Home Heating and Cooling

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Renewable Electricity with CCA What’s Next

With 100% renewable electricity now is our opportunity to expand our lifestyle to include low carbon transportation and high-efficient home heating and cooling. The technology is available, achievable, and affordable. Curious about electric vehicles? Is the ancient basement furnace reaching end of life? Considering Geothermal or an air-sourced heat-pump? It […]

New York State Residential Home Energy Improvement Programs

PathStone serves as the Community Based Organization for NYSERDA’s Green Jobs Green  NY Program in the Finger Lakes area.  They offer free assistance in applying for these programs, advice on how to make your home more energy efficient, and technical knowledge to help individuals communicate with local contractors participating in […]

Furnace Airflow

Don’t use pleated air filters! You wouldn’t drive your car towing a hundred pound block around—don’t do that to your furnace! Overly restrictive filters slow airflow through your furnace—usually well below what the furnace requires for efficient operation. Reduced airflow leads to higher energy bills and durability issues, (overheating the […]

Cellulose Insulation

Cellulose is a material used as loose-fill insulation made from recycled wood fiber, primarily newsprint. The wood fiber is shredded and pulverized into small, fibrous particles that pack tightly into closed building cavities, inhibiting airflow. This provides a thermal resistance of R-3.6 to R-3.8 per inch. Cellulose insulation is considered […]