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December 14, 2017
Frank Lee, Guest Poster
Cold, frosty mornings are a great time to assess your attic's thermal fitness and compare it with other homes in your neighborhood.
December 6, 2017
MN Commerce Department
Minnesota incentivizes homeowners to save energy with utility, loan, and weatherization assistance programs.
November 29, 2017
Katie Laird, Guest Poster
No matter how often you make sure to dust your home from top to bottom, you are likely missing a few crucial areas where those pesky mites are hiding.
November 22, 2017
Hannah C. Wood
When new babies enter the house, everyone is on high alert. But, how often have you thought about making the nursery healthy and safe?
November 15, 2017
MEEA, Guest Poster
Rebates and incentives are offered to Illinois residents through the utilities for getting “qualified energy upgrades.”
November 9, 2017
H. Douglas Hunt, Jr., Guest Poster
So, your local professional has come in and calculated the numbers that reference your home's air leakage. But what do these numbers mean?
November 3, 2017
Quinn Korzeniecki
As we head into fall, the number of insects decreases, but the colder weather will force more rodents to forage for food and shelter inside your home.
October 26, 2017
Michelle West, Guest Poster
If your energy bills are consistently high, you may be committing one or more of these heating errors.
October 10, 2017
John Dixon, Guest Poster
Public awareness of the connection between IAQ, health, and productivity is on the rise and we need a solution.
October 5, 2017
Quinn Korzeniecki
Today, October 5th, 2017, is the second annual Energy Efficiency Day!
September 28, 2017
Jason Scheurer, Guest Poster
Most people think they already have enough insulation in their attic, but imperfect insulation could only average 25% of what its R-value should be.
September 21, 2017
Amanda Godward, Guest Poster
One thing most people don’t enjoy about fall is the amount of energy they use to heat their home.
September 11, 2017
Marc Tannenbaum, Guest Poster
If you find yourself suffering from comfort issues this cooling season, you might want to consider your attic as the culprit.
August 30, 2017
Quinn Korzeniecki
Unhealthy air isn’t just outside of your home. Air pollution can, and does, occur inside homes as well.
August 23, 2017
Jeff Mounts, Guest Poster
Drooling and unwashed hands aside, what does the indoor air quality (IAQ) look like in a home-based preschool?
August 16, 2017
Michelle West, Guest Poster
Check out some of the top AC energy saving tips that could lead to a reduced utilities tab by the end of the month.
August 9, 2017
NJ Clean Energy, Guest Poster
New Jersey’s Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Program offers generous rebates and low-interest loans to homeowners.
July 24, 2017
Quinn Korzeniecki
Building Performance Institute (BPI) staff gathered to see what goes into an energy audit.
July 13, 2017
Elizabeth Sanfelippo, Guest Poster
Accurate chemical mixing and the proper installation of spray foam are critical, and if either is done incorrectly there is potential for several problems.
July 5, 2017
Jeremy O'Brien
The main purpose of roof ventilation is to keep the air space above the roof insulation at the same temperature as the outside air.

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"Watch out for: Fly-by-night companies — 'blow and go' is the industry term — who charge a hefty fee for an audit, promise major upgrades, then disappear.

Choose a contractor certified by the Building Performance Institute. 

They’re required to do an audit before and after any work to guarantee results."

 ConsumerReports - October 2013