Last updated Monday March 2, 2015

Hello!  I'm John Loveless and Welcome To John Saves Energy!

I'm glad you made it.  If you want to learn how to save energy while saving money in the process, you have come to the right place. Shall we get started?  

When making efficiency improvements, there are a couple of rules that you should strive to follow:  

Rule#1: Save energy and money without sacrificing convenience and luxury.  

If you make a change in your home to save energy and someone notices, then you are doing it wrong! The aim is to reduce energy use while maintaining your same standard of living, or even improving it. 

All energy improvements should make good business sense too.  

Rule#2. The efficiency improvement must save enough energy overtime to pay for the expense of making the improvement,

There is a caveat to Rule#2:  Efficiency improvements don’t necessarily have to pay off in energy savings alone, as long as they provide some desirable improvement in convenience and luxury; that in and of itself, justifies making the improvement. 

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Reducing L2 Charging Inefficiencies

E=mc² What does it even mean? 
How to Go Totally Off-Grid using only Solar Panels?
Food Preservation. Preserving home-grown food for use later. 

CO2 Meters, (not to be confused with CO or carbon-monoxide meters).

Two Years of Geothermal Heating and Air Conditioning

A new tab called Emergency Preparedness has been added. It is a how-to guide on the practical and prudent aspects of being prepared for emergencies without the sensational fear of impending doom and destruction. 

Four Years Living with Solar Panels

Bidet Toilet Seat You never knew luxury until you've tried one.  Plus they will indirectly save you energy and money.  Just trust me on this one. 

Adding Regenerative Braking to the Geo EV

John and his Geo EV were in the News again: KSL and the Deseret News both ran stories. 

Energy Tips For New Construction Homes

Reducing Electric Vehicle Inefficiencies During Charging

Well to Wheel Efficiency of Gas and Electric cars

Mittleider Gardening Part I

Plug Share - You receive a lot when you give

A 15,000 watt capable, Home Charging Station for $179?

Actual Costs and ROI of a Ground-Loop Heat pump

Dumb Mistakes in the Geo EV

Geo EV Repairs

How to Consistently get 100+ Miles of Range in a Nissan Leaf

On 7/5/2014, KSL Channel 5 featured John and his nearly net-zero home. 

Attic Air Clothes Dryer

Good Bye Natural Gas

Net Metering Haters

Every Car An Electric Car

How to Easily Reduce Air Pollution

Falling Short of Net Zero 

Endeavour Elementary, a Model of How to Build a Energy Efficient School

One Year of Geothermal

We Quit Gasoline for good:  We did it!  We recently sold our only gas vehicle.  No more buying gasoline for us, ever.  

Thanks Gasoline! You got us through some tough times and your energy density to this day is still amazingly high. But to be perfectly honest, YOU STINK!  Since the sun provides all the energy we need, in our own backyard, for free, forever, without any pollution or wars, I think it’s time we part ways.

On 12/31/2013, I was on KUER radio (an NPR station) to discuss Geothermal heat pumps.  The issues were:  

  • Why would anyone want to install a Geothermal HVAC since natural gas is so abundant and cheap?  
  • Since Geothermal heat pumps are so efficient and green, why would anyone want to continue heating their home with natural gas?  
Have a listen here and click on the blue "Listen" button.  

Driving an Electric car down the hall INSIDE the building!

See More of our adventures driving to USU's Science event called "Science Unwrapped" Here

Passive Solar Heating:  On an cloudless winter solstice day, 16,000 watts of passive solar heat is radiated through the south-facing windows and into our home.  That's the equivalent heating capacity of 10 electric space heaters all running simultaneously, for FREE!!!  

Even a house cat knows that sunlight = warm spot.  Are you as smart as a cat?   Why not use the free energy from the sun to help heat your home this winter?  

It is my passion and calling in life to educate the world on how to save energy and money, by increasing the efficiency of our homes, businesses, appliances and vehicles.  

There are plenty of websites out there that give you tips on how to save energy but my tips are better.  Since every tip is tested out before it is endorsed, I know what works and what doesn't.  

Click on a green tab at the top of this page to learn more about each topic. 

Spend a few minutes looking around my site and you will be amazed at how easy (and fun) it is to make improvements that will increase your energy efficiency, saving you money and reduce your negative impact on the planet.  

The greatest investment you can make is in knowledge. Knowledge is power and having your own source of power brings independence, job security, self sufficiency and freedom.  

Click on the Energy Saving Tips tab to get started saving energy in your home and saving you money today. 

Cheryl in her new Leaf

When making a revolutionary improvement, follow Rule #106:  If you can't find what you need, invent it! 


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