Venting Your Dryer

Q: Is it a good idea to get a device that attaches to the dryer vent, collects lint and directs air into the house instead of outside? A: […]

General Energy Savings Influencers

Q: I’d like to reduce my energy bills to save money and improve the environment, but I find a lot of conflicting information about the best ways to do […]

Dealing with Mold in Your House

Q: How dangerous is mold? A: Unfortunately, the answer is not easy. There are some molds that are very toxic to people, but it is more common for […]

Turning off Air Conditioning for Savings

Q: Should I turn off my air conditioning when I go on summer vacation? A: Shutting off your air conditioning will save money on your electric bill, but […]

Electric Blankets for Water Heaters

Q: I just read a money saving article that says I can save “up to $200 a year” by installing an insulation blanket around my electric water heater. I’ve […]

Managing Window Condensation

Q: How can I address condensation on my windows? Are energy-efficient windows a good idea? A: In North Carolina and most of the U.S., you can expect window […]

Clockwise or Counterclockwise: Ceiling Fans Deciphered

Q: We have ceiling fans in every room, and every year my husband and I argue about whether to reverse them for use during the winter. My husband has […]

Guidelines to Good Motor Repair

A good motor repair is a two-way street. It will help if you can provide the following information or answer the following questions: Complete nameplate information including manufacturer, horsepower, speed, […]

Commercial Rooftop Unit Optimization Product Literature Review

In the United States, seven quads, or 7 X 1015 Btu, of primary energy is consumed per year for heating, cooling and ventilating commercial space (US DOE, 2012). According to […]

Doing Something with Your Data

Depending on your role in an organization, analytics can mean a lot of things – from summarizing process metrics to evaluating repetitive patterns to examining effect significance. In terms of […]