused by all the terms? Wondering how the technologies actually work? Maybe you're doing some research or working on a paper and just need a little background info.
There are some simple, practical things you can do to reduce the energy load in your kitchen—as well as some tips that will help make the entire home more comfortable so you don't have to run screaming to the nearest air-conditioned restaurant.
One of the most fun things I get to do in my work in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is go to exciting public events to help get some of our best educational resources into the hands of the public.