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A Comprehensive Content Strategy: Creating Content That Supports a New Service Launch

Posted by Energy Circle on December 6, 2018 at 9:30am 0 Comments

With so much product innovation happening in HVAC and solar, many companies are adding new services like battery storage or ductless heat pumps. With all the coordination and planning it takes to purchase the correct equipment, polish off your certifications, and nail down pricing, it is easy to forget that your website should reflect your new…

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New Appraisal Study to Determine Impact of Energy Efficient Features on Home Values

Posted by Pearl Certification on November 29, 2018 at 11:30am 0 Comments

One Home, One Community,

One City at a Time! 

Pearl Certification is excited to announce a new chapter in its partnership with HomeSmart International to help Phoenix homeowners capture incremental value of their energy efficient, solar and other performance upgrades when they…

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Are You Speaking the Same Language As Your Customers?

Posted by Energy Circle on November 29, 2018 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Jargon and technical terms are a part of everyday life in the home performance, solar and HVAC industries.

See? I’ve already used an acronym that my own mother didn’t know when I brought it up at the Thanksgiving dinner table. If you’re a heating and air conditioning contractor, “HVAC” may be how you describe the scope of your services; but we…

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New Zero-Energy Homes Almost to Cost Parity, While Codes & Incentives Help Cross the Finish Line—By RMI's Alisa Petersen

Posted by Jim Gunshinan on November 27, 2018 at 3:30pm 1 Comment

If you had a choice between building new homes that meet basic standards and building comfortable, healthy homes that dramatically cut energy bills, which would you prefer? How about if the low-energy homes cost the same (or nearly the same) as a standard home to build? If the cost is relatively equal, shouldn’t every new home be built this…

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Cooling effect from solar panels

Started by Tim Kendzia in General Forum. Last reply by Franco Oyuela yesterday. 16 Replies

Learning Thermostat

Started by Classic Residential, Inc. in General Forum. Last reply by Franco Oyuela yesterday. 35 Replies

When can an oversized A/C be a good thing?

Started by David Byrnes in General Forum. Last reply by Franco Oyuela on Monday. 7 Replies

Surprise loads

Started by Evan Mills in General Forum. Last reply by Daniel Baur-McGuire Dec 6. 4 Replies

Blower door test for small apartment building

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