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What are some of the best energy myths you have ever heard? I think this could be good for a couple of laughs. I will start:Incandescent light bulbs give off more heat than light and because of this…Continue

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Preventing Huge Holiday Electric Bills

It’s that time of year again. The holiday season is upon us. With Thanksgiving already in the shadows many people either have already or will soon set up their Christmas or other holiday decorations. Decorations are a great way to get into the season and spread cheer but they can also be a great way to increase electric bills. As Christmas trees and decorative lighting get plugged in electric bills go up. The exact amount the bills will increase depends on the lighting being used and how the… Continue

Posted on December 2, 2010 at 12:24pm — 4 Comments

Taking the Home Energy Scoring Tool a Step Further

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) puts a great deal of focus and concern into the area of weatherization. An abundant amount of recovery act funding went towards weatherization and in return the reduction of energy consumption. In an attempt to make the auditing and assessing aspect of weatherization readily available and understood by both experts and consumers alike the DOE has created the Home Energy Scoring Tool.

This tool is available online for free and unlike similar…


Posted on November 11, 2010 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

Why should I monitor my energy usage?

The biggest question many professionals and consumers alike have about energy monitoring is whether or not it actually works. The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) recently conducted a home electricity use study. This study looked at various factors, one of which was the home energy monitor. They found that using an energy monitor could result in savings of 8-25%. EPRI conducted further research into…


Posted on November 3, 2010 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Energy Savings to the Cloud

You may have noticed the term 'cloud' or 'cloud computing' circulating around popular media. This has become an increasingly popular term and is used quite frequently by Microsoft in their recent advertising campaigns in order to create buzz. Although it is a widely used term it is not a widely understood concept. What makes cloud computing unique, or how does it work? Is it just a new term that means the internet or online?

According to Wikipedia cloud computing is web-based…


Posted on November 1, 2010 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

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At 9:17am on November 1, 2010, Diane Chojnowski said…
Hi Silas,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros! Thanks for the great photos you added! Please feel free to join or start a forum discussion or blog and to post more photos, videos or events. And...invite your colleagues!

Thanks, Diane

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