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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
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
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
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
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
According to the National Fire Protection Association, nearly 17,000 home clothes dryer fires are reported each year.
January 16, 2017
“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
Icicles hanging along the eaves of your house may look beautiful, but they spell trouble.
December 14, 2016
The holidays should be a time of celebration, not worrying about how your wallet will fare with higher utility bills in the new year.
November 28, 2016
Homeowners can do many different things to improve your home’s footprint that don't take much energy, time, or money.
November 17, 2016
Gas cooking appliances can emit dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2), carbon monoxide (CO) and formaldehyde (HCHO) if not properly vented.
November 3, 2016
Tight houses and superior Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) can go hand in hand when the two are considered together.
October 27, 2016
A relatively easy solution to fixing draft and temperature issues in your home is by air sealing. Air sealing sounds pretty straightforward and, for the most part, it is.
October 20, 2016
When making the choice between building, buying, or upgrading an existing home, you should know everything that the process entails.
October 5, 2016
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
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.
September 14, 2016
With the accelerated growth of the aging population comes the opportunity to age in place in energy efficient homes.
August 30, 2016
To most of us,water is an essential commodity that seems plentiful, even unlimited. But it's not as unlimited as many people think.
August 15, 2016
Stack effect is a scientific principle that, when coupled with inferior air sealing, is one of the greatest causes of increased heating and cooling costs and subsequent health and comfort issues.