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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[…]

Balancing Hot and Cold Rooms

By Hannah McKenzie | January 19, 2014

Q: When the bedroom doors are shut at night and the heat is running, my master bedroom gets unbearably hot. Other than keeping the doors open, what can be done to remedy this problem? A: Keeping interior doors open may[…]