A curious situation has recently arisen in electricity grids around the world: The wholesale price of electricity has occasionally gone negative. This means that the market will pay customers to use electricity. The grid in Texas experienced negative prices last September. Soon afterward, a Texan retail electricity provider—not to be confused with a utility—began offering residential…Continue
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After thinking so much about a Christmas gift for a friend of mine, I remembered he had just moved to a colder city and had…Continue
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FHFA is seeking our advice now through March 17.
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GOAL: That disclosure of home energy costs (at time of sale or rent) be federally mandated.
The “Duty to Serve” rule is a new opportunity, A NEW WAY IN, an alternate route separate from the SAVE Act (still being considered in the senate) to accomplish energy cost transparency. It’s new but we have a short window of…Continue
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Adding an embroidery machine makes your home or business lovelier and provides the user with limitless opportunity of making very many designs on clothes, covers, and other fabrics. However, it is important to learn crucial tips for faster, easier, efficient and fun use of the machine. Besides, you choose a best embroidery machine. Here are some useful tips on saving energy when using embroidery machine.…Continue
Added by Eric Johnson on March 9, 2016 at 4:59am — No Comments
I have a lightly used FLIR i5 Infra Red Camera For Sale. Asking $695. Just like the one selling in link below for $1585. Email email@example.com for pictures or call Andy Courts at 336-402-4118 for more information.
Temperature range: -4°F to 482°F (-20°C to 250°C)
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I have hour meters on maybe 20 systems now. I like to see the run time when it's "4" degrees in Kansas City. 99% rate in KC is +4' degrees. My goal at 4' is 100% run time. I have a super sealed home 2,100 square feet with a 2 ton ground type heat pump R-30 walls, R-60 attic, R-8 windows & doors with 98% run time @ "+ 4' ". When the strip heat turned on, it smelled up the home with the dirt off the 5 KW strip, heat…Continue
Coming to grips that the way you live is doing more harm to the environment than good is a fairly easy thing to recognize. Changing your lifestyle to accommodate that is a little bit different. It’s easy to do what’s more convenient and usually that means not changing anything. But if we care about the earth we live in and the generations that will come after us, going green is key in sustaining healthy lives!…Continue
Added by Carlee Quintas on February 25, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments
First, let us set the scene. Elevate Energy and others have long recognized a specific challenge: When homeowners invest in improving the energy efficiency of their home and property, these measures are often…Continue
Originally published on Feb. 22, 2016 on RMI Outlet.
By Douglas Miller (Rocky Mountain Institute) & Laura Reiter (Cineflix)…Continue
Added by Douglas Miller on February 22, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments
Pests are the curse of modern civilisation. From farmers to agriculture-based commercial enterprises, almost everybody has had to bear the brunt of it at some point while sowing or harvesting crop/plant produce. Root-gobbling rats, leaf-eating larvae, locusts, seed-eating birds, worms, fungi, cockroaches---the list is endless. Sometimes simple home remedies work, but in case of large-scale operations, traditional measures become largely ineffective. This is where organised concerns have to…Continue
Added by Alfie Davis on February 17, 2016 at 6:27am — No Comments
[This blog is cross-posted from Home Energy Magazine.]
By Doug Garrett
When we built our new home 50 miles from Austin on 21+ acres we made the decision to have all of our indoor water come from harvested rainwater and to make our flower gardens bigger than they were at our first country…Continue
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Homeowners in Tampa are keen on investing in solar power for a couple of years now. Thanks to the natural and abundant sunshine, the city's residents are leveraging it to cut back on power bills as well as to reduce their carbon footprint. With electricity bills skyrocketing, homeowners have now realized the importance of investing in solar power. If you are looking for solar solutions…Continue
Added by Olivia Taylor on February 16, 2016 at 4:20am — No Comments
If the grid goes down (power company) will I lose power? My Aunt is on a ventilator. It goes down she dies. Your answer will be appreciated. Please be precise in your response.
This is a question for all in home patients. Who has the answer?
I understand the Solar Companies in Las Vegas were run out of town due to some laws that made a monopoly…Continue
Added by John Kaye on February 16, 2016 at 3:02am — No Comments
Fishing kayak becomes popular and one of the most attractive outdoor sport nowadays. There are many kinds of kayak, a part of them using extra energy supply in addition to the human force. In this discussion, several methods to reduce the energy cost while fishing with kayaks.
First of all, finding the best kayak for fishing that has an appropriate features for your demands. Then, how to decrease energy consumption? The…Continue
Added by Eric Johnson on February 14, 2016 at 8:54am — No Comments
First of all I am 59yr old retired Federal employee. I took HVAC in a trade school 30 years ago. While working a full time job, HVAC was basically side work for me. After a couple years of residential installs and service work, I transferred into the building maintenance dept. HVAC was 75-80% of my job. We went to several onsite schools for a couple days here and there for the newest HCAV stuff. Keep in mind this is all commercial units we are working on in Federally…Continue
Everything needs a makeover after a certain time. Your home is one of them. Sometimes, you overlook something when you give a makeover to your home. The things you might overlook can be important in delivering a finishing touch. When it’s time for a home makeover, we concentrate on painting and wallpapering the house, re-carpeting it or adding some storage space. But, changing the staircase can complete the renovation of your home.
Added by Alfie Davis on February 12, 2016 at 3:46am — No Comments
Many of us have been working for decades to push the energy codes toward higher performance. We've had some good success along the way, as state after state adopt more stringent codes. Unfortunately, in many regions we have a long, long way to go. Even in those places where the most stringent codes are in place, execution and enforcement are often weak. And, as for going…Continue