This Is about Life, Not Work A Public Service Announcement of Sorts We’d like to share with you a startling episode and tell you how you should react if it happens to you. A friend suffered Sudden Hearing Loss over the holiday break. We are not putting initial capital letters on that to yell at […]
Time to Switch Your Ceiling Fan’s Spin One of the least expensive ways to cool a room or a house is ventilation. So open those windows if you can! Then enhance your home’s ventilation with a ceiling or attic fan. Ceiling fans are great for moving the air and creating a breeze in an otherwise […]
“In December 2011, the Vermont Department of Public Service adopted an ambitious comprehensive energy plan: By 2050, 90 percent of all energy used in-state would be derived from renewable power.” Read this great update and find out how are we faring. How is our (overloaded) electrical grid looking? What if we close Vermont Yankee—where will the energy […]
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 […]
is a nice, succinct summary in the Wall Street Journal of the status of alternative energy subsidies that exist at both the state and federal levels, with direction on where to find out more information for your particular passion—like geothermal!
Hey all you volt conscious people out there! We have an excellent new way to save some precious watts: Smart Strips! These handy little gizmos replace your old power strips, and are a proactive way manage your power consumption. Even when they are off or asleep, your appliances are drawing unused power. This power strip […]