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Worcester County Green Business Award Winner

By Exterior Paint, Home Improvement, Interior Paint

Go Green Painting Berlin MarylandOCEAN CITY — Worcester County Tourism named the 2014 Worcester Green Award winners during the Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association dinner meeting April 24. Photo: Tourism Director Lisa Challenger and Patricia Ilczuk-Lavanceau with Comcast Spotlight present Go Green Painting and Home Improvement co-owner Ryan Murphy with the Worcester Green Business Award.

Worcester Green awards are given to area businesses and individuals dedicated to implementing sustainable environmental practices, such as water conservation, wastewater management, alternative transportation, recycling, energy conservation, on-site renewable energy production, use of local products and foods and the purchase of renewable energy.

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Have you had your HVAC serviced lately?

By Home Improvement
Duct leakage is a big deal. It’s one of the top three energy wasters in most homes (air leakage and cable TV set-top boxes being the other two). Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab found that duct systems leak on average about 10% of the supply air they move and 12% of the return air. In far more homes than you might suspect, the main culprit is a disconnected duct, as shown in the photo at right, but a typical duct system has a lot of other leaks, too. But another problem occurs with the duct leakage to cause even more wasted energy. Read More