Correcting the 3 Biggest Energy Efficiency Misconceptions

Energy efficiency is a powerful, but very misunderstood energy resource. Here at Sealed we see the good, the bad, and the ugly every day. Unfortunately, policymakers, investors, partners, and other stakeholders do not always appreciate the true opportunities and challenges in this market.

The three biggest misconceptions we hear people talking about are:

  1. Customers care the most about lowering energy bills
  2. Better financing is the highest impact solution
  3. Efficiency is too messy and complicated to scale

These misconceptions cause real damage in the market because they lead to policies, business models, and marketing strategies that will inevitably fail.

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When Going Mainstream Makes Sense: Oil-to-Gas Conversions

Do you heat your home with oil? If so, you are part of a small minority nationwide that’s continues shrinking every year. Compared to 48 percent of gas-heated homes, only 5.3% of homes in the U.S. used oil for heating in 2014, down from 7.6% in 2005.

And it makes sense—even with the oil price around $60 per barrel, natural gas still remains up to three times cheaper per unit of energy. Oil-to-gas conversions are one of specialties here at Sealed, so let’s dive right in!

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