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Electric Tank The technology is tried and tested, and the tanks are cheap. Take the money you save and increase the size of your planned solar array. Tilt your (north) array string a little bit more towards the horizon to increase winter generation. Put your (300+L) electric tank on a timer so that it only comes on between, say 11:00 and 15:00. (...


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Electric is probably the best bet. YOU ALready get electricity, and electric water heaters have evolved alot since then to be vastly more efficient. Gas heating is pretty reliable and not to mention VERy hot if you like the heat or take long showers. Point is solar hot water is only efficient if you live in a climate where it's cool year round. Basically if ...


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Nothing beats the classic dehumidifier and the water you can later use for whatever purpose


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Reducing your plastic waste volume begins with Reducing bringing plastics into your home. Reduce plastic inputs by removing items from their wrapper after purchase and carry in your own bag/container. plastic bags, plastic wraps, plastic fiber, flexible plastics, cereal bags, etc you can stuff them all in one coke bottle known as the "Coke BOttle ...


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For plastic bottles, remove cap, twist and crush and then replace cap to stop the bottle from expanding again as explained here. For plastic bags, stuff them in a cloth tube, and take bags out of the bottom to re-use. The cloth tube keeps them compressed. For yoghurt pots etc: stack them together. General: get a box with a heavy lid, or a tall narrow bin so ...


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The most obvious way to reduce the volume of plastics in the home is not to bring them into the home in the first place. Reduce usage of single-use plastics and you will have less material to store for recycling (more commonly downcycling or just plain incineration). This is a greater step towards sustainability than any tricks to take a large quantity of ...


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Sometimes, the simplest solutions are the best: Step on plastics to crush them - Crude, but efficient, and good for stuff like takeaway food containers, PET bottles (with lids removed), plastic cups, and even balled-up cling wrap. It isn't great for crinkly plastic like chip packets, but they can usually be flattened out by hand, and don't take up that much ...


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