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JouleFool’s 1st 10 Days of Solar Power Production

The numbers from JouleFool’s  first ten days of going Solar are in.  We’re on pace to produce   675 Kw-hours this month.   Looking at last years usage of 400Kw-hrs, we’ll be a net producer this month.   SolarCity was a great company to work with in getting … Continue reading

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High Efficiency Furnace Buying Guide

Time to change out your furnace? Look for a high efficiency furnance! How much does it cost to replace an old furnace with a new, high-efficiency model? That depends upon the circumstances. If the new unit can be connected to … Continue reading

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JouleFool Headquarters is now on Solar Power

JouleFool Headquarters is now on Solar Power! We just flipped the inverter switch to ON! http://ow.ly/i/10SVm

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The Joy of Caulking

Caulk is a flexible material used to seal air leaks through cracks, gaps, or joints less than 1-quarter-inch wide between stationary building components and materials. For components that move — doors and operable windows, for example — weatherstripping is the … Continue reading

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Closed Cell Spray Foam – Insulation That Works

There are many reasons why Closed Cell Spray Foam (ccSPF)makes particularly good sense in a coastal home: • It has a high R-value of 6.5 to 7 per inch. • It absorbs a negligible amount of water. It can even be … Continue reading

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Calories from Cans: The Soda Can Solar Furnace

In a market constantly abuzz with the findings of unprecedented energy research, budding scientists might easily wonder where to even start looking for the next breakthrough. The answer, however, can be surprisingly simple. Jim Meaney, a businessman and innovator fromNewfoundland, … Continue reading

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Save $ By Reclaiming Energy from Your Home Ventilation Exhaust

A heat recovery ventilator (HRV) can help make mechanical ventilation more cost effective by reclaiming energy from exhaust airflows. HRVs use heat exchangers to heat or cool incoming fresh air, recapturing 60 to 80 percent of the conditioned temperatures that would otherwise be … Continue reading

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