home heating http://wrvo.org en Passive house takes on upstate winter http://wrvo.org/post/passive-house-takes-upstate-winter <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>Think of a large thermos, large enough to put a family in. That’s a passive house. Passive houses are buildings that rely on their construction, insulation, and the environment to heat them in winter and cool them in summer.</p> Sat, 07 Dec 2013 13:34:00 +0000 Kate O'Connell 48176 at http://wrvo.org Passive house takes on upstate winter Your Heating and Cooling System Needs to Breathe http://wrvo.org/post/your-heating-and-cooling-system-needs-breathe <p>The right amount of airflow and oxygen is just as critical to the heating and cooling systems in our homes as it is to us, and if we’re not careful those systems can end up just like a fish out of water -- not getting enough oxygen. Ellis Guiles talks about some of the steps to take to gauge and treat these issues in your home.</p><p></p> Sat, 09 Nov 2013 00:04:00 +0000 Ellis Guiles 46911 at http://wrvo.org Your Heating and Cooling System Needs to Breathe Area members of Congress push for funding of weatherization program http://wrvo.org/post/area-members-congress-push-funding-weatherization-program <p>Members of Congress are asking the president to include a federal program to help low-income families insulate their homes in next year's budget. Rep. Dan Maffei says this is especially important in upstate New York, where heating a home can cost hundreds of dollars each year. Mon, 14 Jan 2013 14:08:47 +0000 Durrie Lawrence 31832 at http://wrvo.org Area members of Congress push for funding of weatherization program Expect a higher heating bill this winter http://wrvo.org/post/expect-higher-heating-bill-winter <p>A return to normal winter weather means New Yorkers can expect to see a rise in their heating bills. Those using natural gas to heat their homes will see higher bills despite a 12 percent drop in pricing.</p><p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 13:47:07 +0000 Kate O'Connell 27907 at http://wrvo.org Expect a higher heating bill this winter