Category : Environment & Energy

Solar Power 101

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As our society continues to "go green", we continue to invest in the natural resource of the sun to produce our energy. While small businesses, corporations, and homeowners alike have incorporated solar power into their lives, many still may not know exactly how we're able to extract energy from the sun. Here's a simple breakdown.
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How the IoT Is Helping Colleges Save on Their HVAC Costs

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Today, the Internet of Things is one of the most extensive and fascinating ideas for the modern world. The IoT joins together vehicles, home appliances, and devices using electronics, sensors, and software. This creates a network of elements that are interconnected - and the idea is only growing. In fact, experts estimate that the IoT will consist of around 30 billion objects by 2020.
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Geothermal Energy Is Used for More Than You Think

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Over the past several years, natural resources have become more and more prominent in today's world of energy. One energy that's gaining in popularity and is used for a wide variety of processes and applications is geothermal. Here, we share its many uses.
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7 Ways to Save Energy During Thanksgiving Dinner

It's that time of year, which means it's time to fire up the oven, turn on the burners, and get to cooking that Thanksgiving dinner. It also means that you'll be using a lot of energy to cook your meal. Follow these easy tips from our HVAC service experts to reduce your energy consumption while you make your delicious family dinner.
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An Outlook on Pennsylvania’s Renewable Energy Future

While we're working to increase renewable energy as a country, the future of renewable energy also varies by state. Some (like West Virginia and New Mexico) are just beginning to produce solar, wind, or hydro power while others (like Idaho and Maine) are already running entirely on them.
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Could Renewables Be a Threat to Natural Gas?

Many homeowners use electricity as their primary source of power, however, there are some who turn to natural gas. Whether this choice is due to a preference or an availability, there are both pros and cons to using natural gas. Recently, our HVAC installation experts came across an article by Paulo Santos that discusses the rise of natural gas and the effect renewables could have on it. We thought we'd share.
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When to Clean Your Air Ducts

When it comes to air ducts, there's no set amount of time you should leave between cleanings; duct cleaning should be done on an "as-needed" basis and in general, is good to do every couple years.
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4 Technologies That Could Change the Energy Industry

From energy storage to vehicles to electricity production and more, the future of energy is ever-growing and ever-changing to become more efficient, more reliable, and more environmentally friendly for people around the world. Here, our HVAC experts share four innovations that could transform the energy world in the next few decades.
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