Sustainable Ways to Save Energy in Your Home This Summer

Save EnergyBy Jane Blanchard (Guest Contributor)

Maybe solar panels aren’t a viable option for you right now, but you still want to save as the sunny season sneaks upon us. You don’t have to go to drastic measures to keep from using too much energy in your home this summer. Instead, consider of a few small-scale improvements that add up to big-scale savings.

Turn off Your Cooling System at Night

Even if your home would be stuffy without air conditioning during a blazing summer day, summer nights can be mild enough for nothing more than open windows and fans. Remembering to turn off your air conditioning before going to bed is a big energy and money saver. Just don’t forget to close the windows in the morning to keep the sun from spiking up the temperature. During the day, set the thermostat as high as you can while still remaining comfortable so that your cooling system will come to life less frequently. Continue reading

Repeating Crossbow Plans

Crossbow PlansThis weeks featured free download is the plans for a repeating crossbow. The description for the project is as follows:

This repeating crossbows has all the handling characteristics of a fine repeating rifle of the slide action type. In the hands of an experienced crossbowman it will deliver five shots in five seconds with near-rifle accuracy over ranges up to 40 yards. Continue reading