Your Solution for Energy Savings

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As the demand for energy continues to grow each year, it should be no surprise that the importance of energy consumption and efficiency has become more critical.  With the cost of electricity expected to rise in the future due to federal regulations in support of climate change; energy efficiency is quickly becoming the cheapest and fastest way to cut energy bills while reducing carbon pollution.

Here at Rabe Hardware, we’ve seen a steady shift in homeowner’s attitudes ...

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What Are Tax Credits Anyways?

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What’s so exciting about tax credits?

How are they different from tax deductions?

Tax Credits are awesome!  I mean, who doesn’t like getting a good deal or the opportunity to take advantage of free money?  Essentially, that’s what tax credits are – free money – money that is subtracted from the amount you owe in taxes.  Take for example, the current 30% Federal Tax Credit on the installation of a qualifying GHP (Geothermal Heat Pump) system.  ...

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5 Tips to Go Green and Save Green this Earth Day

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Earth Day has been celebrated on April 22nd for the last 45 years to provide awareness on climate change, sustainability and energy efficiency.  It’s about a movement to consciously take action on a daily basis to reduce our negative effects on our environment.  Consider the impact you could have on our planet by integrating “green living” into your daily life, starting in your home.

To celebrate Earth Day, here are 5 home improvement ideas that will help you “go green” ...

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Geothermal Repair or Replacement?

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Choosing between a geothermal repair or replacement?  When you’re faced with this choice, it’s beneficial to first consider which major components we see failing today on the older geothermal units.  We’ve seen the most trouble with compressor failures, air coil leaks & TXV’s; worst case scenario – all at once.  While it usually makes the most sense for homeowners to upgrade when there is a failure, here at Rabe Hardware, we encourage homeowners to upgrade while they still have a chance ...

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