Renovating A Solar Home in Texas

Everyone likes to know that their efforts are worthwhile.

Everyone likes to be told thank-you.

And it’s no different for us here at GreenJoyment.

We received this message from James, and I wanted to share it with everyone here because of what James has decided to do.

We can, as a community, make our planet a better place through the actions we take for ourselves and the work we do to help one another.

Subject: Just a THANK YOU

Message: I just wanted to say thank you for your site and the 13 tips you sent. We are going to start with those and move from there.

I went looking originally for ways to save money on my electricity and utilities. No real thought as to being green.

The more I read, and the more I saw, the more interested I became.

We recently purchased a small home, originally for use by my older boys while they go to college and start their working lives, and then to rent.

We have, however, decided that when we return to Texas, we will be selling our large 4000 sq ft home.

We will be remodeling that one for just my wife and I.

We have decided to make the top 500 square feet our home, and turn the bottom into our workshop. With:

  • Some simple remodeling
  • Some radiant barrier
  • A homemade solar water heater
  • A homemade solar heater
  • Four solar panels
  • L.E.D. lights
  • Some tubular skylights
  • A water heater made from copper tubing wrapped around the smoke stacks of a woodstove

We can seriously make an impact on large environmental footprint we make now.

Still live comfortably, and save enough on utilities and our mortgage to accommodate my working less, and staying home more to tinker with new and exciting solar projects.

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.

Thank-you James!

We look forward to seeing the results of your project(s)!

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