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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.
August 3, 2016
What many of us don’t realize is that we probably face pollution every single day, and you don’t notice it because it's invisible and inside your home.
July 26, 2016
When seeking out a contractor, you should focus on comparing home performance contractors based on credentials, references, and experience.
July 14, 2016
Multifamily building upgrades can cost as little as $5 upfront, take less than an hour to install, and start saving you money and energy right away.
July 6, 2016
We all know that mold in our homes is a bad thing – but exactly how bad is it for your health and your home itself?
June 22, 2016
Despite everything that’s been written about air sealing, insulation and drainage planes, a lot of myths persist.
June 16, 2016
In an effort to return to the more technical side of our discussion let’s tackle the most obvious of features with a less obvious definition: the building envelope.
June 9, 2016
Watch this technical short video covering the basics of heating systems: appliances, sources and distribution methods.
June 3, 2016
The best type and form of insulation for your home depends on your climate, whether you are adding insulation to a new or existing home, and if you are hiring a professional or completing the installation yourself.
May 25, 2016
Remember when we were all taught about the four basic food groups and how meat and milk were essential to our good health? The rules on that one have certainly changed. The rules regarding home energy savings are also changing.
May 13, 2016
It is common practice during an energy audit to start with an interview of the homeowner, giving them the opportunity to describe their desired improvements in comfort, health and safety.
May 2, 2016
In November of 2006, Pete Foster arrived at the home of Hella Baer to perform an energy audit on her home. When Foster entered Ms. Baer’s house, the level indicator on his CO detector immediately began to rise.