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Are LED bulbs ready for homes?

Posted on March 24, 2013 at 5:00pm 4 Comments

If you haven't been paying attention, LED's for the home are dropping in price like crazy. 

I first put up a post on the best LED A19 bulb for 60-W and 40-W replacements with pricing pulled from Amazon.

But then Cree came out with their bulb and totally blew the field…

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Home Energy Consumption for your region and your rates

Posted on September 3, 2012 at 1:30pm 6 Comments

Below is a post I published on calculating a home energy use by region using a tool my utility (Georgia Power) provided (made by Apogee).  It's a nice tool to show homeowners if their utility provides something similar.  It could help you validate how improvements to the home can help save energy.

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Lead Generation Services for Home Energy Professionals?

Posted on September 1, 2012 at 11:36am 2 Comments

Home Energy Pros,


Has anyone used a lead generation service that they have had success with? 

What are your general thoughts about lead generation?

At Mapawatt.com, we think that linking educated consumers with home energy pros is a much needed service.  Of course there is Angie's list, but that is a paid service and I dont think it's that strong in Home Energy services.

Best Ways to Save Energy

Posted on August 25, 2012 at 12:03pm 6 Comments

This post on the Best Ways to Save Energy was originally seen on Mapawatt.  The goal is to provide homeowners a reference page that will help guide them to things they can do and incentives they can earn for saving energy.

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What are the best ways to save energy?  It’s a topic that we’ve been wondering a lot about.  The best ways to save energy for someone in Alaska are probably going to…

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