All posts tagged: energy conservation

Summer Heat Rising + Electricity Bills Skyrocketing

Summer the absolute best time of the year.  The only downer about summer is the rising electricity bills.  It doesn’t help that thanks to climate change and global warming we are experiencing more intense summer heat around the globe, not to mention other irregularities in the weather like more droughts, tornadoes, and intense hurricanes. Here in Cayman our glorious summer days whilst for the most part a blessing, it can be a curse, for instance the impact it has on our electricity bills,- you just can’t not run your air conditioning when living on an island (unless our famous Christmas breeze is waltzing through, then the A/C is trumped by the cool salty sea breeze). Here are 10 Eco Tips that may help you lower your electricity bill or  at least help you avoid having your bill drastically increase over the summer. Eco Tips For Saving Energy + Keeping Your Electricity Bill Manageable 1, Turn off the A/C when you are not home.  A/C is one of the biggest energy consumers. A/C is a must for …

Solar Energy in your backyard

With Spring already in bloom and summer just around the corner, it’s time to start leaving your clothes out to dry.  Living on an island means pretty much all year long we have the luxury of choosing the green option of drying our clothes -that is on a clothesline- over using the dryer.  Every time you choose to use your dryer it produces carbon emissions, and as you know this is harmful for the environment.  So be eco chic and choose the clothesline.  By drying your clothes outside you are taking advantage of solar energy that is right in your backyard.  All you need is a sunny day.  Your clothes will dry in a few hours and have that lovely just off the clothesline scent, dryer sheets just can’t beat that. If you don’t already have a clothesline, A.L. Thompson’s sells portable ones, that are of a decent size and inexpensive.  You just need to invite over some awesome friends/family to help you install it, and you will have it up and ready for use …