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August Policy & Advocacy Updates

By: Lizzie Bunnen, Government Affairs Director, AnnDyl Policy Group

Both chambers of Congress are now in recess, but we do have a few updates to share!

Workforce Bill

Our workforce bill has officially been introduced in the Senate! It is largely similar to its House counterpart - Blue Collar…

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Added by Building Performance Association on August 23, 2019 at 1:00pm — No Comments

6 Building Conferences We’re Attending

- By Cory Allyn, Energy Circle Content Writer

If you’re in the better building sector, attending…

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Added by Emily Ambrose on August 22, 2019 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Heat Pump Equipment Selection

With an ever increasing focus in the Northeast on Heat Pump technology, strategic electrification, reducing consumer carbon footprint and utility bills, all while increasing the comfort of the home, the system design process is paramount. I can say that some residential HVAC Contractors & Building Inspectors have been well educated on the load calculation report, but that is only the first part of the design…

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Added by Chris Morin on August 20, 2019 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Blower Door Testing in Hawaii

When I was a Peace Corps Volunteer, I watched as a line of telephone poles inched its way over the 60 kilometers to my site.  They didn't get all the way there, because they were so slow that during the project, these newfangled "cell phones" showed up.  Everyone…

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Added by Blake Reid on August 14, 2019 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

Top 5 Reasons Why No Air Is Blowing from Your AC Vents

Have you been experiencing no air blowing from your air conditioning vents in your home? There can be many reasons for a nonfunctioning air conditioner. Here are some commonly asked questions regarding air conditioner problems that might help you tackle the issue.

Why Is There No Air Coming from My AC Vents?

When the AC filters are clogged with dirt, hair, dust, and other debris, the airflow through the vents in your home may be reduced, decreasing the efficiency of your air…

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Added by John White on August 13, 2019 at 2:55am — 1 Comment

Strike While the Iron (and the Weather) Is Hot: Preparing for Fall

Don’t just change with the seasons — be ready for the change before it happens! It has been one heck of a summer for us at Energy Circle as we have enjoyed the short warm weather season here in Maine. As much as we all want to hold on to the sunshine-filled days and cool summer nights for a few more months, we know that fall is nearly…

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Added by Emily Ambrose on August 8, 2019 at 10:47am — No Comments

The Sunny Benefits of Solar Electrical power

Solar panels use sunlight to generate electricity. Due to its efficiency and benefits, many countries started installing solar panels and the demand for solar panels increased so much. It is one of the best sources of renewable energy and helps to save our environment and money. These panels can be installed anywhere and if you want to install solar panel in Perth Australia future solar offering good deals on solar panels. 

Benefits of solar Electrical Power:



There are…

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Added by Future Solar WA on August 8, 2019 at 2:37am — No Comments

The Value of an Experience

HVAC Pro Blog

  I was fortunate to sit front row at a popular concert this past weekend with my wife, and the experience really got me thinking.  When I was 17 years old, I was…

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Added by Chris Morin on August 6, 2019 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

4 Myths about Solar That Could Be Costing You Money

Have you lined up yourself in the rage for solar panels Perth? Not yet, as you believe that it is just a luxury of riches and they are not as productive as the solar panel companies promise them to be.  

There are lots of myths about Solar Panels Perth’ output, cost, functioning, etc. which is the reason why people in need of them are avoiding solar panels in Perth and unknowingly getting harsh…

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Added by Future Solar WA on August 6, 2019 at 5:40am — No Comments

Don't Leave Money on the Table — Cash in on Co-op Marketing

- By Jake VP, Energy Circle Content Writer

When it comes to getting the most out of your marketing dollars, sometimes a little help is required. But there’s good news for contractors and business owners in the…

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Added by Emily Ambrose on August 2, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

Healthy Homes - New Research Leading to Potential Partnerships

By: Joe Cullen, Director of Policy & State Outreach

Home performance contractors already know that energy efficiency retrofits can improve indoor environments, air quality and health outcomes, such as asthma, COPD, and other chronic respiratory conditions. That’s why the Building Performance Association and its allies are excited about a…

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Added by Building Performance Association on August 1, 2019 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Introducing our new Director of Membership!

We’re delighted to introduce you to Kim Dresser, Building Performance Association’s new Director of Membership. Leslie Jackson of Home Energy Magazine got to sneak an interview on the phone with her between meetings, from her Tampa, Florida, home.

Leslie Jackson: What led you on the path of working in the association profession?

Kim Dresser: What…

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Added by Building Performance Association on July 30, 2019 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Digital Systems and Integration

Digital Systems and Integration

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Added by Guest Post on July 29, 2019 at 9:44am — No Comments

Performance and Maintenance of Solar Panels in Cold Climates



Due to the increase in global warming developed countries like Australia, USA and developing countries like India, China has started installing solar panels as these panels are the biggest source of renewable energy. Another reason for installing solar panels is they save lots of money in the long term and save the environment too. But some people who live in a colder climate has a concern regarding the performance and maintenance of solar panels in cold…

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Added by Future Solar WA on July 29, 2019 at 4:53am — 1 Comment

Smart Thermostats: All That You Need to Know

Thermostats have evolved substantially over the years in terms of their technology and design. They have changed from old manual dial thermostats to programmable thermostats, which has paved the way for smart thermostats. Read on to learn why you should consider smart thermostats for your home.

What Are Smart Thermostats?

These are intelligent devices that allow you to control the vital functions of your air conditioner from anywhere on any smart devices like tablets or…

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Added by John White on July 29, 2019 at 2:11am — 2 Comments

Utilizing Case Studies to Set Your Business Apart

By Jake Van Paepeghem

We hear it consistently here at Energy Circle — one of the most rewarding aspects of working in the business of energy efficiency is improving the lives of real-life homeowners and business owners within a given community. In the HVAC, home…

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Added by Emily Ambrose on July 26, 2019 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Garage Door Openers You Can Trust!

South Caroline residents can now save themselves the energy they usually spend on opening and closing the garage doors of their homes manually with the economical installation of smart residential garage door openers.

Garage doors are said to be the herald of the safety and the sophistication of our abodes. With everything around us getting smarter, only a handful of people would be surprised at the…

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Added by Ashton Pitt on July 26, 2019 at 12:30pm — No Comments

How Many Hours-of-Safety Do Our Homes Have in Extreme Weather?

How many people in your community are at risk during extreme weather events? The heat waves wracking the nation right now can cause heat exhaustion, heatstroke, dehydration, and even death. Last year over 90 people died in Quebec…

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Added by Laurie Guevara-Stone on July 26, 2019 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Top 5 Reasons to Install a Smart Thermostat

Smart thermostats do not just control panels for your air conditioning and heating systems. They are now technologically advanced tools with different sensors, Wi-Fi, and advanced algorithms. Here are top 5 reasons for homeowners to upgrade to a smart thermostat:

1. Saving Money on Energy Bills

You can use the …

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Added by John White on July 23, 2019 at 3:18am — 1 Comment

What it Takes to Produce High Quality Marketing Video

By Jake Van Paepeghem

This isn’t the first time we at Energy Circle are talking about the valuable role video plays in an effective digital marketing strategy – especially when it comes to building awareness and consideration in the home performance,…

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Added by Emily Ambrose on July 19, 2019 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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