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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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What is the SMART GRID?

The benefits associated with the Smart Grid include: More efficient transmission of electricity Quicker restoration of electricity after power disturbances Reduced operations and management costs for utilities, and ultimately lower power costs for consumers Reduced peak demand, which will also … Continue reading

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Basics of Residential Geothermal Heat Pumps

Wherever you live, the temperature beneath your home remains constant regardless of the season. ClimateMaster® Geothermal Heat Pump Systems harness the stable underground temperature to provide heating, cooling, and hot water at remarkably high efficiencies. So high, in fact, that … Continue reading

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What is the HERS Index and where do you score?

Developed by RESNET, the Home Energy Rating System Index (HERS) is the industry standard by which a home’s energy efficiency is measured and the nationally recognized system for inspecting and calculating a home’s energy performance. How it works A home … Continue reading

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Energy Hog Challenge – Learning about Energy is Fun!

Learning about energy is fun when you include Energy Hogs! The Energy Hog Challenge is a set of classroom activities that guide children through lessons about different sources of energy, how we use energy at home, and how to bust … Continue reading

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Benefits of a LEED certified School

It is Back-to-School time! Does your child attend a LEED certified school? LEED schools have increased daylighting which increases test scores. Better indoor air quality means fewer sick days! Daylight Increases Scores In terms of student performance, daylighting has been … Continue reading

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