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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.
June 22, 2017
Larry Zarker
A colleague was in our basement one day and asked, “Is it always this wet in your basement?”
June 1, 2017
Quinn Korzeniecki
Asbestos isn’t only in your grandmother’s walls – it could also be in your home or workplace.
May 25, 2017
Hannah C. Wood
Here are some low-cost ways to start making your home healthy, and your indoor air quality better, right now!
May 16, 2017
Lauren Pezzullo, Guest Poster
There are ways to spring clean to make your home sparkle and shine without putting the environment around you or your family’s health in question.
May 1, 2017
Matt Anderson
Whether you live in Upstate New York or Florida, humidity is almost always on the minds of homeowners during both summer and winter.
April 20, 2017
Lauren Pezzullo, Guest Poster
Curtains and shades can offset electric lighting costs and provide passive heating or cooling in your home.
April 12, 2017
Quinn Korzeniecki
Most homeowners recognize the threat of carbon monoxide poisoning, but there is another silent risk that could be lurking in our homes: radon.
April 4, 2017
Guest Blogger
The thicker your home's insulation, the more efficiently you can keep your home comfortable. However, insulation is not the only way to monitor your home's heating and cooling.
March 8, 2017
Guest Blogger
Not long ago, a 60-watt equivalent LED cost $20+ and weighed 3lbs. Now a 60-watt equivalent costs $2.60 and looks and feels like a typical light bulb.
February 16, 2017
Hannah C. Wood
Gas leaks are a common issue. Learn what you should do if you smell gas in your home.
February 9, 2017
Guest Blogger
Helpful heater or energy vampire? As useful as they can be, space heaters don’t have the best reputation for energy efficiency.
January 26, 2017
Quinn Korzeniecki
According to the National Fire Protection Association, nearly 17,000 home clothes dryer fires are reported each year.

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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