Last updated Saturday March 1, 2014

Hello!  I'm John Loveless and Welcome To John Saves Energy!

I'm glad you made it.  If you want to learn how to save energy while saving money in the process, you have come to the right place. Shall we get started?  

It is my passion and calling in life to educate the world on how to save energy and money, by increasing the efficiency of our homes, businesses, appliances and vehicles.  

What's new:  

Net Metering Haters

Every Car An Electric Car

How to Easily Reduce Air Pollution

Falling Short of Net Zero 

Endeavour Elementary, a Model of How to Build a Energy Efficient School

One Year of Geothermal

We Quit Gasoline for good:  We did it!  We recently sold our only gas vehicle.  No more buying gasoline for us, ever.  

Thanks Gasoline! You got us through some tough times and your energy density to this day is still amazingly high. But to be perfectly honest, YOU STINK!  Since the sun provides all the energy we need, in our own backyard, for free, forever, without any pollution or wars, I think it’s time we part ways.

On 12/31/2013, I was on KUER radio (an NPR station) to discuss Geothermal heat pumps.  The issues were:  

  • Why would anyone want to install a Geothermal HVAC since natural gas is so abundant and cheap?  
  • Since Geothermal heat pumps are so efficient and green, why would anyone want to continue heating their home with natural gas?  
Have a listen here and click on the blue "Listen" button.  

Driving an Electric car down the hall INSIDE the building!

See More of our adventures driving to USU's Science event called "Science Unwrapped" Here

Passive Solar Heating:  On an cloudless winter solstice day, 16,000 watts of passive solar heat is radiated through the south-facing windows and into our home.  That's the equivalent heating capacity of 10 electric space heaters all running simultaneously, for FREE!!!  

Even a house cat knows that sunlight = warm spot.  Are you as smart as a cat?   Why not use the free energy from the sun to help heat your home this winter?  

There are plenty of websites out there that give you tips on how to save energy but my tips are better.  Since every tip is tested out before it is endorsed, I know what works and what doesn't.  

Click on a green tab at the top of this page to learn more about each topic. 

When making efficiency improvements, there are a couple of rules that you should strive to follow:  

Rule#1: Save energy and money without sacrificing convenience and luxury.  

All energy improvements should make good business sense too.  

Rule#2. The efficiency improvement must save enough energy overtime to pay for the expense of making the improvement,

There is a caveat to Rule#2:  Efficiency improvements don’t have to pay off, as long as they provide some desirable improvement in convenience and luxury; that in and of itself, justifies making the improvement. 

Solar panels and Electric cars are fine and good, but they are not going to get us anywhere if we don’t greatly improve the efficiency of our lifestyle first.  The key point here is to find a method that is most efficient and cost effective, yet still fits your needs and lifestyle.  

There will always be a demand for more and more energy, whether that energy comes from the ground or the sun, there will be enough for everyone if it is utilized wisely and efficiently. 

It isn't hard either.  Just spend a few minutes looking around my site and you will be amazed at how easy (and fun) it is to make improvements that will increase your energy efficiency, saving you money and reduce your negative impact on the planet.  

The greatest investment you can make is in knowledge. Knowledge is power and having your own source of power brings independence, job security, self sufficiency and freedom.  

Click on the Energy Saving Tips tab to get started saving energy in your home and saving you money today. 

Cheryl in her new Leaf

When making a revolutionary improvement, follow Rule #106:  If you can't find what you need, invent it! 


Click on any Topic for more information: