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At Home with the Internet of Annoying Things



The Internet of Things has already improved my everyday life. Devices that communicate with each other deliver…

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Posted by Alan Meier on March 26, 2015 at 12:00pm

Getting to Net Zero Energy

This Beautiful Solar Home in Utah is approaching Net Zero Energy. In an Energy Vanguard post Allison Bailes tell how they are getting there. Read…

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Posted by Gregory Homan on March 18, 2015 at 12:30pm

When to DIY & When to Call an HVAC Professional

When your HVAC system breaks down, it can make living conditions unbearable. In the height of summer, your home or office will feel like an oven and during the cold winter months, it will be like living inside a refrigerator. Having your heating, ventilation and air conditioning system fixed can also be a costly affair, which is why many people choose to do the repairs by themselves.…

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Posted by Dan McKee on March 11, 2015 at 2:15am

Which Water Heater to Choose?

From EERE Energy Savers:  

It is important to know that the average household spends $400-$600 each year on water heating. In fact, water heating is the second largest expense in your home, accounting for 14%-18% of your utility bills. So investing in a more energy…

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Posted by Gregory Homan on March 5, 2015 at 10:54am

Q & A: Energy Saver Loans

From EERE Energy Savers:

Steve Dunn with the Energy Department’s Building Technologies OfficeBetter Buildings…

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Posted by Gregory Homan on February 25, 2015 at 9:40am

Love Your Home and It Will Love You Back!

From EERE Energy Savers: Paige Terlip of NREL writes about her plans to do energy upgrades that will also improve the comfort of her home.

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Posted by Gregory Homan on February 17, 2015 at 2:13pm

 
 
 

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When to DIY & When to Call an HVAC Professional

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