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May 16, 2017
Guest Blogger
Luckily, 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 the summer and winter months.
April 20, 2017
Guest Blogger
When done correctly, curtains and shades can offset electric lighting costs and provide a little 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. Unsurprisingly, the leading cause of these fires, at 34%, is the failure to clean dryer vents.
January 16, 2017
Matt Anderson
“R-value” is one of the building science terms you spot in everyday life. What is it and why does it matter?
January 5, 2017
Guest Blogger

Icicles hanging along the eaves of your house may look beautiful, but they spell trouble.

December 14, 2016
Quinn Korzeniecki
The holidays should be a time of celebrating and enjoying the company of friends and family, not worrying about how your wallet will fare with higher utility bills in the new year.
November 28, 2016
Guest Blogger
“Going green” is an overwhelming concept for some - especially those who have large homes in need of many upgrades. However, you can do lots of things to improve your home’s footprint that don't take much energy, time, or money.
November 17, 2016
Quinn Korzeniecki
Gas cooking appliances can emit dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2), carbon monoxide (CO) and formaldehyde (HCHO) if not properly vented.
November 3, 2016
Guest Blogger
Tight houses and superior Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) can go hand in hand when the two are considered together.
October 27, 2016
Matt Anderson
A relatively easy solution to fixing draft and uneven temperature issues within your home is by air sealing. Air sealing sounds pretty straightforward and, for the most part, it is.
October 20, 2016
Guest Blogger
For some people, building a custom home may be a better option than purchasing an existing one and going through the renovation process. Yet, when making the choice between building, buying and upgrading an existing home, you should know everything that the process entails.
October 5, 2016
Quinn Korzeniecki
As part of National Energy Awareness Month, Energy Efficiency Day is meant to promote an open dialogue around home performance upgrades and other energy efficiency measures.
September 19, 2016
Quinn Korzeniecki
October is National Energy Awareness Month – an entire month devoted to spreading the word about the benefits of energy efficiency and promoting smart energy choices. You can start making a difference at home today and over the next year, using these energy efficiency tips.
September 14, 2016
Quinn Korzeniecki
Every day for the next decade and a half, 10,000 baby boomers will reach age 65 and will begin considering retirement and plans for aging comfortably. With this accelerated growth of the aging population comes the opportunity to age in place in energy efficient homes.

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