Glacial Energy Blog

What is a Cool Roof?

They’ve been implemented across the globe for centuries in one form or another, like the white roofed buildings of Santorini, and they still hold usefulness today. Cool roofs are made with reflective paint, sheet, or tiles to reflect the rays of the sun and prevent the roof from absorbing much of the warmth.  In the [...]

How Your Business can be Greener

There are numerous ways to make our businesses greener. They can be simple, immediate measures like cutting back on printers, scanners, and general paper use or installing high efficiency lighting. There are more in depth measures that can be taken too, that will have a strong, positive impact on the environment. These include revamping HVAC [...]

LED Bulbs are Energy Efficient, but are they Cost Efficient?

LED bulbs are many times more efficient than their incandescent counterparts. A 12 watt LED bulb can output as much light as a 60 watt incandescent bulb. But for all their energy saving abilities, are they really worth the investment? Would it actually be cheaper to use an incandescent bulb and replace it every time [...]

Is Your Attic Properly Insulated?

Does it seem like your home doesn’t stay as warm or as cool as you feel it should be? During the winter, on a particularly cool evening, leave a thermometer in the attic for a few hours. When you collect it, compare the temperature to the outside temperature and the inside temperature of your home. [...]