Off the Grid
Our goal here at Off The Grid Home Energy is to be so green in our home energy consumption that we are off the grid, or able to be so sustained through solar energy or a backup self-contained or free energy generator that when the grid goes down – as it will through storms, infrastructure degradation or natural or man made disasters – our lights will stay on, our water will continue to flow and our home stay heated and cooled.
But we’ll also save money and help the environment!
It’s all part of a huge national movement of retro fitting homes and designing green homes to save energy and change the way we power our homes.
We’re not talking about becoming survivalists. We’re realists. And we’re tired of the damage we’re going to the environment through our outmoded, wasteful and inefficient national energy distribution system, as well as the ever increasing brownouts, blackouts and service disruptions that characterizes today’s system. The infrastructure is crumbling and it’s time for all of us to seize the initiative and find ways we can go off the grid through conservation, smart, eco-friendly and renewable energy sources and green appliances.
Through wise design, retrofitting and by taking advantage of Home Energy Credits from the federal and many state governments, this is a movement that is exciting to watch. Typical green design and energy conservation products and appliances have been shown time and time again to do amazing things like immediately providing the benefit of using 49 percent less energy than the average house and 50 percent less water. And these environmental upgrades are not sky-high expensive. The bottom line is whether building a new house or taking control of your existing home and lowering energy usage and costs, you will find that green is more affordable.
The green movement for residential homes is largely organized around three themes:
- Efficiently using energy, water, and other resources
- Reducing waste, pollution and negative environmental impact
- Using renewable resources as alternate sources of power to be less dependent on the commercial power grid
We’ll chronicle those efforts here at OffTheGridHomeEnergy.com with green energy articles, product reviews and spotlights and news reports, all updated daily on our blog. There is a vast array of products now available to help get us off the grid, or not so dependent on it, and new technologies are constantly being developed to complement current practices in creating greener homes.
Srowse around our Off The Grid website and blog and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions, comments or suggestions.
Here’s to greener, off the grid, energy efficient living!