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A Simple Question to Help Keep Mercury out of Vermont’s Environment

A Simple Question to Help Keep Mercury out of Vermont’s Environment

Posted Oct 23, 2015

With fall’s arrival it’s likely your heating contractor will be at your home to service your furnace or boiler for an annual system maintenance check or as homeowners, you might be doing this same winter preparation yourself. 

 

If you think your thermostat may contain mercury, ask your heating technician. If it does, ask them to swap it out and properly recycle it.

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A Simple Question to Help Keep Mercury out of the Environment

A Simple Question to Help Keep Mercury out of the Environment

Posted Oct 21, 2014

Are you aware that many thermostats manufactured prior to 2006 contain mercury? Are you aware that a mercury thermostat contains at least 1,000 times more mercury than today’s standard compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL)?  Are you aware that mercury thermostats are likely the largest remaining reservoir of mercury in homes today, and thousands end up in the trash each year?   

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Earn More Profit by Recovering Your Environmental Costs

Earn More Profit by Recovering Your Environmental Costs

Posted Jul 1, 2014 by Ryan Kiscaden

What would you do with extra profit?  Maybe take your spouse out to eat more, purchase those golf clubs you had been following on eBay, or save for your kid’s college?  This article explains how to upsell to homeowners the value that you provide as an expert in retrofitting homes that have products needing special disposal, such as refrigerant and mercury thermostats.  Believe it or not, that “quick-silver” gooey stuff that you used to play with in grade school can actually make you money.

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