Advanced Energy Blog

Warm Clothes Wherever You Go

By Jonathan Susser | January 10, 2023

Q: I enjoy working and spending time outdoors and was fortunate enough to receive a heated jacket for the holidays. I had never seen a jacket with a battery and charger before, though, so I’m not quite sure what to[…]

Caring for Animals and Pets, Efficiently

By Jonathan Susser | October 29, 2022

Q: We currently own a dog, a cat and a few chickens. We’re thinking about expanding our small backyard farm and adding a few more animals. What are some energy-related issues we should be mindful of when it comes to[…]

Give Your Home a Break While on Vacation

By Connor Sill and Jonathan Susser | August 26, 2022

Q: I’m going on vacation soon and was wondering what steps I can take now to save energy while I’m gone. Any advice? A: Yes, there are several actions you can take advantage of before leaving to limit your home’s[…]

Swimming in Savings

By Jonathan Susser | June 29, 2022

Q: I read somewhere that my pool pump is one of the biggest energy users in my home. Is that true? What can I do to make it more energy efficient? A: It is, indeed, true. Circulating, filtering and cleaning[…]

Keeping Your Home Healthy

By Jonathan Susser | April 20, 2022

Q: With the warm weather here, I’m ready to get outside and tackle some home improvement projects to make sure my home is healthy. What are some signs and issues to look out for? A: It’s never a bad idea[…]

All About HVAC Filters

By Jonathan Susser | March 2, 2022

Q: I’ve been buying the same kind of filter for my heating and cooling system for years, but there’s such an assortment available. What’s the difference between the various types? A: It certainly can be a little overwhelming to stand[…]

Supporting Underserved Communities Through the CARES Act

By Alexis Giannattasio | February 9, 2022

In March 2021, we received funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to carry out two projects in support of underserved communities in North Carolina. One provided higher-efficiency mechanical and water heating equipment to nonprofit supportive[…]

Frosty Roofs Provide Energy Efficiency Clues

By Jonathan Susser | December 22, 2021

Q: I’ve noticed that some homes in my neighborhood have frost on their roofs, but mine doesn’t. Should I be concerned? A: Good observation. Assuming the general location and sun exposure of the homes are comparable, a lack of frost[…]