Photovoltaic Systems

By Robert Robillard

Photovoltaic Systems ~ Solar Renewable Energy In Massachusetts Photovoltaic Systems (PV) are solar energy systems that convert sunlight into electricity providing our homes and businesses with clean-renewable energy from the sun. There are two major components in a PV system. The Modules create DC energy (Direct Current) from the sun and the Inverter converts the…

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Photovoltaic Systems

By Robert Robillard

Photovoltaic Systems – Solar Renewable Energy In Massachusetts Photovoltaic Systems (PV) are solar energy systems that convert sunlight into electricity providing our homes and businesses with clean-renewable energy from the sun. There are two major components in a PV system. The Modules create DC energy (Direct Current) from the sun and the Inverter converts the…

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Seal Air Leaks to Prevent Heat Loss

By Robert Robillard

How To Address Sealing Air Leaks Many people think that just because a house is insulated that the insulation is effectively performing its job. The truth is that in order to improve the energy efficiency of your insulation you seal air leaks to prevent heat loss. Insulation works best when air is not moving through…

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Top 10 Energy Savers On A Budget

By Robert Robillard

Home Energy Savers   The following Top 10 Energy Savers On A Budget will help you save energy and money on your heating and cooling bills. 10 Best Bang For The Buck Energy Savers: 1. Replace incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs. 2. Lock windows [winter or summer with the a/c] to create a better…

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Insulate Your Attic

By Robert Robillard

Insulating  Your Attic With today’s energy bills increasing and so many people trying to reduce energy used to heat their homes I thought article on how to insulate your attic was worth sharing. Energy Star has one of the best detailed how-to guides that I’ve seen on sealing air leaks and adding attic insulation. The…

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Power Cost Monitor

By Robert Robillard

Home Energy Monitoring Made Easy Ever wonder which appliances in your home eat up the most energy?  If you did know, would you use that knowledge to reduce your energy consumption either by shutting items off or replacing with an energy star rated appliance.    The PowerCost Monitor is a wireless energy monitor that displays…

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Save Energy With A Programmable Thermostats

By Robert Robillard

Programmable Thermostats Learn how to install a programmable thermostat in 7 easy steps: Reduce your home’s heating and cooling costs by about 15 percent by installing a programmable thermostat. This is an easy do-it-yourself project, their cost ranges from $ 30 to $100. Programmable thermostats automatically raise and lower the heat to an when you’re…

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Hybrid Trucks

By Robert Robillard

Hybrid Trucks ~ Optimize Fuel Economy Hybrid Trucks and highly efficient vehicles have always interested me. As part of my carpentry business I drive a Chevy 2500 pick up for many reasons; including hauling, towing a tool trailer and snowplowing. Fuel economy is not one of them and has never been a variable that I could…

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