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November 18, 2010

Advanced Features to Look for in a Heat Pump

A number of relatively new innovations are improving the performance of heat pumps. Unlike standard compressors that can only operate at full capacity, two-speed compressors allow heat […]
November 11, 2010

DOE Calls for BPI Stakeholder Comments on New Retrofit Workforce Guidelines

Malta, NY, November 10, 2010 – The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is actively seeking input from Building Performance Institute (BPI) […]
November 9, 2010

Cleaning The Air In Your Home

This week we have a guest blog courtesy of Life Maid Easy, a complete home & business care management service. Be a fan on Facebook. Keeping a […]
November 4, 2010

Is Your Home Making You Sick?

To understand why many of today’s health problems can be caused by the home you live in, you need to look back a few years to see […]
November 2, 2010

Ductless, Mini-Split Heat Pumps

Ductless, mini-split-system heat pumps (mini splits) make good retrofit add-ons to houses with “non-ducted” heating systems, such as hydronic (hot water heat), radiant panels, and space […]
October 28, 2010

5 Reasons Not to Install Your Own Hot Water Heater

1. You may not select the right water heater for your needs and specifications. It’s not as simple as replacing a 30-gallon hot water heater with […]
October 26, 2010

Use and Care of Home Humidifiers

Humidifiers are commonly used in homes to relieve the physical discomforts of dry nose, throat, lips, and skin. The moisture they add to dry air also […]
October 21, 2010

Using Off-Peak Power to Heat Water

Most consumers use more hot water in the evenings and mornings than at other times of the day. For those who have an electric water heater, […]
October 14, 2010

New Furnace Can Reduce Heating Costs

Heating bills across the country are the highest they have ever been, with out any relief in sight. Even if your older furnace runs, from an […]