August 2019 Blog Posts (16)

The Contractor’s Toolbox: How to Run a Promotion

By Jake Van Paepeghem

Like it or not, most of us deal with promotions each and every day: emails in your inbox touting 10% off your next purchase, flyers annoyingly stuck under the wipers on your windshield, and pop up ads that cover the final ingredient you…

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Added by Emily Ambrose on August 29, 2019 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Summertime Home Inspection Checklist

During a hot summer your home may be at the risk for a series of potential home disasters. Routine home maintenance and addressing problems in a timely manner is the key to preventing hefty repair bills. You should also consider getting a home maintenance inspection to find out what you can do to avoid potential issue before they become costly repairs.…

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Added by Matt Worthy on August 29, 2019 at 6:15am — No Comments

The Impact of Energy Efficiency in West Virginia

By: Joe Cullen, Director of Policy & State Outreach 

On August 20, 2019, the Building Performance Association (BPA) and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)…

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Added by Building Performance Association on August 26, 2019 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Home Energy Magazine Starts a New Chapter

Bob Krell has joined the staff of the Building Performance Association to serve as Publisher of Home Energy Magazine. He will be stewarding a new direction for the publication as it becomes the journal for BPA members.

Krell was the co-founder of IAQNET, LLC in 2013, and serves as the publisher of its…

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Added by Home Energy Magazine on August 23, 2019 at 7:00pm — No Comments

How the U.S. Department of Energy’s Home Energy Score™ Uses HPXML by Madeline Salzman

The Energy Department recognizes the value that data standards and systems bring to the world of building energy efficiency. As such, its Building Technologies Office (BTO) has helped fund a variety of…

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Added by Home Energy Magazine on August 23, 2019 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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

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

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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

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ACEEE 2019 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard

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HVAC Contractors Expand Their Role in Home Performance

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States with the Most Energy-Efficient Construction Jobs in 2019

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