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Time for a New Furnace?

Is your old furnace on its last leg?  Are you looking for a more cost effective way to keep your home warm this winter?  Heat pumps are considered one of the most efficient products for heating…but should you go geo-thermal or air-to-air?  Before you make a decision, make sure you do your homework. Get more information

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Is Elephant Grass the Next Biofuel Darling?

If Napier grass, A.K.A. elephant grass, can be managed properly, it would provide a couple of other benefits aside from producing feedstock for renewable biofuel. Its root system acts as a high-efficiency filtration mechanism that traps excess nutrients, so it could be cultivated on marginal lands as a form of runoff control or storm water management. Find out more here.

 

Improving Your Home's Efficiency - Where to Start.

Getting a handle on your home's energy use is an important first step to improving efficiency. You can do a simple assessment yourself using our online tools or have a professional energy auditor perform a more thorough audit. Then, use ENERGY STAR resources to get guidance on home improvement projects to enhance energy efficiency, lower utility bills, and increase comfort. Get more information at Energy Star.