March 2017 Blog Posts (7)

Don MacOdrum receives BPI's 2017 Tony Woods Award!

BPI has honored Don MacOdrum, Executive Director at the Home Performance Guild of…

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Added by Diane Chojnowski on March 23, 2017 at 6:17am — No Comments

Balancing Act: Solving Airflow Issues in HVAC Systems

Today's homeowner is more concerned with energy efficiency than ever before. A National Association of Home Builders September 2016 survey found that energy-saving appliances were at or near the top of the must-have feature list for 80 percent of new home buyers. In January, the association released the…

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Added by Home Energy Magazine on March 14, 2017 at 10:33am — 1 Comment

Let’s Party! A New Way to Learn About Home Energy Use

We went to the best house party—no, not an all-night blow-out, but a small get-together hosted by real estate broker Dan Razowsky. This particular house party was to help Dan, his parents, and their friends become more educated about energy use and energy efficiency in their homes, and we were thrilled to be a part of it.

At an Elevate Energy house…

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Added by Amber Vignieri on March 10, 2017 at 9:05am — No Comments

Why Do We Need Safety Valve in Boiler?

  • Safety valve is a fail-safe device that prevents failure under over pressure conditions.
  • A safety valve is designed to open and relieve excess pressure from boiler by releasing a volume of fluid from within the equipment, when predetermined excess pressure is reached.
  • If the operating pressure in the system goes above the safe limit of material of construction, it can cause ruinous failure.
  • To prevent such failure safety valves…
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Added by Thermodyne Boilers on March 8, 2017 at 9:23pm — No Comments

How to Hook Every Type of Homeowner

When homeowners have an HVACR need, 80 to 90 percent begin their search for a provider on the Internet. Braving the wilds of the web, they’ll click and click, scroll and scroll, evaluating the appeal of you and your competition to find the best provider for their job.

But between the time they start searching, and the time they pick up the phone to call a provider, homeowners can engage in a complex set…

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Added by Home Energy Magazine on March 8, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

Energy (Oil, Natural Gas, Electricity, and Renewables) Outlook for Homes and Businesses in 2017

Please keep in mind that while the information presented here is valuable, it's important to remember that predictions can and often do change over time. This information was compiled from industry publications.

Oil Forecasts

Exxon Mobile released a report earlier this year called, Exxon Mobile’s…

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Added by Home Energy Magazine on March 6, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Survey: 9 of 10 Americans Want to Protect the Environment, But They're Focusing on the Wrong Things

A new national survey finds good news for the environment: Nine out of 10 Americans believe the average person should be taking concrete steps to reduce his or her environmental impact. And two-thirds think that personal energy conservation habits can make a real difference in preventing climate change.

The only catch, according to the new survey conducted by…

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Added by Home Energy Magazine on March 2, 2017 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

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