Free energy has been a buzzword for many years and now with high gas prices and the increasing cost of other methods for producing electricity, the term has gotten red hot. People want free energy almost as if it were a birthright of simply being human.
And, as such there are many marketers tapping into this desire. No, no one has come up with a perpetual motion machine yet based upon magnets or using water to power 100-percent of a car. But, marketers are using free energy giveaways to tap into the green movement that has taken on a life of its own recently.
For example, 1,000 employees in the Heavenly Mountain Resort of California will receive free energy efficient CFL light bulbs so that they may cut down on electricity consumption. Verdiem is now offering free energy monitoring software for consumers called Edison that can be installed upon your PC.
The advantage of Edison it that you can pre-configure power consumption in your PC such as powering down your computer when no one is around, turning off the display or suspending the computer. Many computers already come with power-saving features, but this one will give you options and tell you how much power consumption and dollars you’ll save on a yearly basis.
Mitsubishi has just come out with a product named Ecodan that will use free energy from the outside air for heating and cooling the interior of one’s home. Of course, there are other ways to get free energy such as with renewables like solar, wind and geothermal.
But, sometimes saving energy means free energy as the examples above show. Free energy saving tips such as insulating attics and water heaters, cutting down on water consumption, and using one’s basement as a source for geothermal heating and cooling can many times be worth their weight in gold. And, that is just so green, now isn’t it?