Published in “July 2009”

The Energy Tax Credit: Is it Worth it? Part 3

How it Works: Insulating & Taking the Tax CreditHeating and air conditioning account for 50 to 70% of the energy used in the average American home. While air sealing and duct work sealing can improve performance, neither of these is going to compensate for insufficient i [...]

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The Energy Tax Credit: Is it Worth it? Part 2

How it Works: Windows & WaterTo see how the credit works, let's look at an example of a modest starter home: a single-story 3-bedroom 1750 sq. foot home built in 2008 on the Gulf Coast.Replacing old-style single-pane aluminum framed windows with energy efficient wind [...]

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Stop Air Leaks to Help Energy Efficiency

1) Increase the comfort of your home while reducing your bills by investing in proper insulation and weatherization products. Reduce air leaks and increase the efficiency of your home by caulking, sealing and weather-stripping all seams, cracks and openings to the [...]

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The Energy Tax Credit: Is it Worth it? Part One

The US Government's Energy Star Program reports that the typical American household spends approximately $1,300 per year on home energy bills. Anyone feeling the pinch of a tight economy knows they can save money from their home energy costs just by caulking and sealing [...]

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Massively Scaling Up Clean Energy: What Would It Take to Make an Impact?

In a recent blog over at GreenBiz.com, Joel Makower examines the Gigaton Throwdown, an aggressive study into the possibilities of "scaling up" carbon-free energy over a period of ten years that would net a reduction of 1 billion metric tons in carbon emissions. 1 billion met [...]

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Career Opportunity with Bounce Energy | PHP/Integration Developer

Are you looking for a new challenge?Bounce Energy is looking for an energetic and experienced PHP/Integration Developer to construct integrations with partners and vendors and help refine PHP-based Billing, Customer Information and Customer Retention Systems platform. The PH [...]

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8 Tips for Maintaining your Air Conditioning

Ensure that your Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system is properly sized for your home and correctly installed. Bigger is not always better. At the beginning of cooler or warmer weather have a professional come out to inspect your HVAC system. Have y [...]

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What is Biomass Energy?

Biomass is material that is derived from recently living organisms including animals, plants, landfill waste, and cow manure. Biomass energy is used to produce power, heat & steam and fuel through different processes. The production uses large boilers to burn the matter, [...]

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Renewable Energy: U.S. Potential

Much ado has been made regarding the viability of wide scale renewable energy in America. In case you were wondering, Texas is the leading producer of wind energy in the states, so those of us here in the Lone Star state have access to a pretty wide variety of renewable ener [...]

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Proper Shading Makes Energy Efficiency Easier

A properly landscaped home can significantly reduce your household energy consumption for heating and cooling. Consult your local nursery for information on trees and shrubbery that can serve as shade in the summer and wind blocks in the winter. You should consider mature si [...]

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