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How Humidity Affects Heating and Cooling

How Humidity Affects Heating and Cooling To explain how humidity affects heating and cooling costs, let me start with an analogy.  There's no shortage of hot air in Washington D.C. these days, so carry a bucket there and fill it with hot air and cover it. Then fill a second bucket with hot water

By | February 10th, 2016|Categories: HVAC|Tags: |19 Comments

What is Energy?

What is Energy? Let's not put the cart before the horse. To harness and control energy we first need to understand "what is energy" and understand how it behaves. I’m not going to give you a long-winded technical definition of energy because that isn’t the purpose of this website. When you're doing an energy

By | January 25th, 2016|Categories: Energy Concepts|0 Comments

Energy Myth Busters

Energy Myth Busters Don't be deceived by common myths about saving energy.  At work, someone will say, "I heard that turning your office lights on and off often uses more electricity than just leaving them on all day".  And other people, trying to be helpful, will tell you that you should leave your computer

By | January 15th, 2016|Categories: Social Factors|0 Comments