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

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 emissions coming...

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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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Advertising the Most Popular Electric Cars electric vehicles Jan 24, 2022
by Michael Jones

You would think that the current supply chain crisis would be bad news for the nascent electric car industry. Just as demand for electric vehicles finally starts to pick up, manufacturers get hit by shortages of chips, electric motors, battery packs and countless other...

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See Electricity Savings by Understanding Your Bill electricity rates Jan 02, 2022
by Michael Jones

Massachusetts electricity rates are some of the highest in the country. As of December 2021, only residents of Alaska, Hawaii and Connecticut were paying higher average electricity rates. With the three major electric utilities, Eversource, National Grid and Unitil, planning...

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