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Is Geothermal Dead??

With air source inverter-based splits continuing to achieve lower outdoor temperature heat extraction, low operating costs coupled with high SEER ratings, I'm having a hard time trying to understand…Continue

Started Oct 16, 2014

Google Nest Acquisition- Where the Home Energy Market is Going
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The financial news has talked about the recent 3.2 billion acquisition of  Nest, so what does that mean to the home energy market?I believe the smart money is going into energy analytics- not just…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom DelConte Feb 7, 2014.

Why Are Energy-Saving Home Inprovements Down??
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This is a link to a recent article from a leading energy marketing firm that discusses a multi-year decline in energy-saving improvements:…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Eggleton May 24, 2013.

Inexpensive CRM Software for Energy Auditing & Sales
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I am looking for feedback on any CRM software you may be using or familiar with that offer features which can be used to capture energy audit data for further retrofit work and marketing. A tool that…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Craig Bird Apr 20, 2012.

 

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Is Geothermal Dead??

With air source inverter-based splits continuing to achieve lower outdoor temperature heat extraction, low operating costs coupled with high SEER ratings, I'm having a hard time trying to understand the applicability of Geothermal closed loop systems in the Northeast. Not to mention the high up front costs of Geothermal systems and questionable payback....I think Geothermal systems are fading like your Grandmothers picture tube TV...See More
Oct 16, 2014
Jose Macho replied to Jamie Kaye's discussion Flickering LED lights
"The pin or socket type fixtures were manufactured by a few companies and are no longer sold retail.  Fixtures are rated by wattage, not bulb type other than a special socket for a specific bulb. The wattage is about the heat generated from the…"
Jul 8, 2014
Jose Macho replied to Jamie Kaye's discussion Flickering LED lights
"Your problem is indeed the built-in dimmer electronics in the fan that allow a gradual brightening of the bulbs and will only work with incandescent lights. CFL's us an electronic ballast and LED's have a built-in power supply that…"
Jul 3, 2014
Jose Macho replied to Jamie Kaye's discussion Flickering LED lights
"I would agree- most likely the dimmer. Older dimmers are problematic as well as cheap ones that do not filter the voltage.   To confirm, try placing the bulb in a switched outlet to see what happens."
Jul 3, 2014
Jose Macho replied to Bob Blanchette's discussion Tankless Water Heaters... has their time finally come?
"I agree with Brian's assessment as the these condensing units do require maintenance and ideal water conditions to minimize scale build up. Another big issue is the servicing contractor- ensuring technicians are properly trained to service and…"
May 15, 2014
Jose Macho replied to King Rosales's discussion Where did you buy your LED lights?
"Connecticut provides a subsidy on  the retail cost of certain LED/CFL lighting  purchased at participating  big box retailers. These bulb  products are priced with an "Energize Connecticut" logo and meet Energy Star…"
May 15, 2014
Tom DelConte replied to Jose Macho's discussion Google Nest Acquisition- Where the Home Energy Market is Going
"Smart Talking Thermostats now start at $50! Innotech Systems VR200 / TTH-27 Kelvin Voice Activated Talking Programmable Thermostat . Way beyond hwell, nest, ecobee, venstar, lux, and all the rest!"
Feb 7, 2014
Tom DelConte replied to Jose Macho's discussion Google Nest Acquisition- Where the Home Energy Market is Going
"Just posted: Google’s $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest:  Honeywell and Lennox create innovative products to beat out Nest thermostat(CR)! "
Feb 6, 2014
Tom DelConte replied to Jose Macho's discussion Google Nest Acquisition- Where the Home Energy Market is Going
"J: apol., as there was a 24hr power outage here due to ice storm. the hard data you required is found here, enjoy: Trend Analysis ."
Feb 6, 2014
Phil Camman replied to Jose Macho's discussion Google Nest Acquisition- Where the Home Energy Market is Going
"Google has great ambition on the connected objects, the applications to habitat and robotics."
Feb 4, 2014
Tom DelConte replied to Jose Macho's discussion Google Nest Acquisition- Where the Home Energy Market is Going
"Smart Grid & meter Plan :my regional utility analytics has cost me $2500 out of pocket in three months,since it's implementation, for real! last post for the ivory tower people, most of whom don't lead real lives in real homes!…"
Feb 4, 2014
Kurt Albershardt replied to Jose Macho's discussion Google Nest Acquisition- Where the Home Energy Market is Going
"Sending price signals to the end user is a good thing in my book.  There's the potential here to benefit both consumers and utilities if it's done right."
Jan 31, 2014
Bob Blanchette replied to Jose Macho's discussion Google Nest Acquisition- Where the Home Energy Market is Going
"TOU pricing is here, our utility is most interested in reducing AC demand in summer. Smarthours"
Jan 31, 2014
Leo Klisch replied to Jose Macho's discussion Google Nest Acquisition- Where the Home Energy Market is Going
"When and if we have far more variable renewable power available and therefore grid operators need much more demand/response opportunity via TOU power pricing and thermal and electrical storage via car batteries,hot water, ice,etc., then I will need…"
Jan 31, 2014
Tom DelConte replied to Jose Macho's discussion Google Nest Acquisition- Where the Home Energy Market is Going
"Obviously the youthful consumer market will always opt for Cool Technology, not having enough life experience to discriminate between function and form! There's an inbuilt analogy here: the forum discussions here are lively and vibrant, while…"
Jan 31, 2014
Jose Macho replied to Jose Macho's discussion Google Nest Acquisition- Where the Home Energy Market is Going
"The broader question is energy analytics- the Nest being one of a number of products and services that address home energy comfort and data. The news mentioned that Nest sales are over 250,000 units per month- whether it works or not isn't the…"
Jan 31, 2014

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Excellent PBS Energy Program Worth Watching

In case you missed it, PBS has been airing a series "EARTH: The Operators Manual".  The  recent episode which aired last week "Energy Quest USA" is well worth watching...

While many of us discuss methods and marketing for audits and retrofits, I believe it is the community neighbor-to-neighbor programs and activities that engage the homeowner and get results. The show profiles communities making smart energy choices based on economics and the environment. Below is a link to the…

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At 12:03pm on April 14, 2012, Jim Peck said…

Got an email address, I'll have an associate send you something

At 6:49am on December 13, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Jose,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros! Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!

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