Last updated Saturday September 19, 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:
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Time and Labor Saving Tools -- Making garden harvest go much faster.
Armagarden 2014 -- First year garden Success and Failure
Tesla Power Wall -- What it will do, what it won't do.
What Can You Fit in an EV Hatchback? Hatchback can haul almost anything, electric ones even more so.
Goodbye Geo EV John, quit living below your privileges. You need to buy yourself a really nice EV.
EVERY Vehicle Electric What would it take for every vehicle to be electric? Semi-trucks included?
Reducing L2 Charging Inefficiencies and resistive losses in wiring.
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.
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.
Garden Planning - Learning about the Mittledier Gardening method.
On 7/5/2014, KSL Channel 5 featured John and his nearly net-zero home.
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?
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?
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.
John and his Toyota Pickup EV (2011-2012)