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[30 Apr 2010 | One Comment | 5,508 views]

Believe it or not, there are numerous ways to actually get your old, inefficient furnace replaced for free, or at least at very little cost. And we’re talking about quality, Lennox furnaces, Rheem, Carrier, etc.
Basically, you take advantage of the numerous credits and rebates that are floating out there right now. During the down time (the warmer months, or months just coming out of the cold season right up to the end of summer) a lot of heating contracting companies and the furnace manufacturers are int he middle of a …

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[29 Apr 2010 | 3 Comments | 58 views]

There has been a lot of chatter in Washington lately about energy. Namely, alternative energy sources, energy consumption, our dependence on foreign oil, and rising energy costs. While there are some scientists who are frantically working on ways to both cut our energy usage and some people (citizens, voters) who are right there with them, supporting them, there are others who sit idly by.
And then they complain when their energy bills are high, or cry when foreign oil consumption reaches a new high as our foreign debt skyrockets.
My main point …

Do It Yourself Projects »

[20 Apr 2010 | 3 Comments | 266 views]

It’s no secret there are a lot of different decisions to consider when purchasing solar panels. The truth is, it is relatively easy to build a small solar array in your backyard or on your roof that you can use to power small appliances or perhaps tie into the existing grid. Most consumers will choose to take the easiest way out possible (and there’s nothing wrong with this) – purchasing smaller solar panels and tying them into an array.
Consider these questions before you purchase or install solar panels:
What load are …

Cooling, Heating »

[4 Apr 2010 | 5 Comments | 1,312 views]

Costs of constructing the sunroom vary according to the location of your home, quality of materials used, labor charges, size of the sunroom and other sunroom wall insulation costs if required. Some people prefer the two or three season sunrooms while others prefer a sunroom for all the seasons of the year. Cost for installing a two or three season sunroom is lesser. If you wish to install a four season sunroom then you will require insulation of a superior quality at least.
An enclosure of wooden frame is one type …