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What Are Insulation R-Values?

By |2022-08-11T10:43:26-06:00August 11th, 2022|Energy Audit Info, HERS Ratings|

When it comes to optimizing in-home climate control, increasing energy efficiency, and saving money, one of the most important aspects of the home is insulation. In fact the EPA calculates that, by sealing homes and insulating properly in the appropriate areas, homeowners can save up to 15% on yearly heating and cooling costs. There [...]

Best Places to Insulate a Home

By |2022-02-01T15:16:32-07:00February 1st, 2022|Energy Audit Info|

Where are the best places to insulate a home to get the most energy savings and best comfort gains?  That question is asked in every energy audit we perform.  While this answer can vary depending on the age and the type of home, there are general solutions that apply across the board. Improvements in the [...]

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The Green MLS: Energy Efficiency and the Multiple Listings Service

By |2020-03-06T12:23:02-07:00June 25th, 2019|Energy Audit Info, Energy Code Info|

If you have bought or sold a home with a real estate agent, you likely interacted with the MLS. MLS stands for Multiple Listings Service and is a compilation of all the homes for sale at any particular time. The listings can be accessed through certified brokers, and there are many companies that offer MLS [...]

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Why does my house have ice dams?

By |2019-08-28T16:17:13-06:00March 21st, 2019|Energy Audit Info|

Every climate type poses its own set of challenges to overcome.  In a cold weather climate, where snow and ice are common, it is not unusual to see icicles hanging from the eaves of a home.  If you are interested in the well being of your house, it is worth your time to understand how [...]

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How Do I Reduce My Energy Bills? A Technical Look Into Energy Efficiency.

By |2019-08-28T16:18:27-06:00February 28th, 2019|Energy Audit Info|

Who among us has not felt a draft pass through their house on a windy day or been at a friend's noticeably uncomfortable condo?  Why is one room in your house much warmer than another?  How do I make my home comfortable and keep reducing my energy bills?  How do you even define "comfort"? It's [...]

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