The Transition Will Change Everything - Get Ready climate commentary Aug 25, 2022

There are two words that are going to define the way we live over the next 25 years in much the same way as “The Internet” has defined the way we’ve lived over the last 25.

“The Transition” is a phrase that is being uttered among those who realize what’s going...

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Your Pledge to Electrify Everything Aug 16, 2022

The fastest way to reduce our carbon emissions is to electrify everything and ditch fossil fuels. The non-profit group Rewiring America estimates that we need to replace one billion fossil fuel-burning machines if we want to electrify everything in every home in America.

Don't let that number...

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Heat Pump Basics - Can They Save the World? in the home Jun 24, 2022
By Michael Jones

Of all the things an average homeowner can do to help fight climate change, perhaps the most underappreciated is the installation of an electric heat pump.

They may not be as sexy as electric vehicles, and they're certainly not as high-profile. But with 12% of our greenhouse gas...

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What Is Induction Ready Cookware? cooking Jun 13, 2022

If you're serious about decarbonizing your home, and you currently use a gas stove, you need to consider switching to induction cooking. It's a great way have all the benefits of cooking with gas, without the health hazards and CO2 emissions that come from using fossil fuels to prepare your...

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The 5 best Two-Burner Induction Cooktops cooking May 12, 2022

If you're intrigued by the idea of an induction stove but you're not quite ready to completely ditch your gas stove just yet, a two-burner induction cooktop is a great interim appliance. It'll give you all the benefits of an induction stove at a fraction of the cost.

What's more, you'll be able...

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Is It Better to Lease or Buy Solar Panels? solar Apr 03, 2022
By Michael Jones

 

A question I get all the time when I'm talking to people about going solar is whether they should buy their solar panels (either with cash or by financing the purchase with a solar loan) or lease them either from the installer or from a leasing company.

There is also a...

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The 5 Best Solar Companies in Massachusetts solar Mar 27, 2022
By Michael Jones

If you're looking to power your house with solar energy, the first big decision you'll have to make is which local solar company is the best one to use. While far from being the sunniest state in the nation, Massachusetts is a great state for solar, largely because it has...

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The 3 Best Electric Car Chargers of 2022 ev charging Mar 21, 2022
By Michael Jones

With 80% of electric cars being charged at the home of the vehicle's owner, installing an electric car charger at home will soon become a priority for many suburban homeowners.

In this post, we will rank and review the three best home EV chargers on the market in 2022. We'll look...

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The Five Best Heat Pump Dryers in the home Mar 16, 2022
By Michael Jones

If you're serious about shrinking your carbon footprint, you may be wondering if a heat pump dryer is one way to do it. A ventless heat pump clothes dryer is a type of electric dryer that has long been popular in Europe and is becoming increasingly popular in the US due to the...

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The Best Bidirectional EV Chargers ev charging Mar 13, 2022
By Michael Jones

Charging an electric vehicle at home was once as simple as plugging it into a 110 or 220 volt outlet. But a constant stream of technological advances has given us faster charging, smart charging and, most recently, bidirectional charging, which many experts believe is about to...

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Want to Help Ukraine? Then Go Solar Right Now! climate commentary Mar 05, 2022
by Michael Jones

It’s been said that, in order to combat the worst effects of climate change, we need to start operating on something akin to a wartime footing. Well now, thanks to Vladimir Putin, that’s exactly what we've got. The Russian invasion of Ukraine has left all of us...

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GAF Energy Introduces Solar Shingles solar Feb 25, 2022
by Michael Jones

Approximately 5 million homes get new roofs in the United States every year, with about 1.4 million of those being installed by GAF, the largest roofing company in the world.

Meanwhile, only about 300,000 homes add solar panels each year, a pace which leaves even Sunrun, the...

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