Author Archives: MaryElizabeth Mooney

About MaryElizabeth Mooney

MaryElizabeth is a Content Marketing Specialist at EnergySage. She's an expert in PR and marketing, gravitating toward work in energy and the environment space. When she isn't researching and writing about renewable energy solutions, she can be found on the trail (skiing or hiking) or at a concert.

heat pump glossary

HVAC and air source heat pump glossary: key terms to know

If you’re planning on installing heat pumps any time soon – whether you’re replacing your current heating and cooling system or starting from scratch – there can be a lot of jargon to sift through as you navigate the market. We’ve put together a glossary of some of the common terms you’re likely to come across as you research your purchase. 

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air source heat pump myths

Five myths about air source heat pumps debunked

If you’re looking into updating your home’s current heating and cooling system, you’ve probably come across air source heat pumps. And, you’ve probably heard a few things that made you wonder if they were actually worth the cost, or if they would even work for your home. In this article, we clear up some common myths about air source heat pumps for you.

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BPE warranty review

We read Blue Planet Energy’s battery warranty so you don’t have to 

Let’s face it – warranties aren’t the easiest (or most gripping) documents to read. There are often a lot of details and fine print included that can be hard to digest, leaving many to wonder: what does the warranty actually cover? Am I vulnerable? Anything I might be missing?

To make it as easy as possible, we’ve read warranty documents for the top solar battery manufacturers, talked to them to confirm what is and isn’t included, and plan to point out the most important aspects of each in a series of articles. In this article, we take a comprehensive look at the battery warranty of an innovator in the world of battery storage: Blue Planet Energy.

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SunPower battery warranty

We read SunPower’s SunVault battery warranty so you don’t have to 

Let’s face it – warranties aren’t the easiest (or most gripping) documents to read. There are often a lot of details and fine print included that can be hard to digest, leaving many to wonder: what does the warranty actually cover? Am I vulnerable? Anything I might be missing?

To make it as easy as possible, we’ve read warranty documents for the top solar battery companies, talked to them to confirm what is and isn’t included, and plan to point out the most important aspects of each in a series of articles. In this article, we take a detailed look at the battery warranty of one of the biggest names in the solar industry: SunPower

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Panasonic EverVolt Warranty review

We read Panasonic’s battery warranties so you don’t have to 

Let’s face it – warranties aren’t the easiest (or most gripping) documents to read. There are often a lot of details and fine print included that can be hard to digest, leaving many to wonder: what does the warranty actually cover? Am I vulnerable? Anything I might be missing?

To make it as easy as possible, we’ve read warranty documents for the top solar battery manufacturers, talked to them to confirm what is and isn’t included, and plan to point out the most important aspects of each in a series of articles. In this article, we are taking a look at the battery warranty of one of the largest electronics manufacturers in the world: Panasonic.

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FranklinWh battery warranty review

We read FranklinWH’s battery warranty so you don’t have to 

Let’s face it – warranties aren’t the easiest (or most gripping) documents to read. There are often a lot of details and fine print included that can be hard to digest, leaving many to wonder: what does the warranty actually cover? Am I vulnerable? Anything I might be missing?

To make it as easy as possible, we’ve read warranty documents for the top solar battery manufacturers, talked to them to confirm what is and isn’t included, and plan to point out the most important aspects of each in a series of articles. In this article, we’ll review the warranty from FranklinWH, a company that entered the storage industry in 2019.

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solar panels with air source heat pumps

Benefits of solar-powered air source heat pumps

If you’re already considering installing solar panels, you’re probably familiar with (and looking forward to!) the positive impact it will have on lowering your monthly electric bill. But what if you could also substantially decrease your monthly heating and cooling bills with your new system? You can maximize your energy bill savings and reduce your carbon footprint by pairing your solar panels with energy-efficient air source heat pumps.

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pros and cons of air source heat pumps

Pros and cons of air source heat pumps

Choosing how you want to heat and cool your property is an important decision, especially regarding your energy bills. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), heating and cooling make up roughly 53 percent of energy consumption in the average U.S. home, adding up to about $93 billion per year. Because these technologies make up such a large portion of energy costs, homeowners are increasingly looking to upgrade to newer, smarter, and more energy-efficient technologies like air source heat pumps (ASHPs). In this article, we’ll dive into some of the most important advantages and disadvantages of ASHPs to keep in mind as you’re evaluating what heating and cooling technologies are best for your home.

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solar charge controller

Guide to solar charge controllers: what you need to know

If you’re considering installing an off-grid solar project with a battery attached, you’ll want to look into a solar charge controller for your system. Charge controllers act as a gateway to your battery, and ensure that you don’t overcharge and damage your energy storage system. In this article, we’ll cover what a solar charge controller is, and how the two major types—pulse width modulation (PWM) and maximum power point tracking (MPPT)—compare.

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