Weatherstripping a door

This is a great little training video on how to weather strip a door. I would probably start with the door closed and check it multiple times, but otherwise this gives you a good idea of how to do it!

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Text of Brad’s remarks at Energy Innovation Task Force

Energy Savers Network(ESN) – Help People, Help the Planet.                                                                        Mission: Decrease energy consumption, monthly bills, peak demand contribution and carbon emissions for lower-income residents of Asheville and Buncombe County. Strategy: Recruit, equip, and deploy a volunteer army to provide no-cost assessments, upgrades, coaching, and referrals. Volunteers will: Provide low cost, simple installation, improvements for about […]

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Heating and Cooling – Biggest Opportunity to Save

The fossil fuel industry loves inefficient heating and cooling systems. To defeat them and to save yourself some money, make sure yours is as efficient as possible. Even an extremely well insulated home will run up a high bill if the system you are using isn’t efficient. If you use electricity for heating, learn the system’s […]

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Understanding R Value and Heat Loss

How much energy does my home use for heating and cooling? Once you’ve plugged all the air leaks, this question is answered by the R-value. But each area of outward facing surface of your home has its own R-value. There’s one for the ceiling, one for the walls, one for the floors, one for each […]

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Energy Efficiency for All

  A truly energy efficient economy must be founded on the principles of environmental justice. If we do not recognize the realities of disproportionate energy burdens, energy efficiency outreach cannot create an equitable or sustainable future.   We face a major energy crisis here in North Carolina. The total energy load during On-Peak Hours – the […]

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South Carolina Flooding: A Sign of Things to Come?

Well, it could produce some good outcomes, since we got a visit from our son Jonathan who decided to come to our new home in Asheville Sunday after his concert with the Winston Salem Symphony, versus returning home to flood drenched Columbia. My bet is that his concert schedule this week in Columbia and Charleston […]

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