Jackie and I have started to think about building a house. We own an acre and a half of land just to the West of Tyler Texas and we have been slowly and steadily building up the money we need to get started. Right now we have a tiny house in town, but it is barely big enough for the two of us. It is perfect for starting out, but now it has served the original purpose. We have started to think about how to create a house that would be efficient to operate, the full article would be to build a house which did not cost you much money at all to live in. In fact there is a way you can do this, but it is a very radical solution and we are not really all that interested in building a house that is quite this much a departure from the normal.
In essence the way to save power is to use the insulating power of the Earth itself to protect you from the heat of summer and the cool of winter. It is a simple idea. If you lived in a cave it would stay a constant temperature all year around. So you can build a house which is under enough soil and it is going to stay a constant temperature as well. If you think about the cost of cooling a place in Texas this is a huge sum. We do not want to go that far, but we have been thinking that our land is on a bit of a slope and so it would be relatively simple for us to build the place with a full basement. This guy I know has his house like that and they spend nearly all their time down in the basement because it is easy to cool it down.
If there is one thing that I cannot stand, it is a company that has poor customer service. I understand that companies are there to make money, but they cannot do that without customers. When they treat me bad, then I go elsewhere. That is why I wanted to find a new energy provider after I had two bad customer service experiences with my former company. I did give them another chance, but they failed to impress me a second time when I had to contact them. I asked my friend for the article source that helped her find the energy provider she is with because I remembered her telling me how impressed she was with all of the information that she was able to get on the different energy companies.
I know she is really happy with the company she chose, but I still wanted to look at all of the ones available to me before deciding which one was going to get my business. That is one of the nice things about the area that we are in. We are not regulated as far as energy is concerned, so we are able to select whichever company we want to provide us with energy.
I went to the site that she told me about, and I was able to read about different companies such as Reliant Energy, Ambient Energy, First Power Choice and every other company that services my area. I knew that I wasn't going to look at the company that I was leaving, but I did look at every other one. While each had positive things going for them, there was one that really impressed me because of what they do to help the community that they service. I also liked the customer service reps that I talked to before switching over to them!
I learned a very valuable lesson in a very hard way. When I first got a smartphone a couple of years ago, I tried to save some money by getting a cheap case for it. I thought that the chances of me dropping my phone were slim to none, and even if I did then a cheap case would protect it just as much as a more expensive one. I was wrong though, and I had to buy a new phone because of it. I also bought a case from http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/b00r57uveq because I wasn't going to have a repeat of my mistake.
I ended up dropping my phone from the top of my car. I forgot that I had put it there, and it flew off the roof before I remembered. It got banged up pretty good, and it stopped working just a few days later. I had to pay full price for a replacement phone because I had no insurance on it. Someone had told me that had I just invested in a quality case, I would not have had the broken phone in the first place.
I thought that I was going to have to put out a lot of money for a case, but that is just until I found the Galaxy Note 4 case on Amazon. I was able to save almost 75% off the listed price, and I also got free shipping on it. That meant that I ended up paying less for a quality phone case than I do on two coffees throughout the day. I feel much better knowing that my phone is safe this way, and my only regret is that it took me the destruction of my first phone to figure this out. I could have saved so much money had I went this route in the first place!