Tag Archives: energy efficiency

Real Life Review: InstantPot IP-DUO60 Electric Pressure Cooker

For years a friend has been extolling the virtues of her electric bean cooker (essentially a slow cooker with a timer) , so I was sort-of in the market for one if I ever came across it.  Then one day … Continue reading

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Going Solar – Part 2: System Investigation

The first step of any project is to identify what is desired to be accomplished. For my solar project, I began with the following points: • Grid tied – I’m already on the grid, and my usage profile sits best … Continue reading

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Going Solar – Part 1: Background Information

When I was living in Germany in the early and mid 1990’s renewable energy was just beginning it’s rise into a commercially viable option, and the German economy was a guiding force in that direction. I specifically recall the enthusiasm … Continue reading

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Switching to a steel roof – part 2: Installation

For someone very used to the process of installing composition shingles, the installation of the new roof using different techniques seemed well worth paying attention to. In addition to the basic roof installation, I also opted to have the trim … Continue reading

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Switching to a steel roof – part 1: Decision process

One of the items I looked for when I bought my house was that the roof was in good shape. At the time it was, but as the years progressed I found myself needing to do more and more repairs, … Continue reading

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