Recently, Angela Hicks, the founder of Angie’s List, wrote in the Indianapolis Star (her hometown paper) about the many benefits to heat pump units (like Mitsubishishi’s Mr. Slim, which we love). She did a very good job of explaining why people are choosing heat pumps over traditional air conditioning units, and how they save money […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Predictions of heating prices rising as much as 20% this winter are scary, indeed. Oil prices will lead the pack, but natural gas and propane will hit double digit increases, too, according to this article in the New Jersey press. How much better would it be to have no reliance on fossil fuels in your […]