Energy, in its many forms, is what keeps the world turning in more ways than one. We eat energy, we drink energy, we sell energy, but we can never destroy energy. Energy cannot be destroyed, nor can it be created, only converted. You may hear the phrase ‘wasted energy’, which usually refers to the generation process of gas and electricity; however, this does not mean that the wasted energy disappears forever; it means that the potentially useable energy that the original material had was converted into an energy type that is useless to us, unless converted once again. A good example of this would be in a power plant: when electricity is generated almost two thirds of potential energy stores are lost to the environment, primarily as heat energy. At present, this energy is simply released into the atmosphere through cooling towers. However, what if there was a way of recovering this energy and converting it into something useful? (more…)
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Energy saving is one of the keywords of modern living. We are constantly reminded of the fact that fossil fuels are not infinite, and that climate change is a real threat to the world. Yet, we need to keep our homes warm, and we tend to use gas or electric central heating – or for those in more remote places, perhaps oil – to power our heating systems. During the 1960’s and 1970’s, when central heating began to become more commonplace, many homeowners with older houses stopped using traditional open fires and many were blocked up as a result, and replaced with more modern gas versions. However, the open, wood burning fire is now becoming more popular, and so are log burners. (more…)
Often we are told that freezing a hard drive after data loss may help recover the files. This is an urban myth which is discussed at length in data recovery forums. Many users claim to have recovered all their data after freezing their hard drive. There are reasons why this may help in certain circumstances, but there are also reasons why this can be very dangerous. (more…)
Running a business can be tremendous fun, and it can also be a real challenge too. Many things can make your business life a trial, and one of the biggest issues involves the premises you run your business out of. When natural disasters occur, it can mean a major issue for your business. One of the most common problems that a business can face occurs when a flood happens. This can mean a massive amount of financial pain, as you lose equipment and your premises are damaged, requiring drying out and repair. Even if you’re insured, you could lose business days due to repairs having to take place. And that’s assuming they happen quickly.
It is one of the big questions of recent years. People are completely clear on the benefits of solar panels, and why they should have them, but they still remain undecided about having them installed in their homes.
That’s right, saving energy can be cool. In this article, we will look at a few things you can have around the home that will help you to save energy and therefore money.
It is certainly true that our homes need energy to run them, and equally true that this can also be one of the biggest areas of cost every year, especially for a family home.