You can stay cool and not run up a huge electric bill with a few easy, thoughtful changes:
1. Set your thermostat as high as comfortably possible – try 70° instead of 68°. Maybe even 72°
Humble air conditioning’s main benefit is that it keeps us cool. But I came across this article in The Baltimore Sun that points out another way A/C might be incredibly useful—when you want to sell your home. These days, the weather is getting more extreme and it’s now common to have air conditioning even in [...]
Renewable Energy Vermont has posted a really concise and helpful sheet on geothermal heating and cooling. Download it here. If you want to look through their website, which is also quite good, you’ll find compelling statements such as: “Because a properly designed and installed geothermal system can offer much better efficiencies than electric or gas heating [...]
More than 3,000 buildings across the country competed to see who could save the most energy through a variety of conservation methods. The winner—an elementary school in Demarest, NJ, cut its energy use by an amazing 52% in a single year! The complete results are fascinating to review and resort. There is probably a building [...]
Here is a terrific write-up from the good people at GOOD on how to save energy with weatherization. As the headline says, not sexy, just practical as all get out. Harvest the latent “oil fields in your attic” with the help of your trusty caulk gun. Save big bucks on heating and reduce rampant CO2 emissions. [...]
Dee”s was able to step in and fix the new lights at the new bus stop/pull off so that they work as they ought to. Following manufacturer”s instructions, the lights were installed along Main St (including the bus stop), but were incorrectly set. This resulted in the town”s attractive (and pricey) new streetlights not working [...]
We recently helped a local business go green with rooftop solar panels. The panels and racking on Hand Motors in Manchester were installed by Hand Energy, and Dee’s did the power wiring that goes from the panels to the utility connection power. The photo above is the section on the sales building, and there are [...]
WaterFurnace, the manufacturer we prefer for all our geo equipment, just released a nice compact, explanatory article on how geothermal works.
Kudos to Duracell for providing charging stations and battery samples to those currently dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. New York and New Jersey were hit hard, and while there is a long road to recovery, every kind gesture is very much appreciated. Read more about how Duracell is helping out.