Swamp Coolers Vrs. Air Conditioners, Energy Savings of

What is more energy efficient an air conditioner or a swamp cooler? Much misleading information is published about air conditioners being more efficient and an energy savings over using a swamp cooler. An air conditioner typically does have a higher efficiency rated motor and compressor to save as much energy as possible. The motors are… Continue reading »


Octane, What is it?

When you go to the gas station and there are typically three different grades of gas. These gases are different because of their octane rating. What is octane? Octane is gasoline rating that indicates how much the fuel can be compressed before it spontaneously ignites. It is not a energy density rating, which means that… Continue reading »


CFL vs. Incandescent Light Bulbs

The common everyday incandescent light bulbs that most of us still use are very inefficient. A 100 watt incandescent light bulb is 2.6% efficient. That means that out of the 100 watts of energy that I put into the bulb only 2.6 watts get used to create light, the rest just gets burned up in… Continue reading »