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Electrification 101

What is an Electric Fireplace?

Summer is in full swing, and while we’re all enjoying the sunshine and warm weather, it’s never too early to start preparing for the colder months ahead (we know how those CO and MA winters can get). As the temperatures drop and the leaves begin to change, creating a warm and cozy atmosphere in your home becomes a top priority. That’s why now is the perfect time to consider upgrading your fireplace, or to at least become educated on the less-expensive, energy-efficient alternative: electric fireplaces.

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Heat Pump Dryer vs. Electric Dryer: What’s Right for You?

Drying your clothes can be an energy-intensive process, often relying on fossil fuels and outdated models that may not effectively dry your laundry. But, it doesn’t have to be that way. There are plenty of dryers out there that can help you save money, save energy, and dry your clothes without heating the planet. Here at Elephant, we can help you in choosing the right dryer for your needs. When it comes time to upgrade, we recommend considering either electric dryers or heat pump dryers. But what sets them apart? Let’s take a look.

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Energy Audits: The (mini) Ultimate Guide

If you’re anything like us and have noticed an increase in strange aches and pains as you age, identifying the cause can be challenging, whether it’s from that kickball game last Friday, or other factors like your desk chair, sitting for too long, or an odd sleeping position. Just like a regular check-up with a doctor can provide valuable insights into your health, your home can similarly benefit from an energy audit. In this article, we’ll explore what energy audits are, the available types, how to know if you need one, and the benefits they offer. Ready? Let’s dive into it.

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EV Charging 101: What You Should Know

Congratulations on making the smart choice to embrace Electric Vehicles (EVs)! Or, if you’re still considering getting one, kudos for exploring the exciting world of eco-friendly transportation. EVs are revolutionizing the way we drive, but to keep them on the road, they need to be charged. In this comprehensive guide, we will walk you through the different charging options available, provide recommendations for EV chargers, and offer tips for finding charging stations away from home. Get ready to maximize the efficiency and convenience of life with an EV!

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Rooftop Solar vs. Community Solar — How Do I Know What’s Right for Me?

It’s summertime. And whether you’re a Boulder or Denver-area homeowner pumped to spend the next few months exploring the nearby mountains, or a Boston-area resident excited to catch as many games at Fenway Park as possible, this summer is sure to be filled with plenty of fun and lots of sunshine. This abundance of sun makes it a great time of year for cramming in as many outdoor activities as possible—and for considering taking advantage of solar power for your home.

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Stay Cool and Save Big: Why You Should Replace Your Old AC with a Heat Pump

Summer is in the air, and if you’re feeling the heat, it may be because that clunky, old air conditioner just isn’t cutting it anymore. It’s time for an upgrade, but choosing the right replacement is crucial. Opting for the wrong system can result in hundreds or even thousands of dollars in wasted expenses each year, and choosing the right one can cut your cooling costs in half. Worried you’ll get it wrong? No sweat! Elephant Energy is here to support you, and we highly recommend considering heat pumps.

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Ultimate Guide to Mini Split Heat Pumps

Here at Elephant, we love heat pumps! And can you blame us? They help the planet, save money, and heat and cool your home WAY more efficiently than anything else on the market. All heat pumps are great, but different types of heat pumps bring different things to the table. Mini Split heat pumps are a particularly handy solution for certain homes – especially those without ducts. Wondering if mini splits are right for your home? That’s why we’re sharing our Ultimate Guide to Mini Split Heat Pumps.

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