If the electrical system doesn’t meet your town’s current building code, you might have to have the house rewired. And even if the house does have a certificate of occupancy and you can move right in, you still could be best off having the home rewired. New Jersey’s housing stock is older than most states’ … Continue reading I’m Buying an Older Home in New Jersey. Should I have it Rewired?
Like most New Jersey homeowners, you no doubt understand that overloading an electrical outlet is extremely dangerous. Similarly, you know that using a frayed extension cord is something that is to be avoided. However, did you know there are other common electrical fire risks that are far less easy to see? Many people do not know … Continue reading How to Check to See if Your House is at Risk for an Electrical Fire
You have probably heard politicians from any party throw around the idea that there is clean coal out in the world and once we start using clean coal technologies, the climate change will be solved and the world will be a better place. Unfortunately, politician love using phases that are not always the total truth. … Continue reading CEO Confirms “Clean Coal” a Myth
If you are living in New Jersey, you have probably heard about the proposed PennEast Pipeline Project. The project is estimated to bring 1 billion cubic feet of natural gas each day. That amount is enough to provide 4.7 million homes with the lower costs associated with natural gas. The pipeline itself is estimated to … Continue reading The Future of Low Energy Costs – PennEast Pipeline
Whenever you take a drive through your neighborhood, you are seeing more and more solar panels. With New Jersey electricity prices being some of the highest in the nation, it is easy to see why so many of your neighbors are making the switch. Unfortunately, one of the biggest holdups with solar panels for many … Continue reading The New and Improved Solar Panel Roofing
Currently, 44 percent of New Jersey’s electricity comes from nuclear generating plants like Oyster Creek and Salem Creek. This source is second to only natural gas. Renewable sources of energy like solar power and wind energy comprise only 3 percent of the state’s electricity production. Many of us do not give much thought to how … Continue reading New Jersey’s Dependence on Nuclear Power
A home energy audit is a step-by-step walkthrough of your home to determine where you can make adjustments to make it more energy efficient. They are also known as home energy assessments. Though you can hire a professional to perform your home energy audit, you can also do the walkthrough yourself to save money. Before … Continue reading DIY Energy Efficiency Audit for your New Jersey Home
There are a lot of ways you can make your home more energy efficient, which will save you money on your energy bills and help you pursue other incentives, as well. If you are not sure where to start, choose one aspect of your home, such as your heating or your electrical system, to upgrade. … Continue reading 10 Home Upgrades for Improved Efficiency
Wind turbines, often known as windmills, provide clean, renewable energy by harnessing the power of the wind and converting it into electricity. In areas with consistent, high winds, such as the New Jersey coastline, wind turbines make sense as a means to step away from nonrenewable energy sources and provide a cost-effective alternative to homes … Continue reading When Will Windmills Come to New Jersey?
With the cost of electricity in New Jersey always ranking in the top ten for most expensive, you can quickly see why renewable energy sources are becoming more popular. If your home relies upon the power grid, you are subject to their costs. If your home has solar panels or wind turbines, you are taking … Continue reading Renewable Energy in New Jersey