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CFL Torchiere Lamps: What's out there on the market?
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Does anybody know of an adjustable CFL torchiere lamp with a dimmer switch (a built-in rheostat)? From what I can find on the net, all the CFL torchiere lamps only have 3 light settings. The lowest…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barbara Smith Jan 19, 2012.

Are Reverse Osmosis water systems actually eco-friendly?
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Let me start by saying that my reverse osmosis water system is great. I have had it for several years. It seems to be top-shelf for purifying water by removing lead, rust, etc.. The water is pure…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter C Jun 1, 2011.

 

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Dennis Cheslik replied to Green Iowa AmeriCorps's discussion French door air sealing
"It looks like the door frame was not properly aligned during installation. I just replaced my old slider doors with french doors a couple months ago. I had the opposite problem. My doors would not shut. Fortunately, I had a construction guru…"
Nov 14, 2013
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"In response to your question, Bob: The picture is a bit misleading, there is a 12 inch gap between the AC unit and the screen. Plenty of space to keep the unit well ventilated. Also, the unit faces towards the west, and 90% of the time, here in…"
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"Does the screen cause any recirculation of condenser discharge air?"
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Sometimes, getting creative can save energy. Custom solar screen.
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Cashing in on Local Energy Rebates

There are excellent energy rebate programs going on all across the U.S. to make your home more energy efficient. No matter what state you live in, the majority of local electric utility distribution providers are offering financial incentives to homeowners to upgrade the energy efficiency of their home. What is available in your area is totally dependent upon which specific local distribution supplier that you have. Not everyone lives in an area where incentive programs are available. It's up…See More
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"I like it. A lot of these 80's saving tricks have been forgotten due to excess complication, or an havc guy taking them down, but many are still viable today. It always helps you at parties, too, if people think you're a home energy, or…"
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Sometimes, getting creative can save energy. Custom solar screen.
Aug 6, 2012
Dennis Cheslik replied to Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA's discussion Article on Energy Audits
"It is mandatory now in Austin, Texas to have an energy audit done before selling a home. That's why there is at least twice as many energy auditing companies in Austin compared to the Dallas - Ft. Worth area where I am at.…"
May 24, 2012
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"When the air conditioner is on, which costs more? Cooling the house back down from the oven heat - or - running your oven for an hour?"
Mar 7, 2012
Barbara Smith replied to Dennis Cheslik's discussion CFL Torchiere Lamps: What's out there on the market?
"Good Earth and Globe appear to have torchieres built around dimmable 55 W circlines or 2Ds.  You can find them at EFI's web site, www.efi.org: http://www.energyfederation.org/consumer/default.php/cPath/25_174_5636"
Jan 19, 2012
David Eggleton replied to Dennis Cheslik's discussion CFL Torchiere Lamps: What's out there on the market?
"It is also possible to use the screw-in CFL of your choice in some torchiere lamps designed for incandescent bulbs, at least when the switch is on/off only."
Jan 18, 2012
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CFL Torchiere Lamps: What's out there on the market?

Does anybody know of an adjustable CFL torchiere lamp with a dimmer switch (a built-in rheostat)? From what I can find on the net, all the CFL torchiere lamps only have 3 light settings. The lowest setting I can find is equal to a 100 watt incandescent bulb. I would like a lower setting for watching TV.Any advice would be appreciated. I need to retire this old 300-watt halogen I have <ASAP>ThanksSee More
Jan 17, 2012
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"Excellent overview of the state of our power grid concerns here in Texas."
Jan 12, 2012
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Energy Tax Credits for 2011: What's Available

Thanks to the federal tax bill signed into law in December, there are still energy tax credits available for 2011. That's the good news. The not-so-good news is that the amounts available in 2011 have been reduced for certain improvements. From 2009 through 2010, homeowners were rewarded with a 30% tax credit for making their homes more energy efficient ($1500 maximum credit). For 2011, homeowners will receive only a 10% tax credit for home energy efficiency improvements ($500 maximum credit).…See More
Aug 30, 2011

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Cashing in on Local Energy Rebates

There are excellent energy rebate programs going on all across the U.S. to make your home more energy efficient. No matter what state you live in, the majority of local electric utility distribution providers are offering financial incentives to homeowners to upgrade the energy efficiency of their home. What is available in your area is totally dependent upon which specific local distribution supplier that you have. Not everyone lives in an area where incentive programs are…

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Posted on August 6, 2012 at 1:19pm

Energy Tax Credits for 2011: What's Available

Thanks to the federal tax bill signed into law in December, there are still energy tax credits available for 2011. That's the good news. The not-so-good news is that the amounts available in 2011 have been reduced for certain improvements. From 2009 through 2010, homeowners were rewarded with a 30% tax credit for making their homes more energy efficient ($1500 maximum credit). For 2011, homeowners will receive only a 10% tax credit for home energy efficiency improvements ($500 maximum credit).… Continue

Posted on March 3, 2011 at 4:33pm — 3 Comments

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At 7:21am on March 4, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Dennis,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros! Thanks for adding your blog... If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!

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Diane, HEP Moderator

 
 
 

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