New York City’s Green Heat Hooligans

New York City’s Green Heat Hooligans

When dealing with a carbon footprint as large as the Big Apple’s, replacing residential conventional heating oil with biofuel to reduce the city’s emissions seems like bailing out the Titanic with a Dixie Cup. Still, that’s what Brooklyn-based Boro...
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U.S. Department of Embarrassed

No doubt, the folks over at the Department of Energy have red faces right now. A recent audit found the government agency advising Americans on conserving energy, has wasted $11.5 million by not using programmable thermostats in their buildings.”They’ve...
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Air Conditioner Maintenance

It is the season for air conditioners! With that in mind, RepairClinic.com has released a list of maintenance tips for keeping your air conditioner in good working order. The list includes the recommendation to clean the filter once a month and to check the cooling...
New York City’s Green Heat Hooligans

Programmable Thermostats and Energy Star

Programmable thermostats can cut heating and cooling costs by as much as 20 percent if used properly. So it was rather surprising to read the EPA is suspending its Energy Star specifications for programmable thermostats effective December 31, 2009. In a letter to...
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Shopping for Space Heaters

Space heaters don’t necessarily cut it here in the Northeast, especially during the bone-aching cold this winter. But in warmer climes, such as California and Florida, the nights can get surprisingly cool in winter and a space heater is an ideal solution. Los...
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Super-Efficient Space Heater

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, heating a single room with a space heater is sometimes much more efficient than heating an entire home with a gas furnace. And this makes even more sense if you use an Eco-heater, a unit that runs more than three times more...