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Electric scooter for commuting
Commuting

The Scrooser: Electric e-bike / scooter for urban commuting

...electric scooters or electric bikes or e-bikes , and whether getting around so stylishly will earn you a high five from law enforcement, or a ticket. Intrigued? Check out the Kickstarter video. Or find some equivalent type e vehicles online here Besides an Electric Scooter or e-bike for Commuting, see our pages...

Electric vehicle charging station
Commuting

Electric Vehicles getting help from the provinces

...electric power. Yes, the naysayers are right, a whole lot of land got flooded and a lot of methane gets released from it, but the damage is done so we might was well make the best of it. The Quebec government has an ambitious plan for electric transportation in the province, including a goal of having 100,000 elect...

The Best Electric Car - Discover which EV is best for You
Lifestyle, location and commuting

The Best Electric Car - Discover which EV is best for You

...Electric Vehicle - & which is the best EV? Over decades, and even more so over the last few years, the purchase prices of EV's continue to drop, government incentives to choose an electric car have increased, the ranges of electric cars continue to increase and there are more charging stations available every day. We...

Electric Heaters - is heating with electric an eco-friendly option?
Heating with electricity

Heating with electricity

...electricity production as well. Burning fossil fuels to fire electric power generation is only around 30-60% efficient. There is also significant loss from transmission lines, so the overall energy efficiency of electric heat varies significantly by location and the local source of electric production. Heating with e...

Why Electric Heating Systems are Best for Sustainable Homes
Heating with electricity

Heating with Electricity - The Best Choice for High Efficiency & Zero Energy Homes?

...electric heat now is the surest way to both future-proof a sustainable home and to reduce ongoing maintenance and replacement costs. Electricity is versatile so it's an easy option We also like electric heating because, pretty much every home has electricity already. Electricity can be used to heat, cool, cook and ...

How to fix noisy baseboard heaters
Heating and cooling

Fixing noisy baseboard heaters, How to stop that clicking easily !

...electric heating can still be a good choice . If the electricity they consume is generated sustainably, then electric baseboard heaters can be an economical and eco-friendly choice for heating system for well-insulated green homes . However, if the questions in the “Ask a Pro” section is anything to go by, it seems...

Wood pellet stoves that don't need electric ideal for off grid operation
Wood stove and biomass heat

These wood pellet stoves for off-grid heating don't need electric to operate

...electric wood pellet stoves, so let's take a closer look at each: The Wiseway electric-free gravity feed pellet stove : What we really like about the funky looking Wiseway is that this is the cheapest gravity-fed, EPA-certified pellet stove we have found that can run without power. You'd be lucky to have embers aft...

Gas powered tankless water heaters
Plumbing and water heaters

Are tankless water heaters good?

...electrical and plumbing work. More powerful models might even require a complete revision of your electrical power infrastructure. Modern homes are generally set up with 200 amp / 240 volt electrical service capacity. Using an electrical instantaneous water heater would require increasing input current to 300 amps an...

Commuting after Lock-down in the new Covid-19 World
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Green commuting - getting back to work after social distancing is relaxed

...Electric scooters legal? Electric scooter laws in the US are evolving regularly, and so far they seem more stringent than with e-bikes. Laws will vary by state, but US federal law stipulates that electric scooters cannot be used on sidewalks. They can use bike lanes, and they are allowed on roadways that don’t have d...

Hydronic heating system
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

Hydronic heating

...electric baseboards, hydronic heating systems facilitate zone heating as you can keep different rooms at different temperatures. Though different from electric resistance heating, hydronic systems are ultimately still using electricity to generate heat, so all the same environmental realities apply. Heating the liqui...

How to choose the best home EV charger or EVSE?
Lifestyle, location and commuting

EV home charging stations & How to decide which is the best EVSE for you

...electric sourced from your regular house electric system, and converts it to DC Direct Current so your EV car’s battery pack can be charged. The reality is that nearly everyone calls the wall-mounted box that supplies 240 volts of electricity for Electric Vehicles "the charger". That box, cord, and plug have a techni...