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Pondering Crawlspace Vents

By Hannah McKenzie | September 29, 2014

Q: I would like to replace the raggedy crawlspace vents under my home. What kind of replacement vents are the best? A: Crawl space vents are those 8-inch-tall, 16-inch-wide holes scattered around the perimeter of most foundation walls. They are[…]

Cleaning Ducts for Health and Savings

By Hannah McKenzie | September 26, 2014

Q: Will cleaning the inside of my heating and air conditioning ducts improve the air in my house and save energy? A: Research showing energy savings from duct cleaning is lacking. There is some research suggesting that cleaning the blower[…]

Proven Efficiency Verification for Motor Repair

By Kristi Brodd | August 10, 2014

Advanced Energy’s quality assurance program for motor repair to ensure consistency in repairs while demonstrating efficiency is maintained Become a PEV partner today! Download the PEV application here. Offer your customers high-quality repairs that restore efficient and reliable motors to[…]

Feeling Muggy Indoors: Part II

By Hannah McKenzie | July 24, 2014

Q: My house occasionally feels uncomfortably humid. Would a stand-alone dehumidifier be a good way to fix this problem?   A: When your house feels muggy, as mentioned in last month’s article, it is best to start by finding and[…]

Feeling Muggy Indoors

By Hannah McKenzie | June 10, 2014

Q: My house feels uncomfortably humid. Would a stand-alone dehumidifier be a good way to fix this problem? A: A stand-alone dehumidifier may solve the problem temporarily, but figuring out the source of the problem will lead to a long-term[…]

Making Cents of Solar Photovoltaic Systems

By Hannah McKenzie | May 30, 2014

Q: I have heard that the price for solar panels is dropping and incentives are available this year. What should I consider before taking the plunge? Would it be a good investment? A: Now is a terrific time to consider[…]

Heating Water with the Sun

By Hannah McKenzie | April 13, 2014

Q: I have heard that the price for solar panels is dropping and incentives are available this year. What should I consider before taking the plunge? Would it be a good investment? A: This is a terrific time to consider[…]

Hiring an Energy Contractor

By Hannah McKenzie | March 4, 2014

Q: I would like to make energy efficiency improvements to my home. I have heard of contractors who do this type of work. What exactly do they do and how do I find a good company? A: You should start[…]

Range Hoods, to Vent or Not to Vent?

By Hannah McKenzie | February 20, 2014

Q: I am remodeling my kitchen and my contractor friend told me that all new homes have range hoods vented to the outside. Should I replace my recirculating range hood with one that is vented outside? A: It depends. Installing[…]