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Tagged With: Southern Energy Management

Ground Source Heat Pump

Last week, we threw the switch to our geothermal HVAC system that is correctly called a ground source heat pump.  When we bought this house, we knew the almost 20 year old, inefficient HVAC propane heat pump had to be replaced before winter.   As we made plans for this conversion, we learned that we … Continue reading »

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Bringing it together to manage our electricity

Last week, a Smart Meter from Randolph Electrical Membership Cooperative was installed at our home. This was the final piece for managing our electricity, and now we can start monitoring and reducing our electrical energy cost in real time.  Consumers are purchasing energy saving appliances, CFL light bulbs, or adding more insulation to their attics. … Continue reading »

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R50, Local, Sustainable and No Itching

One of the things that came from our energy audit done by Southern Energy Management (SEM) was to increase the insulation in our attic.  I will talk more about the SEM report in a later blog.  Nineteen years ago, our house was constructed to the required R30 insulation in the attic. Now, construction consultants recommend … Continue reading »

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