Brian Kaminer, a North Castle homeowner and sustainable investment consultant, remarks on the benefits of a home energy assessment from an investment standpoint.
Why are PCs like air conditioners? They quit working properly when you open Windows. Get it? But when all your windows are closed and the AC still isn’t working properly, it doesn’t seem funny anymore. Thousands of Westchester homes are so leaky, that even when windows are tightly shut, the AC (air conditioning) is working in overdrive to compensate for the escaping air. It probably seems your electric company is playing the joke on you when you get the monthly bill. So what can you do to make AC affordable, even on the most sweltering summer days?
Wendy takes matters into her own hands and schedules a comprehensive home energy assessment. But how will Russell react when his home is invaded? And what about the cost? Wendy says the assessment is free, but is that really so? Watch Irreconcilable Temperatures, episode 2: "Wait, it gets better."
For your Energy Saving Consideration…
When homes lack proper insulation, they cease to be boxes and instead become sieves, porous containers that leak inside air out, and outside air in. You may be thinking “Great! Now the birds, bees, and all other manner of woodland creatures can enjoy my air conditioning with me, and the world will be a happier place!” I need you to banish these ideas from your mind. Trust me; your wallet and the environment will thank you for it.
Ossining, NY. WWII veteran Victor Paolantonio will receive a home energy makeover next week when a group of local certified energy efficiency contractors join together to retrofit his 61 year old home. The retrofit will save approximately 50% of his heating costs. All of this work will be done at no cost to Mr. Paolantonio.
New York State’s First Fuel Efficient Car Show: This Car Show will present the “future” today. From fuel efficient hybrids to electric cars and electricity sources that provide a future “free from fossil fuels”, our goal is to show attendees the transportation revolution that is happening today. Attendees will have the unique chance to experience and drive the latest in Electric, Hybrid and Electric/Hybrid vehicles on the market – all in one place! We want them to leave the show with compelling information that will influence their next purchase decision towards an energy-efficient or alternative-energy vehicle.
A compelling article from Brian Kaminer at the NewCastleNOW website showing how improving your home energy efficiency may be one of the best investments you can make. Brain shares his experience and his actual energy usage numbers to create a practical example of how you can save money, make your home more comfortable and increase its overall market value. Enjoy!
As everybody knows, September is international square dance month. Here at Energize NY, we’ve decided to honor this special occasion by adding a few more dance partners to the Energize NY office. Now we can finally do-si-do comfortably. In addition to Tom Bregman (Executive Director/Dance Captain), there are some special new additions to our energy experts.
Summer is the perfect time to get your home "Energized" so you can save on those air conditioning costs. Air sealing and proper insulation are essential defenses to safeguard your home from the 'stack attack.'