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Heat pumps are regularly touted as an energy efficient option for heating and cooling the home, but how well do they perform? What will happen to your electricity bill? Who can install them? Can you afford one? And, of course, how well do they stand up to Vermont’s notoriously […]
The Renewable Heat Now Campaign today filed a letter signed by 54 organizations and businesses calling on the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) to require utilities to file accurate cost information on a specific gas subsidy called “the 100-foot rule.” This rule, which stems from a State law intended to promote gas expansion, forces […]
Using Air to Air ERV to precool the Fresh air in Summer time. Image Wikimedia Commons/MoeSalem
Now that summer is approaching, homeowners need to consider the summertime ventilation and cooling needs for their homes considering energy usage.
Natural ventilation is as simple as opening windows on your house in a way that […]
Heat pump domestic hot water maker air conditioning hack. Image: sustainableheating.org
You may know that heat pump (HP) technology has come to domestic hot water heaters (DHWs). Like all heat pumps, they use a refrigeration cycle to leverage latent ambient heat. This can result in half or even a quarter of the […]
Heat pumps get dirty and every heat pump requires annual cleaning. Images WeCleanHeatPumps.
Heat pumps are such a game-changer, heating or cooling our homes using electricity. And doing it cleanly?
Yes, if we clean them, which is something many home-owners don’t take into consideration. But failure to properly maintain mini-splits can have […]
We take it for granted. Refrigerators draw heat from inside a cold cabinet, and they reject that heat into the surrounding air. You can feel the heat in the space behind a refrigerator. Pulling heat out of seemingly cold air may seem like magic. But it’s just basic physics. The principle of […]
DOE Issues a Pre-Publication Request for Information Pertaining to Energy Conservation Standards for Water Source Heat Pumps
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a pre-publication Federal Register notice initiating a data collection process through this request for information (RFI), to consider whether to amend DOE’s current energy conservation standards for water-source heat pumps […]
Trees provide free natural shading to keep your home cool. Image: livingrootless.blogspot.com
Cooling will become a greater necessity and create a greater environmental burden as our planet heats. As we swing into the season when cooling, rather than warming, is the issue, it’s time to consider the great two-for-one deal of a […]
Are you a student, teacher, or mentor with skills to share? Do you want to solve real-world problems while working together in teams using a lot of common sense and a little money? The Champlain Maker Faire (CMF) is developing two programs to help solve real-world climate problems, RAD1and Scrounge-a-thon.
The sixth annual NY-GEO Renewable Heating & Cooling Conference is at the Albany Wolf Road Marriott Hotel on March 25th & 26th, 2020.
Early Bird discounts RUN OUT SOON. They are now available for Exhibits and Attendee registrations until midnight, Monday, February 2nd. NYSERDA President and CEO Alicia Barton is the keynote speaker for […]