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 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