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Gray water has multiple uses
With growing populations and shrinking water supplies, it's necessary to use less water, and use it for more than one purpose. Some people are installing systems in their homes to capture used...
Save money by giving your house an energy checkup
If you think about where your home is losing energy -- where would that be? Having a home energy checkup will find the trouble spots, and tell you how to correct them. Chandler vonSchrader is a...
The Energy Education Council has the following tips to help you increase your energy efficiency.
Finding ways to save on energy costs to heat a home or farm building at a reasonably small investment will translate into savings in the long run. Randall Reeder, Ohio State University Extension...
Give livestock extra attention and care in cold temperatures for optimal production.
Learn about the advantages and energy efficiency of timber frame buildings.
Replace that old cold storage refrigerator
President Obama and Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack want 80% of America’s electricity to come from clean sources such as wind, solar, and natural gas by the year 2035. The USDA is providing funds for...
Regular maintenance helps fuel economy
In this edition of Maintenance Monday, we're answering a question from Lori in Alabama. She admits she hasn't been vigilant changing her utility tractor's engine filters. But what's...
If you want to cut heating costs, consider installing a wood furnace
A wood furnace can be the sole source of heat or used as a supplement. Chuck Gagner is the president of Woodmaster. He says first determine what size furnace you need. Look at the BTU output value of...
Finding ways to save on energy costs to heat a home or farm building at a reasonably small investment will translate into savings in the long run.
Randall Reeder, Ohio State University Extension agricultural engineer and energy specialist, offers the following energy-saving tips: 1. Insulate your home. "A home should be well-insulated. It...