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Home Weatherization

So many Virginians live in older drafty homes where comfort, indoor air quality, and energy bills are an issue. Many folks in Richmond City could definitely use some weatherizing. Just about all of the old fan homes are very drafty and uncomfortable with energy bills through the roof. Even those beautiful old brick buildings with…

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Sealing Leaky HVAC Duct Work

If you have high energy bills, you may want to start off by having your HVAC ductwork inspected. The U.S. Department of Energy cites that the average American home leaks 20%-30% of the air your HVAC unit is delivering to the conditioned space of your home. I have found that even new homes can fall…

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Frozen Water Pipes, Anyone?

With the arctic blast that has fallen upon the Richmond area this winter, there are many homeowners with “the frozen water pipe nightmare” on their hands. Here’s how it goes: You wake in the morning after a blistery cold night with single digit temperatures and you head off to work, maybe not knowing that some…

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Anaerobic Digester at Shalom Farms in Goochland, Virginia

Our company is currently building an anaerobic digester at Shalom Farms to provide fertilizer and methane gas for greenhouse heating.  Volunteering our time to help non-profit organizations is a must- being that the spread of renewable energy knowledge is of utmost importance in these days of growing energy prices coupled with an economy that has…

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Weatherization work in Front Royal, Virginia

We performed a weatherization job on a 5,000 sq. foot house near Winchester, VA this past week.  The initial energy audit produced the homeowner with several low-cost options for lowering their energy bills.  This was a large home in Front Royal, which is about a half hour south of Winchester, VA and about an hour west of…

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Solar Air Heating Repair

We were called by a client who had a solar air heating system that had been in operation since the 80’s.  They had enjoyed the “free heat” for so many years, but after 30 years, the system needed some maintenance.  The homeowner said that after tax credits, they had paid only a couple hundred dollars…

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Hotel Solar Thermal Study – Part 3: Finance and Design

  In Part 2, we discussed how to measure hot water consumption and hot water energy use in a mid-sized hotel.  We looked at what the data meant regarding the energy saving potential of a solar thermal water heating system.  This particular hotel uses about 572,500 BTU per day and spends an estimated $6,070 per…

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Hotel Solar Thermal Study – Part 2: Measurements

In Part 1 of the Hotel Solar Thermal Study series, we looked at the main impetuses for the study: rising fossil fuel prices and a lack of hotel hot water consumption data.  Part 2 focuses on the study’s methodology.  How does one go about measuring hot water consumption?  How are the data analyzed?  How much…

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