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Doug’s first radio show

Yes, you know the last three words to the old saying, don’t you? And they are, “remain the same.” About 21 years ago, I asked and received an opportunity to host a live radio ­program about energy efficiency. I knew that the new KBIS talk ­station in town needed additional ­programming and I knew that my […]

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Super smart planning

A lot has happened since my last article. Record numbers of tornadoes have occurred in several states, resulting in massive destruction and loss of lives. Probably few, if any, lives were lost to those who planned ahead and installed a safe room. For many years I have recommended that folks include a safe room as […]

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Tips to cut your utility bills

The high school proms are in full swing and tassels will be turning soon. You’ll probably be fanning yourself with the graduation program as Mother Nature heats up the gymnasium. As I promised you last month, I have one more heat pump class and I feel confident that you will know more about heat pumps than […]

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The truth about heat pumps

There is a great deal of misunderstanding about heat pumps. I know this for a fact because I regularly receive calls about them. Those calls are either about comfort or high utility bills. Write this down. A properly-sized and properly-installed heat pump system, including ductwork, will provide total affordable comfort. I have performed energy analyses on 100s of […]

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A comforting thought

No, it can’t be. It can’t possibly be time to write a column for a new year. It seems like I just wrote one for 2011 a few weeks ago. Unless you are a teenager, you know exactly what I am talking about. Well, time really flies when you are having fun. Of course, the frog […]

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