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It’s going down, I’m yelling efficient…

Yes, I know Ke$ha wasn’t referring to energy bills when she wrote that song, but for the past few months I have been actually cheering whenever our new electricity bill comes through because it keeps going down, down, down. From the moment we turned on our ductless heat pump last fall, we knew it was a smart decision to replace our old, inefficient wall heaters. I had forgotten what it felt like to be warm in our house during cold…

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DIY Attic Insulation Installation

An introduction to DIY attic insulation installation. Can you say that fast, three times in a row without stumbling? Yeah, me neither. But, what I can do is tell you what DIY attic insulation installation involves, and how to do it, because after attending a three-hour “Guide to Insulating Your Attic” workshop with Community Energy Project, I am now well-versed in air sealing and insulation speak, and could even tell you what a baffle, dropped soffit and a mushroom vent…

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Mighty Ductless Heat Pump

I don’t know about you, but I am so happy that cooler weather has arrived in the Pacific Northwest. I enjoyed the hot, dry summer we had but I am definitely ready for fall. I wore boots and a rain coat to work, walked through crunchy fall-colored leaves and made soup this week, all signs that fall is upon us. But as much as I like the shift to cool, crisp days in the fall, I don’t like being cold,…

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