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TweetAs many of you know, this is the weekend for North Carolina’s Cash for Appliance rebate program. I don’t need to reiterate my objections to the recent series of “clunker” giveaways, but I’ll let Adrienne from Home Performance NC sum up one of the social costs: The only thing I’m not thrilled about in the [...]
TweetThose ancient Egyptians were really on to something when the built the pyramids. The broad base and pointy top really helps us understand that there are some things common and fundamental, and others that are a little more rare. Brilliant! Today’s pyramidal subject is energy conservation. Have you ever wondered whether you’re better off insulating [...]
Tweet If you read yesterday’s post on monitoring your smart appliances with new gadgets from the Consumer Electronics Show, you may have been left wondering, “What if I don’t want to replace all of my dumb appliances?” I know I was. Well, leave it to CES to solve problems created by CES. The Picowatt, shown [...]
TweetThe Consumer Electronics Show is a yearly excuse for just about everyone to geek out. It’s no surprise that the focus on energy efficiency and home management caught my eye. First up, Home Energy Manager promises to put your bloated house on an energy diet. By linking to a series of smart monitors in each [...]
Tweet A new air conditioner designed by Mitsubishi will try to take the guess-work out of home energy efficiency. It uses an array of sensors to identify weather and room conditions, and then suggest some ideas for trimming energy use. The unit can measure indoor and outdoor temperature and room humidity to suggest control changes. [...]
Tweet If you live in North Carolina, you’ll want to know about the special tax-free weekend on Energy Star rated appliances. Beginning at 12:01 on Friday, November 6th, 2009, and ending on the 8th, you can purchase items tax-free in store or online, with some rules and regulations. Qualifying purchases include: (Clothes) Washing machines Freezers [...]