August 16, 2018
Reuben Saltzman, Guest Poster
Even the best quality recessed lights create a ridiculous amount of heat in attics, which can lead to ice dams and other issues.
August 8, 2018
UGI Utilities, Guest Poster
PA utilities have significantly expanded energy efficiency programs since the enactment of the Energy Efficiency Resource Standard with Act 129 in 2008.
July 26, 2018
Quinn Korzeniecki
Windows provide benefits to a home, but they can also cause inefficiencies if you choose the wrong type for your space or if they are incorrectly installed.
July 19, 2018
NYSERDA, Guest Poster
Now is the time for New York homeowners to look into ways to lower their bills and enjoy a comfortable indoor temperature all year long.
July 9, 2018
Hannah C. Wood
Use these seven steps regarding energy, health, and safety to inform your home-buying decision.
June 21, 2018
AHFC, Guest Poster
Extreme weather, transportation challenges, and other factors make weatherizing homes in rural Alaska even harder.
June 14, 2018
European Rolling Shutters, Guest Poster
Exterior shading allows you to keep enjoying your outdoor spaces after you've reached your limit on fun in the sun.
June 6, 2018
Michigan Saves, Guest Poster
Michigan homeowners and commercial property owners can save over 30% on energy bills through Michigan Saves.
June 1, 2018
Hannah C. Wood
Learn how to prepare yourself and your home for the Atlantic and Pacific hurricane seasons.
May 23, 2018
Nexus Energy, Guest Poster
Alabama isn't known for are generous homeowner energy rebates and incentives, but some do exist.
May 17, 2018
Frank Lee, Guest Poster
You can probably think of a few places in your home where spiders make their webs. These signify air leaks.
May 10, 2018
Missouri EarthWays Center, Guest Poster
Missouri is a state with a housing stock that is ripe for home performance projects.
May 3, 2018
Quinn Korzeniecki
That "new smell" from furniture, cars, carpet, and paint, is called off-gassing, and can be harmful.
April 18, 2018
Efficiency Vermont, Guest Poster
Efficiency Vermont offers an incentive-based program to improve insulation, air sealing, and heating and ventilation systems in homes.
April 12, 2018
Hannah C. Wood
Though not expensive, a CO alarm or monitor is one of the most important home purchases you can buy.
April 5, 2018
Katie Laird, Guest Poster
Here are some simple, creative, and effective ways to harness alternative energy in your home.
March 29, 2018
LEAP, Guest Poster
Virginians can save money by taking advantage of tax incentives, utility company programs, green mortgages, and more.
March 21, 2018
Quinn Korzeniecki
You may qualify for help with the cost of energy upgrades through the WAP.
March 15, 2018
EUC, Guest Poster
Energy Upgrade California (EUC) provides incentives and rebates of up to $5,500 for home performance upgrades.
March 6, 2018
Robert Kociecki, Guest Poster
Everyone has heard of these common home hazards: lead paint, radon, asbestos, and mold. But when you're house shopping, are they deal breakers?


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