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February 25, 2016

The upfront cost of making energy efficient upgrades may deter some homeowners interested in home performance improvements. Cost is always something to consider, but these upgrades are more about the Return on Investment (ROI) for homeowners [...]

February 18, 2016

In my last post, I described the basics, the importance and the pure beauty of the blower door test as an integral part of a whole house diagnostic assessment. To take a step backwards, what do we mean when we say "home performance," [...]

February 12, 2016

5. Seen any of this? They're a safety hazard. Recessed lights get hot and if they're in contact with insulation can potentially cause a fire. Either have a qualified installer box them up or install recessed LED fixtures instead. LED fixtures [...]

February 4, 2016

The end of 2015 was a great time for residential energy efficiency and alternative energy.In addition to extending the tax credits for solar power, Congress chose to continue offering incentives for homeowners to make energy efficiency upgrades [...]