IDT Energy Suggests Energy Saving Products

At IDT Energy we are continuing to explore the many ways it is possible to save energy. The usual focus on saving energy and saving things in general, is to be careful and only use what is needed. We are striving for a conscious effort to reduce waste. We do this when we turn the lights out when we leave a room, or shut off the TV when no one is watching it.

Another approach to saving is less at the user level and more at the product level. In other words, are there products we can use which by their very use help us save energy. A good example of this might be a hybrid car, which gets great gas mileage, not because the driver drives differently, but because the product works differently.

Another example of a product which can save energy merely through its use are heat reflective paint additives, or “pre-mixed” heat reflecting paints. When the special ceramic paint additive powder is mixed into regular paint, the combination creates a ‘radiant barrier’ insulating whatever it is painted on, helping to keep whatever is in, in, and whatever is out, out. So in the summer, the cool air that you paid so dearly for when you turn on your air conditioner tends to leak out of the house less, and the hot air and sunshine beating on the house is reflected off the house by this special paint.