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Home Performance & Energy Efficiency #1: High Energy Bills? The Problem May be Your HVAC Ducts

10-19-2020 06:12 PM by CyFree | 57 comments »

When homeowners begin experiencing things like unusually high energy bills, rooms that are too cold or too hot, their first thought is usually about replacing or upgrading their existing HVAC system. While updating an old system to a newer, more energy-efficient model is never a bad investment, homeowners may not always have the means to buy and install a new system. The good news is that you can, most of the time, get your existing HVAC system to work more efficiently with simple, more a...

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The Backup Plan

10-02-2014 03:01 PM by ReubenD | 6 comments »

Every good plan has one important aspect- a backup plan for when thing go wrong and something changes. I feel the same way about my house. Living in a place that routinely gets 60 plus inches of snow across a winter and has January nights hitting minus 20f, having a backup heat source and power source is not a luxury, it is a necessity. While I heat mostly with wood pellets because I like the idea of “carbon neutral” and sustainable heating plus it is much cheaper than oil or electric heat...

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Review: Eco-Fan

02-16-2011 07:11 PM by MsDebbieP | 9 comments »

2/16/11 We have a propane fireplace/stove in our living room – we bought it a few years ago. This past year, the fan has decided that it would just stay running and we’d have to get up and unplug the built-in fan (very annoying, when it could be turned off and on a half dozen times in an evening.) So, I thought, “what about one of those eco-fans”? (photo from Lee Valley website) Pros1. no electricity2. no noise3. no getting up to plug it in or unplug it4. Debb...

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