Conserving non-renewable fossil fuels by utilizing the earth's natural, renewable resources is one of the major advantages of alternative energy use. Using renewable energy sources is cost effective as well as environmentally friendly.Know More
Alternative energy use helps to provide sustainable benefits such as stable energy prices, lower global warming emissions and an improved quality to public health and the environment. Generating electricity with wind or water power creates a better overall air quality than the burning of fossil fuels that emits toxic pollutants into the environment. Water use and waste is reduced drastically because water is not used to create wind and solar power.
Some common, inexhaustible resources for alternative energy are:
Baseboard heaters are an alternative to standard heating systems that are effective both as primary and secondary source. The baseboard heater is a low-cost option for heating smaller homes or areas that have poor heat distribution because the heat is circulated better for higher energy efficiency.Full Answer >
The energy efficiency of a steam baseboard heater depends primarily on whether it is powered by an efficient central boiler system, with systems using modern boilers having far higher efficiency than those using older models. Design or maintenance flaws in the ducts between the heater and boiler also affect efficiency.Full Answer >
Westar Energy is a corporate owned electric utility company with its headquarters in Topeka, Kansas. It was founded in 1924 and it generates, transmits and supplies power to residents, industries and commercial buildings. Westar Energy has 12 power plants generating over 27,000,000 megawatt-hours of electricity yearly, as of 2015.Full Answer >
Hydronic heating, the practice of pumping heated liquid through pipes in floors and walls to heat a home, can be a very energy-efficient heating system. The liquid inside the sealed system loses heat much slower than the air in a forced-air system, providing more warmth for less energy.Full Answer >