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Ants and Spiders and Flies, Oh My!

By Jonathan Susser | August 26, 2021

Q: I’ve been noticing more tiny critters — ants, spiders and the like — in certain parts of my home. What’s the deal, and how can I keep them from coming back? A: Finding pests at home is rarely a[…]

The Perks of Battery-Powered Boating

By Jonathan Susser | July 3, 2021

Q: With gas prices on the rise recently — and the stress of finding gas during the shortage a couple of months ago — my family is looking to electrify more of our home gear. In particular, we’ve been considering an electric-powered fishing boat.[…]

SystemVision Celebrates 20th Anniversary

By Jonathan Susser | April 30, 2021

SystemVision, Advanced Energy’s — and the nation’s only — affordable housing guarantee program, is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2021. Relying on a close relationship with the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency (NCHFA) and a tremendous network of affiliates, builders,[…]

How to Clean Up Your Crawl Space

By Jonathan Susser | April 25, 2021

Q: I recently went into my crawl space for the first time in a while to grab some electric lawn equipment and noticed that it’s a mess. Most worrying are condensation on ducts and exposed electrical wires. What can I[…]

Energy Efficiency on the Farm

By Jonathan Susser | March 5, 2021

Q: I own a farm with a barn and a few outbuildings. What are some steps I can take to lower my energy bill each month? A: New, proven products and technologies on the farm offer a number of opportunities[…]

Battery Storage Solutions for Customers and Utilities

By Colin Thompson and Julia Szeto | December 28, 2020

Battery storage systems are growing in popularity as technology improves, prices decline, and electric utilities and their customers recognize the benefits. Therefore, it is no surprise that system installations are increasing in homes, at businesses and for utility sites. The[…]

Know Your Thermostat

By Jonathan Susser | December 22, 2020

Q: We’re in the middle of winter, and I want to make sure I am getting the most out of my thermostat. What should I look for to stay comfortable while not breaking the bank? A: Thermostats come in a[…]

Home Components That Can Help Utilities Manage Demand

By Jonathan Susser | December 16, 2020

Although general electricity usage has leveled off over time with improvements in technology and energy efficiency, peak demand — periods when consumer demand for electricity is at its highest — continues to have a large effect on how electric utilities[…]